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This Popular Halal SG Food Chain Has A Retro Cafe You Probably Haven’t Heard Of


Faruq Senin •  Feb 11, 2019


When someone mentions Old Chang Kee, you'd instantly think of its yummy curry puffs and other finger food like chicken wings, spring rolls and fish balls. Ask any Singaporean and they'd tell you that Old Chang Kee is the place to go for a quick meal on the go ? Credit: Giphy But did you know that Old Chang Kee has a coffee house where you can savour their light bites plus other mouthwatering dishes? Located at Mackenzie Rd in the Rochor area, this was the site of Old Chang Kee's first ever stall ? When you enter the cafe, it'll feel as though you've stepped back in time or into the set of a period movie. P.S. Looking for more eateries to hang out at? Check out our ultimate list of halal cafes in Bugis!
Credit: Goh Kimberley-Ann on Facebook The cafe's interior is reminiscent of Singapore houses back in the 50s to 60s and it evokes a sense of nostalgia. Think vintage tiles, rattan chairs, retro furniture and enamelware plates and cups ? The cafe's walls are also decorated with old school knick-knacks and old photos, charting the store's history. It's definitely the perfect spot to snap some pictures for the 'gram!
old chang kee coffee house
Credit: @shoelc on Instagram Of course, you'd expect only quality food from Old Chang Kee. While the ambience is on point, so are the food offerings too. One of the must-try dishes is their signature Curry Chicken, which has just the right amount of spice. Have it with their fluffy and soft Flower Bread ($11.90). Another recommended dish is their Baked Beef Stew Rice with Cheese ($10.90). Served in a mess tin, this dish is a modern take on the Hainanese classic. P.S. While you're at Mackenzie Rd, why not head to nearby Little India and explore it on a budget?
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Credit: Goh Kimberley-Ann on Facebook One of their more special dishes is the Chicken Super Drum Rice Set ($9.50). Fragrant Hainanese chicken rice is served in the form of rice balls which are a delicacy in Melaka! Guess you don't have to go that far to try chicken rice balls now ? The cafe also serves other authentic Singaporean favourites like nasi lemak, laksa, mee rebus, mee siam and more. Not forgetting classic desserts like chendol and bubur cha cha! Wash down your meal with local kopitiam drinks like iced kopi, teh, iced lemon tea and more ? So, the next time you're craving for Old Chang Kee, don't just think of its curry puffs! Instead, head over to its coffee house where you can hang out with your friends while enjoying good food and a great ambience. #HHWT Tip: If you're thinking of where to go with your makan buddies, check out our list of the top 15 halal eateries in Singapore in 2018! Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 19 - 23 Mackenzie Road #01-01, Singapore 228678 Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (Mon - Thur), 10am - 10pm (Fri - Sat), 10am - 9pm (Sun) Contact No: 6732 1665