I always go to One Katong Mall or in short known as One KM to hang out and do my work at the same time. My usual hang out spot will be in Starbucks. Usually I will hang out there from early afternoon till midnight. During my hang out sessions in Starbucks, I can go hungry easily and therefore I will look for foods that are available in One KM. There are quite a number of food stores are available in One KM. Recce all the halal food stores in One KM will be my mission. I will start with the basement.
On the basement of One KM, there are some halal food stores you can get. Some are cheap and some are little bit pricey. I start with something that is consider cheap. There is one food store that is very new to me that is Encik Tan. This food store offer local halal Chinese food. The food that being served are mainly noodles such as Wanton noodle, Fishball Noodle and Laksa. Here you can view the full menu that being served by Encik Tan.
Encik Tan has a signature dish and it is called Signature Noodle. The name sounds little weird to me but I am not going to try that at the moment. I going for my all time favorite noodle, Wanton noodle. Wanton noodle cost $4 and I find it fairly cheap or in fact this is the cheapest Wanton noodle I can get in Geylang Serai area. That $4 does not include with the drink. If you were to include drink that will cost you almost $6 I think. Since my drink still in Starbucks, so I don’t really need a drink.
Anyway Encik Tan has few other outlets located in Singapore. So one of the outlets I go to is located at One KM on first basement. The place is not that spacious and it rather small I must say. One of their outlet located at Bugis+ is more spacious for you to dine in. Even though it is small, the place is well kept clean. When I ordered Wanton noodle, I was being served with 2 bowl. First bowl consist of the noodle and the char siew chicken and the second bowl consist of soup and Wanton in it.
The noodle portion which I get is consider a lot and definitely will make me feel full. I like the taste of the char siew chicken. The noodle I ordered is spicy since I request for it. The chili which the staff gave to me is sweet and spicy and it goes well with the noodle. As for the soup it is a little bit tasteless and therefore you need to add some pepper to it to have some taste on it. As for the Wanton, I was given 3 pieces only and as for the taste is OK. I recommend to scoop out the Wanton and mix it in your noodle to have better taste.
Overall dining in at Encik Tan is not too bad even though the place is small but it is well kept clean. The price you pay are quite affordable which is similar to the price you dine in at hawker center. The price that I pay is worth the money as it make me feel full at the end of the meal. I definitely coming back to try out the others on the menu such as Signature noodle and maybe Rojak. Personally I rate everything 3 out of 5.