Sizzling K’pot – A 100% Muslim Owned Claypot Hawker!
Tong Bee Kopitiam may be well known for being home to the famous Boon Kee Fishball Mee, but there’s a new tenant in the house called Sizzling K’pot, and they are selling aromatic claypot dishes!
Sizzling K’pot is a 100% Muslim owned hawker that specialises in claypot dishes. The stall is run by Anuar, who left his full time job to pursue his passion for cooking. He shared that Sizzling K’pot is his first venture into the food and beverage industry following his previous job in a design firm.
The stall has two menus- breakfast and lunch. Breakfast items include homemade lontong ($3.50) and mee soto ($3.50). It is only during lunch time that they start firing up the gas burners, and preparing the various claypot dishes to feed the hungry lunch time crowd.
Anuar shared that their signature dish would be their Claypot Asam Pedas with red snapper ($5.50). Like their claypot curry, each order is served with a side of white rice and papadum, making it a complete meal.
The Assam pedas may appear extremely spicy with its deep red colour, but it really is not. Instead, the distinct tartness of the Assam shines through and pairs beautifully with the natural sweetness of the fish.
The Claypot Curry ($5/$5.50) served at Sizzling K’pot is rather different. The gravy is thinner in consistency than the usual creamy variations but not to fret as the flavour is still robust and piquant.
The curry sauce tasted similar to their Assasm pedas sauce and personally we felt that the “lemak” taste was lacking in the former. Maybe more coconut milk would have done the trick!
For the Assam pedas and curry sauce, Anuar shared that they are his family recipes, which makes the dishes here so unique. He quipped: “The sauces are well liked by my family, and so I wanted to share this with others too.”
If you are not a fan of spicy food, the hawker stall also offers Claypot Chicken Rice ($4). Although the well-seasoned rice was flavourful and coated evenly with black sauce, we felt that it was a little too watery and it didn’t have the crispy charred base that was characteristic of claypot rice. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the well marinated and juicy chicken meat.
Although Tong Bee Kopitiam may not be the most accessible (it’s a 10 minute walk from the main road), it is still worth a visit for some affordable and halal claypot dishes!
Address: 92 Jalan Senang, Singapore 418464
Phone: 6123 4567
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 7.30am to 3pm, closed on Sundays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.