Chop Chop Western Grill & Pasta is amongst one of the many stalls in coffee shops that serve appetising western dishes at incredibly affordable prices. Helmed by young hawkers, what you can expect is a variety of innovative western fare that will not burn a hole in your wallet.
It was easy to locate Chop Chop as it is just 5 minutes walk away from Braddell station and the location is right beside Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre. When you are craving for western food under S$10, Chop Chop is the one you should go to as they offer decent western fare that’s value-for-money and generously portioned.
At just S$6.80, diners get a main, one side dish and a bowl of soup. You also get to choose a sauce of your liking to top off your dish! We particularly love how the soup came with a generous amount of ingredients such as celery, mushroom and corn. This stall is not one to skimp on the quality of the soup and it definitely exceeded our expectations.
The prices start from S$6.80 to S$13.80 and we were spoilt for choice as there are 14 different kinds of sauces to choose from— this includes Salted Egg Sauce, Garlic Black Pepper Sauce, Spicy Salsa, Garlic Yoghurt and many more. Kudos to Chop Chop for their efforts in coming up with these unique sauces!
First up, we had the Chicken Cutlet (S$6.80) and we got the Salted Egg Sauce (+S$1) and Butter Rice to go with it. We pinned high hopes for the Chicken Cutlet with Salted Egg Sauce as the creamy texture of the sauce seemed promising.
Unfortunately, the salted egg yolk sauce was disappointing as it lacked a distinctive salted egg yolk taste. The butter rice does not have any buttery flavour to it and it tasted just like ordinary white rice. Nevertheless, the chicken cutlet meat was juicy and succulent and that was truly the saving grace for this dish.
Next, we opted for their Fish & Chips (S$6.80) with the recommended house-made Garlic Yoghurt sauce and mashed potato as our side. Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, the dory fish impressed us.
What we would highly recommend would be the Garlic Yoghurt sauce, which was a complete opposite from their Salted Egg sauce. However, there was nothing special about the mashed potato except for the slightly spicy kick from the black pepper sauce.
One of their signature dishes was the Meaty Fries (S$4) and we knew we had to give it a try. The fries were topped with chicken cubes and it was drizzled with cheese, mayonnaise and barbecue sauce.
The three different sauces went really well together and if you are looking for something other than the usual cheese fries, this Meaty Fries is the one to go to.
With so many competitively priced western stalls around in Singapore, Chop Chop does not stand out in any particular way but it is still value-for-money given the substantial portions. If we are in the Toa Payoh vicinity and are looking for a hearty meal under S$10, we will visit Chop Chop again and try other dishes with a different choice of sauces.
Chop Chop Western Grill & Pasta
126 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh
Tel: +65 9742 3008
Daily: 11.30am to 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Braddell