Traditional Char Kway Teow - Big StreetTraditional Char Kway Teow with large prawns and scallops from Big Street. Essentially the kind of indulgent, Tai Tai-esque variation of local fare you would expect Raffles Hotel or similar to serve, minus the gloss and GST/service charge. For $14.80, you get smoky wok hei goodness that would satiate one’s primordial desires, and so many large prawns and scallops (the size boast is not a mere puff but a literal promise) that you would have some left over to lovingly throw at your mother. 4/5

Big Street
104/106 Jalan Besar
Singapore 208828


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