Oo's Kitchen, Shop 3, 387 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton
Oo's Kitchen at 387 Fullarton Road is a newly established restaurant serving what they claim as authentic Singaporean food. Having been to Singapore before and experiencing the perpetual food hangover that comes with visiting the food haven, I was hoping for food of the standard Singaporeans are most famed for.
Once seated, we decided to order some Chinese tea for the table. This was cold. Not even warm. Like how could anyone get this wrong? Boil water and pour on tea leaves. It felt like this tea pot was filled and then left to sit for hours. This is not acceptable, not off to a good start.
Trying not to be put off, we concentrated hard on ordering to minimise food choice disappointment. One entree, three mains, roti prata and rice were chosen to be shared among four. The entree was Ngoh Hiang, deep fried steamed roll wrapped in traditional beancurd sheet with minced chicken, water chestnut and carrot. The bean curd skin of the Ngoh Hiang was crispy without being oily, while filling was pleasant enough with hints of sweetness from the water chestnut.
|Ngoh Hiang - $4.90|
One of my boyfriend's ultimate favourite dishes is Beef Rendang. This Beef Rendang was pleasant but did not carry the depth of flavour or heat of a great Beef Rendang. However, the beef pieces were tender which deserves kudos as this is notoriously hard to do. Also, the serving size of the dish was a bit of a let down.
|Beef rendang - $12.90|
Similar to the Beef Rendang, the Creamy Fish despite being listed as Oo's speciality was nice but not amazing. Despite the lashings of curry leaves in the dish, this did not seem to penetrate through to the creamy sauce. Also this dish, as well as the Rendang, came out tepid - much like the tea we were served earlier.
|Creamy fish - $13.90|
|Asam Fish Curry - $13.90|
|Roti Prata - $2.00|
Jess gives Oo's Kitchen 10/20 chops on The Chopping Board.
Service: 2.5/5 (wasn't good, wasn't terrible)