Kopi Tiam at Swissotel The Stamford is no ordinary coffee shop, but one which is known to gather the best of local dishes with a heavier than usual price tag. Even though most of the hawker food served here easily cost more than $10, locals and tourists come here to savour their signatures such as Fish Head Curry, Laksa, Rojak and Char Kway Tiao.
What many may not know is they actually have some special promotion every month, which all range from Teochew fare, Cambodian dishes, all-things fish, to the most recent authentic Cantonese culinary creations.
The Clay Pot Rice with Chicken, Salted Fish and Pork Sausage ($18) seems to be the must-have, because it is what Chef himself recommended, plus it is one of the few carb dishes on the promotional menu.
I am so used to pouring the dark sauce and oil over my claypot rice, until I saw that the seasoning has already all been added inside. This is so that the rice would not be that dry and can absorb the flavours better. I like the chicken meat pieces inside – well-marinated and tender. Though they could be more generous with the Lak Cheong. Personal preference.
Kopi Tiam 咖啡店
2 Stamford Road, 2F Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore, Tel: +65 6431 6221
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 11pm; Sat–Sun & PH: 11.30am – 11pm