Before we went out for a day tour, my tita suggested that we buy local food at the nearby mall so we can get familiar with Malay food. Since it was Ramadan, we thought that it would be better if we order take-out. It was Friday, and the shops will be closing from 12noon to 2pm.
The place was practically empty when we arrived. One customer arrived soon after to order food for takeout.
SCR is a restaurant chain with outlets in East Malaysia and Brunei. They serve mostly chicken dishes, noodles, and some Western dishes.
Here are the items that we had:
We had Roast Chicken with Rice (B$ 3.50) and Steam Chicken with Rice (B$ 3.50).
|Roast Chicken with Rice|
|Steam Chicken with Rice|
Singaporean food is closely associated with Malay cuisine so it wasn't unusual to see chicken rice on the menu. I prefer the steamed chicken most of the time but this time I liked the roast chicken more.
We also had Ayam Penyet with Rice (B$ 4) and BBQ Chicken with Rice (B$ 4)
|Ayam Penyet with Rice|
|BBQ Chicken with Rice|
Ayam Penyet means "smashed chicken", and of Indonesian origin. It is served with cucumber and sambal.
For noodles, we had Fried Kueh Tiaw Seafood (B$ 5) and Fried Mee Mamak (B$ 5).
|Fried Kueh Tiaw Seafood|
|Fried Mee Mamak|
I've tried Kueh Tiaw (also known as Char Kway Teow in Singaporean restaurants) here in Manila, but this one is unforgettable. Maybe it's just my preference for anything sweet and salty, but I really liked this. Fried Mee Mamak is the Indian-Muslim Hokkien, a bit spicy but still good.
We also had some Mix Vegetable Seafood (B$ 5.50)
|Mix Vegetable Seafood|
Nothing special about this though, it's quite similar to chop suey.
Overall, the food was delicious and the servings were humongous. We were kinda tempted to order more because we thought it wouldn't be enough for the platoon, it turns out that it was too much for us.
A feast for B$2.70 (or Php 94.50) per person? Why not? :)
B$ 1 = Php 35