When my friend told me the name of the restaurant that we’re going for her birthday lunch, I was like “chit what?” Still a little unknown to the dining scene, I was eager to check it out. The most striking thing about Chit’s Bar and Restaurant was the seaview that the outdoor dining has to offer. Besides being able to dine just inches away from the water of Changi, they house seats in pretty little resort-looking huts for a placebo getaway feel.
Oriental Fried Rice S$8.50: This cocktail of fried rice, ham dice, prawn, egg bits and lettuce slices is the best of the bunch. Strong flavour, grainy rice, fresh prawns. Most importantly. all the ingredients in the dish work together so well as a team that every spoonful provides a firework to your taste buds.
Chit’s do a neat version of the two different types of Hor Fun. Not bad, but not fantastic. The sauce was a little too watery and the Kway Teow could be a little more overcooked.
Ikan Bilis Fried Rice S$8.50: Like always, if there is a spicy dish, I would most probably take only a few bites. But that one single bite was enough to tell me how much punch this dish can bring. Spicy and tantalizing.
Calamari S$11.50: Did we just pay over 10 bucks for a meagre portion of oily breaded squid? I felt that it could be more chewy and crispy. Otherwise, I will avoid ordering this dish the next time and maybe make my own.
This place does give an exquisite seaside alfresco dining experience. Give a call and you can reserve seats under the beautiful huts. But do pray for good weather. Not only is Chit’s insanely inaccessibly remote, this place is still fresh in the dining industry. More misses than hits in its menu, maybe time will help the restaurant to improve.
Chit’s Bar and Restaurant
11 Changi Coast Walk Singapore 499740