Sinful But Shiok Chicken Cutlet & Ikea-Style Wings At Woodlands Hawker Stall By Former Chef, 26 - 8 Days Skip to main content

Sinful But Shiok Chicken Cutlet & Ikea-Style Wings At Woodlands Hawker Stall By Former Chef, 26

In fact, we think the chicken wings here are even better than the ones we recently had at Ikea’s restaurant.
Sinful But Shiok Chicken Cutlet & Ikea-Style Wings At Woodlands Hawker Stall By Former Chef, 26

At first glance, one-month-old hawker stall Toi looks like it sells Japanese food. Its name – which means “ask” in Japanese and “you” in French, signifies an emphasis on heeding customer feedback – is emblazoned on a monochrome Zen-like signboard. The menu, featuring abstract illustrations of dishes, feature mostly “traditional kopitiam-style Western” nosh such as chicken chop, steak and pasta, but jazzed up with restaurant-style fusion flourishes including a grilled miso-glazed pork belly doused in apple sauce, and fries with truffle oil. It stands out within the dingy, cavernous Woodlands industrial canteen frequented by a mix of blue-collared and office workers. Toi is manned by a young team of hawkers. Darren Seet (below, left), 26, helms the kitchen here. He has spent more than three years cooking part-time at various restaurants in Grand Hyatt Singapore hotel, starting out as commis chef and progressing to chef de partie. Helping him are his girlfriend Shanesca Low, 23, and her brother Charlesce (right), 22.

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