I love discovering new cuisines and dishes when I travel, and one of my favorite food finds has been Singaporean cuisine. On a recent trip there, I was introduced to a fantastic local eatery called Hong Seng Curry Rice that serves up some of the best curry dishes I’ve ever tried. In this blog post, I want to share my experience and recommendations for this little restaurant that serves big flavors!
Hong Seng Curry Rice Review
Chucking away the big names in this traditional Hainanese Curry Rice scene, I am certainly delightful to have found a more local Singapore fusion based of a deserving plate of Hainanese Curry Rice!
Located in the neighbourhood of Redhill district, this eatery by the name of “Hong Seng Curry Rice” is certainly one that redefines the more Singaporean style as it takes on with our favourite local dishes such as cabbages, charsiew pork & not forgetting the essential traditional ones such as fried pork cutlet which are also available!
Adopting the similar economical mixed rice concept, one would just simply pick & choose your very own favourite dishes & pay accordingly!It has been my several visits over here & I can safely say that every single dishes are indeed scrumptious & would go along all perfectly with their signature curry gravy over a comforting plate of white rice!
This eatery is definitely one where you should not missed out on its uniquely one-of-a-kind fried anchovies dish that sets itself apart from others! I had totally enjoyed the great economical prices while getting myself a deserving plate that really makes me a happy kid after indulging over it.
For this meal, my delightful plate has consist of Fried Pork Cutlet, Charsiew Pork, Fried Anchovies & Fried Beancurd dishes that sets me at an affordable cost! At times, I just get really bored at those traditional Hainanese Curry Rice eateries as I often think to myself how nice it would have been if they had actually offered our Singapore delights too!
Just before digging in into the main dishes, their steamed white rice would have already set the bar for most rice dishes!
It is pleasantly well-cooked with a very nice soft fluffy texture that totally goes so well with the amazing curry sauce gravy!
The curry is certainly well balanced in terms of sweetness that has totally resembles of that to a Japanese curry or the famously known McDonald’s curry sauce!
It was not at all spicy which has provided a very lovely & distinctive smell of curry flavour that is truly delightful.
The Charsiew meat is definitely one of the most extraordinary meat that I had tasted & had certainly enjoyed every single time when I dine in over at this stall!
It is so fatty with a very nice soft chewy & tender kind of texture that is coated with sweetness.
It has that amazing wow factor which has taken me by surprise especially during my first visit as most legitimate Charsiew meat would tend to have that attractive bright red roasted kind of appearance, but this has none of it which still turns out to be so tasty!It is also one of the most widely sold out items over here at this stall & I would strongly recommend to get your hands on it if theres such an opportunity that arises.
The Fried Anchovies has a very nice crunchy kind of texture which is absolutely sweet that has contained a stickiness texture that is most probably coated over with honey. It is not at all salty that has amazingly captivate my love for this remarkable dish, making it a necessity must for myself to go with a special upsize portion on every visit!
In a nutshell, it is a truly outstanding eatery that offers a very unique fusion based of Singapore with the traditional Hainanese style of Curry Rice!
This eatery has a special place indeed in my heart, probably due to the fact that I love both traditional Hainanese Curry but still would prefer having our typical well love dishes too!
The charsiew meat is indeed the must to order, as well as the signature fried anchovies dish which would certainly make anyone fall head over heels!The comforting plate of white rice is totally worth highlighting upon, taking into account that most eateries these days do not really pay much attention to such details! Needless to say, this eatery has very well justify its credentials & I will definitely be back here very soon again!
Hong Seng Curry Rice (鴻森咖喱飯)
Address: Blk 85 Redhill Lane #01-74, 150085 (Redhill Food Centre)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 09:30 – 23:00 (Closed: Thu)
Tel: +65 98762288
- SGD $0.70 – Ikan Bilis with Peanuts (Per Portion)
- SGD $0.70 – Cabbage (Per Portion)
- SGD $1.00 – Pork Chop (Per Portion)
- SGD $1.00 – Char Siew (Per Portion)
- SGD $2.50 – Curry Sotong (Per Portion)
Quality and Value
Considering the care that goes into preparing each dish at Hong Seng, the prices are very reasonable. For about $5-10 you can get an ample portion of curry rice or noodle soup. And the flavors certainly deliver far more than what you pay!
I also noticed how clean and tidy the kitchen looked each time I walked by. You can tell the staff takes pride in maintaining high hygiene standards, which is always reassuring when eating out in a new country.
A Must-Try Local Gem
As you can probably tell by now, I can’t recommend Hong Seng Curry Rice enough for anyone visiting Singapore. It’s the perfect introduction to authentic local cuisine in a relaxed, no-fuss setting. The food is carefully prepared with quality ingredients and time-honored techniques.
While there are many trendy, upscale restaurants in Singapore, Hong Seng represents the soul of traditional cooking that has been passed down for generations. I always prefer these family-run spots over flashy tourist traps when I travel. The food at Hong Seng is made with passion and pride – and that makes all the difference in the flavor!
So next time you’re in the Chinatown area and craving some curry, be sure to stop by Hong Seng. Just look for the little s