New Station Snack Bar: A Hidden Gem in Far East Plaza

June 3, 2024

Introduction to a Culinary Hotspot

Orchard Road is a paradise for food enthusiasts, with countless eateries vying for attention. Amidst this competitive landscape, New Station Snack Bar stands out, having thrived since its inception in 1994. Despite its name, this place offers more than just snacks—it's a haven for delicious zi char dishes.

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A Family-Run Success Story

For nearly three decades, New Station Snack Bar has been a family-run gem, attracting a constant stream of diners. The eatery, though small, consistently bustles with activity, reflecting its popularity among locals and visitors alike. Even on a weekday, the place was packed, demonstrating its appeal and success.

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The Ultimate Salted Egg Pork Rice

One of the highlights at New Station Snack Bar is the Salted Egg Pork Rice, priced at an affordable S$7.50. The dish is generously smothered in a thick, creamy salted egg sauce, ensuring every bite is flavorful. Unlike other places that skimp on the sauce, New Station ensures there's plenty to go around, enhancing the overall dining experience.

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Tender Pork, Perfectly Cooked

The pork chops in the Salted Egg Pork Rice are tender and generously portioned, served crispy and hot. The coating is just right—not too floury, allowing the meat's quality to shine through. However, the spiciness of the sauce can be overpowering, masking the distinct salted egg flavor, which might not suit everyone, especially those with a low spice tolerance.

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Sweet & Sour Pork: A Balanced Delight

Another popular choice is the Sweet & Sour Pork Rice, also priced at S$7. This dish features crispy pork bites, reminiscent of popcorn chicken, coated in a well-balanced sweet and sour sauce. Accompanied by onions, cucumbers, and tomatoes, it offers a delightful mix of flavors. However, a more generous serving of sauce would enhance the dish further, preventing it from feeling dry.

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Seafood Salted Black Bean Hor Fun: A Mixed Experience

To end the meal, we tried the Seafood Salted Black Bean Hor Fun, costing S$6.50. This dish is served with a rich, garlicky gravy and includes chopped squid, choy sum, and two shrimp. While the portion is generous, the overpowering saltiness of the sauce can be overwhelming, making it hard to enjoy beyond the first few bites. The limited variety of seafood was also a slight letdown.

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Final Thoughts

New Station Snack Bar is undeniably popular, thanks to its generous portions and affordable prices. It's an excellent spot for a casual meal with friends or colleagues, especially if you enjoy bold, dominant flavors. While some dishes may be overly spicy or salty, the overall experience is enjoyable, making it worth a visit for anyone craving hearty zi char dishes.

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New Station Snack Bar
Far East Plaza 14 Scotts Road #05-95 Singapore, 228213
Opening Hour:
Monday, 11:30 am–8:45 pm
Tuesday, 11:30 am–8:45 pm
Wednesday, 11:30 am–8:45 pm
Thursday, 11:30 am–8:45 pm
Friday, 11:30 am–8:45 pm
Saturday, 11:30 am–8:45 pm
Sunday, 11:30 am–8:45 pm

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