Thanks to a tip from Knittely we try Raffles today for lunch.
I am no expert on Singapore food but I like to think I know what good food is.
I order Laska which was just hot enough for my taste. This was a semi thick rice noodle. Somewhat like Lai Fun in Cantonese cooking. It had five large prawns as will as sliced fish cake and fried tofu puff. I found this to filling and good. I would order this again.
Elder son of Yimposter order Raffle steak, since he did not know this type of food but did not want to ask for help in ordering. The steak was cook just to the right doneness and as he said was a good cut of flip steak. The taste and texture was just like he like it.
But the best dish of the meal was Hainamese Chicken rice. He is the problem with most chicken dishes we get at when we eat out. Many times the meat is cooked too well done to our taste. I know that there is a chance that we can get sick if the chicken is under cooked. But we grown up eating chicken that is just cooked to the right doneness. Well this chicken was cooked just right. It was served semi deboned in a soy sauce with tow dipping sauces. One was ginger salt and the other was a chili sauce both were very good and looked and tasted house made. My wife is more picky on how chicken is cooked me. She told me that she would go back anytime I was will to take her. She is not that willing to go back to places if she is not happy with the food.
The chef made the rounds to discuss food the customers. I found that the kitchen staff is from Singapore but the young lady in front is not from Singapore and that is why Tanspace did not get what he wanted. The chef told me that he would be only too happy to cook any type of street food for us if we told him what we wanted. He was sure that he could cook most of the street food in Singapore. He told me that Chris Yeo visited this place serveral times a month. Chris is the owner/chef of Straits who hail from Singapore.
We will be back with some hounds to discuss the food with the chef and maybe if there is interest we can have chowdown for everyone. I will ask the Limster to help me with the food of Singapore. In fact the next time he comes out to the Bay Area I will take him there.
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