We ordered the standard brown rice set which cost S$3. Quite economical, I must say.
The brown rice was topped with a variety of vegetables such as four angled beans, cabbage, long beans and green mustard cabbage. All the greens provided a natural sweetness and crispiness to the rice. Other toppings such as tau kwa (dried beancurd), anchovies and peanuts added texture and aroma to the otherwise bland ensemble. A standout by itself, even before pouring in the tea mixture.
The tea, which consisted of tea leaves and herbs such as peppermint, parsley and presumably sesame seeds tasted aromatically bland (as intended). I found the tea quite refreshing and soothing.
Once combined, both the tea and rice complimented each other very well. The blandness of the tea was compensated by the flavourful rice toppings while the coarseness of the rice was softened by the tea.
Since we arrived quite late in the evening, the Yong Tao Fu or stuffed beancurds were sold out. We were quite disappointed as it could have completed our Lei Cha meal.
So, the next time I need to detox or just feeling guilty after a “harmful” meal, I will definitely consider coming back to this stall.
* Back then, I guess my stomach must have cursed me for the highly fibrous meal as I still haven't completely digested the food from Kushin-Bo and 933.
Jia Xiang Ho Po Hakka Lei Cha Fan
134 Sims Avenue
933 Roast Duck Coffee Shop (see! another 933!)
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