My Mum’s Cuisine

As the name of this restaurant implies, it offers home style cooking in a cozy environment. Marble tables and wooden seats reminiscent of an old kopitiam, not to mention affordable prices, fast service and a convenient central location, have made the place a relative hit—even though the food is not extraordinary. So when we went back recently on a Monday evening, we were not surprised to find the place rather packed. Without a reservation, we had to wait a few minutes to be seated. While almost all tables were occupied by family types, we were well settled in a quiet corner. Service was, as usual, fast, and we were immediately presented with the menu. We quickly decided on our mains: Signature dishes Hainanese chicken rice  and fried sliced fish hor fun. We began our meal with popular starters ngoh hiang and seafood beancurd. The ngoh hiang, served with thick sweet sauce, was appetizing, although the ground pork was too soft and not warm enough. The seafood beancurd was better, and featured generous servings of squid and fish. It may not have been superior to what we’ve had at hawker centers, but it was good value for money. Ditto the Hainanese chicken rice, which came with piquant chili sauce and soup. While it was not outstanding, it was tasty and economical. The sliced fish hor fun was also good—the hor fun was not too sticky, and the fish was fresh. Our chendol dessert, however, was rather bland and lacked kick. We’ll certainly pop by My Mum’s Cuisine again, but we’ll try some other dishes.