The Place Located at the basement of Changi Airport Terminal 3, the Curry Times is amongst one of the many branches which the long-time local snacks chain Old Chang Kee has opened in recent years. Focusing on delivering local delights in a casual dining concept, we were always caught by surprised with the packed restaurant, and even spotting a queue during the peak dining hours.
Taking on the brand colours, you will find Curry Times in simple yellow and wooden walls, with the traditional marble tables. And while awaiting for your orders, you can also munch on free flow Iced Gem Biscuits!
The Food Expect local Singapore delights, with much focus on curry on their menu selection as the restaurant name suggest. From Curry Chicken, to Curry Fish, or Assam Fish, you can also pick from either of the popular mains from their menu, including Chicken Rice, Nasi Lemak and local noodle options. Basically, this is a coffee-shop, just all condensed into one central kitchen. How did they fare though?
First up, we ordered their signature Curry Chicken with Prata (S$8.50) and paired it with an additional order of an Egg Prata (S$2). More lemak than spicy, the curry is suitable for families. The kosong Prata was on point, with crisp texture, while the egg prata did not manage to leave much of a memory for me.
The Laksa Goreng (S$8.50) here reminds me of a certain Peranankan restaurant whom started serving up dried version of local soup-based noodles, although admittedly this rendition of a Laksa is one I will return for again.
To pair with our mains, ordered both the Onion Omelette (S$6.20) and the Salmon Otah (S$1.90 each). The Omelette was finished in no time, but frankly, I cannot see eggs behind something difficult for the kitchen to prepare. The Salmon Otah was satisfying, although I doubted the Salmon has any material difference to the taste of the otah.
Had the Fresh Coconut Juice (S$4) and Honey Lemon with Aloe Vera (S$3) to quench the thirst. Rather reasonably priced drinks options, and if you are keen, go for the Coffee Chendol on the menu – that will be my next drink here.
Rants We don’t blame them, but service could have been more warm.
Will I Return Again? For the well executed local delights, and all being reasonably priced, Curry Times ranks highly for being a casual dining option.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
65 Airport Boulevard
#B2-51 Changi Airport Terminal 3
Tel: +65 6447 8068
Other branches: Novena Square (Velocity), Westgate, Northpoint City and Changi Airport Terminal 4
Daily 8am to 11pm
Ranted by The Rantee