Comnam Broken Rice is at Raffles City, serving broken rice bow either dry or with soup. They offer some small plates, soup, desserts and drinks too.
I was meeting a friend at Raffles City and so we decided to give it a try.
We thought that Broken Rice were the most inferior type of rice, shouldn’t it be cheap? But the price per bowl is rather steep.
The design of the restaurant was bright and warm due to the bright warm colour tone, especially the yellow colour paint selected. The table has a bulky leg and that was uncomfortable. We couldn’t place our leg probably. It was very uncomfortable while we were having our meal.
For drinks, we tried the Lotus Tea, not sure what exactly it was. But we think the “tea” leaves was the lotus leaves. It smelled strange, like some herbal medication smell. As for the taste, a little similar to tea. At the end, it tasted very bitter.
Our side dish was the Salad of Grilled Chicken, White Cabbage, Fresh Herbs, Roasted Peanuts and Duet of Steamed Shrimp Tapioca Cake & Hue Shrimp Rice Cake. The salad was refreshing. The taste was light. It was lightly soured too. As fresh herbs was added, there was a nice additional fragrance contributed by t he herb. The texture of the two different cake were different; the one with whole shrimp was soft and chewy, taste a little like the soon kueh while the white cake has only a soft texture. Both were rather bland. You need to dip it with the sauce that was by the side.
The Spicy Tomato Dill Soup has a nice herb fragrance, I suppose it was dill. It is lightly spicy as well. There was a nice lightly pork flavour in the soup too.
Our main, the Four Treasure Rice Bowl. We find the rice bowl extremely ordinary. All the ingredients in the bowl was bland. We were looking for chilli sauce and fish sauce to dip the ingredient.
The final verdict. The food, in particular the main wasn’t impressive, the small plates and soup were decent though. And the seats were very much uncomfortable. We didn’t really enjoy the food mainly due to the seats.
Raffles City Shopping Centre B1-46/47, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6334 7377
Daily 0800 to 2200
By MRT: East West line, North South line – City Hall station; Circle line – Esplanade station
– alight at St Andrew Cathedral along North Bridge Road – 61, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174e
– alight opposite Peninsula Plaza along North Bridge Road – 32, 51, 63, 80, 195, 851, 961
– alight at Capitol Building along Stamford Road – 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 175, 700, 700A, 857