Monthly Archives: February 2011

Syiok Café

Syiok Cafe previously from Beach Road, is a small and cozy eating outlet specialising in dishing out Nasi Ayam Penyet. Nasi Ayam Penyet is an Indonesian/Malay cuisine of smashed fried chicken with steam white rice.

Syiok Cafe

Signature dishes

Nasi Ayam Penyet ($4) and Nasi Ikan Penyet ($5). Do note there is a price increase. The poster prices above are not updated.

Syiok Cafe Menu


While waiting for your food, you can snack on these complimentary crackers. Its very addictive, once you start, you can’t stop eating these crackers.


Nasi Ayam Penyet

The Ayam Penyet came separately from the rice. It is very crispy on the outside. Inside, the meat is soft and tender. The chicken meat is quite fresh. It was not very oily too. The sambal chilli is spicy, wish that more sambal chilli was given. This is my 2nd time eating here, the first time, I felt that the chicken was too small and it was on the oily side. This 2nd time, I felt that it was actually quite nice, in fact was syiok(shiok)!

Certainty a place to recommend to your friends to come and try. The location is quite ulu, but despite that, it can get crowded at times (during lunchtime).

Syiok Cafe (Arab Street)

No.6 Jalan Kledek
Singapore 199528

Hainanese Curry Rice (Maxwell FC)

Another trip to Maxwell Food Centre during a weekday lunch. There are lots of curry rice or Hainanese curry rice stalls in this food centre. The prices tend to be slightly higher than other Chap Chye Peng (wide variety of dishes with rice) stalls in other hawker centres or coffee shops. Why? I have no idea. Maybe because they are targeting the office crowd and in the area for cheap food its either Maxwell FC or Amoy Street FC.

Hainanese Curry Rice

Tried 2 stalls of curry rice so far. This stall called Hainanese Curry Rice or ‘China Street Hainainese Curry Rice stall’ (#01-68) worths some time online. A queue of about 7 people in front of me. But not to worry, the workers are quite efficient. Within 7minutes, its your turn to order.

I always order the same dishes when i visit the Chap Chye Peng stalls at Bugis. Now coming here, I changed my style and ordered fried pork chop (which to me is a signature item for curry rice!), chicken wing and bitter gourd (my favorite). And of course curry!

Don’t mind the presentation of the food, appearance can be deceiving.Despite the food being cold, it was irresistible! The meal totally wow me over, something so simple yet satisfying. The fried pork  chop was tasty (well marinated), crispy and thin. I was really wishing that a bigger portion was given. The chicken wing was not over cook, tasted firm and fresh! The bitter gourd (might be baised) was cooked to perfection, the way i like it. It was not hard! It was soft and sliced thinly. It was not salty and also not very bitter. Moreover, it did not taste raw. The curry was another wow factor. You really got  to give this stall a try. My next visit to Maxwell FC, I am going to eat this again to satisfy my craving! After that, I will try out other gems in the FC. =) Oh, I forgot how much this meal cost, but it was certainty worth it!
Hainanese Curry Rice (Maxwell FC) or China Street Hainainese Curry Rice
Maxwell Road #01-68 Maxwell Food Centre

Sakae Sushi (Lot 1)

Went to Sakae Sushi during dinner on a weekday. There was a queue, waited about 20minutes. Queues are quite common during meal times at most Sakae Sushi.

Organic Green TeaSomething that I always order, hot green tea. Their cups seems to be smaller than before.

Ajitsuke Idako (baby octopus sushi)

Ajitsuke Idako, ‘must eat’ item for her whenever she comes to Sakae Sushi!

Sakae Chawanmushi $1.99

Sakae Chawanmushi

Another signature item to order, the Sakae Chawanmushi. It contains crabmeat, vegetarian shark’s fin, fish cake and mushroom. The Chawanmushi is quite smooth and light, however it was on the salty. What a pity, it would be perfect if it was not so salty.

Beef Ramen $11.99

Beef Ramen

I can’t help but think to myself that in the menu, the picture of the beef ramen and the actual dish looks so different.

The Beef Ramen was surprising delicious and quite filling.

Geisha Gozen $18.99

She also ordered the Geisha Gozen which cost $18.99. The set consist of quite a spread, chicken Kaminabe, Salmon Teriyaki, Sakura Ebi Tofu, Chuka Kurage, Sakae Chawanmushi. It took quite long to be cooked and served.

Geisha Gozen

Look at the amount of food compared to what I ate in the background.

Chicken Kaminabe

Kaminabe means paper hot pot. Chicken Kaminabe is chicken paper hot pot? Nothing really fantastic about this.

Salmon Teriyaki

The Salmon Teriyaki was very salty. The saltiness masked the freshness of the salmon (that is if it was fresh in the first place).

Sakura Ebi Tofu

Again one word to describe the Sakura Ebi Tofu, salty.

Chuka Kurage

Chuka Kurage is seasoned jellyfish. It was average.

More misses than hits in this meal. My top of mind awareness after this meal is salty.

Sakae Sushi (Lot 1)
No. 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
Tel: 6764 3678
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm daily