18 November 2010

Yang's Asian Cuisine ~ Singaporean Chinese - Dixon House Food Court, Chinatown



Our quest to eat at every food court stall in Chinatown continues with some Singaporean Chinese at Yang's Asian Cuisine, Dixon House. [CLOSED - FOR LEASE SIGN SPOTTED APRIL 2012]





As I walk into Chinatown I'm greeted by a philosophical Cookie Monster at Marrickville. Me like.



We've never eaten at Yang's Asian Cuisine before, and it's Singapore Chinese, we're excited.



Hainan Chicken Rice $7.80. Excellent value and quite a good chook too, tender and juicy. Perhaps not the best in town but still very good, better than many I have had. The rice and soup were so-so but for this price, who cares?



Bakuteh - about $8. It won't win any beauty contests but it's what's inside that counts: pork simmered for hours, with tofu and a little tripe. We've never had ba ku teh before so we can't make comparisons, and it was quite different to what we expected, but we enjoyed it immensely.



The bakuteh had a generous amount of tender, slow cooked pork.



Singapore Chili Fish $9.50.  The poor man's Singapore Chili Crab. It had a nice belecan (shrimp paste) kick, and I liked the big hunks of basa fish and fresh tomato, but with a stronger ketchup flavour than I am used to. This didn't set our tastebuds on fire but it was fun. I just felt like something sloppy and homely, and I got it.



Yang's Asian Cuisine Menu - Click to Enlarge



Yang's Asian Cuisine Menu - Click to Enlarge



Yang's Asian Cuisine Menu - Click to Enlarge



Yang's Asian Cuisine Menu - Click to Enlarge



Yang's Asian Cuisine Menu - Click to Enlarge



Yang's Asian Cuisine is at Dixon House Food Court, Corner of Dixon and Little Hay Streets, Haymarket/Chinatown.

8 comments:

  1. Reading abt Bak Kut Teh makes me want to go have it tonight esply since it is so windy today!!
    Should try this stall so when I come back next year and homesick I will know where else to head to besides Singapore Shiok. Will let you know if it is authentic. I know my mom uses 1kg of spare ribs to cook this so you'll get a nice porky broth. And it should be very peppery and herbal.

    I love Bak Ku Teh and have already requested mom to make it for the day i arrive home. Shall request for some You Tiao (fried dought fritters) to dunk in the soup.

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  2. those food courts always remind me of the ones in shopping centres in bangkok. oh how I love bangkok..

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  3. Finally got to try the bakuteh today. It is such a perfect weather for soup. The bakuteh here is completely unlike any bakuteh I have tried in Singapore. Perhaps, it's a china chinese version but definitely not Singaporean. However, it is a nice herbal soup with yummy well cokes pork. As a herbal soup, it is nice, but it is not bakuteh. I am anxiously waiting for Singapore shiok to start their version and try it.

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  4. Update: The for lease sign is gone, and a 'leased' sign is in its place. There are also two more stalls (I believe they one used to be called 'Asian Style Cuisine' and the other (in the corner next to the cane juice place) an Indonesian joint) which had workers in them today, putting in kitchen equipment. Hopefully there will be 3 new stalls to try in the near future :-)

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    1. Thanks for the update. We waltzed through yesterday for a sticky beak and saw some signs of action. It's like Christmas waiting to see what will be revealed.

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    2. Yes. Exciting times ahead.

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  5. A Korean joint has appeared in this spot - eating my way through it now...

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