It has been quite a while since me and Daphne had come here for our zhi char fix, and we were getting a wee bit tired with the usual foodcourt, western or japanese food that we normally end up with. Cahaya Restaurant at Far East Plaza is one of the cheaper Halal zhi char places, and other similar establishments would include Sakura Restaurant (Far East Plaza), Magic Wok Restaurant (Novena), Selera (Cuppage and Selegie) and Rex (Selegie). While Cahaya does not have a significant variety like the rest, it is slightly lower in price. The picture above was taken when the place was closing, which was slightly over 9pm.
Hot Plate Beancurd: 6.7/10
Ordinary fare, though the gravy was very starchy.
Sambal Kangkong: 6.5/10
Almost like a staple dish for us haha. The sambal was alright, I just felt there were too many "stalks" in it. Some parts of the sambal was quite watery, but overall it was okay.
Fried Carrot Cake: 6.5/10
Daphne gave me an odd look when I suggested ordering this. "With rice?" she raised her eyebrows. But since we didn't want those crispy fried stuff like chicken, wanton or you tiao, we settled for this. Overall, she didn't like it, but I thought it's alright. The thing is some of the chunks of the carrot cake were too large, which made them taste bland. The smaller parts, on the other hand, well mixed with the sauce and egg, tasted good.
$15 for the three dishes and two plates of rice. Cheap eh.
Orchard Far East Plaza, Level 5
1. Certified Halal.
2. They don't serve plain rice here, only chicken rice.