This is the 3rd time I’m blogging about Astons though I’ve been there like countless times before as it’s probably the only western food stall that I always come back for its grilled chicken, coleslaw and new potato salad. That’s right. I have the tendency to order the same each time I’m here but this time round I decided to have a change and ordered pork chops instead.
Char-grilled pork chops with lovely grill lines and a thin layer of fat around the rims. I just love its smoky flavour without too much charring. The thickness of the meat is just right and it is surprisingly tender as you cut through it. The meat is moist and juicy and when coupled with the savoury and creamy mushroom sauce, it is just incredible. Of course, I’d never give my favourite sides a miss. Crunchy coleslaw with a dressing that is not overly cloying. Fork tender skin-on potatoes with appetising dijonaise. Awesome.
The husband had a more guilty indulgence of fried chicken cutlet coated with panko breadcrumbs, crunchy potato wedges and a cheesy shell macaroni. While the chicken cutlet was really crispy on the outside, the chicken meat though succulent was quite under seasoned so you’d need to dip into mayo for more flavour. The potato wedges seemed like those out of a bag so wouldn’t go any wrong. The mac & cheese was drenched in cheese sauce that could be made thicker but it was still quite addictive. We loved cheese anyway.
Never have I ever been disappointed with a meal at Astons as I just love the variety of different sides rather than just the usual shoestring fries or thick cut chips with lettuce and sliced tomatoes in thousand island dressing that so many western food stalls serve their mains with. The latter is just BORING. A meal here at Astons Express is probably considered expensive for coffee shop fare but it’s not way more pricey than the usual western food from elsewhere. Affordable prices, satisfactory portions, decent food. What’s there to complain, really?
Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-2823
Broadway Kopitiam Stall 7
Tel: +65 6455 5626
Opening hours: 11.00am to 10.00pm daily