The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely changed the life of many. I am also getting used to staying home during the circuit breaker measure period which is equivalent to a lock down many countries around the world has implemented to flatten the curve of the pandemic. The good thing is I can order almost anything I feel like eating and get them delivered to my place. I was craving for Sichuan cuisine so I decided to order from Si Wei Mao Cai in Chinatown. I have been to its sister brands but I have never dine there. It is a good opportunity for me to check out their food since I get it delivered to my home.
Preserved Century Egg
I am not sure why foreigners find the Preserved Century Egg acquire but I love them. What the restaurant has done is they have layered it with some chilli oil and seasonings for that extra flavours. I enjoyed the fact the centre of the yolk is still lava, which in my opinion is the essence of the unami flavour.
Shredded Chicken with Chilli Oil
The Shredded Chicken with Chilli Oil swimming in a pool of chilli oil comes in chicken pieces instead of shredded chicken per the description in the menu. I feel that the chicken meat can be more tender. Otherwise the flavours are spot on.
One of my favourite dishes is the Mapo Tofu. Besides the spicy and mala shiokness, what I like is the distinct flavour of the fermented broad beans coming through the smooth and silky tofu.
Always remember to have your greens that is what mama will say. Hence being an obedient boy I ordered the Stir Fried Jack Bean. Slightly spicy it still has a nice crunch to it.
Another spices I like in Sichuan cuisine is cumin, hence I could not resist ordering the Stir Fried Beef with Cumin when I see it on the menu. The beef was tender with crunchy green chilli which is actually not hot.
The restaurant offers both takeaway and island wide delivery at https://siweimaocai.oddle.me/en_SG
Use the code "SIWEI20" to enjoy 20% off.
Si Wei Mao Cai
33 Mosque Street
Tel: +65 62231170
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT Line, NE Line)
Daily: 11am - 10pm
1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit A or E. Walk to Mosque Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]