Greetings Greedies! Please meet our new Makan Kaki, Jeremmy Chiam! He’s the Chef-Owner of Le Binchotan at Amoy Street, a unique restaurant that combines classical French techniques with fresh Japanese produce and the art of Japanese charcoal grilling. This is a place you can go to for excellent lunches or better yet, unwind after work with a cocktail, sake or whiskey and a really delicious dinner in a super-cool space featuring domed ceilings, wood panelling & looks like an underground bunker.
- Find out more about Chef Jeremmy here: Part 1
- And here: Part 2
- Listen/ download the podcast to this week’s heart-stopping Makan recommendation here.
So where does a chef like Jeremmy go after a long hard week of service at his restaurant? Our new Makan Kaki is all about creature comforts, kicking back at a down-to-earth, fuss-free eating place with his family. That’s why on Sundays, he heads to New Ubin Seafood for Cze Char – it’s casual and has a varied menu with something for everyone from his parents to his son.
New Ubin is a well-known brand that used to operate out of Sin Ming Drive, but have since moved on in more ways than one – they have a new outlet at Chjimes, as well as an off-shoot project Garang Grill, but Chef Jeremmy always gravitates to their Hillview space, located on the 6th floor of an industrial building, in a canteen style setting. He likes it because it’s unpretentious and rustic, plus the food is consistently good. He calls it traditional Cze Char done with a modern twist and as a seafood restaurant, you know they’ll serve you decent chilli, white pepper and salted egg yolk crab, which he recommends. But if you really want a decadent treat at a reasonable price, you have got to order their signature HEART ATTACK FRIED RICE!!!
It has to be said though, in order to indulge in the Heart Attack Fried Rice, you HAVE to order the striploin steak. That’s the prerequisite, but by no means a hardship. What’s not to love? Served with mustard, ketchup, sea salt, potato wedges and caramelised onions, you get a beautifully charred steak that’s cooked perfectly pink and juicy – that’s how they get the fat and crusty bits with which to wok up the hearty plate of beef fried rice.
Here it is, folks – a dish definitely not for the faint-hearted! Heart attack fried rice made with beef fat rendered from a juicy cut of steak that’s done just right, along with all the crusty brown goodness from the pan and tasty little beefy off-cuts. What you get is a deeply caramelised fried rice that is savoury, slightly sweet, smoky and full of beef, fatty flavour. And oooh boy, those crispy, crusty bits from the pan and the burnt ends of the beef mixed in add extra flavour and texture. Soooooo bad, but sooooooo GOOD!
If you’re in the mood for being even badder, you can add to the heart attack fest & order the Foie Gras with onsen egg and a dash of truffle oil. Pure decadence! And Chef Jeremmy isn’t the only one waxing lyrical about the heart-stopping indulgences at New Ubin Seafood! You can read more about it here.
NEW UBIN SEAFOOD
63 Hillview Avenue, Level 6 (Canteen), Singapore 669569
Open Daily: 11am – 3pm (lunch); 5.30 – 10pm (dinner)
Tel: +65 97406870