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After eating this many times, I would say that this is pretty much a dish that wouldn’t go wrong. Honestly, it is an average plate of Hainanese curry rice with ingredients of adequate quality, but worth the price considering its setting in often air-conditioned malls. The chicken is crispy, although I always find it oddly pink (don’t worry though, I’m sure it’s cooked); while the egg is almost always overly-fried😂 the cabbage is soft, and the curry is thick and not too spicy, though I wish they could be more generous with drenching the dish in it! I don’t expect much from this dish, usually eating it for convenience as it is fast, easy, and one of the cheaper options in Encik Tan. There are easily way more better and nicer Hainanese curry rice elsewhere, but for non-picky eaters, this would be a convenient go-to.

I think one must appreciate the importance of having food places like these in Town, because it is very much one of the few places you can have affordable food in comfort along Orchard Road. Surrounded by rather pricey restaurants all over town, Encik Tan is located on level B3 in 313 Somerset in a cosy corner, offering local fare at reasonable prices. The soup of the mini wok was tasty and extremely flavourful, with generous amounts of minced pork together with other ingredients like fish cake, fishballs, and egg. The noodles were also well seasoned with oil and chilli, albeit a little too oily.

Ban mian noodles is handmade and texture is qq. Soup is kinda special - clear, unlike the typical ban mian soup.

This is really one of the cheapest options for a quick lunch around town, where you can have a meal in an air-conditioned place.

The portion was just nice for me, but to some big eaters, may seem a little small. I love that the noodles were cooked al dente and the sauce was very tasty. And who could forget about the egg? Yes, the egg was like viscous lava that flowed out once poked with a chopstick. I mixed everything up (though some people might have liked to consume the wobbly egg on its own) and consumed it in big mouthfuls.

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My last and most recent school semester saw me routinely at Somerset almost every Friday morning. Needing a place to get my morning coffee fix and I was sad to only stumble upon this Encik branch towards the last few weeks of the term.
The Uncle who perfectly calibrates my value for money Teh/ Yuan Yang C just makes me smile each time I gulp a sip of my beverage. And it is him that makes the beverages outstanding; once I came on a Monday to find that it is Uncle’s usual off day. The situation resulted in a poor, unfinished cup of Teh C.
From now on when I am around the area and need my Teh/ Yuan Yang, neighbouring ToastBox and even Yakun will no longer be considered.

P.S: This excludes Mondays when I hear Uncle is usually off.

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Needed a little sugar boost after a whole day of shopping and found this lil’ gem at the basement of 313 Somerset. In a district of innumerable fancy schmancy elaborate and overpriced desserts, this simple and cheap bowl of chendol was like a breath of fresh air! Completely average taste-wise, but I thought I’d share this cheap gem. Sure makes for a good pit stop before more shopping! 😊