Orchard Road Restaurant : A Taste of Singapore in Megamall

First off, I honestly don’t know much about Singaporean food, though I’ve always been enthralled by the diversity of their dishes. And I have been wanting, for the longest time ever, to try their cuisine. Little did I know that I will be able to have a taste of the dining experience in Singapore that’s friendly on the pocket right here, at Orchard Road that is. 🙂

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This restaurant is named after the famous Orchard Road in Singapore renowned for its remarkable dining scene, where the food court is done up as a series of hawker carts.

We were invited to a food tasting at Orchard Road in SM Megamall. The restaurant exudes a very relaxed atmosphere and surely you’ll find pleasure strolling along the Orchard Road’s stylishly designed facade.

They prepare your orders right in front of you at Orchard Road - CertifiedFoodies.com

And if you’re like me who happens to be curious (as always) to see how dishes are prepared then voila! Feed your curiosity as you see how your food is being cooked right before your very eyes. You can see all the tools and everything they do during the preparation of your orders – something a lot of foodies enjoy. 🙂

First things first: What do they have to offer? Orchard Road houses a wide array of Singaporean dishes like the Hainanese Chicken, Laksa, Chicken Satay, and Mee Goreng, to name a few. I’m sure you would find a dish to satisfy your craving.

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You have two options on how your orders will be taken. You can either opt to have a waiter take your order while you are seated or you can go directly to the counter and place your order with their cheerful staff. 🙂 I suggest the latter, so you can see photos of their signature specialty dishes. It’s a great help in choosing. Of course, that’s an advice for the fickle-minded and first timers like moi! 🙂

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Chicken Popcorn Salad : Guest Foodie: Chikay

Post and recipe brought to us by Cathy “Chikay” from North Carolina, US.

It’s always been hard for me to think what to fix for dinner. Sometimes, I would just go to the grocery store and grab something at the frozen section, come home and stick it in the microwave or oven and voila! Instant meal for me!

Sometimes, buying a ready-to-eat meal is convenient, especially if you are a working mother and don’t have enough time to prepare a meal for the whole family. But, it doesn’t work that way most of the time, especially when you are on a very tight budget and you have no choice, but to be creative and use whatever you have in the fridge.

A few nights ago, that was my dilemma. I wanted to go out for dinner, but the budget wouldn’t allow it. So, I have decided to raid my fridge and see what I can come up with and I remember this salad that I normally order at Mimi’s Café here in NC – the Crispy Chicken Salad (my second favorite meal after the Corn Chowder and Carrot Raisin Muffin).

So, I thought of making my own version of it. I had all the ingredients except the chicken so I used the fully-cooked frozen chicken popcorn that I have in the freezer. Here’s how I made it:

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Chicken Popcorn Salad




Lettuce, chopped

Carrots, julienne

Sweet corn kernels, 1 tbsp.

Chopped tomatoes (optional)

Scallions – chopped (optional)


Grated cheese

1 hard-boiled egg, sliced thinly

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Thinly sliced chicken breast or chicken strips

1 egg

Milk, about ¼ cup

Panko bread crumbs

Vegetable oil for cooking

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Thousand Island Dressing:
I used my own judgement on the measurements so whatever I put in here is just an estimate.

½ cup mayonnaise

Tomato ketchup, about 2 tsp.

White vinegar, or in my case, I used apple cider vinegar, about 2 tbsp.

1 hard-boiled egg, chopped

Sweet pickle relish, about a teaspoon

Minced white onion, about a teaspoon

Sugar, salt and pepper to taste

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  1. First, you have to make your dressing ahead of time so it will be nice and cold by the time the salad is ready. Just mix all the thousand island dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and keep it cold in the fridge for at least 1 hour or so. Make sure you use a cling wrap if you don’t have any lid to keep it fresh.
  2. Preparing the salad. Mix all the salad ingredients (except the croutons, cheese and scallions) starting with chopped lettuce, carrots, corn kernels, tomatoes and egg. Keep it cold in the fridge.
  3. Prepare the chicken. Mix the egg and milk together in a medium bowl using a fork or wisk. Put the chicken breast/strips over the mixture. Then, roll in panko bread crumbs and fry till golden brown. Afterwards, slice them, set aside and let it cool. If you don’t have time to do this, you can also use frozen chicken nuggets/strips or in my case, I used the frozen popcorn chicken that I had in the fridge and fried it.
  4. Take the salad and the dressing out of the fridge. Top the salad with croutons, cheese, scallions, chicken and the dressing. Serve and enjoy!


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Post and recipe brought to us by Cathy “Chikay” from North Carolina, US.

Thank you, Chikay! *hugs*

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