i took a nice sunny walk down allen street yesterday to SENTOSA. they are a friendly place and had a bustling lunch crowd.
i had two dishes of appetizers, roti canai and lobak. the roti canai was just superb, a crinkly pancake you tear pieces off and dip into a small curry rich soup of potato, chicken and beef. it's addictive and it really fills your curry cravings.
i was on my own, but the lobak should really be eaten as a true app with other people. it's mainly a dish of several fried items which i don't usually go for, but it was very good. there is a phyllo roll of minced meat, a shrimp/shrimp paste pancake and a fired tofu patty. all are cut into chopstick size bites ready for dipping into a rather unimaginative plum sauce or bland hotsauce (was like duck sauce, but seemed to have some pepper?). i ate the 'good' parts out of all the fried material and i enjoyed it. if you like fried apps, you would love nibbling on these items for a change. just ask for hotsauce, too. the plate also has a little side salad of cucumbers, ginger and slices of hardboiled black eggs. the eggs were odd tasting to me, but ok.
next time for a main i want to try the steamed hainanese chicken or the pangan ikan bbq fish in banana leaf house specialties; for apps the squid w/ watercress and/or the bah kut teh herbal soup.
anyone else like SENTOSA? also, anyone try the SPRING BOY fuzhou place i walked by on allen lately?
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