Cantonese Delights Review 广东小吃 @ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

  • Cantonese delights
  • Rating: 4
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  • On 29/10/2017
  • Last modified:29/10/2017

Review Summary:

More than half an hour in the queue was well paid off with the sumptuous and very economical meals, if you don't sure what to order here, both the Cantonese Delights' Yong Tau Foo Laksa and Curry Chicken Cutlet are definitely the good choice.

Cantonese Delights Review 广东小吃 @ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

There are always a few long queues in front of a few of the stalls when you visit the Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, besides the famous curry noodles, Teochew minced meat noodle and fish soup, Cantonese Delights is another one with perpetual queue around the clock without fail.

Cantonese Delights is renowned for its curry Yong Tau Foo and chicken chop curry noodle; there is no-brainer about the choice.

Yong Tau Foo Laksa $4 / $5 (each $0.40)

First of all, there is nothing too special about the Yong Tau Foo here, from the eggplant, fried soybean skin to the bittergourd, every piece was very much run-of-the-mill standard. So what is the attraction to lure the patrons spending long time for the food then?

It was definitely not the Yong Tau Foo that triumph but the curry or laksa gravy that makes this dish shine; the laksa curry was rich, robust and flavourful with the spiciness that was fairly tolerable, for more kicks to the spiciness, you can always add the chilli paste from the self-service counter to perk up the overall spicy level.

The noodles were not soggy and we can appreciate the fragrance of the noodles that absorbed the essence of the gravy.

Overall, we can’t really complaint about the Yong Tau Foo with its very reasonable price (40 cents per piece), if Cantonese Delights can give the Yong Tau Foo a little more substance, it will take the bowl of Yong Tau Foo laksa a notch higher.

Fried Chicken cutlet Noodle / Rice $4 / $5

This is another signature dish here, the noodle was doused with the same laksa curry gravy and topped with fried chicken cutlet, the chicken cutlet was freshly fried to retain the crispiness, the meat was tender but it was the well-marinated chicken that helped to elevate the overall taste of the cutlet, hints of fermented beancurd flavour greatly enhanced the taste.

Other dishes are decent but nothing to shout about.

Our verdict

More than half an hour in the queue was well paid off with the sumptuous and very economical meals, if you don’t sure what to order here, both the Cantonese Delights’ Yong Tau Foo Laksa and Curry Chicken Cutlet are definitely the good choice.

Cantonese Delights

A: #02-03, 531A Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531

H: 10am-3pm daily except alt. Mondays and PH