Go-Ang Pratunam Jem is one of the Singapore outlets of Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice, a Bangkok Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant from Thailand. Their chicken rice is not bad but we think their tze char dishes are better.
A Hybrid Chicken Rice and Tze Char Restaurant?
We had a first taste of Go Ang Pratunam when they opened their second outlet in Singapore at VivoCity. Since then we have tried a variety of dishes at this restaurant that looks like a hybrid of a chicken rice stall and tze char restaurant. With the right dishes, it can be the best of both worlds. We share with you what we think are the top hits of our visits to Go Ang Pratunam.
Go Ang Pratunam Jem
Located in the B1 level of Jem shopping mall in Jurong East, Go-Ang Pratunam Jem has a simple uncluttered layout. Tables in the dining area are neatly spaced out. At the back of the room is a booth that looks like a typical chicken rice stall, complete with hanging poached and roasted chickens.
Go-Ang Pratunam Jem Menu
The menu at the Jem outlet is probably similar to those in the other Singapore outlets. As is common these days, the menus and ordering are done via scanning of a QR code placed on the table. Here are some screenshots of some sample pages from the menu.
We have included chicken rice and chicken in this list of things to eat at Go Ang Pratunam Jem as these items are featured highly at the restaurant and may considered as the “signature dishes”. We have tried both the white (poached) and dark (roasted) versions of chicken and find them to be fine. But we will not miss them if we do not order them at this restaurant. In fact since it is easy to find good chicken rice in Singapore, we tend to skip this dish and order the other Go Ang dishes.
Tze Char Style Eating
In addition to chicken rice, Go Ang Pratunam Jem or any of their other outlets for that matter can be a nice, comfortable place for a tze char style meal. Just order these dishes to go with rice for a hearty meal. We would prefer plain steamed rice over the more tasty (but oily) chicken rice for this purpose. The meal can start with some soup – chicken feet soup or bitter melon chicken soup ($6.90, picture below) would be a good choice. One portion can be shared by two persons.
For some protein, we suggest the omelette with chai poh (preserved radish, $7.90). It is a large portion that could easily be shared among two or three persons. It is a big fluffy omelette with chai poh judiciously added – just enough for flavour and not too salty.
The best dishes to go with plain rice are those with some strong gravy. For this, we recommend the beef brisket with radish claypot.
Another good dish to try is the steamed seabass which is priced at around $30. This is an impressive dish, a whole fish served on a base of solid fuel burners to keep it warm.
A well-balanced meal at Go Ang Pratunam Jem can be completed with some vegetables. Our favourite veg dishes are the spinach with three types of eggs (picture above) and kai lan with basil and minced chicken (picture below).
There are several desserts such as the Thai chendol to round up a meal at Go-Ang Pratunam.
Overall, we like many of the dishes at this restaurant. Some of them may perhaps be more competitively priced than neighbourhood tze char places.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Go-Ang Pratunam Jem
50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #B1 – 08 Jem
Opening Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Jurong East
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