269 Queens Street
#01-237 Stall 4
Singapore 180269

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Tuesday:
11:00am - 08:00pm

Wednesday:
Closed

Thursday:
11:00am - 08:00pm

Friday:
11:00am - 08:00pm

Saturday:
11:00am - 08:00pm

Sunday:
11:00am - 08:00pm

Monday:
11:00am - 08:00pm

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Saw many good reviews, and also watched an episode of this shop on Foodking.

Quite dissappointed, I was expecting it to very very good. But found it to be quite bland.

The fish was smooth and fresh though and is quite big slices.

I definitely had better pao fan thou.

Have been wanting to check out this new pao fan place and coincidentally stumbled upon it when walking into a random coffee shop for lunch! (Its directly opposite Bugis+.)
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Pao fan is literally rice that’s soaking in soup. I got the mixed fish one (with steamed fish and fried fish) and the seafood one (which had fish, prawns, and clams. They gave quite a bit of seafood, and it wasn’t overcooked at all. (Rare, imo. You could actually taste the clams and the prawns weren’t mush.) The steamed fish in particular was enjoyable because it’s not over-brined and soft bc it’s coated in corn starch, unlike how some other fish soup places are. The soup was tasty - kind of like an enhanced fish soup but with a slightly sweet prawny flavour, evident from the red tinge of prawn oil. It’s extremely drinkable because it isn’t too salty. The rice inside it a mixture of normal rice and some crispy rice bits for pops of texture, and they also put fried egg inside which absorbs the soup perfectly. My only gripe is that the soup was too hot when we started eating it and I could only properly taste the flavours better after it cooled a bit, so I guess just let it cool for a bit.
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Definitely worth a try! Pao fan isn’t common but really I feel like it’s just the rice version of fish soup. It’s a comforting meal for sure, and would be perfect on a rainy day.

A stone's throw away from Bugis+, King Of Pao Fan serves pretty affordable options for pao fan in Singapore. The seafood pao fan comes with clams, prawns and several pieces of fried fish and it costs around $7.50! We think the broth for the seafood paofan is slightly sweeter because it has been simmered with prawns!

If you are planning to visit, you may wish to note that the stall closes at 8 pm, which can be a little early for some of us. The coffee shop also can get rather crowded at mealtimes, so you may want to go earlier for a more pleasant dining experience! :)

So Pao Fan has been the hype since the end of last year and I finally tried it! We visited King of Pao Fan in Bugis and got the Half Live Lobster Pao Fan ($18) and Duo Pao Fan ($6). The lobster had substantial amount of meat that was juicy and fresh. Really worth the price. The rice was soaked in the seafood broth that was sweet and rich. The dish was also topped with crispy rice puff and fried egg floss that gave a good contrast in texture to the soupy pao fan. The Duo Pao Fan was really good too. With the same broth, the only difference was that it was served with generous amount of fried and boiled fish slices. I'm personally not a fan of pao fan but throughly enjoyed the unami soup, as well as the fresh and meaty lobster that came with it.

Rating: 8 / 10

Each spoonful of this broth packed a flavourful punch, perhaps slightly towards the salty side but sinfully delicious nevertheless. May get slightly overwhelming towards the end of the dish just because of how rich the broth is.

The duo style came with steamed and fried fish, similar to a fish soup dish. I liked the fried egg floss and crispy rice puffs as toppings which added texture to the dish.

We visited on an early weekday evening so there was little to no queue. Not too bad to give a try if you’re around the area, but I wouldn’t travel for this.

Was excited to try but this was a major disappointment. Visually, there was a layer of film (the fat congealing as it cooled) so that was kinda off putting. Taste wise, it failed to impress as well.

Soup: the seafood one had additional seafoody sweetness compared to the fish ones, the fried fish one was extremely oily. The sliced fish one was the nicest out of the 3, but all 3 didn’t rly have that depth of flavour? It’s not bland by any means, just that I really can’t say that it’s good soup.

Ingredients: sliced fish has a slight fishy smell, fried fish was average, seafood was okay.

Overall this was really really meh, I don’t know what’s the hype about or why there is a queue for this. If you come to this coffee shop you’re better off having the porridge, leicha looks good, there’s a decent lor mee here too. Don’t waste your stomach space!

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