I was on an errand for Dad, to send his phone in for servicing but as the service centre was not open until 11am, I decided to drop by 67 Beach Road opposite Shaw Tower to have this Supreme Pork Chop Rice that I saw on Instagram.
I wonder why I have not heard of this place before when I worked at Bugis a few years ago. (I was a faithful regular at Tong Seng Coffeeshop at Liang Seah Street. Love their Laksa and Spring Rolls!)
Standing before the gigantic red signboard with its supersized font, one had to walk down a flight of stairs to reach the stall. Due to its location at the basement, the air could get a little stuffy inside even though the fans are oscillating.
I ordered the Pork Chop Rice for $4.30 that comes with a piece of pork chop, pickled mustard greens, mixed frozen vegetables, rice and a bowl of soup.
The exterior of the thinly battered pork chop stays delightfully crispy despite the time I took to take photos. As I took a bite, I find the meat moist and tender with the meat juices sealed in. It was not greasy and there were no signs of visible fats. I believed they trimmed off the fats before marinating the meat.
In the beginning, the sweet pickled mustard greens were rather appetizing but as the meal progressed, it started to get cloying. I prefer my salted vegetable giam (salty) instead of tee (sweet).
As for the mixed frozen vegetables, there was too much of it. Way too much.
The rice was drizzled with some braising sauce and topped with fried shallots. I wonder what type of rice do they used as I realized it taste different from the usual Thai rice that I am accustomed to.
This is the place to go to if you are looking for value-for-money lunch in the Bugis/Suntec area. I had a hard time finishing my meal because the portions are so generous especially the vegetables!
I heard that the owner is a ex-national team basketball player from Taiwan.
Thinly battered pork chop
This is the seaweed, egg drop soup
The shop front
SUPREME PORK CHOP RICE 一品排骨饭
67 Beach Road
Mon - Sat: 10am – 8pm daily
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zme12ccRJwG2
GPS Coordinates: 1.2966801,103.8566724
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