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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.

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

Came here with Agnes, my classmate who went Australia and the States to complete her course.

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

We ordered three items: The One and Only ($21.9), Smoked Salmon ($18) and Sweet Potato Fries with Salted Egg Yolk ($12).

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

“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.

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

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.

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

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.

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

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.

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

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.

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

The fries wasn’t close to being crispy and the salted egg yolk didn’t have the “oomph”. How can like that one? (Singlish).

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

Didn’t try out their coffee, however, the blend used is from Papa Palheta’s Throwback blend.

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

Sin Lee Foods: Nostalgia Meets Modern Food Fare At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

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.


Address:

Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
#01-164
Singapore 162004

Open:

Tues-Sun: 10am-9pm (Closed on Mondays except PH)


 

 


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