When we talk about hawker food in Singapore, we commonly list out comforting classics such as chicken rice and laksa. But our hawker scene is constantly evolving with new stalls bringing novel affordable eats to the scene — one such stall is Eddy’s at Hong Lim, known for its wallet-friendly duck confit.
That’s right, this unassuming stall at Hong Lim actually serves affordable contemporary Western food — Eddy’s is run by a former chef who worked in France in the past. It’s not your run-of-the-mill Western stall.
So forget your standard chicken chops drenched in thick black pepper sauces and get your knives and forks ready to slice into some crispy duck legs done in the traditional French style you’d more commonly find in restaurants.
Many customers head down to Hong Lim just for the super value-for-money Duck Confit on Eddy’s menu at a mere S$10. That’s way below the market rate compared to your typical casual French restaurants and cafes.
And for S$10, you get an array of sides to go with the duck too — a generous mound of mashed potatoes and some refreshing coleslaw, with the entire ensemble showered in a glistening peppery brown sauce.
That said, the Duck Confit isn’t the only affordable item on Eddy’s menu worth popping by Hong Lim for, since their pasta dishes are all priced below S$10 as well.
If you like a bit of Asian flair in your pasta, then the Mala Shrimp Spaghetti (S$7.50) will surely appeal to you with its infusion of everyone’s favourite mouth-numbing spices into the piquant sauce.
Alternatively, Eddy’s also has a Laksa Spaghetti that you can pair with a classic grilled Chicken Chop for S$8.50 for a milder kiss of heat if mala is too much spice for you.
But you can also enjoy it with Aglio Olio Spaghetti (S$8.50), Mashed Potatoes (S$8) or French Fries (S$8) if you like. Sometimes we just prefer indulging in our chicken chops with fries, y’know?
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