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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SIN: Cheeky Chicky {CLOSED}

Chawanmushi with an unexpected "cheeky twist"!

UPDATE (02/05/2016): The eatery has closed down.

Fusion food has, more often than not, appealed to my senses. I chanced upon Cheeky Chicky, an eatery that has a mascot of a fat chick, serving Chinese-Japanese fusion dishes. Each main course, the type of meat is the determining price of the dish, regardless of the sauce and the source of carbohydrates that you pick to go along with the former.


Chicken + Creamy Salted Egg + Garlic Chicken Rice S$16.90
Taste: 8/10

The fried chicken chunks were meaty and lightly crispy without being overwhelmingly oily. The salted egg sauce did leave a desirable buttery sensation on the tongue, although it wasn't creamy. 'Chunky' would be a better word to describe the sauce, and it wasn't bad at all. The rice, to me, felt like it had an identity crisis - somewhere in between chicken rice and fried rice. For a garlic lover, I found that it wasn't garlicky enough.


Salmon + Curried Garlic Butter + Okonomiyaki S$18.90
Taste: 8/10

A slightly more expensive option would be the slab of salmon that was pretty moist. Slathered on top of it was the curried garlic butter sauce that could be better in terms of aroma and level of spiciness. I was initially told that it'd be quite spicy, but it turned out to be mildly so. The okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancake) was fluffy enough and full of cabbages.


Chawanmushi Special S$6.90
Taste: 8/10

The Japanese egg custard took me by surprise. Think along the lines of spinach with three different kinds of eggs, but to give an example. Yes, underneath that adequately velvety steamed egg mixture were bits of salted and century eggs that lent a piquant touch to the overall taste. Chicken, shrimps and mushrooms were also part of the rendition.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 7.5/10
Service: 8.5/10
Overall: 8/10

Pika's advice: For an additional S$4.90, you can complete your meal with a bowl of soup, dessert and green tea. From observation, the soup that day was miso (Japanese fermented rice, barley and/or soybean) soup, and the dessert was vanilla ice cream. No dessert items are available in the menu.

Cheeky Chicky

774 North Bridge Road
Singapore
(Daily: 11.00am - 11.00pm)


*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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