169) Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Converted from an old coffee shop, Sin Lee Foods is very much a cafe that serves Western food fare in the mature Bukit Ho Swee estate. Locating this cafe may be a little challenging for “foreigners” like me. On top of that, situated on higher ground doesn’t ease the matter. Perhaps, the nearby Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB) is a convenient POI.
Came here with Agnes, my classmate who went Australia and the States to complete her course.
We ordered three items: The One and Only ($21.9), Smoked Salmon ($18) and Sweet Potato Fries with Salted Egg Yolk ($12).
“The One and Only” is basically a thick slab of fried chicken thigh on a waffle (waffle recipe from The Batter People). Despite whetting my appetite just by the sight of it, however, its taste just didn’t match up with it.
No doubt that the chicken was tasty, however, it was a tad too oily. That’s probably why house slaw was served to balance off.
Despite using batter from a crepe specialist, I was a little disappointed as it was “chewy” and wasn’t crispy. Nothing is perfect, so I hope I was among the 0.01% casualty rate. Now that I’ve experienced it, $21.9 is outrageous.
The Smoked Salmon dish was rather pleasing. Base layer of nicely baked and cubed potatoes, layered with a poached egg that was held on by Smoked Salmon and sprinkled with bacon bits.
Lastly, I would consider this another signature dish of Sin Lee Foods, their Sweet Potato Fries with Salted Egg Yolk. Tantalizing looking and creative as it was, but it wasn’t out of this world tasty.
The fries wasn’t close to being crispy and the salted egg yolk didn’t have the “oomph”. How can like that one? (Singlish).
Didn’t try out their coffee, however, the blend used is from Papa Palheta’s Throwback blend.
Generally, I love the layout and rugged/run down theme of the cafe. Food tasted fine as well. However, the price would deter me from coming here anytime soon.
Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Tues-Sun: 10am-9pm (Closed on Mondays except PH)