Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A chicken rice & laksa dinner at Food Opera


That would the medium sized serving from Sergeant Hainanese Chicken Rice (#B4-03, Stall 20, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn) above. The only difference with the regular serving as I was informed by the stall was that it comes with more meat. For a whopping $7.50, it was easily twice (maybe more, depending on where you eat chicken rice) what it cost in most other places. I have to admit that it was pretty good as a whole. The rice was flavored sufficiently without being overly greasy and the chicken was smooth and tender. Still, it's rather costly for a quick fix or guilty pleasure in town. I can certainly say that if I had been famished, the portions would have been inadequate.

Below is a bowl of medium sized laksa from 3rd Generation Laksa & Prawn Noodle also from Food Opera. The broth was quite creamy and it came with rather usual suspect ingredients of rice noodle, hard boiled egg, shrimp, tau kwa, some fish cake and cockles. Even as it might be not an apple to apple comparison, this looked better, tasted more satisfying and had better quality ingredients than what I had at Laksania. For just 30 cents more. Which also incidentally implies that Laksania is pretty expensive too.

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