On sunday, Madeline and Vernon came home and told us that they found a restaurant selling Singapore food at Chun Xi Road’s (春熙路) Isetan. So yesterday, one of my group’s member announced that he had a craving for Nasi Lemak and that we should go there to satisfy his craving. And so we did.
The restaurant name’s called Parkway. As in Parkway Parade that Parkway.
The first thing we saw were these life-like representations of the food outside the restaurant and were quite awed by it, coz we really missed Singapore food. There were fried rice, prawn noodles, etc.
When we walked in, we saw Lianhe Zaobao and The Straits Times newspaper. o.O The manager told us that it was brought over by someone who returned from Singapore yesterday. Haha.
Lots of Singapore food on the menu!!! Hainanese Chicken Rice, Nasi Lemak, Laksa, Prawn Noodle, Char Siew Noodles, Chicken Rendang, Fried Rice, Claypot Chicken Rice, Fried Kway Teow, etc. Haha. I didn’t have any Singapore food cravings though (except probably my Mum’s cooking) so I settled with Claypot Chicken Rice.
The Claypot Chicken Rice is quite different from the one I’m used to eating in Singapore – rice which are quite dry and can be scrapped off from the side of the pot, lots of dark sauce. This Claypot Chicken rice is very similar to their 盖浇饭 (“cover to cook” – rice with lots of gravy) . It consists of rice, with gravy, sausages, chicken, mushrooms and some vegetables. No dark sauce and all 🙁 But it was still quite delicious. The rice had a hint of pandan leaf smell. 🙂 And I’m guessing that they had to tweak the original recipe a little to suit the taste of the locals.
I also ordered Red Bean with Ice (红豆冰). Quite similar to ice-kachang, except for the kachang. They only have red beans here. Love the fact that there’s milk in the ice!! 😀 But the price is quite scary. RMB$25 (~SGD$5)
Edmund ordered Hainanese Chicken Rice and Fried Kway Teow.
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Fried Kway Teow
I didn’t sample the chicken, but the rice wasn’t very much like the ones we have at hawker centres.
The kway teow was a tad too thick than usual, and the taste wasn’t as strong. And they didn’t put sausages. :-/
Twin ordered Laksa!!
They didn’t put a lot of coconut milk unlike what we have in Singapore, so when we all first tasted the gravy, we all thought that there wasn’t coconut milk in it. Until twin stirred the gravy and saw that it actually has coconut milk. And it isn’t as spicy as what we get in Singapore. Maybe it’s coz I’m used to eating chilli over here.
Hwa Swee ordered dunno-what steak and Prawn Noodle.
The prawn noodle was heavenly!!! haha! As in the soup. It really tasted like what I would eat at my grandma’s house during the weekends when my aunt cooks it. 😀 😀 😀
Jia Hui ordered Singapore Fried Rice and something like a mango pudding.
Singapore fried rice
The mango thing was not bad. But a little sweet.
Henry ordered Indonesian Fried Rice.
Indonesian Fried Rice
It looks quite good. Looks spicy but it didn’t taste as spicy.
Oh and the person didn’t satisfy his craving for Nasi Lemak after all. After what he ordered =X 😛
Overall, the Singapore food available there is acceptable. I won’t say it’s very good and all, but if you really really crave for Singapore food, you can visit that place.
And of course, the price is waaayyy higher than what we get in Singapore.
Go to the Isetan Building and take the lift to the 3rd floor. The restaurant is on your right. 🙂