Maddie’s Kitchen – Mouth-Watering Beef Hor Fun, Oyster Omelette & Affordable Zi Char in Far East Plaza!

Ashley Wong
Ashley Wong
October 20, 2021

In Far East Plaza, where rows of fashion boutiques, hair salons and traditional tailors have made their home, hides one of the best zi char places in the heart of town!

Started in 2018 by Owner-Chef Mui Leng, the restaurant has an extensive zi char menu with wallet-friendly dishes that attract office workers, tourists and shoppers alike. I learnt from the staff that business was so good that they moved from the smaller units on the higher floors to the current larger space on the second floor.





As I stepped into the restaurant, the split decor of the red bricks and wooden tables vs the light wood and white tables gave off quite a homey vibe.




For starters, I ordered the Oyster Omelette ($10.80) which saw crispy egg slices topped with plump, juicy oysters. The omelette had less starch than those you would typically find in a hawker stall. Yet, the extremely crispy texture made me liken it to a Korean pancake. The fat oysters that decorated the omelette are from Korea and they burst in my mouth with a distinct brininess and deep flavours.




Next, I tried the Hainanese Pork Chop Curry Set with cabbage and egg ($5.80). The large slices of fried pork cutlet piled on top hid the curry-soaked rice beneath. Unfortunately, the thin pieces of pork were harder than I would’ve hoped. The curry sauce was light which went well with the soft, flavourful cabbage on the side.






When it comes to dining at a zi char restaurant, I always order a hor fun dish. This time is no exception. I got the Beef Tenderloin Hor Fun ($12.80) which came with a generous amount of beef chunks, black beans, bitter gourd, and charred rice noodles bathed in a viscous gravy.

Each tender piece of beef tenderloin melted in my mouth, and the black beans that dotted the plate were soft and starchy. The wok hei in the noodles tucked underneath the heap of toppings was strong and went well with the thick garlicky sauce that threatened to flow over the edges of the plate. The addition of bitter gourd was quite brilliant, as it effectively cut through the sauce, which might be overpowering to some. I’d recommend adding some sliced green chillies to the hor fun.

Overall, Maddie’s Kitchen offers premium zi char dishes at affordable price points, which might be great for those looking for a pocket-friendly meal after a day out shopping in Orchard.

Maddie's Kitchen

Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #02-10/11/12/13, Singapore 228213

Phone: 6365 0501


Area: South

Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily.

Cuisine: Chinese

Facebook: made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

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