STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar @ Bay Hotel

Perfectly timed with Great Singapore Sale, Bay Hotel Singapore’s STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar is rolling out Great Singapore Savour where the brand new all-day dining menu is here to impress.

Accentuating favourite local street food, with amazing twists and styles, and well-presented in palatable small plates, there is a wallet-friendly, shareworthy selection of about 20 (street-)smart treats priced from $7.90 to $12.90. 

STREET 50 is the unpretentious flagship restaurant of 333-room Bay Hotel Singapore, the largest homegrown executive boutique hotel, that constantly keeps up with the well-travelled palates of locals and visitors from the world over to delight you with the best of the Singapore food scene. With an all-day menu now featuring signature Singapore Classics, otherwise known as favourite local street food, with interesting twists or new styles, you can be assured of wallet-friendly, shareworthy culinary treats. The restaurant is also renowned for its Asian Signatures weekend buffet lunch and weekend night hotpot buffet dinner from Fri to Sun, served in iconic Chinoiserie chic hotpots. 

It is not unusual to see the same hawker stall selling Or Luak and Fried Kway Teow and has it occurred to you how the dish will taste like when you put both together? The perfect marriage of wok-fried flat rice noodle with fresh oysters, with hints of chinese wine, thai kai lan and mushroom in oyster sauce, lends distinctive flavours to Oyster Char Kway Teow ($12.90), which is redolent of wok hei and enhanced with the fresh taste of oysters. Shellfish Bee Hoon (also $12.90), stir-fried rice vermicelli with sprouts, cabbage, clams, mussels, oysters and fried egg makes an equally delightful dish too, perfect for diners who are not fans of cockles.

You may also have tried coffee pork ribs in notable zi char stalls but Coffee Wings ($7.90), deepfried chicken mid joints with chef’s homemade hong kong style coffee jam, is believed to be the first in Singapore and only available at STREET 50. While coffee connoisseurs will agree that the aroma of coffee elicits good feelings whichever way, this unlikely combination, where the smoky nuances of coffee balances the savoury sweet coating on the chicken wings, is a surprisingly finger-licking good dish for the non-coffee drinkers. 

Another chicken dish on the new menu sees the culinary team taking a leaf out of the chicken cordon bleu recipe, which is usually a dish of meat wrapped around cheese, breaded and deepfried. The Salted Egg Lava Chicken Breast ($9.90) is the new Malaysian chef Kelvin’s signature rendition of chicken breast encased with his homemade salted yolk paste instead. It’s a visual treat too when you enjoy the sight of salted egg lava trickling down the tender chicken meat roll.

This wins as my most favourite dish of tonight! Maybe because I'm a huge salted egg yolk fan! But the whole table loved it soooooo I'd rate this 5 out of 5 hearts!! The chicken breast meat was pounded and minced, that's why it's so tender and easy to chew!!! Perfect combination!

Still on the latest craze of salted egg yolk, Soft Shell Crab with Salted Egg Dip ($7.90) is a deepfried delight that is just as lip-smackingly great when accompanied with the fragrant, goldenhued salted egg cream.

The other staple commonly found on any zi char menu is fried rice. But at STREET 50, the X.O. Scallop & Prawns Fried Rice ($9.90) is wok-fried with generous servings of prawns and scallops and masterfully wrapped in thin egg skin.

Cereal Prawns with Wasabi Dressing ($9.90), deep-fried crispy prawns spiced with cereal and served with wasabi dip may appear like just another sinful zi char specialty. However, the culinary team is certain that it will be a returning favourite as the prawns are lightly battered with mild sweet and savoury flavours, leaving no greasy aftertaste.

On a spicier note, but truly appetite-whetting, Nyonya Sambal Prawns ($9.90, a dish of succulent fresh prawns in lemongrass spicy sambal with pineapple slices and ladyfinger chunks), Scallops with Bean Curd in Sze Chuan Chilli Beans ($9.90, fresh scallops and crispy bean curd wok-fried with homemade chilli beans and sze chuan pepper) as well as the Shrimp and Eggplant Sambal ($8.90, a zi char delight of brinjals with fresh shrimp stir-fried with spicy sambal), are piquant choices that will keep you on an ordering spree for more dishes. 

Of course, there is the “main-ificent classics” section or must-try main courses. Of noteworthy mention is the Claypot Assam Fish Head or Curry Fish Head ($18.90) simmered in Assam gravy or Indian curry which harmonizes perfectly with the recommended dishes of the savour-andshare genre.

Claypot Assam Fish Head ($18.90)
SO SO SO DELICIOUS! The assam is HANDMADE! That's right, the ingredients are all manually chopped up and prepared by hand, and the tastes is oh-so-marvellous! I had second and third servings of this dish because it was SO GOOD! Not to mention, it is SO AFFORDABLE. Even coffeeshop don't sell fish head curry at this price!

With the culinary team’s ingenious renditions of salted egg lava chicken breast, oyster fried kway teow, coffee wings, soft shell crabs with salted egg dip and so many more, it is easy to dine up to $50 and enjoy complimentary Fresh Coconut Malibu (fresh young coconut fruit with parisienne of mixed fruits, topped with coconut ice cream and served with fresh coconut juice, worth $8.90). 

Stand a chance to win (with just a $50 spending in a single receipt) during the GSS period from 3 June to 14 August 2016:
1 st Prize: 3D2N stay in the newly opened Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh
2nd Prize: 2D1N stay in Bay Hotel Singapore
3rd Prize: $100 dining voucher from STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar
Reservations can be made at 6818 6681. Open from 6am to 3am daily
(Above menu valid till 11pm nightly)

What else are you waiting for? Affordable and delicious food in a lovely ambience, at STREET 50. Book now via Chope! ^

xoxo, kaitinghearts

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