Foo House

We discovered this hidden gem of an eatery, Simpang Bedok’s most well-kept secret perhaps, a few months ago. And we’ve been back at least 5 times since. Nuff said, eh?

The Chef

Tucked away in a row of unassuming, nondescript row of shophouses is Foo House.  Home to Chef Robert Foo of Grand Hyatt fame, it serves delicious and very reasonably priced fare. Their set meals (with a very yummy not-campbell soup and homemade iced tea) start from about $10!

Homey interior

It looks like a pub, but serves much more than pub grub.  Chef Foo sets high standards for what he dishes out, from the soups to the milkshakes, everything simply tastes great. I suppose after working for 40 years in 5 star hotels, he couldn’t serve yucky food if he tried.

Actually, I hesitated quite a bit before this post, because I wasn’t sure whether I wanted this place to become too crowded.  But… good things must share. And Chef Foo deserves the kudos, so here we go.

Pumpkin soup with hidden treasure of sunken pumpkin seeds

Very very yummy pumpkin soup. My kids loved it. So did I. So we were sad to have to share it that day.  :_(

Hainanese Pork Chop Rice

This is one of Foo House’s specialities.  This is one of the few Asian dishes, which is great if you feel like having some familiar comfort food that day, or if you bringing the gramps there and they gotta have some Chinese food.

Chicken Cajun Sandwich
Famous Foo Picardy Burger

The pièce de résistance was the Picardy Monster Burger. The most pricey item in the menu – I added in the caramelised onions, egg, mushrooms to get the “Foo” works (bad pun by me), which brought the price of the burger to about $23. But boy was it worth it.  The patty is made of “chopped, not ground” beef, and you can tell the difference. Totally made with love.

Very Yummy Chocolate Milkshake

Even the milkshake had Quality.

Slurp slurp slurp and soon it was all gone – at well, at least it was a source of calcium?

The girls had a great time fighting over whose turn it was (whilst Mummy goes crazy with “Don’t BREAK the glass”) – so most of the time they both stuck their heads in and slurped simultaneously.

ample stack of magazines
It’s rather dim inside but the decor is both homey and quirky.  Posters of cheongsam-ed women from the 60s adorn some walls, as do yester-year advertisements for beverages of all sorts.

the kind of cupboard and ephermera you’d find at your grandpa’s

 It doesn’t boast the clean lines of edgy new decor that is favoured by most establishments these days, but that precisely becomes part of its charm. It’s somewhere you can do to, sink into one of the odd un-matched chairs, and know that you will be served Good Food at a great price.

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  4 comments for “Foo House

  1. June 1, 2013 at 2:51 am

    This made me hungry! Must try soon!

    • June 3, 2013 at 2:51 am

      Yes, a bit of a trek for you though! 🙂

  2. June 3, 2013 at 5:09 am

    yes, this made me hungry too! Chopped beef burger sounds yum!!!

    • June 3, 2013 at 7:46 am

      I just discovered they have a branch at Tanjong Pagar! We can meet there next time. 🙂

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