Malaysia Boleh! Food Court @ i12 Katong Review : Old School Malaysian Food



Malaysia Boleh has arrived at Katong.

This chain of the food court is Singapore's version of authentic Malaysia street hawker fare. Popular street hawker fares are gathered under one roof featuring favourites such as Penang Fried Kway Teow, Klang Bak Ku The and more. This is the 3rd Malaysia Boleh coming after Jurong Point and AMK Hub.


Malaysia Boleh!

To keep up with the street food theme, the stores are designed as pushcarts. Murals are depicting the famous Petaling Street. Tables and chairs are old school wooden style, giving it a vibe of hawker centre feel that Malaysia street food is associated with. The closest 'competitor' would be Malaysia Food Street at RWS which has a more authentic feel due to the shophouse facade that houses the stalls.




Other than the decor, the food would be the main draw here. What we like about Malaysia Boleh is the keeping of traditional food fare and not fusion food that modern food courts are serving. For those longing for wok hei, lard and carbs, this is the place to head to. There are about 20 stores there and we tried a few dishes to see if it truly lives up to its namesake as a Malaysia Food Court.


The good thing about this food court is the lack of queue. Once you order, you get a buzzer to let you know that the food is ready. At least, it keeps the place looking orderly.




Rojak ($4)



We ordered the rojak (small). A plate cost a reasonable $4. The portion is small, especially the youtiao, so you might want to consider ordering the larger version at $5. 




To be honest, we are not so sure how Malaysian this dish taste. It tastes similar to the rojak we get at the hawker store.



Penang Lor Selamat Fried Oyster $8


The next dish on our radar is the Penang Lor Selamat Fried Oyster.  The egg omelette is fried with a thick starchy batter that gives it a gooey texture full of flavour. This is slightly different from the ones we had tasted elsewhere in Singapore that has a crispier version. Depending on your preference, this dish is either a hit or an ok dish.


Petaling Street Famous Claypot Sesame Chicken + Rice ($5.5 + $1 for rice)



We save the best for last. There are 2 versions of the Claypot Chicken Rice and we choose the Sesame Seed version. While the rice is not cooked in the clay pot, the sesame chicken made up for it. The meat was tender and full of flavour. One of the more decent dishes we had. Of the three dishes we had, we think this one is the best.



Verdict
There are still a few stores that are not opened such as the Loh Bakand the apom manis stores. Additionally, we have yet to try out the noodles stores such as Penang Char Kway Teow, KL Wanton Mee and Hokkien Mee. Prices are reasonable but the portions can be small. 



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