*This review is from a combination of two different visits.
Tanglin Halt Western Food is run by Mr Ng and his wife for the last 38 years.
Located just next to the popular Chai Ho Satay, this western food stall also happens to be one of the stalls with a perpetual queue at Clementi Central.
I mean, where else can you find Fish & Chips, Pork Chop, Chicken Chop for $4.50 and Beef Steak for $5.50?
Health freaks who avoid western food would be happy to know that since joining the Healthier Hawker Program in July last year, the stall owner has switched to healthier alternatives like oil with unsaturated fat and salt containing lesser sodium than regular salt.
Indeed, the thick-cut fries that came with my Chicken Cutlet on my first visit were lightly salted just the way I like without being overly salty.
However, the portion of the other two sides (baked beans and coleslaw) is quite small - about a tablespoon of each.
Chicken Cutlet $4.50
The two pieces of fried breaded chicken were tender and juicy but it might taste just a little bland. I believe not many Chicken Cutlets come with sauce but the one here is drizzled with a tomato-based sauce which is a secret recipe created by Mr Ng.
Unfortunately, I am not too fond of the sauce.
It is quite diluted and... bland.
My ratings: 3/5
Pork Chop $4.50
Although the two pieces of the pork were drizzled with the tomato-based sauce, the meat still tasted bland, like they were hardly marinated at all.
Remember that the stall is in the Healthier Hawker Program? Yes. Less salt.
The side dishes were the same as the Chicken Cutlet - coleslaw, baked beans and thick-cut fries.
The fries this time round were unsalted while the portion of the other two sides is even lesser than the previous visit.
If you see closely, the coleslaw is just that few chunks near the edge of the plate. The rest of the white part is just the liquid. I guess it is not even a teaspoon!
All in all, I would say Tanglin Halt Western Food serves passable western food at a affordable price. They just need to standardize the portion size of their side dish which is a disappointment.
If you do not mind having bland food, this would be for you.
Affordable western food
TANGLIN HALT WESTERN FOOD 东陵福西餐
Clementi Central Market & Hawker Centre
Blk 448 Clementi Ave 3
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bhpVY
GPS Coordinates: 1.312988, 103.764064