I love zichar/ tzechar! It’s so typically Singaporean, and there are 1001 varieties for you to choose from. Vegetables, tofu, chicken, pork, beef, seafood, noodles, rice dishes…. it seriously never ends. Friends recommended this well-hidden place one rainy day when we were starving after class. And soon enough I was back for comfort food.
Not everyone loves cockles, but they’re famous for this stuff anyway! A generous helping of cold cockles in a homemade sauce ($6). I love the fact that it’s loaded with garlic, spring onions and chilli padi. It’s a great way to start the meal. Just sit there and pick the cockles out (they’re washed really clean so no worries about sand in your mouth) while waiting for the hot food to arrive.
This is the MUST-TRY at Two Chefs. The wonderful dish is called Butter Pork Ribs (small $8). These boneless ribs are tender with no fatz on it. All the fats come from that white powder you see there. It’s a combination of butter, flour, milk and other fattening stuff, but it is super good. It’s a bit like eating milk powder cooked in butter. It’s as addictive as… cereal in cereal prawns. Or chilli sauce in chilli crabs. TRY IT! You might not like it at first, but it’s still a must-try here.
Check out the fragrant milk powder. Please take a few sniffs of this before popping the wonderful mix of pork and sweet toppings into your mouth.
And a dish that never fails – Sambal Kangkong (approx $7).
The portions aren’t the biggest around, but most of the stuff there is good. Try the hor fun as well, there’s that slightly smokey smell that we all appreciate. And after you load your tummy with zichar goodness, take a slow stroll back to the MRT as you pat your very satisfied belly.
Two Chefs Eating Place
Blk 116 Commonwealth Crescent, #01-129
Mon: 5pm – 11.30pm (closed every last Monday of the month)
Tue–Sun: 11.45am–2.30pm, 5pm–11.30pm
(You can get down at Commonwealth MRT and walk from there! Just ask for directions!)