28 Jan '17, 11am
Ho-Jiak – Inexpensive Rice Bowls on Anson Road (Below $11) https://t.co/RRrzW7Uzif
What an interesting name, Ho-Jiak. Somehow, I pictured a hipster cafe serving nothing but traditional Singaporean food. In the end, hipster cafe yupp, but we got Japanese rice bowls instead! Ho-Jiak, which also means delicious in Hokkien, is tucked away on the second storey of Fuji Xerox Tower. The menu is super simple – pick your proteins and you’re done! Oven-baked Chicken Leg ($7.90) or Pork Shoulder Shabu ($8.90) or Beef Shabu ($10.90) – what’s your choice? The chicken leg was unfortunately too popular a chick that it was totally sold out for lunch. The beef and pork were both very lean, yet it was still satisfactorily tender. However, they were lacking in some seasoning, in my opinion. I could stir it in the curry, but it wasn’t sufficient to even fully coat the rice. I don’t know about you but I love my rice absolutely bathed in curry, but this wasn’t the case, sadly...