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26th April 2024

New Station Rice Bar has affordable zi char dishes in Bugis 


Bugis is home to several older malls such as Fortune Centre that hold numerous foodie treasures. One such gem is New Station Rice Bar, offering delicious and affordable zi char dishes in a modest setting. Despite having just opened in March 2024, the eatery sees long queues especially during lunch hours, a testament to its delectable food.


Opened by a second-generation chef, Chloe, she shares that New Station Rice Bar is a ‘sister outlet’ to the original New Station Snack Bar, run by her parents at Far East Plaza. Although her parents were initially against her joining the F&B industry, they now drop by often to help out. 

If you find the name familiar, that’s because it is a ‘sister outlet’ to the famous New Station Snack Bar in Far East Plaza. More specifically, Chloe Tan, the daughter of New Station Snack Bar’s owners, is the one who has opened this eatery.

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Here, they also sell the famous salted egg rice that New Station Snack Bar is known for. You can choose between ordering the pork or chicken, but we settled on the former after Mr Tan, Chloe’s father, shared that they were only selling the pork version at this outlet.  


The Salted Egg Pork Rice ($8.50) was served with a generous amount of salted egg sauce that coated the thick pork chop evenly. A sunny side up with a runny yolk laid atop white rice, rounding the dish off nicely.

The pork chop had a good fat-to-meat ratio and was quite tender, and the rich salted egg sauce made it all the more delicious. My colleague and I ate this dish up and left no crumbs, literally.


Up next was the Braised Shiitake Mushroom Rice ($9), which was also highly recommended by Mr Tan. 

While it may look slightly plain, the braised mushrooms and gravy had an umami flavour. My only gripe is that the gravy can be mildly salty, so it’s best to pair each mouthful with some rice.


Last but not least, there’s also the 48-hour Boiled Clam Soup With Wu Jia Pi ($10). The soup was packed with nourishing ingredients such as black fungus, shimeiji mushrooms, wolfberry, red dates, ginger, wu jia pi, fried garlic, and clams. 

Trying this gave me a sense of nostalgia, reminding me of home-cooked soups by my grandmother. The soup had a good balance of sweet, savoury, and spiced flavours as each element complemented one another. For its price, the amount of clams provided was also more than enough for one person.


As the eatery has limited seating, come by early or tabao your food to avoid waiting too long! After you’re done with lunch, why not check out Duke Dessert for traditional house-made desserts? Otherwise, take a look at our Mashi no Mashi review for unique ramen options!  

Address: 190 Middle Road, #03-04, Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 3pm
Tel:8817 5572
New Station Rice Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Photos taken by Hor Kia Ee.
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