Atas Hawker

Atas Hawker

Food thats supposed to be in a hawker or is in a hawker but priced above normal
The  Food Compendium
The Food Compendium

Overall this place is really overpriced, there's good reason why there's only 10 groups in the entire restaurant on a weekday dinner. We spent 28 per pax before this beef was charged

The Rendang gravy was pretty good, even if mildly spiced. Pleasantly surprised it's different from the ckn Rendang gravy, although there are definitely similarities. However this dish is rightfully not highly recommended, because the beef is tough and dry. It's not absolute cardboard though, palatable with the good gravy

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Their most expensive ckn? And for good reason, it's not your strong Rendang but somehow it is very addictive, well balanced and thick despite being not too strongly seasoned.

Worth a try if you're here alr

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Their curry is quite thick, rather mild and on the sweet side. Not particularly special, and again really severely overpriced

The sotong is abit rubbery, still acceptable. The sauce is not a sambal, some peanut based sauce that's quite thick, quite fragrant. This is worth a try if you're alr here

The rice is quite fluffy but the brinjal chili is what's unique in this picture. It's got a sour smell that's not particularly good but its mild body brings some heat which works well w their other mild offerings

It's done well, very restaurant style in that it's refined, but the light soy sauce didn't do it for me and the sambal that was meant for the broth did not worth well w this, it lacked body to carry the bowl. Not that it's bad by any means, kway teow was slippery and had a nice soft bite, veggies were cooked perfectly, it's decent as a bowl, just that it's overpowered against the unholy strength of the broth

I declare this the best.

This lives up to my expectation of how a gao prawn noodle soup should be like. Too many are fortified by pork bone broths, but to the point that you only taste pork. This has the intense prawny flavour that is deserving to be called the best, and the sweetness comes through strongly, only surpassed by an even greater savouriness. At the same time it's balanced enough to be just sippable, not to the point that you would want to stop.

The sambal is really different, it's quite sour and doesn't taste too good on its own. However, magic happens when you mix it into the broth, because then it's very obvious that the sambal was made specifically to do what it is supposed to, to the strong broth. The sourness and heat works wonders for the broth, giving the already deep broth an even more complex and rounded flavour. Holy moly

THIS. IS. THE. BEST.

P.s. I was so blown away by how different and yet how exactly right it is that I talked to the chef for a long time afterwards. She says it's more a Penang style but I don't trust her, I don't think you can find any broth that's as beautifully prawny anywhere. She uses a lot of fine dining techniques to achieve what she did, from sourcing an obscene amount of prawn heads daily, to washing the prawn broth to extract maximum flavour, and even setting the entire thing on an water bath so that the broth does not overcook through the day. Further theres a lot of R&D that went into the flavour, making sure it's not too overcooked to the point that it's more a roasted prawn flavour and losing the fresh prawn flavour.

If anyone finds anything that can rival this, this meaning a pure prawn broth that's as thick as it should be and well balanced, please let me know and I'll take you out for a meal if that happens to be the case

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Not the pumpkin base one, the ingredients are very average but the soup is very intense for a cloudy broth(instead of opaque). Abit salty but I found it incredibly addictive and deep flavoured

Worth a try, I'm coming back for the pumpkin base if this is alr this good

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Theirs is more crusty than normal, as you can tell from the colour. It's got a bit of crisp, and overall heartier than your average wife biscuit

Nothing too impressive tho

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Paid using the fairprice app, idk if there's discount without the app.

Normally comes w pork ribs but they didn't have that today so it was changed to shrimp paste balls.

Kway teow was great, sticky and slippery with a bite. The sambal is intense enough, more heat than depth. Ask for more sambal, otherwise there's not enough depth to eat on its own

Angka prawns were of decent quality, it's butterflied too. But there's only 2 pieces, and one of which is a small one

Iberico pork belly was decent, there's a few slices. The prawn paste was mushy with prawn chunks, it's alright.

Soup was surprisingly thin compared to what you expect, not super porky or collageny. It's the salty savoury kind of prawn broth, and not bad.

Overall it's a premium bowl, tastes pretty good, but not worth the original price

Only the most annoyingly accurate, the most painfully truthful reviews.

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