Cahaya Restaurant at Far East Plaza II

Cahaya Muslim Halal Restaurant
#05-91/92 Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
Singapore 228213

Opening Hours
Daily 11:30am to 09:00pm
Notes: No GST, no service charge, cash only!

Halal status: Halal-certified
Halalicious Rating: 9/10

Average spend per pax: S$8.50

A quick review for you guys today on my favourite Far East Plaza food joint, Cahaya. If you remember, in my last review of Cahaya, I talked about the beef fried rice with chicken topping as my plate du jour. Recently my lunch buddy and I hopped onto a new ride – a plate of Hokkien Mee (S$4) each, and a small serving of the Oyster Omelette (S$6) to share.

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So much green and yellow it’s like I’m in Brasil (spelling so step)

Here is a closer look at the Hokkien Mee (S$4):

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First of all, give it up for halal hokkien mee!!! The unhalal ones are so very unhalal, since they are fried in lard, and it’s hard to even find no pork/no lard versions, so to have a halal-certified version is God-sent. I love Cahaya’s hokkien mee since it’s really very moist; the noodles and taugeh are soaked in flavourful broth so that each bite is really juicy and savoury. Most importantly, the taugeh is well-cooked and not bitter with rawness eww. As you can see, they are also really generous with the fish cake, which I love. In addition, there are two small prawns included, but I wish they also had squid, which would complete the plate. Beggars can’t be choosers though, because I think for S$4 a plate, you’re really getting your money’s worth.  A special mention is merited by sambal that comes with the noodles, which is REALLY yummy – spicy and a little sweet, with a hint of belacan. Pro-tip: ALWAYS ask for extra sambal! 9/10

One day I was reading in the New York Times about how Chomp Chomp the hawker centre actually opened up a restaurant in Greenwich Village, in NYC, and I got this MASSIVE craving for oyster omelette, so instead of our usual side of fried wantan, we went for the Oyster Omelette (S$6) in a small portion – there’s also an S$8 serving – :

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Yummm look at the crispy edges and the slightly browned parts!

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Oystersssss

The omelette is way delicious, and very umami. The oysters themselves were surprisingly decent, contrary to my expectation that they were going to be mediocre or not so fresh, since I figured a place like Cahaya would probably not move much oysters in their inventory. I stand corrected, and am very happy to to say the oyster omelette at Cahaya is very good, especially when you have it with the special chilli dip that they provide. My only wish is that they would garnish the omelette with a few sprigs of coriander, because that would be SO DOPE. 9/10

Ultimately Cahaya Restaurant remains my Far East Plaza favourite for lunch, but of course you guys can check it out anytime between 1130am to 9pm, I love the place because it’s simple, cheap, and SO good.

Here’s a look at the menu again!

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Cahaya Muslim Halal Restaurant
#05-91/92 Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
Singapore 228213

Opening Hours
Daily 11:30am to 09:00pm
Notes: No GST, no service charge, cash only!

Halal status: Halal-certified
Halalicious Rating: 9/10

Average spend per pax: S$8.50

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