Monday, December 7, 2009
House of Soto @ East Coast Road
Located next to Chai Chee Minced Meat, in comparison, it's one of the dowdier shops along that stretch. Headed to the empty eatery for a late lunch.
Slipshod seems to the way to do things at House of Soto.
Sparsely furnished with their certificates of achievement hung on the walls, as if to remind you of their cookery skills.
Bakso Jakarta ($4.50)
Chicken Ball with Yellow Mee/Beehoon
The waitress recommended this. It arrived in between lukewarm and piping hot, not that I would fault them for that.
Interesting that they dunked in both bee hoon and yellow maggi noodles. The chicken balls were like sotong balls, very condensed. Certainly did not fancy the texture of the meatball. Felt it had too much dough ploughed in. Soup was way over the sodium health limits.
Nasi Goreng Jakarta ($5)
Jakarta fried rice
What exactly is Jakarta fried rice? I thought Istimewa was a better way of describing this dish, though with thicker gravy. The rice was over peppered with spice, rendering it an unpleasant spicy. The egg was obviously overfried and looked like the chef had a panic attack with the spluttering oil.
Even without service charge or GST, I doubt I will be returning soon.
House of Soto
384 East Coast Road