Kim San Leng @ Changi Road Review : Kopitiam for everyone

 


Our weekly dining escapade brought us to a kopitiam.

Kim San Leng is located at the intersection of Changi Road and Telok Kurau Road. If you are unaware, Kim San Leng has over 30 coffee shops in Singapore. 

The one located at Changi Road recently underwent a revamp with new stores opening. We paid a visit and were pleasantly surprised with the stores' selection. First, this Kopitiam has modernised with large and attractive individual signage. Regarding food selection, there is something for everyone in this little corner. Compared to the dingy coffee shop that it was before, this is quite an upgrade.

Teck Ee Mixed Veg Rice 

If you google Teck Ee porridge, you might come up with a couple of options,   including one we had visited before in the past - Teck Ee Teochew Rice & Porridge

While we are not sure if they are connected, the selection of dishes are plentiful for a mixed veg rice stall.


HAIKEE Soy Sauce Chicken

Do you know that besides Kopitiam having several outlets, the individual stores within Kopitiam are also sometimes franchised?

Haikee Soy Sauce Chicken is one of them. They currently have 7 outlets and have even expanded to Taiwan! We tried their soy sauce chicken, and it is pretty decent. Add roast meat, and you will have a dish to savour. Interestingly, HaiKee was already here before the upgrade. Glad it has continued to stay.

King of Fried Rice

Haikee is not the only famous store in this humble Kopitiam. The King of Fried Rice has made its way here as well. Best known for Pork Chop Egg Fried Rice, there is also the Chicken Chop version. With over 20 stores islandwide, the long queues are a testimonial to its popularity.


Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee




Another stall with multiple stores island-wide is the Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee. This is probably the stall you will choose if you want something healthy.

Skinny Chef


Skinny and good food usually do not go hand in hand. This western food stall with skinny chefs (hence the name) aims to prove otherwise.


We had a go at their signature "Silence is Golden " chicken Cutlet and the Ali0-Olio. Not bad for a Kopitiam western food store. Skinny Chef also has another outlet in Hougang.

Xian Hong Seafood


Unlike the other stores, this is not a franchise store. It is your regular Zhi-Char Stall. Have not tried the food, but the photos look good. It is also another old tenant that was here before the upgrade.

Popiah


Popiah and Pie Tie is available but were not open while we were there.

Drinks Stall



As with all Kopitiam, there will be a drinks stall selling hot and cold drinks.

Verdict
We like the upgraded version and the variety and would probably come back for seconds. Interesting, there are no Malay or Indian stalls in the Kopitiam. Nonetheless, there are a couple of restaurants along this stretch of road that is Halal.

Overall, it was a nice experience. Eating at the Kopitiam can be a refreshing experience with a cleaner facade.
















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