Singapore has plenty of "zi char" places that serve up a huge variety of dishes. They are usually located in coffee shops or hawker centres, serving up decent quality food - some are restaurant quality but just don't have the ambience. They are usually very reasonable and value for money.
Kimly is one such "zi char" place that serves up a wicked assam fish head - super flavourful. I don't really care for the fish but the sauce is a little bit sweet, a little bit sour and spicy. You need a lot of rice or bread to soak up all that sauce. I always end up eating too much starch but so totally worth it though.
By the way, assam is tamarind which usually comes in a block in the supermarket. It is soaked in warm water to extract the juice, the pulp and seeds are thrown away. The juice is sourish and used widely in Nonya and other Asian dishes.
The other dish that was pretty impressive was the prawn paste boneless fried chicken. All in all, it was a hearty and simple meal.
|Assam Fish Head|
|Boneless Fried Chicken|