Ayza's Restaurant looks more like a kopitiam (Singlish terms which meaning is close to 'food court' in this case) than a restaurant with a few stalls offering Malay cuisine, Indian food, grilled items, etc. You can just mix and match your food by ordering from the different stalls, and then pay everything later at the end of the meal. Pika's advice: Do ask them for the menu booklet so that you can choose easier rather than looking at the pictures of the food at the different stalls.
Grilled Sotong (Cuttlefish) S$8.00
The price for the grilled items vary according to the size or amount of the seafood ordered. Since I only came with a friend the other day, the waiter just gave us a S$8.00 worth of grilled sotong. Anyway, it wasn't like what I expected it to be. While the sotong wasn't too overcooked, the sauce didn't really kick my tastebuds as it was barely spicy.
Kailan with Salted Fish (Medium) S$6.00
While the kailan (Chinese broccoli) was pretty fresh and crunchy, the dish was way too salty for my liking. I believe they added salt even though they already put salted fish in the dish.
Pineapple Fried Rice S$6.00
The pineapple fried rice came with a lot of juicy chunks of pineapples, chicken fillet, fish cake and a few prawns. While overall it wasn't too oily, I believe they could do more with salt, sugar and pepper to balance the flavour.
Fried Rice with Beef and Yellow Ginger S$6.00
Initially, I only wanted to order the small daging goreng kunyit (beef fried with yellow ginger or turmeric), but somehow they took the wrong order and made it with the fried rice instead. Well, the fried rice was quite good, and so was the beef. However, the beef slices were a tad too dry.
Hor Fun S$6.00
The hor fun (Chinese flat rice noodle) was enjoyable as each layer was firm, but smooth. The dish had almost the same ingredients as the pineapple fried rice, save for the pineapple chunks. The thick gravy made the dish enjoyable.
Almond Milk Shake S$3.30
Okay, I don't order drinks that often when I eat outside, but it was a really hot afternoon and so I needed something to cool myself down. The almond milk shake was really refreshing. It had the right degree of sweetness, but it would be perfect if it were thicker.
Ayza's Restaurant does catering for functions and events. The staff were quite friendly too, and I spoke with one of them in Malay. I think he was a bit surprised that time. Haha...
431 Sembawang Road
(Twenty Four / Seven)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,