Sunday, June 28, 2015

Geylang Claypot Rice

When I clicked on Geylang Claypot Rice's website, I was a little stunned (yes, perhaps stunned like vegetable- inside joke only for Singaporeans) when I heard some chinese orchestra music playing in the background. For a cze char place, the website was surprisingly sleek. 

It was a Saturday afternoon and I was a little hesitant as to whether the shop was open because the shop was empty at noon. Customers started streaming in from 1 p.m. onwards. I didn't know that you could call to make your reservation for claypot rice and was told by the server that if you didn't do so, you will just have to wait around half an hour for your food to arrive.

While waiting for our claypot rice to arrive, we started munching on the crunchy Stir-fried French Beans with Shrimps ($8).  It was no surprise that the other customers sitting at other tables ordered this too because it was the only vegetable dish on the menu.

After a half an hour wait, we proceeded to tuck into the Claypot Rice for two ($14). Using charcoal to cook the rice, the portion for two was enough for 3 to share. Stuffed with ingredients such as chicken, chinese sausages, salted fish, the fragrance hit us the moment the lid of the claypot was lifted. The aunty then offered to help us drizzle the dark soy sauce on the rice.  I always think that the best part of Claypot Rice is the bottom with those crispy pieces of hard rice. Miraculously, while these pieces were not charred, they still contained the smoky taste. 

For a cheap and good eating option at Geylang, I will say this place serves this purpose pretty well. Just remember to call before ordering your claypot rice, otherwise you might have to wait quite a while, particularly during their peak period!

Geylang Claypot Rice 
639 Geylang Road
Singapore 389570
Tel No: 6744 4574 


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