Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Truly Test Kitchen : Curry Rice & "Maggie Mee"


I'm sure many have read the story somewhere about Truly Test Kitchen, a successful hawkerpreneurship story of two young people Joel and Deniece who continues the curry rice legacy of Deneice's father stall in Telok Blangah by making it bigger and better. The Curry Rice is far better than you expect for the price tag of $3, while moreish sides like the pork cutlet and cabbage to seal the deal. The gravy is thick and sweet, just like typical Hainanese curry, though I prefer it to be spicier. 


Apart from this main stall, Truly Test Kitchen also houses other concept stalls that serve western cuisine, noodles and kuehs. From Truly Western, I've tried the Creamy Chicken Mushroom Spaghetti, which paled in comparison to the highly popular Chicken Waffle ($4.50) served with honey. The pasta was too dry and lacked the oomph. Meanwhile, the crispy chicken had a good batter recipe but the soggy waffles were too ostentious to be ignored. 


If you like those HongKong style 大排挡 noodles, then you'll spot many familiar faces on the menu. I'm talking about those maggi mee noodles topped with sunny side egg with chicken cutlet. In fact, this was my favourite dish that day. The soupy version tasted very similar to the Korean instant noodles seasoning and thus was not much different from those which one can cook at home. 

There is also typical hawker breakfast fare like Yam Cakes and meat porridge of which I couldn't find much "料". The porridge was quite disappointingly watery as it did not appear to be cooked long enough. 

I can imagine how crowded this place is during weekday lunch hours since this place was already packed on Saturdays. The food isn't top-notch, but value-for-money and huge on portions. All the dishes here are heavy on the carbs, which makes rational sense to the labour-intensive workers who are looking for the necessary fuel to last through the day. 

Average spending including drinks : $4~$6

Truly Test Kitchen
Jun Jie Industrial Building
153 Kampong Ampat #07-05
Singapore 368326
Mon-Sat: 7am - 3pm (Closed on Sun)
Nearest MRT: Tai Seng (CC Line), Aljunied (EW Line)

3 comments:

  1. haha. I published my review almost exactly the same time as you! great minds think alike sia!

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    1. Haha Yeps! But my experience wasn't all too positive heh.

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