One clear, crisp, spring evening our friends decided a more traditional Asian meal was in order. Sorely disappointed at the closure of the Elizabeth Arcade and the loss of our main source of Brisbane CBD’s cheaper Asian food stalls, we settled on Brisbane Mary Street’s Little Singapore.
Having gathered a little early we decided to go in early and noticed it was fairly spacious and somewhat empty despite being dinnertime. We were promptly seated and offered menus. As Singapore is a mix of Asian cuisines there was a selection of dishes from several cuisines including Malaysian and Chinese dishes.
The first dish we ordered was the Combination Ho Fun with Egg sauce, which was served with a mix of seafood, stir fried flat rice noodles and egg sauce and Chinese greens. The Ho Fun was a larger variant of the flat rice noodle and was fresh. There was a lot of sauce added to the dish ensuring the dish was not dry. As usual I enjoyed the strong flavours of the egg sauce and the strong stir fried wok infusion in the ho fun. I found the seafood a little disappointing but overall found the dish quite comforting and enjoyable, but compared to the Sunnybank stores, I found the portion sizes considerably smaller.
My friend ordered the Combination Chow Mein which was served with deep fried egg noodle, chicken, prawns and some Chinese vegetables. Whilst the noodles were crispy, my friend preferred stirring the broth into the noodles. My friend found the chicken and the prawns fresh and appreciated the prawns were gutted. However we both noted the broth was rather salty. My friend also noted there could have been more wok flavour in the stir fry but none the less found the dish a solid choice. Despite the lack of choices since the closure of Elizabeth Arcade, I still enjoyed Little Singapore. Whether for work lunches or dinner outings and find it a solid choice.
Value: 6/10 (small portions)