Weekend Food Choices Week 30: What a Shiok(ing) Surprise!
My schedule has been in a rumpus lately and due to all of the stress and crazy meal schedules, my appetite has suddenly been on a roller coaster ride. Last weekend, Hubby and i were looking for somewhere we could have our late night dinner when we chanced upon this place
From afar, hubby and i couldn’t figure out what cuisine they served. Apparently Shiok is Singlish for Great! So in we went, curious at this new find.
Shiok opened early this year, serving affordable Singaporean and Chinese food that are crowd favorites.
Among the dishes that caught our attention were the char kway teow and the soy hainan chicken
One of the owners (that’s my guess, anyway) approached us and asked if he could make a suggestion when he found out i was interested in the soy chicken. He mentioned that Shiok had a crispy version of the dish but instead of the soft, boiled chicken, this had the texture of a roasted peking duck. That sounded so good that my unusually poor appetite that evening was suddenly revived.
Hubby’s char kway teow looked delicious
When i finally got to taste this dish (near the end of our meal), I thought that the sweet sauce with chilli was a good mix. When we were ordering, they warned us that this dish was spicy but hubby didn't think it had enough heat. He did seemed happy with the dish, though.
The crispy hainan chicken was served with chicken rice and broth. The rice was not the best ive tasted but it was good enough. You can ask for the usual condiments that come with the traditional hainanese chicken and because I love mine with tons of ginger, i had to find out if the crispy version could just as well be paired with my favorite condiment.
It was delicious!
I wonder what we’ll be ordering on our return…