FOOD, Living in... Singapore, Uncategorized GOLDEN ROOSTER @ CORONATION PLAZA, SINGAPORE 9 August 2006


Golden Rooster
Coronation Plaza, 587 Bukit Timah Rd
Singapore

Golden Rooster is a favourite of mine.. especially since it’s just a few steps away from home. Seems like every other person in Singapore likes it too though, as it’s packed at lunchtimes.. especially since there’s a school nearby. Their specialty (and my favourite dish there) is Lemon chicken and rice. It’s this hybrid/fusion Western and Chinese style dish that’s just fantastic! Very mildly flavoured rice (dunno with what) and a small scoop of coleslaw, with the star ingredient – crispy fried chicken. A bottle of lemon sauce sits at every table, and it’s not too sweet or sour – just perfect. All dishes are < $3 here, which is unbelievable – everything that you see below fed 3 people to the brim, and cost $10 all up. In Australia, $10 gets me ONE meal.. it certainly won’t buy 3 meals and 2 drinks! Shameful.

The food here’s always spectacular. They also feature Daily Specials that are always a hit. The service leaves much to be desired though… typical Singaporean hawker food service – extremely brusque, rude and all around shitty. But since it’s common attitude here, no one really blinked an eyelid. I don’t know whether that’s a good or bad thing. Anyhow, cheap food serviced at lightning speed usually can’t go wrong, and for that, I just suck up the shitty attitude 😉


Golden Rooster @ Coronation Plaza

Lemon chicken and rice

Fried beehoon with chicken and chilli sauce

Fried fish with spicy sauce, served with seafood soup

Iced milo and Iced tea with condensed milk (aka “teh ping”)

30 Comments

  • babyflite posted on August 9, 2006 at 11:22 am

    Man, I am so craving teh ping right now. That along with sugar cane with lemon are almost always my drink of choice when eating at hawker centres in Singapore. It just doesn’t taste the same when made at home.

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:44 pm

      So true… I don’t know why other countries don’t have teh/kopi ping.. it can’t be THAT hard to make?? I miss it 🙁

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 9, 2006 at 11:29 am

    Wow, what a fabulous meal – great value too.

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:45 pm

      Cheap meals can be so much better than $$ meals sometimes..!

      Reply
  • bisoumoi posted on August 9, 2006 at 11:53 am

    Arghh I miss Singapore food now.

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:46 pm

      I miss it all the time! gotta stuff it all in over the 2 weeks i’m here 😉

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    ALL the food looks sooooooooooooo good! Now I have a craving for lemon chicken & rice!

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:48 pm

      I actually don’t like lemon chicken normally.. i ONLY like it at this place 😛

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      • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:37 pm

        umm I don’t normally like lemon chicken either – to me, it’s chinese style western food. but this one looks super good! the bee hoon looks TDF and I am a bee hoon fiend!

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  • pishako posted on August 9, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    reminds me of the days i used to go ther for lunch after sch.. it used to be called ‘ke ai ji’ (cute chicken)..

    the new name’s so funny!

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:48 pm

      Oh! Didn’t realise they changed names.. hehe. Yeah tons of students there, esp since it’s so cheap and good

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  • ah_fat posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    i never knew of the existence. It’s time to check it now!

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    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:49 pm

      Yessss do check it out!!! You HAVE to.. so cheap and it’s so tasty :)~~

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on August 9, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    it was my favorite before ECA hang out cos my school was round the corner!! *yums* missing home now..

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    • beverly posted on August 10, 2006 at 2:00 am

      Hee it’s a small world! Yeah, they’re so tasty and cheap

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  • babyflite posted on August 9, 2006 at 11:22 am

    Man, I am so craving teh ping right now. That along with sugar cane with lemon are almost always my drink of choice when eating at hawker centres in Singapore. It just doesn’t taste the same when made at home.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:44 pm

      So true… I don’t know why other countries don’t have teh/kopi ping.. it can’t be THAT hard to make?? I miss it 🙁

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 9, 2006 at 11:29 am

    Wow, what a fabulous meal – great value too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:45 pm

      Cheap meals can be so much better than $$ meals sometimes..!

      Reply
  • bisoumoi posted on August 9, 2006 at 11:53 am

    Arghh I miss Singapore food now.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:46 pm

      I miss it all the time! gotta stuff it all in over the 2 weeks i’m here 😉

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    ALL the food looks sooooooooooooo good! Now I have a craving for lemon chicken & rice!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:48 pm

      I actually don’t like lemon chicken normally.. i ONLY like it at this place 😛

      Reply
      • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:37 pm

        umm I don’t normally like lemon chicken either – to me, it’s chinese style western food. but this one looks super good! the bee hoon looks TDF and I am a bee hoon fiend!

        Reply
  • pishako posted on August 9, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    reminds me of the days i used to go ther for lunch after sch.. it used to be called ‘ke ai ji’ (cute chicken)..

    the new name’s so funny!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:48 pm

      Oh! Didn’t realise they changed names.. hehe. Yeah tons of students there, esp since it’s so cheap and good

      Reply
  • ah_fat posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    i never knew of the existence. It’s time to check it now!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:49 pm

      Yessss do check it out!!! You HAVE to.. so cheap and it’s so tasty :)~~

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on August 9, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    it was my favorite before ECA hang out cos my school was round the corner!! *yums* missing home now..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 10, 2006 at 2:00 am

      Hee it’s a small world! Yeah, they’re so tasty and cheap

      Reply

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