Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wagyu steak and chicken rice dinner at Serangoon Gardens
We were actually heading down to iSteaks (56 Serangoon Garden Way, Stalls 5 & 6) seeing that it could be good and while waiting for the steaks to arrive, spotted Poh Poh Roasted Chicken rice located at the other end of the same coffee shop which looked to be a pretty attractive proposition. So what pretty much happened was an order of their chicken rice while the cow was making progress on its grill.
This turned out to be pretty good. In fact, I'm going to go on record and state that I wouldn't have an qualms picking this over Pow Sing nearby should I need a fix of chicken rice in the vicinity. The rice was moist, sufficiently greasy without being excessive and also grainy enough for texture. Their roasted chicken was pretty respectable. It's definitely one those where the chilli sauce (commendably decent) was an option rather than a requisite since the rice was good enough to stand on its own.
iSteaks has a lower grade marbling Australian Wagyu on menu and hence, a 200g for $35 fix was available. This tasted pretty much like the one that Aston's had, possessing a noticeably increase in buttery beefiness in comparison to a regular ribeye. The meat that I had was a little inconsistent in doness from a shade of medium moving towards a juicer medum rare as I got along. I'm sure this stall gives Aston's a run for their money judging from the crowd, but it could be a little early for me to make that call.