Located inside Kallang Basin Industrial Estate is Yew Yi Hup Kee Eating House which housed a number of food stalls providing cheap and comfort food for the workers in the area. With the opening of the downtown line 3, I made my way down to Claypot Delights (砂煲小吃), a hidden gem in the industrial estate offering a variety of claypot dishes for only $4. A bowl of rice comes at additional cost of $0.50.
Claypot Herbal Chicken Drumstick 4.2/5
First we tried the Claypot Herbal Chicken Drumstick. For $4, we get a whole drumstick. That is very generous. The broth was light with a subtle herbal taste, not overpowering the balance of the dish. The chicken drumstick remains tender and moist.
Assam Curry Chicken 3.8/5
The Claypot Assam Curry Chicken ($4) is not the usual lemak type. It comes with a sourish and tangy body. For a mere $4, it comes with two huge pieces of tender chicken. Once again for the price paid, this is a satisfying and substantial meal.
Claypot Assam Fish 4.2/5
My favourite goes to the Claypot Assam Fish ($4). Compared to the assam chicken, the fish goes better with the assam broth. I really enjoyed the sourish of the assam that I drowned my rice with it. I suspect the fish used is the frozen type but for the price, I am not complaining.
Besides the 3 claypot dishes I tried, the stall also sells Vinegar Pig's Trotter, Salted Egg Pork Belly, Bittergourd Pork Ribs and Sesame Oil Chicken all at only $4.
Claypot Delight (砂煲小吃)
Yew Yi Hup Kee Eating House
Kallang Basin Industrial Estate
23 Kallang Avenue
Nearest MRT: Bendemeer (DT Line)
Mon-Fri: 10am to 5pm
(Closed on Sat and Sun)
1) Alight at Bendemeer MRT station. Take Exit. Walk to Kallang Ave. Walk to Kallang Basin Industrial Estate. Cut through the carpark and walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]