BBraise – Home-Based Biz Now Selling Braised Meat Bowls at Amoy Street Food Centre
Amoy Street Food Centre is filled with many longstanding stalls, and there have been a few new stalls on the block lately. Previously a home-based business, BBraise decided to open a brick and mortar shop at Amoy Food Centre in early February this year.
The chef who is self-taught, was working with another business partner selling pig’s organ soup, prior to opening his own stall. When asked why he pivoted to selling braised meat, it was because it is one of his favourite foods. The meat is soaked in the braising liquid overnight before being braised in the wee hours of the morning.
2 options are available for each bowl— $5.90 for the normal bowl, or $6.90 for a bowl with additional pieces of B’fry. Besides the meat, the bowl also comes with vegetables, pickled radishes and a hard-boiled egg.
With the large signboard bearing the name of the Braised Belly Rice ($5.90), I had to give that a go of course. The melt-in-your-mouth fat was very flavourful, as it had soaked up the goodness of the sauce which was on the thicker side. Don’t forget to dip the pork belly into their fiery homemade chilli, which is sweet and sour.
On the other hand, the trotters in the Braised Trotter Rice ($5.90) were dry, but I enjoyed the cut of trotters chosen — it had a lot of that slimy collagen goodness. The lu dan for both bowls was sadly overcooked, and my yolk was turning grey on the edges.
The B’ Fry ($3) is a unique find on the menu, consisting of their braised pork belly fried with a crispy breadcrumb crust. I felt that there was nothing much to shout about. The pork was underseasoned; and the combination of the already fatty pork belly with the fried crust made the overall dish rather cloying. Nonetheless, this could be a hit with those who are craving for something a tad more sinful.
There were some hits and misses but they do make a rather delicious bowl of Braised Belly Rice. Perhaps with a few tweaks, their rice bowls would be something I’d come back for.
Address: Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Rd, #02-131, Singapore 069111
Mobile: 8884 2796
Opening Hours: 9am-3pm, Monday to Friday. 11am-3pm on Sundays. Closed on Saturdays.
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.