Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lao San kway chap

Ieatishootipost recently voted this the best kway chap in Singapore and as a kway chap lover I absolutely had to go down to see what the fuss was all about. Located in a kopitiam in toa payoh, there was no long queue, nothing. You'd be hard pressed to believe that this shop is a legend. But it is.

We wasted no time in ordering and in a jiffy the food came. My word it was pretty amazing. The kway had perfect texture and the soup was so flavorful, and pang, enhanced by the shallot oil and fried shallots. The braising sauce was a perfectly balanced mix with hints of cloves star anise and very good soy sauce: each morsel ie intestines etc was infused with the braising sauce which brought a slightly spicy hint that came from the star anise into every bite tender as well.

Absolutely excellent (9/10)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I went to eat this Lao San kway chap and was left disappointed. There was no one in the queue and yet I stood there for 15 minutes waiting to order and was ignored. A middle-aged woman then came and placed an order of a simple bowl of kway chap and the lady inside served her the bowl she was ladling for someone else immediately. Tht lady who came so much later then me shouts out her order and her order was served to her in less than 3 seconds. So I thought this stall probably doesn't take orders as all customers would just need to tell them their order straight without waiting for them to ask. So I told them my order and was snapped at by the lady, asking me to wait.
So after about 5 more minutes, the old man who was inside preparing the ingredients finally asked me for my order.
When my order came, it was a small bowl with a small plate of innards and an egg. Nothing impressive there.
It costs like $3.60 which was slightly more expensive than the average ones. I thought this better be good. I took a sip of the soup and the gravy, again nothing impressive. The kway was in huge chunks which makes it very difficult to pick up or even put on the spoon. Serving was very small and I took about a third of the waiting time to finish it.