Chef Jardine D’Cruz on ‘Economic Rice’ – The Food Journal
When I was younger, I ate economical rice almost every day to save money. But I seldom do so now as I cook.
Sweet and sour pork, bean sprouts and steamed fish are some of the dishes I’d order at the economy rice stall. That’s the beauty of it – you can either keep it simple, or have something hearty to satisy your hunger.
I live near Tiong Bahru so I am actually quite spoilt for choice. However, my favourite nasi padang stall is at Boon Lay Market – I used to drive there every day to eat.
I think that it’s more fitting to describe soya sauce as the national “flavour” instead of nominating a national dish as it’s used in so many Singaporean dishes. Besides, Singaporeans tend to prefer saltier profiles – that’s one of the reasons why chicken rice is so popular among locals.
This modern-day café serves up hearty east-meetswest cuisine with a twist. While staying true to the origins of each dish, they are jazzed up and reinterpreted through the use of premium ingredients and modern cooking techniques. Some of their signature menu items include the Hainanese Chicken Rice Roll, as well as the Lamb Rendang Ragout Shepherd’s Pie.
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Savour comfort on a plate in a habitat for creatures of habit. An uninhibited milieu built with an obsession for making life blissful. A modern-day restaurant set in the culturally rich conservation area of Desker Road. Our hearty east-meets-west nosh comes with a twist – and without the MSG. Comfort food with an Asian flair while staying true to the origins of the dish – all to remind you of home and Eden, away from home.
120 Desker Road,
Singapore 209 639
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WEEKDAYS [Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday] - 5.00pm to 10.00 pm
Last Order: Kitchen – 9.00 pm / Bar – 9.30 pm
WEEKENDS [Friday, Saturday & Sunday] - 12.00pm to 10.30 pm
Last Order: Kitchen – 9.30pm / Bar - 10.00pm
Weekends Double Seating:
1st seating - 6.00pm/6.30pm to 8.15pm
2nd seating - 8.30pm to 10.30pm
Closed on Mondays.