Photos of Singapore food flooded my Facebook wall last week because my school held a study trip to Singapore. So thanks to my friends, I developed a craving for our famous chicken rice so I decided to gather a few friends, who had studied in Singapore before, for a chicken rice lunch at Harajuku. But alas, we didn't know that even restaurants could close for the Obon Festival (around 15th Aug)!!! Japanese will go back to their hometown during Obon, something like hungry ghost festival of Singapore, where we go to our ancestor's grave to clean it up. Strange that all Japanese knows this but it's not on the calendar at all! (My university campus is closed for 1 week so I had to go somewhere unless I want to stay at home to meditate for a week).
So we decided to go to this Sin Tong Kee restaurant at Ebisu. A friend would be late (not sure how late), so the lady boss chased us out because she insisted that the restaurant would be very crowded during lunch time (although there were some empty seats). My Japanese friend became so pissed that she went straight out and said "ok, bye bye," and the lady boss coldly responded with an "ok, bye bye" too. This terrible service is really uniquely Singapore and so I sincerely believe that their food is very authentic.
We went to another chicken rice restaurant in Ebisu that provided fantastic service. Strange that there's instructions on how to eat our chicken rice. Perhaps Japanese are more used to chopsticks or fork+knife combination instead of a fork and spoon.
The decoration is very SE.Asian with ceiling fans.
As mentioned, service is totally unlike the previous restaurant. The waitresses were very attentive in refilling our condiments like garlic or chilli sauce and was fast to top up my friend's rice (which was free).
When we left, they were closed. Luckily we came early!!! The taste was alright, but I definitely still prefer my chicken rice back home :P
PS. Yes, we may visit the restaurant with the horrible service because of its authenticity XD