I’ve actually done a review on Sin Lee Foods a while ago; last year to be exact, (Read it here.) however, they have since revised their menu with extremely unique dishes that seem to be the epitome of Asian Fusion cuisine. I don’t normally go back to the same place twice, but the constant bombardment of images of Sin Lee’s new dishes on Instagram sparked my interest again.
The interior design of Sin Lee Foods hasn’t changed much since my previous visit. Your usual vintage-industrial-hipster-unfinished look. One interesting thing to note is that they still do not have a Facebook page. (Which makes things a tad troublesome when I’m trying to do my research before heading down to the place.)
The most notable difference that Sin Lee has made would be their newly revised menu. The food here seem to feature an exotic twist on Asian Fusion, with popular dishes like their Aburi Broccoli Salad or their Beef & Grains. The one thing that was retained from the previous menu is the one & only Chicken & Waffles; which last I remembered, was the only place to use prawn paste in their fried chicken. I do find it a pity that they didn’t keep the “Mini Doughnuts”, which I found to be pure Heaven. (Alas, I’ve only managed to have it once & it seems like it’s all but a memory now.)
One ironic fact is how over here at Sin Lee Foods, they proudly tout that they do not & will not serve Eggs Benedict. Not sure what they have against the dish but if you read my previous review, their old menu had a Croissant Benedict. Irony at it’s finest.
One downside to Sin Lee Foods is their prices, which unfortunately, have not gotten any better since my first visit. Starters start at around the 9 dollar mark with mains hovering around the 20 dollar mark. I still find it quite off-putting considering their location, which is in one of the older, secluded neighbourhood estates of Singapore. Oh well, at least there’s no GST or service fees.
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Sin Lee Foods’ new dishes have definitely hit the right note with the many locals around here. The constant images of their food on Instagram doesn’t lie; their Asian Fusion cuisine seems to keep them coming back for more. It is quite interesting to note that while quite a few people love the food here, there is a small percentage that dislikes it; fine line between love & hate. While I do find that their new menu is pretty unique, the prices are one huge con that I find hard to overlook & ultimately, there isn’t much else that entices me to head back for a third time. Of course, it’s still worth a visit if you have not been to Sin Lee; it’s practically a sin if you have not.
SIN LEE FOODS
Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee #01-164, Singapore 162004
(Nearest train station: Tiong Bahru)
Contact: 6377 3170
Tue – Fri: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm