Hey friends! I’m back with another restaurant review, this time for a local favorite here in Singapore – Taste Good Restaurant. As you guys know, I love discovering new and authentic local food when I travel, so I was super excited to check this place out during my recent trip to Singapore. Keep reading for my full Taste Good Restaurant review!
Taste Good Restaurant Review
Nobody would have least expected that a specialised “area” such as Sim Lim Square, would be one of the key attraction highlights that actually draws insider foodies for a taste of heavenly!
Being largely served as a place that is known for its extensive array of computer & I.T parts, I was definitely surprised that I was missing out something truly amazing.This hidden gem by the name of Taste Good which features a hybrid built of both economical mixed-rice selections & as well as a mini-wok tze char eatery is the new found reason for me to dine in over here whenever I am around in this vicinity. I was definitely impressed by the buzzing crowd during lunch hours as it expands its seating arrangements to across & beside of the main kitchen, providing more spaces & a comfortable dining environment!
The speciality highlight at Taste Good would be its mini-wok tze char selections & hence, I shall leave out the economical mixed-rice selections as for now!
Like most first timer who are here, one would be “turned off” by the long distinct line of queue, but this situation only applies to its economical mixed-rice selections if you are having it.Thus, I would consider this as a special privilege option where you can just skipped the queue & walk up to the counter to place your order for their mini-wok tze char selections! They offer the classic favourites that most tze char stalls would have, but we are more interested in the four outstanding ones as shown right behind the counter which is their Butter pork rib, Cereal chicken, Salted egg chicken & Spicy lemongrass that is served in rice portion.
My ultimate favourite of them all would be hands down, their signature Salted Egg Chicken with Rice!
This bowl of goodness has already been remarkably perfected out that would totally be beyond your wildest dream.
It is so fragrant & delectable especially by the superb salted egg gravy & curry leaves that are the main essence of this entire dish!
As the name of salted egg suggests, it is clearly the opposite for the taste of this dish as it provides a good amount of sweetness that clearly dominates over the saltiness aspect while juggling a fine balance between the two. I have really enjoyed the chunks of chicken meat by its tenderness & lightly-fried texture which goes completely well with the flavours of the salted egg gravy. It is clearly an addictive & irresistible sensation that I can totally have this bowl of dish for almost every single day!
The Cereal Chicken with Rice would also be another great recommendation if you would like to dig in for a dish that is aesthetically pleasing & unique at the same time!
I was definitely blown away by its superior looks that this dish has clearly resembles of that to a fluffy “spiderweb” which is so picture worthy.Similar to the previous dish, it has the same remarkable fragrance & sweetness where its chunks of chicken meat has a tender & lightly-fried texture. The fragrance & sweetness certainly have been attributed by the delicate slices of fried cereals & curry leaves, which have also added on to the variety of chewing experiences. This dish totally deserved a commendation as the chefs take pride in “transforming” the typical looks of a cereal to that of a deep fried noodles.
In a nutshell, it was a great discovery over at a totally unexpected area in which I have found the reasons for a next visit whenever I am around in this vicinity.
The salted egg yolk is totally the star highlight over here that had left me a deep impression, while so as for the delicate looks of the cereal chicken that has resembles of that to a deep fried noodles!I have also love the presentation style for each of these dishes as it is nicely served in an aluminium wok which provides a beautiful touch while retaining the flavours & heat from the dish itself. Indeed, such discovery is also one of the reasons for the vibrancy in my search for great food as such amazing dishes could be just round the corner but yet awaiting to be discovered!
Taste Good (好味小厨)
- Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road, #02-04, 188504 (Sim Lim Square)
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 19:45
- Tel: +65 63366298
- Average Price:
- SGD $5.00 – Salted Egg Chicken with Rice
- SGD $5.50 – Cereal Chicken with Rice
I’m happy to report that Taste Good Restaurant completely won me over! The flavors were incredible and everything we tried tasted super fresh and homemade. You can tell the chefs here really know how to nail Singaporean comfort food. The prices are a steal for the quality too.
While the ambiance is pretty basic and casual, people clearly come here for the food. And on that front, Taste Good totally delivers. I 100% recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for delicious, authentic local cuisine in Singapore. It’s easily one of my top meals from my trip and I would absolutely go back on my next visit.
Tips for Visiting Taste Good Restaurant
If you plan to visit Taste Good Restaurant in Singapore, here are a few tips to make the most of your meal:
- Go during off-peak hours if you can. It gets busy during regular lunch and dinner times. I went mid-afternoon and didn’t have to wait.
- Cash only! Make sure to have cash on hand as they don’t accept credit cards.
- Order the salted egg chicken rice and add a fried egg – this dish is a must-try! The buttered pork ribs are also delicious.
- Be prepared to wait a bit if they have a rush of customers. Good food takes time!
- Don’t expect fancy ambiance or decor here – just tasty, authentic food.
Have you been to Taste Good Restaurant or tried Singaporean food in general? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear your favorite local dishes. Thanks for reading my Taste Good Restaurant review. Until next time, happy eating!