The Living Room Eating House (Leng Kee CC) – Delicious Cafe Food That Won’t Break The Bank!
Located in Leng Kee Community Centre, The Living Room is a family-run cafe that is perfect for social gatherings and study sessions. I’m not going to lie, my first impression of this simple but pretty cafe was that they were going to offer the standard fare of waffles and pasta. However, I was wrong. They serve up many different local delights at relatively affordable prices! The menu features dishes such as Bee Hoon (from $1.20), Nasi Lemak (from $3.80), and Mee Siam ($4).
The Porkrib Prawn Noodle ($8/$10) is one of their pricier options, but for a good reason. They use premium ingredients to make the broth and the final product. They use fresh Ang Kar prawns that are juicy and perfectly cooked. These prawns are quite substantial in size too. The soup had the rich flavour of prawns, and was a little on the sweeter side. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pork ribs were tender and fell off the bone easily. The bee hoon and egg noodles were chewy and springy.
I loved the Chicken Chop Curry Rice ($4.80) which came with curry, fried chicken cutlet, cabbage, and a sunny side up. The fried chicken cutlet was so good. It was crispy, despite bring soaked in the curry, and flavourful. I thought it was a tad salty. The curry was rich and creamy. The sunny side up was overcooked, so I couldn’t dip the chicken in the yolk. All in all, the whole plate was so worth it and delicious. I would definitely order it again.
The Signature Mee Sua ($6.50) was quite disappointing, to be honest. For that price, I expected more than just noodles and pork ribs and a bowl of soup. As someone who likes anything with mee sua in it, I have to say that there’s not much flavour or depth to it. I think there was prawn stock thrown into the noodles, but I couldn’t taste it. The pork too, was bland. Maybe it had been boiled for too long, because all the flavours had seeped out of it. It’s unfortunate, seeing how good the previous two dishes were.
They have a few interesting drinks on their menu. One of them is the Black Spider, which is a mix of kopi and milo. Think of it as an Asian mocha. They came up with the name themselves, as they wanted something unique. It tastes exactly like how you would expect it to taste — a chocolatey kopi. If you need a pick-me-up in the morning, this might just be the drink for you.
The Living Room started when a businesswoman (far left) wanted to introduce an F&B outlet to the CC. Now, it has become a family business with a few of her relatives helping out. The recipes come from the family, and the items on the menu are inspired by their favourite dishes.
Whether you need a hangout place, a place to study, or simply somewhere to grab a bite, The Living Room is the perfect place.
The Living Room Eating House
Address: #01-01, 400 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159049
Phone: 9622 7723
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 6pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the cafe featured here.
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