Fat Chap Suntec City is a new restaurant at the Suntec Shopping Mall. It is located on the ground floor of Tower 4 in the East Wing of Suntec City. If you are like us, and can never remember the locations of each of the towers of Suntec City, Tower 4 is the one far away from the Convention Centre. The folks behind 1855 The Bottle Shop restaurant had converted the place into the Fat Chap restaurant at Suntec. It appears that the emphasis in this new restaurant is less on wine and more on food. The Chinese characters on the signboard is 肥仔 which I think is Cantonese for fat boy and pronounced “fei jai”. It is friendly, jolly name for a restaurant.
Fat Chap Suntec is a large restaurant. The spacious dining area is simply decorated. It is not ostentatious but practical and comfortable.
Fat Chap Suntec City Menu
Here are pictures of some pages from the Fat Chap Suntec City menu. There are many traditional Asian dishes (such as nasi goreng) to choose from as well as some Western dishes given a Asian flavours (such as beef ribeye with Thai chilli sauce nam jim jaew). It is an interesting menu.
We started off with a round of appetizers – vegetable skewers (6 sticks for $12), grilled octopus ($25) and Asian buffalo drumlets ($14). The vegetable skewers – shiitake, asparagus and mantou were better than we expected. The asparagus was coated with a nice creamy sauce which I believe is Korean in origin. Although plain-looking, the buns were surprisingly tasty – the slightly toasted surface and condensed milk worked surprisingly well.
The grilled octopus and buffalo wings were more predictable dishes. Their main difference from those served elsewhere is the seasoning. The chicken wings had a sweet and spicy sauce. The octopus had a tinge of Korean flavours.
For our main courses, we tried two conventional dishes – nasi goreng and “Bakmie” goreng ($15 each).
Both the nasi goreng and mee goreng tasted like regular dishes. The fried rice came with the customary keropok, two sticks of satay and a fried egg on top. The fried noodles had chicken wings in place of the satay. We preferred the nasi goreng with the satay. The taste of both these dishes was pushed up a couple of notches when some sambal chill was served. It was very good, like Peranakan sambal belachan. If you decide to eat at Fat Chap Suntec, we suggest that you ask for the sambal chilli if you like you food spicy.
The cappuccino at Fat Chap was quite average. Service was helpful and friendly.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Fat Chap (肥仔) Restaurant
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City East Wing Tower 4
Singapore 038983 Map
Mon-Thu, Sat: 11am-11pm
Fri & Eve of PH: 11am-1am
Nearby MRT Stations: Promenade, Esplanade
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