When it comes to Singaporean food, there are few icons as well known in Brisbane than Little Singapore. The popularity of this original store has lead to the opening of many in their chain like Little Hong Kong and Little Nyonya. A friend of mine is a huge fan of Malaysian food, which is why we went there for our last Saturday lunch.
I still remember the restaurant when it opened quite a few years ago now, but as restaurants do, it has been quite worn down with its age. The once white leather chairs were quite stained, and the tables had a lot of scratch marks. We were shown in very quickly and given a table.
Their menu came as a large fold out card. Options were less than I had remembered from last time, but it covered all the essentials.
My first companion, being ever the fan every thing stir fried (rice, noodles, anything really), ordered the chow kway teow. The serving size was quite average, but reasonable. The noodles were tender, and quite caramelised. I snuck a bite and really liked it. It was really well flavoured with some preserved sausage, sprouts and fish cake.
My other companion got the Hainan Chicken Rice. The chicken was fresh and tasty, and boneless which is always a plus. The rice was very fragrant, as it was evidently cooked with chicken soup, but could have been a little softer for my liking, whilst the bowl of soup on the side gave my companion some much needed moisture to the meal, although it had quite a bit of msg taste to it.
My choice was the Egg sauce stir fried ho fan. I liked how saucy it was, and the fact that the noodles were well fried under all the sauce. The toppings, fish cake, prawns, chicken, and veges were quite generous too. I enjoyed the texture and slightly burnt taste of the noodles.
Price Range: $10 - $20pp