Located in Ang Mo Kio, right next to Courts, near the Public Library is Chops Grill and Sides. Recently moved from Yishun, the young owners are really energetic in serving quality food in huge portions, to fill up some healthy protein calories!
There are so many sides to choose from. I would have a hard time picking my sides but if you order the XXL Platter, 10 sides are picked for you!
One glance at the menu and you can see that the prices are reasonable with a wide variety of food options.
- Grilled Cajun Chicken
- Chicken Breast Schnitzel
- Fried Breaded Fish
- Grilled Miso Pork Loin
Just to name a few are $7.90 and comes with 2 hot sides / cold salads.
There’s also 7 types of pasta such as
- Carbonara with Poached Egg $6.90
- Seafood Cream Pasta $6.90
- Chicken & Bacon Marinara $6.90
- Seafood Marinara $6.90
The food spread here is simply scrumptious and any meat lover however broke you are, would definitely still able to dine here!First up! The Chops! XXL Platter (Feed 6-8pax) $59.90 Served with the following :
– Grilled Cajun Chicken
– Fried Breaded Fish
– Grilled Garlic Pork Collar
– Panfry Norwegian Salmon *My Favourite*
– Australian Grain Fed Ribeye Steak
– Spice BBQ Babyback Ribs (half rack) 🍗 *My Favourite*
Seeing the food laid out on a tray like this, reminds me of King Louis at Vivocity, but let’s face it, I’m not that rich to eat at King Louis all the time. Over here, the first thing that caught my eye was the Panfry Norwegian Salmon!
Look at that variation of browness of the skin! I knew at first sight, it was love and also a very crispy salmon skin! The salmon meat itself tasted fresh and pretty much melted in my mouth.
Next up, the highlight was the ribs. I was just at Morganfield’s the day before and oh boy! These are the next best thing and not to mention, it’s in my hood. Definitely coming back for more. Why? Because it was tender, who needs a knife actually? A fork is more than sufficient to gently rub the tender meat off the bones. It left a lingering sweetness, very characteristic of the BBQ sauce.
All the other meats tasted good. No complaints whatsoever, other than having to get the steak put back on the grill for a bit. But check out the serving portions in relation to a hand. Yes I know from this angle, anyone would suffer from parallax error but still. Chops definitely serves the hungry with a passion!
Served with 10 hot sides / cold salads, consisting of – Cherry Tomatoes
– Potato and Egg Salad
– Tuna Salad
– Romaine Lettuce
– Garlic Fried Rice
– Mash Potato
– Shoestring Fries
– Aglio Olio
– Mac & Cheese *My Favourite*
I was really in love with the Mac & Cheese, they use nacho cheese in the sauce to give it an distinct sweetness with every macaroni. The garlic fried rice was very fragrant and flavourful despite it’s simple appearance.
Overall : For $59.90, and with 20-30 minutes time of waiting, DEFINITELY worth waiting, and it’s in Ang Mo Kio, so North folks REJOICE! And this place is only 10 minutes walk from AMK MRT and still decent quality meats and sides for everyone!
So we got to try a couple of pasta dishes. The carbonara tasted alright, and the egg had a slightly different texture from typical poached eggs. Too much vinegar maybe?
Chops! Signature Pink Salmon Pasta $6.90
This is their signature pasta and it is indeed pink! Nicely presented in these “cup” shaped bowls.
I couldn’t taste the salmon but you could definitely see cube sized salmon in the bowl. Not a bad bowl of cream pasta. On the bright side, both cream based pasta didn’t make me feel gerlat at all, which is usually the reason for my fear of cream based pastas!
My verdict : AWESOME food and CHEAP prices with a couple of young good-looking owners who are really into serving great food!
Thank you Chops Grill and Sides and Gwendolyn for the invite.
Name : Chops Grill & Sides