The mee pok felt a little softer than expected but all is forgiven when tossed with the chili, pork lard and dose of black vinegar.
Quite a popular store with serviceable lor mee, with a strong pork flavour in the braising sauce. The fritters were quite indistinguishable though – some soft globs, some hard chips.
The noodles in the white Sarawak Kolo Mee were springy and quite fragrant, and the minced meat was nicely marinated and salty sweet, lifting the flavours nicely. But I thought the sauce was a bit meagre and could be a bit more punchy. The noodles were a bit dry as such, and so was the char siew.
The thick chicken chop was moist, tender, and really smoky with crispy charred skin and coming with a nice sweet brown black pepper sauce. The mash potato was really smooth and creamy, almost like the one at Joel Robuchon, and again with the nice brown black pepper sauce that tasted a bit more savoury here. Very good restaurant standard western food, by ex Burnt Ends and Joel Robuchon chefs.
If travelling to Korea is not on the cards for you this year, head to Jeong’s Jjajang to curb that craving for good Korean fare!
The Mala Kolo Mee will fare well among mala fans out there but the OG prawn noodles are definitely not to be missed, especially if you have a penchant for rich flavours!
The pork ribs was tender and savoury umami, tasting like braised pork ribs. The prawns were so so in terms of sweetness and texture though. All these made for a very nice and drinkable prawn noodle soup the next day, with nicely cooked noodles sitting in great tasty broth.
Cheval Chibao Review 赤宝Chinese Restaurant at Bukit Merah Central Lifestyle Sports Complex with pictures of food and menu ...
The stall was really popular, and required a 15 minute wait at 12nn. The chicken chop was crispy and charred, but a bit tough. It was paired though with a superb black pepper sauce, full of solid black pepper and meaty demi-glace flavour. Additionally, the coleslaw was fresh, crunchy and competent.
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