We’ve seen many stalls selling ricebowls. From poké bowls to fancy Japanese donburi, we’ve seen it all.
Now, a new player steps into the ring. Meet Tasty Street.
Tasty Street was started by 3 friends who met during their Polytechnic days, using modern cooking techniques to combine local flavours and premium ingredients into a grain bowl.
Premium Ingredients, Affordable Prices
Each grain bowl comes with a protein of your choice with a paired homemade sauce, brown and pearl rice base, vegetable of the day, a sour or spicy side of the day, charred sweet corn, and a beautifully poached onsen egg.
Their bestsellers are the Wagyu Beef Bowl, Iberico Lor Bah Bowl, and the Sous Vide Chicken Breast Bowl with Truffled Hotplate Tofu Sauce.
The Sous Vide Chicken Breast Bowl with Truffled Hotplate Tofu Sauce ($6.50) comes with their signature Truffled Hotplate Tofu Sauce, which still retains a strong taste of the hot bean paste used as the base for the sauce.
The chicken breast wasn’t dry (thankfully) and retained its moisture because of the Sous Vide cooking method. It was a little gamey, as all poached chicken do.
However, the truffled hotplate tofu sauce does its job well, masking most of the gamey taste of the chicken breast.
The Wagyu Beef Bowl ($6.50) uses premium Australian Wagyu beef, grilled and served with Asian black pepper sauce.
This is a crowd favourite and sells out fast.
The wagyu beef was perfectly grilled to medium rare doneness and was still pink in the centre. If you’re like me and prefer meat to be cooked through, then you’re the exception rather than the norm.
Finally, the Iberico Lor Bah Bowl ($6.50).
Premium Iberico pork is slow-braised for 48 hours to create this sinful dish. The resulting braising liquid better known as Lor, is sweet with a tinge of bitterness that doesn’t overshadow the Iberico pork and isn’t jelak either.
The Iberico pork lives up to its name with a perfect balance of fat to lean meat ratio and is so tender that it barely holds its shape when held with chopsticks.
While the stars of the rice bowls are the proteins, the sides are not neglected either. The vegetables and sides are rotated daily and they serve to complement the proteins, so the rice bowls don’t end up becoming jelak.
The charred sweet corn is a mainstay in the rice bowls and are so good that customers have ordered just the corn alone. Yes, you can do that for just $1.
Their Buona Vista outlet only offers these 3 bestsellers.
The outlet at Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre has a more extensive menu, with a vegetarian Deep Fried Tofu Bowl ($5.50) and 2 seafood options in the Griddled Prawn Bowl ($6.50) that comes in 2 types of sauces.
It’s hard to find a hawker that offers rice bowls made with premium ingredients, and at the price that Tasty Street offers, no less.
While Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre might be at the opposite end of the island for me, I would gladly head back to Tasty Street just for another taste of their addictive rice bowls.
I cannot wait to see what other creations they might come up with in future.
Tasty Street – Our Little Red Dot
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-16, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore, 519641
Opening Hours: Thu – Tue: 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm, Wed: Closed
Contact no.: 8333 5170
Address: 1 Buona Vista Drive, #02-01, MOE Cafeteria, Singapore, 138675
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 3pm, Sat – Sun: Closed
Contact no.: 8333 5170
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