A couple of stalls were closed in the previous time that I was here with my friends, but this time round all were open as I brought my family here for dinner on a Sunday evening. We arrived at 6pm, so there wasn't much of a crowd yet. Adam Road Food Centre has just been renovated, it's been a month or so already actually, and looks like a miniature version of East Coast or Newton Circus food centres.
Nasi Lemak: 8.5/10
This is probably one of the best nasi lemak I've ever tried in Singapore. It explains why this stall has the longest queue in Adam Road (the queue for prawn noodles is also another long one) and for me, it was well worth the wait.
I chose the "Royal Flush" set, which consists of a fried chicken wing, otah otah (grilled fish paste), begedil (fried mashed potatoes), egg and anchovies. The chicken wing was really tasty and fried to a golden crisp, while the smabal chilli was spicily good! The best part of the dish, and often neglected by others, is the rice, which wasn't too soft nor too hard, was very fragrant and piping hot. Great stuff, went well with everything.
Elera Rasa Nasi Lemak
$4.50. A little on the high side, but worth it.
Fried Kway Teow: 5/10
In contrast to my nasi lemak, the fried noodles paled terribly in comparison. Lack of flavour, non spicy and ordinary, this dish could not impress anyone on the table.
Unit #01-22. This stall is not the one with the longer prawn noodles queue by the way. It also claims to have "no pork, no lard", which is why my parents bought from this stall.
$3.00. At least it was cheap.
Fried Oyster Omelette: 7.3/10
I'm not exactly a fan of fried oyster omelettes, but this came out to be a bit too oily and not crispy enough. I liked the way it was served though, in a small boat-like dish haha.
Same as the above, Unit #01-22.
Bee Hoon Goreng: 7.7/10
"Goreng" is a Malay word for "fried" actually. When used by an Indian stall like the case we have here, what you would get is fried (noodles) in tomato sauce, with egg, vegetables and mutton. The portion here came out to be pretty large, and it tasted good as well. Smelled so good that my mum found three pairs of chopsticks reaching for her noodles within seconds that it arrived.
Naina Mohamed. I couldn't get a proper shot and had to zoom with my camera phone as well.
Grilled Stingray: 6/10
Contrary to WanHua's rave comments, this turned out to be disappointing. After talking to her about it, I realised that she prefers her stingray with a sweeter chilli taste, which is what this stall from Adam Road offers. I prefer mine extra spicy with that sambal kick, like the ones you would find at East Coast. Taste is subjective, it always is. Perhaps this stall is trying to cater to the expats who frequent this place and would go for the less spicy options. Good that we ordered a smaller portion.
Adam Seafood BBQ. Closed on Mondays.
Mutton Murtabak: 8/10
If you aren't sure what murtabak is, you can see it as stuffed roti prata, cooked with an egg and onion filling with (usually) chicken or mutton. I like this one from Adam Road because it was very crispy and they weren't very stingy on the mutton bits. The curry was good too and went very well with the murtabak, which probably explains why I see quite a few people sharing murtabaks or having at least roti pratas as dessert, not willing to miss it while on a visit here.
Generally fine, and it's quite clear that the nasi lemak is the best selling item here. I would of course recommend the Indian food as well, which is quite good.
Adam Road Food Centre
Located at the junction of Dunearn Road and Adam Road,
Near Serene Centre.