Media tasting at Good Time Eat Drink
Located along East Coast Road, an interesting concept has sprouted out. A fusion of Chinese, Peranakan, Singaporean and even Italian specialities, Good Time Eat Drink celebrates diversity through food. Set in a nostalgic scene with bright vintage posters of our childhood movie stars, it serves up traditional food with a modern twist.
There are many variants of curry chicken around the world. Even in Singapore, there are a few variants – Chinese, Indian etc. Inspired by the owners’ Peranakan roots, Good Time Eat Drink’s Chicken Curry features a stewed chicken leg in a rich and decadent coconut gravy. I tend to avoid the meat in curry as it is usually tough and dry. Carrying the same expectations, I was pleasantly surprised when I bite into the chicken thigh. It was fork-tender and has absorbed the curry flavours. The charcoal you tiao that accompanied the curry was another highlight. Infused with real charcoal powder, the you tiao was crispy but not greasy. The best part was enjoying the soaked you tiao and drenching a bowl of white rice in the rich and fragrant curry.
Hurry! Hurry! Chicken Curry at S$12.00.
Most of the dishes served in Good Time Eat Drink are associated with the owners’ childhood. In particular, the wok-fried leek flowers is one of his fondest childhood memories of his dad’s food. This simple dish is fragrant, hearty and filled with homemade love!
Fragrant Leek Flowers at S$10.00.
Paying tribute to one of Singapore’s iconic dishes, Good Time Eat Drink drenched the deep-fried tofu in their home-made chilli crab gravy with fresh crabmeat and topped it off with soft-shell crab fried to a beautiful golden-brown. We love the texture of the tofu – soft inside and crispy on the outside. However, the gravy is a little tad sweet and not spicy enough for my palate.
Chilli Full of Crab Tofu at S$19.00.
Taking inspiration from the Italian favourite, the owner harmonised the cheesy and creamy Alfredo sauce with the local favourite noodles – mee pok, together with crispy bacon and shiitake mushrooms. Lusciously creamy, their local version of carbonara is packed with intense flavours and might get too “jelak” for one person. But their home-made Alfredo sauce is simply heavenly and is sure to give you and your friends a good time.
Good Time Carbonara at S$12.00.
If you are looking for something new to try out this weekend, head over to Good Time Eat Drink for a good time with your friends and family. It may get quite crowded so do reserve a table on www.quandoo.sg/place/good-time-eat-drink-48216 to secure a seat!
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This article is written by Yi Xuan.