Seems like the Taiwanese style Lu Rou Fan (Braised Meat Rice) is getting some traction in Singapore, with Eat 3 Bowls 呷三碗, Mr Lorbak, Five Ten and Shan Cha 山茶 all serving this dish.
Scorch 一把火 is located at an inconspicuous end of Clifford Centre – the building which by the way is fully crowded with CBD workers looking for inexpensive eats, snacks and kopi during lunch.
This local eatery has a menu that can be described as either mixed or all-over-the-place.
One of the dishes served is the Taiwanese Braised Meat Rice ($3, $5). However, the main focus seems to be Nasi Lemak (and economical Char Bee Hoon during the morning), while traditional Chinese desserts, Nacho Mozzarella Waffles and Hong Kong Milk Tea are also offered.
The no-frills eatery may not look the most inviting in terms of décor, but it serves up a tiny, mean bowl of tasty Lu Rou Fan.
What you get is a $3 bowl arriving piping hot, topped with strips of braised pork bellow slow-cooked in dark sauce that would soon melt in your mouth.
The highlight to me was the rice beneath, of fluffy Japanese rice grains that would soothingly absorb some of the sauces.
Too bad there wasn’t any option for diners to add on an egg, to make it that perfect bowl.
Scorch 一把火 also serves up Nasi Lemak sets labelled Set A to H, priced between $2.50 to $4.50.
A humble suggestion would be to add a short description of the dishes in the menu. From a customer’s point of view, I couldn’t immediately tell the difference between the sets.
If you need a cooling dessert, Green Bean Soup, Sweet Potato Ginger, Tau Suan, Sea Coconut, Black Glutinous Rice, Aloe Vera Osmanthus Goji, Gingko Barley, Cheng Tng ($1.20 – $2.50) and Hong Kong style Milk Tea ($2.00) are also offered.
24 Raffles Place, #01-12A Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 (Raffles Place MRT)
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 4:30pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun