January 28, 2010 § 2 Comments
YES! Another food entry, fresh from tonight. Burps.
So tonight we went to Curry Wok which is reallyfarawayfrommyhouse and a ratherlongbusrideaway.
It’s at Coronation Road which in the general Lizzy Map Of Singapore doesn’t exist.
Bukit Timah is superbly far removed from my sphere of knowledge. Lol.
But we made it there and although I was very reluctant to go at first for many reasons, it was definitely a hit.
The Curry Wok
ADDRESS: 5 Coronation Road #01-04 Coronation Arcade Tel: +65 6464 8878
OPENING HOURS: Wed – Mon 11am – 9pm
Hungrygowhere reviews here!
Couldn’t tell that they closed at 9pm, we were there pretty late, by the time we got there it was probably 8.30pm and we weren’t the last to order.
I had my doubts about this place for several reasons. Or actually, 2 main reasons. One being how far it was from my house and knowing what a lazy traveler I am… The other reason was the key reason – being that their signature dish, fish head curry, was quite far removed from my ‘favourite food’ list. In fact, the distinctly fishy taste that accompanies fish curry drowned in a sea of coconut milk is a memory that remains rather nauseating. (Or maybe it was just the plague of that particular childhood memory of that one particular fish curry.)
SO. You have no idea how pleased as punch Jason was when I was pleasantly surprised by the curry.
The curry wasn’t ‘gelat’ (overbearing), it didn’t have that fishy smell I was expecting, the fish was SUPERBLY fresh, and it was really, really good.
The boyfriend is happy that the fussy girlfriend likes the food.
So happy that he went a little crazy with ordering, as he does quite often these days. He’s starting to adopt my mom’s lavish food ordering habits.
We had FIVE. FIVE DISHES OKAY, between the two of us. FIVE. I could feed my whole family dinner with the amount of food we ordered (and FINISHED).
The rest of the dishes. Oh the best part is that they serve you ALL YOUR FOOD at one go. Very awesome.
Ngor hiang! ($4 per roll.) This was good. These are most authentic when made by your grandma / my grandma, and yes the best ngor hiang in my book is definitely still grandma’s (which she doesn’t make anymore). But this was good ngor hiang.
Chup Cai! ($6/$8) Oh ho ho I feel so Hokkien and connected to my roots tonight. This is realllllllly shiok chup cai. Quoting one of the hungrygowhere reviews. It has the ‘tastes-like-home’ sort of feeling for kiddies like me whose family cooks about once a year (if ever).
Unassuming prawn omelette. ($6/$8) I wasn’t expecting much from this because, hey, it’s just fried scrambled eggs and all. But it was SO. MOIST AND JUICY. Better than any regular 菜饭 omelette. Incredibly moist and delicious.
Tofu with century egg. ($6/$8) I don’t eat century egg. But this was an interesting dish of cold tofu served with century egg and a very pleasant concoction of soy sauce and other stuff. Fried shallots added to the unique flavour as well. Good to try but nothing fantastic. It was interesting though.
They also serve an interesting drink of lime juice mixed with chin chow (grass jelly). ($2)
It’s like… sweet, and sour, and all sorts of confusing for your poor tongue but it was really refreshing to wash down the meal with it.
Jason cleaned the fish right down to the bone. It was like watching Pedro eat. Pedro eats his lamb chops so cleanly you’re surprised he doesn’t swallow the bones as well. But anyway I had the (dis)pleasure of watching Jason clean every last bone. The fussy eater known as Liz comes from the embarrassing sort of Chinese family that doesn’t eat a lot of the stuff Chinese people eat. But then again Chinese people seem to eat practically… everything. What’s that saying about how the Chinese eat everything as long as it’s back faces the sun?
Okay, yes. But I’ll be BACK. When I come back to Singapore. For braised pork knuckle. Kinda regretted not ordering it. And the otah smelled really delicious too (floated over from the neighbouring table), so looking forward to trying some of their other dishes 6 months later… Lol.
But for now curry is still swimming inside me…
Mom’s going to be back on the weekend and then it’ll be her turn to stuff me into a turkey. :s