Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice ......... a melting pot of taste in a single plate

It was the recent World Cup that brought us to Jalan Besar. Not to watch World Cup in one of the coffee shops but to accompany a few of my friends to get one of those budget antenna for the free to air soccer feed. Even though the antennas didn't really work as expected, we did manage to eat at Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice that set up business in the neighborhood.

This popular curry rice stall resides in a corner shophouse at the junction of Jalan Besar and Kitchener Road. Business is brisk such that they have bought over the adjoining shophouse for more table space. This business serves customers from all throngs of life. Construction workers or office executives alike all sit among the same tables and chairs.

If you are not local, one look at the curry rice may already set of the "No-No" alarm. Just look at my plate of curry rice. You don't get to see any grain of rice as they were all covered under generous amounts of curry and braise sauce. The result, a plate of 'unsightly' mess of food that nobody could tell what's in there. On my plate was the typical bread crumb coated Hainanese pork chop, the traditional braised pork chop and some very soft cabbage. The mix of curry and dark braised sauce taste surprisingly great.

Traditional braised Hainanese pork chop
This ghastly looking piece of pork chop looked like a very charred piece of BBQ. Fear not! It's just braised uniformly. The taste of this visually 'unappetizing' piece of meat was totally up my alley. The look was totally deceiving.

*Photos taken with my iPhone 3GS

While I was still schooling, I would have this meal at least once a week when my mum did take-aways for dinner when she's too tired to cook after a full day of work. I love it that it's all mixed up, creating a melting pot of taste that's agreeable with me. Obviously I'm not the only one that appreciates eating a plate of gruel like mess. It's quite popular with the lunch crowd as you just take it all in with fast food style.

229 Jalan Besar
(At the junction of Jalan Besar and Kitchener Road)

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