Amoy Street Food Center is filled with many long-standing stalls, and there have been a few new stalls on the block lately. Previously a home-based business, BBraise decided to open a brick-and-mortar store at the Amoy Food Center in early February this year.
The self-taught chef worked with another business partner selling pork organ soup, before opening his own stand. When asked why he turned to selling braised meat, it was because it was one of his favorite foods. The meat is soaked in the braising liquid overnight before being braised in the wee hours of the morning.
2 options are available for each bowl – $5.90 for the regular bowl or $6.90 for a bowl with extra B’fry pieces. Besides the meat, the bowl also comes with vegetables, pickled radishes and a hard-boiled egg.
With the large sign with the name Braised Belly Rice ($5.90), of course I had to give it a try. The melt in your mouth fat was very tasty, as it had absorbed the goodness of the sauce which was thicker. Don’t forget to dip the pork belly in their homemade hot pepper, which is sweet and sour.
On the other hand, the Braised Trotter Rice ($5.90) trotters were dry, but I enjoyed the chosen trotter cut – it had lots of gooey collagen goodness. The lu dan in both bowls was unfortunately overcooked and my yolk was turning gray around the edges.
The B’ Fry ($3) is a unique find on the menu, featuring their deep-fried braised pork belly with a crispy breadcrumb crust. I felt there was not much to shout about. The pork was under seasoned; and the combination of the already greasy pork belly with the fried crust made the overall dish rather cloying. Still, it might be a hit with those looking for something a little more sinful.
There have been a few hits and misses, but they make a pretty delicious braised rice bowl. Maybe with a few tweaks their rice bowls would be something I would come back for.
Address: Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Rd, #02-131, Singapore 069111
Mobile: 8884 2796
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. 11am-3pm on Sunday. Closed on Saturday.
MissTamChiak.com visited anonymously and paid for her own meal at the booth featured here.