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Kopitiam: New Singaporian Restaurant in Lafayette


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Kopitiam: New Singaporian Restaurant in Lafayette

elainew | Jul 22, 2007 12:11 PM

Just got back from lunch at Kopitiam, a newly opened Singaporian place in Lafayette. It's next to the Trader Joe's (where the old TOGO's used to be). The owners are from Singapore and were very friendly. Business seems to be doing okay as the tiny place was full during lunch time and lots of people were looking at the menu outside. We ordered a Set A, which included a toast with kaya, two soft boiled eggs and a coffee. The kaya was mild and pleasant and looked freshly made. It's definitely better than the overly sweet stuff from a can. The soft boiled eggs were served out of the shell and in a bowl and was cooked perfectly, with a nice and runny yolk. We also ordered a Chicken Rice and the Curry chicken. The Chicken rice was amazing. The rice was flavored nicely and was served with some slightly sweet soy sauce. The chicken was wonderfully tender and came with some minced ginger and hot sauce. This was definitely the highlight of the meal. I would go back just for this dish. The curry chicken came in a nice broth with potatoes and tomatoes. It was a little mild for my taste, but was still pretty good. The service from the owners were really great. The were very attentive and open to suggestions. I think they are a little understaffed right now, so they are only open for lunch. I can't wait to go back and try their limited, but interesting menu. I haven't found a good Singaporian place since Raffles closed.

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