Thank you Openrice for the food tasting invitation to Mandalay Style eatery. I was stoked as it was my first time dining at a Myanmar eatery. The only time I have ever tried burmese food was at my friend's house.
Located at the basement of Excelsior shopping centre, one can easily miss it as it is situated among the narrow turns of the shopping centre. Unless you intend to go there, I don't think you will be aware of its existence.
Streaky Pork Belly Salad ($8.00)
appetizer dish. The dressing complemented the pork belly well but I am still not a fan of it as I do not like pork belly.
Spicy Mix Vegetables ($6.00)
this dish is moderately spicy. People who can't take spicy food would not be able to tolerate this. I love how they use several types of vegetables to make this dish. They give the dish more variety and make it more colourful. This is great to go along with rice.
Chicken Legs Soup ($3.50)
Fancy something healthy? Here's a bowl of chicken feet soup! The broth was extremely flavourful and there was no oil at the surface. However, I find that the taste of the soup was too strong and I could not tell if it was naturally flavoured or because of the M.S.G. Most people (including me) do not take chicken feet as it might be an acquired taste. Good for you if you do as chicken feet contains a lot of collagen!
Pork Legs Soup ($3.50)
Another collagen-laden soup, drink this and you are on your way to looking more youthful (that's why most chinese people look younger than their age as compared to their western counterparts). This soup was quite spicy due to the chopped chilli padi inside. It was still manageable for me though.
Deep Fried Pork Ribs ($6.00)
Don't be fooled by its unappealing appearance, they actually tasted good! I had 4 mini pork ribs! The meat was tough yet tender enough to chew and digest. It also came off the bone easily.
Kong Pao Chicken ($6.00)
This dish is mildly spicy, with many chunks of bite-sized chicken fillets, dried chilli and mixed vegetables. The meat was tender and seasoned well.
Mandalay Mee Shay (4.50) (Thicker Noodles)
Meeshay noodles are rice noodles mixed with meat sauce. Some found it spicy while I don't. I still prefer my chinese noodles though.
We also tried the Shan Rice Noodle ($4.00) (Thin & Sticky) which I did not manage to capture a picture of. This bowl of noodles was the more popular version among the foodies and I have to agree.
Steam Fish with Special Sauce ($15.00)
This has got to be my favourite dish for that evening. The sauce complemented the soft and tender steamed fish very well. While the sauce was rich in flavour, the fish - plain on its own - went so well with the sauce. There was a subtle taste of peanut and mild chilli which I felt was gentle on the tastebuds yet really flavourful at the same time.
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Overall, the meal had a very homely feel and I felt a sense of satisfaction after completing the meal! If you are looking for yummy burmese food, check out Mandalay Style.
Peninsula Hotel B1-29, Singapore, Singapore