Away from atas restaurants and cafes, we can’t help seeing truffles everywhere, but are the dishes any good?
These days, it seems that we can’t go anywhere without finding truffles in our food. We popped over to Lorong Lew Lian, where we heard that there was a truffle dish right there in the heartlands.
Upon entering Foodpark at Blk 2, Lorong Lew Lian, we were greeted by the scent of delicious truffles, but wait… it’s coming from the wonton mee stall?!
Bee Kee Wonton Mee has been here for almost 3 years and has been serving up plates of delicious wonton mee with truffle oil. A plate here costs $6 and will not leave you disappointed because of its perfectly caramelized charsiu, good mix of fried and boiled wontons as well as mouth-watering truffle oil. This place won us over with the best truffle fragrance amongst the 3 dishes we tried.
Next, we headed to Serangoon Gardens hawker centre. Tucked away in the corner is the Grazie, located at stall 1 of the hawker centre. Grazie is a local western cuisine stall, specialising in italian food. We were pleased to find that they had truffle fries on their menu, a rarity in these places! The price was reasonable too, going for $5.50 for a bowl of piping hot fries, served with a generous shaving of parmesan cheese and garnished with a sprinkle of parsley.
Finally, on our way to a movie at Orchard Cineleisure, we stopped to grab dinner at Koufu food court at the basement level. To our surprise, we found Eat Chicken Rice, a newly opened stall that served Truffle Chicken Rice.
For $9.50, the serving of chicken rice (and half a poached spring chicken) was indeed so big that it could be shared between two. The rice was delicious, with flecks of savoury mushroom that made it so addictive, we couldn’t stop until everything was gone. The truffle fragrance brought the whole dish together, and complemented well with the poached chicken on the side, as well as the soft boiled egg too.
At the end of the day, happy were our bellies as much as our hearts. The truffle chicken rice was our favourite out of the three, the rice smelled delightfully of truffles and had bits of savoury mushroom in it. it came with half a spring chicken, which made for a filling meal and was value for money. likewise, the wonton noodles won us over with the best truffle fragrance that was rich and not too overpowering. the truffle fries were a great find, especially in a hawker center!