Sin Lee Foods first piqued my interest when I found out that its a pet friendly establishment. I'm always looking for places to bring my cat. Their decor got my hipster senses tangling and their signature dish was Fried Chicken Waffles - named The One and Only.. So why not?
Since then, I visited twice already and in my humble opinion, there were more hits than misses and I would definitely recommend it to a friend. On the plus side, the service standards and the food quality is consistently good and the constantly changing, creatively managed menu means there will never be a dull moment. Its adventure on a plate. Bring it on!
(oh, and prices are nett. No GST / Svc charge)
Getting there is a bit tricky because its neatly tucked away at a corner. Its a short walking distance from Tiong Bahru MRT station.
Bukit Ho Swee View Neighborhood
Neatly tucked away along Bukit Ho Swee, just up a short flight of stairs, with the black and white striped blinds.
Sin Lee Foods
Hipster styled decor with telling vintage signboard
Hipster Magazine Rack
The staff is very friendly and I find that they are very knowledgeable about their dishes and recommendations. I love the coffee so much so that, I do not have a photograph of it. #truestory. Too impatient to drink it. Both iced latte and the hot version are good. Thumbs up. I can't say the same for so many other places though.
Now on to the food....
Feels better having it seperately
The One and Only - Fried Chicken on Waffles ($22.00)
The One and Only, is touted as their signature dish. Its a daring combination of Fried Chicken and Waffles which attempts at balancing the sweet and the savoury but unfortunately didn't work at all for me. The fried chicken was done perfectly, crispy yet juicy and moist but the waffle base was a let down by being rather flaccid and bland. The sweet caramel sauce didn't help either. The dish comes across as confused and doesn't complement each other. Much better off eaten separately and perhaps without the coleslaw totally.
Aburi Broccoli Salad - $10.00
This dish isn't particularly attractive but I realise that once I start digging into it, I can't stop. I had some problems sharing this dish. Its simply not enough for me. Aburi here refers to the cooking style that is the partial grilling of the broccoli. The salad is tossed with white balsamic vinegar, garnished with smashed papadums, a dash of mayo and orange sugar. Its really very addictive and I can't recommend this enough.
Good! More sauce pls!
Soft Shell Crab Bun - $17.00
The soft shell crab bun was another sinful favourite. Perfectly battered soft shell crab with the most amazing spicy, tangy sauce, lying seductively on a sinful bed of toasted, buttered buns. Only one request.. can we have much more of that sauce please??
Comfort fusion food
Beef & Grains - $23.00
Orzo pasta, served with tender seared beef striplion, topped with a runny egg, pickled ginger slices and generously blanketed with furikake. Its western, japanese and local food rolled into one comforting dish. I was surprised how well the pickled ginger elevated the dish and I usually shun that thing.
Sin Lee Foods // Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee #01-164 Singapore 162004
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Tues-Sun), Closed Mon except PH
Prices on the menu are nett. (no gst/ svc charge)
Dishes are nett priced. No GST or service charge
Aburi Broccoli Salad,cafe latte,softshell crab bun,beef and grains
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Nov 30, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $22(Lunch)Other Ratings: