13 Stages, opened by MediaCorp artist Mark Lee, his wife, and 2 other friends, located in Kallang Wave Mall. This latest eatery focuses on 7 different flavours of chicken and 13 different flavours of Kopi that you can choose from, which is quite a new thing in Singapore. This eatery isn’t huge, the furniture is simple and modest, suitable for friends, family gatherings.
Let’s talk about the menu. You can choose between 7 different flavours of chicken: Imperial Ginger Chicken, Danggui Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Mala Chicken, Indonesian Style Chicken, Assam Chicken and Curry Chicken. All Imperial Chicken Rice set comes with chicken rice/white rice and soup. They are served in a bamboo basket and comes with a chicken leg and drumstick. I’ve tried the Imperial Ginger, Danggui and Sesame Chickens, and prefer the Sesame Chicken more than the rest, as I find it quite special and the sauce is very aromatic, a very new & nice combination between both. The chicken rice was decent, could be better I guess, but was definitely fragrance. What’s chicken rice without the chilli, as for 13 Stages, the chilli is a perfect mixture of sweetness and spiciness, it’s very addictive.
I ordered a plate of Seasonal Green, but however, I felt that the vegetables were a bit overcooked.
As for the Kopi, you get to choose from 13 different flavours, which is named after 13 different states in Malaysia, which are Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak. The staff introduced Johor+Melaka and Johor+Pulau Pinang which are the more popular ones. Which I think isn’t that bad, it has a bittersweet taste, quite unique. You get to choose to combine 2 or 3 types of Kopi into one.
Lastly, I’ve ordered an Imperial Ginger Chicken Cheong Fun, which is totally a surprise, didn’t know my all time favourite ‘Chee Cheong Fun’ can be done in this manner! It’s really unique and tasty. There are other dishes like Wraps, Chwee Kueh and Beansprouts.
Overall, I’m quite impressed with the food standards here. Definitely, would recommend you to go and have a try. And if you are lucky, you get to see Mark Lee in person serving you! You can visit their Facebook Page here.
Kallang Wave Mall
1 Stadium Place