Monday, January 23, 2012

Restaurant Review: Ang Mo Kio

Last week, my coworker Leslie invited us to try this new restaurant at Podium that served Singaporean food. The resto is called Ang Mo Kio, which according to Wikipedia is a town in North Central Singapore. The locality’s name is believed by some to derive from the Hokkien phrase Ang Mo Kio, meaning “Red Tomato.”

I love the art on the walls of Ang Mo Kio. Leslie was one of the artists responsible for the fab walls.

Even during the soft opening last week, the place had a good lunchtime crowd.

The service was great. Although Leslie already knew what to order for us, the waitress helped explain what made each dish or drink special. That was great because I don’t know a lot about Singaporean food. When I was in Singapore early this year, we mostly had Chinese food.

These are what we ordered:
Their Teh Tarik was good. Teh Tarik literally means pulled tea.

I had the Hainanese Chicken Rice. I opted for my chicken to be roasted. It can also be taken steamed. Ang Mo Kio’s Hainanese Chicken was juicy and flavorful.

My favorite dish that day was called BakuTeh. It’s a pork bone tea soup. Very similar to Nilaga or bulalo but instead of beef, the soup had pork ribs. The soup was really tasty. I would definitely go back to Ang Mo Kio for their Bakuteh.

Anj also had their Chicken Wings. They look yummy, don’t they?

For dessert, we had this yummy chilled tapioca pearls with sweet coconut milk and melon. I do not recall what this dish was called but it was a perfect way to end our meal.

Thank you, Leslie, for the wonderful lunch!

Leslie, EJ, and Anj

me, Philipp, and Roge

Ang Mo Kio is located at the 3rd floor of Podium, right next to Shi Lin.


cris said...

I had my lunch here today. Tried the roasted chicken wings and chicken rice. Wings was juicy and delish! I will definitely go back to this place:-)

Ro said...

Glad to hear your experience was as good as mine! I heard they will be adding more food items to the menu! Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza said...

hi Ro! I've eaten here with Edric.We liked it alot! Good hainanese chicken. :)