New Station Snack Bar, Far East Plaza

The fifth floor of Far East Plaza is like some kind of black hole, you get lured and sucked in by the myriad of food scents and never come out quite the same as before because you always end up smelling like the dish you just ingested. Nevertheless, the food stalls here serve up one of the cheapest but decent cze char chow in the Orchard Road vicinity. And no, food courts don't count (please see this post for explanatory notes).

I only go to Far East Plaza for 2 things, a haircut or to alter my clothes. Otherwise, I prefer to steer clear of this teen hangout du jour. We usually go to New Station Snack Bar (my hairstylist's recommendation) for dinner after a haircut appointment and/or altering clothes. They are one of the better stalls around and do pretty decent cze char fare.

I like their signature Claypot Chicken Rice ($4.50), diced succulent chicken, green kale and sliced Chinese sausage (lap cheong) set atop dark soya sauce infused rice and served in an earthen pot for that distinctive smoky charred flavour.

We got a noodle dish, the Crispy Beef Noodles ($4.50), the garlic infused oyster sauce was luxurious and "melted" the crisp noodles. The only thing I didn't really take to was the beef, while tender, wasn't as fresh as I would have liked. Ah well, it did cost only $4.50.

We also got the Claypot Bean Curd ($10), silky egg beancurd, mushrooms, carrots, prawns, eggs, fish cakes, broccoli in a savoury oyster sauce.

For greens, we got the Mixed Vegetables ($7), sauteed cabbage, carrots, broccoli, bok choy, mushrooms, prawns, sliced fish cakes, squid with fragrant garlic and oyster sauce, this was simple homestyled fare.

New Station Snack Bar
14 Scotts Road
#05-95 Far East Plaza
Tel: 6734 2862

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