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Beginning as a small curry rice stall in the Telok Blangah area in February 2014, the founders of Truly Test Kitchen, ex-forex traders Joel Chia and Deniece Tan, along with Joel's brother Joshua Chia, have since relocated to a much larger space within the Tai Sing area in November 2015. Now located in a rather out-of-the-way location in Jun Jie Industrial Building, on the 7th floor, Truly Test Kitchen now offers a much wider variety of food options, while still retaining their extremely affordab
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Beginning as a small curry rice stall in the Telok Blangah area in February 2014, the founders of Truly Test Kitchen, ex-forex traders Joel Chia and Deniece Tan, along with Joel's brother Joshua Chia, have since relocated to a much larger space within the Tai Sing area in November 2015. Now located in a rather out-of-the-way location in Jun Jie Industrial Building, on the 7th floor, Truly Test Kitchen now offers a much wider variety of food options, while still retaining their extremely affordable prices.
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Ambience at Truly Test Kitchen resembles that of a coffee shop, a large open space, brightly lit by natural lighting and flourescent lights, with functional plastic and wooden furniture scattered about. While the fans here are powerful, diners will still be subjected to the heat of the day, but at least the area is completely sheltered from rain. Of the 5 food stalls at Truly Test Kitchen, only the curry rice stall actually displays an attractive range of food, the rest don't have any pictures or food displayed, but at least the menus are large and legible.

Service at Truly Test Kitchen is partial self-service, with ordering and payment done over the counter. Collection of orders is only done for items which can be served immediately, for all other items, staff will serve these to your table. As with any coffee shop, there is minimal engagement with the staff, unless you happen to be speaking to the passionate founders of Truly Test Kitchen, who can regale you with their history, how each dish is put together, and why it's presented as such. There usually is a short waiting time for dishes, during peak periods, be prepared to wait up to 15 minutes.

Food at Truly Test Kitchen is varied, mostly consisting of classic Singapore Chinese and Western dishes, spread across the 5 stalls. Taste of dishes ranges from below average, to above average. What stands out is the large, filling, carbohydrate packed portions, created to be filling one-dish meals for the many labourers in the area. Prices are cheap, wallet-friendly deals, for less than SGD $4, you can get a complete meal, with drinks costing SGD $1 - $2 more. Incredible value for money to dine here!

The signature dish which made Truly Test Kitchen famous is their Curry Rice With Hainanese Pork Chop & Cabbage (SGD $3). The curry is specially made, very different from other Chinese curries elsewhere, being thick and savoury, with a nice layer of spicy heat and a little sweetness. The cabbage is fresh, soft but not limp. The pork chop is decent in taste, a thin, breaded, piece of meat, that holds up well despite the curry gravy. I would have preferred a thick slice though.
Curry Rice With Hainanese Pork Chop & Cabbage
$3
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The Stir-Fried Egg & Tomato (SGD $2) is tasty, juicy and floral from the tomatoes, though I would have liked the egg to be softer instead. The best thing we tried from the Chinese economy rice stall was the Stewed Daikon Radish (SGD $2), tender slow braised chunks of radish in a savoury sweet, robust gravy, incredibly delicious! Highly recommended!
Stir-Fried Egg & Tomato
$2
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Stewed Daikon Radish
$2
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The signature dish of the Western stall, the Chicken N Waffles (SGD $4.50) features a large, crisp outside moist inside, piece of deep fried chicken cutlet, that is straight forward and tasty on its own. Served sitting on a rather underwhelming waffle, which was crisp but dry, a side of decent potato fries, and sweet maple syrup on the side. Still among the better dishes we had here.
Chicken N Waffles
$4.5
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Full Truly Test Kitchen review: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2016/03/truly-test-kitchen-tasting.html

(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2016-03-05
Waiting Time
1 Minutes (Dine In)
Spending Per Head
$5 (Lunch)
Recommended Dishes
Curry Rice With Hainanese Pork Chop & Cabbage
$ 3
Stir-Fried Egg & Tomato
$ 2
Stewed Daikon Radish
$ 2
Chicken N Waffles
$ 4.5