Brostern Western food in Hougang
XXL platters never lose their novelty as they give me an opportunity to live out my mukbang fantasies. So when I heard that Brostern at Ci Yuan Hawker Centre serves up ridiculously large platters of Western food, I could not resist going down to try it out.
Ci Yuan Hawker Centre in Hougang is filled with stalls started by young budding entrepreneurs, and one of them is the Brostern family made up of four good friends.
Food at Brostern
You will know how inordinately big this Ambeng Deluxe Platter ($36) is thanks to the number of curious stares you would get from passersby once it arrives at your table. With a whole kampong of various Brostern’s offerings such as chicken cutlet, fried fish, butter rice and more, this platter is perfect for those who can’t decide what to order.
The dish comes with a choice of three out of the five sauces available. These included: Alfredo, Salted Egg, Chilli, Barbecue, and Cream of Mushroom.
The exterior of their fried chicken was on the soft side and bore a greasiness that overshadowed its seasoning. Credit needs to be given for the rather large portion though.
On the bright side, the seemingly lack of seasoning for the chicken meant that it was the perfect blank canvas to pair with their variety of sauces.
Though on the slimmer side, the fish had substantial meat within that gave a nice firm bite. The fish itself was fresh and had no fishy taste, thus the quarter of lemon was merely icing on the cake.
As opposed to a traditional mushroom soup, which would have turned the bread soggy, the thick, creamy mushroom sauce acted more like a condiment and allowed the