Where to get cheap pao fan in Singapore
Pao fan is definitely becoming a trendy hawker dish in Singapore, what with established chefs and celebrities all entering the scene with recipes of their own. For those who don’t know, pao fan, or poached rice, is a familiar dish at upscale Chinese restaurants or banquets. Often confused for porridge, pao fan features cooked rice and rice puffs dressed with broth, and served with a type of protein.
Seafood pao fan, in particular, has become a popular appearance in hawker centres, which now means you can find the dish topped with Boston lobster or prawns for wallet-friendly prices. Here are some stalls where you can find cheap pao fan in Singapore.
1. Chao Ting
One of the earliest arrivals to the pao fan scene, Chao Ting, is located in the CBD, at Far East Square. The brand is under the JUMBO Seafood group of restaurants, so you know their seafood is definitely fresh. Their Teochew-style pao fan comes in five styles, including Sliced Fish ($7.80), Fried Fish ($7.80), and Fresh Prawn ($8.80). If you’re feeling indecisive, the Duo Fish ($8.80) has both sliced and fried fish; otherwise, the Premium Seafood ($10.80) gets you all of the above, served in a seafood and bone broth cooked for five hours.
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Address: 132 Amoy Street, Far East Square, Singapore 049961 Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 4pm Tel: 6788 3637