Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice 美芝律剪刀剪咖喱饭 is one of the pioneers of Hainanese Curry Rice in Singapore, and has opened a stand-alone outlet at VivoCity.

This is said to be their first independent mall outlet, found at the basement near FairPrice Xtra.

Other than outlets at Jalan Besar and Upper Thomson, they also have a stall within Hawkers’ Street at ION Orchard.

The cutting of the meat with the traditional scissors creates a ‘click-clack’ sound, and thus the name of the shop.

If you have never ordered their Curry Rice before, you can either get an individual portion or dishes for sharing.

Over at the VivoCity outlet, you can order by sets which makes it more convenient.

I must say that the dining experience could be ‘stressful’ as diners have to divide and conquer to find a seat (in the crowded and cramped place) and also order.

Perhaps they can take a cue from Hawkers’ Street itself in which a staff would help allocate tables sometimes.

Individual diners can get the Traditional Set Curry Rice ($8.50) which would include four popular dishes of pork belly, pork chop, cabbage and egg, drenched in various sauces.

The more affordable sets are the Set A, B, and C at $5.80, which includes a signature ingredient of pork/chicken chop, braised pork belly, curry chicken, along with cabbage, egg and rice.

Ala carte dishes to add include Chicken Chop, Braised Pork Belly, Pork Chop, Handmade Prawn Roll, Egg, Braised Tau Pok, Cabbage, Long Beans, Fish Cake, Curry Chicken Wing, and Sambal Ikan Billis.

All come in varying prices of $1 to $7. It is likely it will be priced more expensive in the mall due to high rentals.

Usually I would like to order sharing dishes, but I observed that the servers had some challenges listening to the orders (due to the distance, plastic panel and masks-wearing customers), and so stuck to the sets.

The rice would then be drenched in a combination of dark braising sauce and Hainanese curry.

The Hainanese curry is said to be cooked with over 20 different ingredients, with sweet-spicy taste and moderately slimy texture.

While the overall combination can be messy and ‘not-instagrammable’, fans love that mix of flavours coming together.

My personal favourite item to get would be the Braised Pork, sliced into thin rectangular shapes, of tender meat braised in a dark greasy sauce.

The cabbage cooked till pale green and squashy, was tasty and soft.

Thankfully, the pork chop ordered was at least warm, because a couple of times I had dry and lukewarm ones.

Having eating this over the years, the curry gravy itself somehow seemed to be lacking in some spice fragrance, and lacked that ‘oomph’ as compared in the past. Could have something to do with the proportion of gravies?

Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice – VivoCity
VivoCity B2-23A, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice – Jalan Besar
229 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208905
Opening Hours: 11am – 3am (Mon – Sun)

Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice – Thomson
244F Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574369
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

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