If you’ve yet to explore Changi Airport Terminal 1’s public area (the Viewing Mall Central), it’s high time you did. Who knew that there were so many unique eats to choose from?
Take a seat in the traditional “Cha Lou”, or tearoom-inspired space, which boasts a row of seats lined with banker’s lamps and power plugs, offering sprawling views of the terminal. It’s an ideal spot for solo diners and travellers looking for a peaceful spot to get some work done before their flight!
If a comforting bowl of noodles is all you seek before (or after) a long flight, you’ll enjoy being able to Create Your Own Cart Noodles (from S$13).
Simply choose your preferred noodles, broth, and sides (extra ingredients), including Fish & Shrimp Paste Stuffed Tofu Puff, Spicy Garlic Pork Stomach, and Braised Daikon, amongst many others.
But if you’re not feeling creative that day, there are four Chef Recommended Combinations with wildly different taste profiles for all palates.
Those who prefer bolder flavours can go for the All-Time Favourite (S$17), starring luncheon meat, boiled Japanese chikuwa, chicken mid-wing, iceberg lettuce, and your choice of noodles in a braised spicy beef broth, or the Nanyang Flavour (S$17), the classic curry noodles with beef brisket, pork balls, beancurd, and beansprouts.
Otherwise, keep it simple with the Hong Kong Street Cart Flavour (S$17), comprising curry fishballs, curry pork skin, braised daikon, and braised pork intestines in a clear, drinkable broth.
There’s even a dry version — the In-House Specialty (S$17), which features noodles (we recommend going for instant) tossed in an addictive dried chilli oil.
As for the iconic Hong Kong eats we all know and love, you can totally go for breakfast staples like the French Toast with Syrup, Peanut Butter & Butter (S$6) and Creamy Scrambled Egg Sandwich (S$6)
For something more substantial, however, the Hong Kong Curry Beef Brisket with Rice (S$15), is rich, aromatic, and subtly sweet, chock full of tender beef brisket chunks and potatoes.
The uber-comforting, yet deceptively spicy Steamed Shrimp Paste Pork Belly with Salted Fish, Chilli Padi & Rice (S$13.80) is also a standout — it tastes like a dish a grandmother would make at home.
You can also find an assortment of nourishing soups, congee, fried rice, and even wanton noodles on the menu, inclusive of vegetarian options, so there’s really something for everyone at Terrace Chinese Kitchen!
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Photos by Christabel Tan