Chinta Manis @ Changi Airport, Singapore

Address: Changi Airport Terminal 2, Arrival Hall (Public Area), 60 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819643
Price: $
Rating: 3.5/5

Located at the far corner of Changi Airport Arrival Hall, Chinta Manis or 'Sweet Love' stood beside the McDonald's outlet. This Peranakan stall sells a wide variety of Peranakan cuisine. The Peranakans or commonly used as 'Straits Chinese' are well known for its delicious food.  

At Terminal 2, you will taste the delicious food while waiting to board the plane or going home. 

We ordered a set of Mee Siam, Chee Cheong Fun and a bread set.

The bread set comes with two slices of white bread with coconut pandan and butter spread, a piece of marble sponge cake and two half-boiled eggs. The white breads were toasted and then topped with a thick layer of coconut pandan (Kaya) and a piece of chunky butter. This combination brought out the sweet and savoury taste of the spreads.  Next, the marble sponge cake had a rich buttery taste. I loved the texture of the cake which was soft and fluffy. Lastly, I attacked my all-time favourite, half-boiled eggs. I love to add dark soy sauce and white pepper over the eggs and mix them. Then I would drink the egg mixture. The mixture simply gave me that OOMPH feeling. (Food rating: 4/5)

The Chee Cheong Fun or Steamed Rice Noodle Roll was another superb dim sum. Unlike the typical Hong Kong style rice noodle roll, this was the plain version. The plain cheong fun became delicious with an appropriate serving of sweet sauce and sesame seeds. The sweet sauce was just nice and was a nice blend. (Food rating: 3.5/5)

Mee Siam, a typical Singaporean local noodle dish, comprises of vermicelli, fried bean curd, hard boiled egg and spring onions with spicy paste. The paste was made from many spices. I tried cooking myself once but it was a failure. Chinta Manis served one of the better Mee Siam I have ever eaten, besides Qiji Restaurant. With a dash of lime, the entire noodle dish gave me gastronomic orgasm. (Food rating: 4/5)

10 January 2014

We came to the airport again and this time, we ordered two new dishes from the menu.

Nasi Lemak or Coconut Rice was a popular Singaporean dish. At Chintas Manis, they served it with fried chicken wings, peanuts with anchovies, hard-boiled eggs, and pickled salad. The pickled salad comprise of cucumber, carrot strips and chilli. It was a delightful sweet, sour and summery. The coconut rice was very fragrant. The nice coconut aroma somehow whet your appetite. The peanuts were perfectly roasted and you could taste the nice aroma from each bite. (Food rating: 4/5)

For desserts, we ordered a piece of waffle with maple syrup. When served, the waffle was piping hot but lacked the nice aromatic vanilla smell and taste. The maple syrup with the waffle turned out to be normal to taste. (Food rating: 2.5/5)