Located under a rather old block of HDB flat, the cafe used to be a coffeeshop with hawker serving prawn mee. The cafe still kept the original signage. The cafe is about 10-15 minutes walk from the nearest MRT station.
One can dine indoor with aircon or outdoor al fresco with the natural air around. If one plans to dine in during the weekends, best make a reservation before coming down. The place could be quite packed. Don’t be surprised if been told that have to wait an hour for the food to arrive. The indoor dine in area looks unfurnished with cement bench by the rough red brick wall. Menu is a simple black and white 3-pages on clip board. The papers look a bit worn off from overused.
Salted Egg Sweet Potato Fries ($12)
Twice Fried Sweet Potato Fries, House Made Salted Duck’s Egg Sauce, Crispy Curry Leaves
This one of the most instagrammed dish from the cafe. It normally served with the sauce on top of the fries. But as little JJ likes his fries plain, I decide to request for sauce to be served separated. An hour wait for this dish, as the staff has missed out on the special request and has to remake another serving. Little JJ does not take to the fries. The fries tastes a bit heavy on oil side and not crispy enough.
Smoked Salmon Hash ($19)
Pan Roasted Bacon & Potato Hash, Cold Smoked Norwegian Salmon, Soft Centred Free Range Hen’s Egg, HouseMade Pesto, Baby Spinach & Freshly Grated Parmesan
It tastes not bad at first with the well poached egg in this deconstructed dish. But it gets a bit salty when one has more of it.
Honey Toast Tower (Great For Sharing) ($18)
Vanilla Infused Toast, Nata De Coco, Fruity Peddles, Market Fruits, Marshmallow Creme, Honey, Coconut & Chocolate Gelato
It looks great when served. But the 2 scoops of gelato on top of the tower toppled over onto the table before I could even take a picture of it.
The similar thing happens when it is served the second time, but not as bad. A chunk of gelato falls onto the plate after I have taken the first picture.
The colorful cornflakes looks great but tastes quite sweet on its own. The cubes of toast are a bit dry and hard in texture. Need to soak in the melted gelato to soften the cubes. Overall this dessert could get a bit too sweet.
Coconut Slushie ($9)
Coconut Jelly, Toasted Coconut Flakes
The drink is rich and creamy, although I wish it could be colder as the weather is quite warm when I have it. Some may feel that it is too milky. The coconut jelly is actually red colored nata de coco.
Overall the dishes are a bit disappointing. I feel that the waiting time for the dishes is a bit too long, especially when the crowd is not the overwhemling type with long queue outside. But we are told about the estimated waiting for food while ordering. So it is our choice to continue the order.
Sin Lee Foods
Address : Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee #01-164 Singapore 162004
Tel : 63773170
Operating Hours : 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Tue – Fri), 9:30 am – 9:00 pm (Sat), 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Sun)
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