King of Fried Rice – Hidden Gem in Golden Mile Tower
June 16, 2019
Do you love Din Tai Fung’s pork chop fried rice? Well have I got a place for you. Quietly located in the basement of Golden Mile Tower, King of Fried Rice serves up these delicious plates at a steal. Like their name suggests, they only sell fried rice, which comes in four different flavours ($5++) — original egg, XO, tom yum, and mala. If you’re feeling a little fancy, you can also add on extra ingredients such as tobiko, shimeji or a sunny side up for $1 per item. Unfortunately, they were already sold out of the tom yum and mala when we’d arrived. And this was just an hour after their opening!
Despite limited online reviews, there was a huge number of customers hoping to get their hands on this plate of eggy goodness. Although there were only less than five people ahead of us in the queue, we waited for a total of thirty minutes because there were plenty of orders. My mouth kept watering as I watched others tuck into their fried rice. The chef only fries a maximum of two plates at a time to maintain the quality. Despite being a two man show, the chef, and his wife, delivered each and every plate superbly.
Deliciously savoury with bits of egg in every bite, the rice was absolutely worth the wait. Each grain of rice was almost buttery. I also loved the amount of wok hei present in the dish, proving that they are indeed the king of fried rice.
While the fried rice was amazing, what really stole the show was the pork chop. It was perfectly marinated and tender. Some pork chops tend to be dry and hard, but this was definitely not the case here! In fact, I can honestly say that this is the best fried rice I’ve tasted.
King of Fried Rice
Address: 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #B1-56, 199589
Phone: 9159 4902
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30am to 8:30pm. Saturday: 12:30pm to 8:30pm. Closed on Sundays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.