May 26, 2017

Singlish Cafe: Singaporean Hawkers

I haven't been to Singapore but it's on my travel bucket list. Going on a holiday to Singapore I heard is quite expensive since it is one of the Asian countries that is first world and has a thriving economy and tourism. But if ever I'll go there, I would likely to spend my hard-earned money on food especially at their hawker centers.

Singapore's cuisine is very diverse because of the many influences it has. Malay, Chinese, Indian and British fares compose the Singaporean palate. Good thing that is for now I can still enjoy this well-versed cuisine without having to ride an airline. There are a couple of restaurants in the metro that serves Singaporean hawker food like Singlish.

Singlish is all about bringing Singaporean cuisine to Manila. Their passion and commitment are to provide true and authentic Singaporean cuisine in Manila. Hawker food style cooking without sacrificing freshness and quality ingredients. With over 5 years’ experience in F&B specializing in Singaporean and Asian cuisine. Singlish strives to provide value not just for our food but in recreating a truly Singaporean dining experience every time.

One Saturday, my friend and I decided to look for a place to eat along Lilac Street in Marikina. For a change, we opted to visit L.A. (and I mean lower Antipolo and not Los Angeles haha!) Since we both live somewhere in the east. Singlish's menu is very diverse but we opted to try just 3 dishes just to get a taste of what they have to offer.

Plain Roti with Curry Dip - fried pancake that is cooked over a flat grill. This is what they call unleavened bread. It was quite tasty on its own and the curry dip was flavorful. Already heavy on the tummy but eaten as an appetizer. 

Cereal Prawns - buttered prawns in rolled oats. This had good texture because of the oats. I just tried one piece of the prawn because I did not bring an anti-histamine and might get an allergy attack. I find it a bit salty though.

Salted Egg Chicken - fried chicken in creamy salted egg sauce. It was good and creamy but would have wished more chicken pieces. A bit on the sweeter side too.

Milo Dinosaur - composed of a cup of Milo (a chocolate malt drink) over ice with powdered undissolved Milo added to it. Tasted as the usual Milo drink would be. This was utterly sweet. But makes you feel like a kid again. 

Teh Tarik - is a hot milk tea beverage which can be commonly found in restaurants, outdoor within the Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia and Singapore. Its name is derived from the pouring process of "pulling" the drink during preparation. It is made from black tea, condensed milk or evaporated milk. I got mine over ice. The sweetness of the condense milk kind of overpowered the taste of the black tea.

Overall my friend and I enjoyed our dinner. I just hope though that Singlish would work on their serving size especially that their price points are a bit high. But I would definitely visit them again to try their other dishes.

60C Lilac Street, Hacienda Heights, 
Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
Contact Nos: 02 7363125 / +63 9212634850
For more information, complete menu and restaurant reviews, check out their Zomato profile: 
Singlish Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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