Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe at Seletar is so far-flung that you must either drive or, if you’re an above-mid-20s facing a mid-life crisis, cycle there. Because the food is so terrible at Wheeler’s Yard, I thought Soek Seng would be the same, but I was wrong.
The food is something that can be found at hawker centres, from lambchop ($17.80) to beef rendang ($8.20), with prices ranging from $6 to $22.80 (ribeye steak). The most popular items are ayam pangang ($8.20) and katsu don ($6).
Mr Fitness thinks the katsu don ($6, below) is terrible. “The chicken cutlet is not even freshly fried and the rice isn’t even nice,” he said. But I thought it is edible for the price and I found it addictive.
Many things on the plate of mega beef burger ($15.80, below) can be from suppliers: the chips, the fries, and the bun and cheese of the burger. And the burger is SOOO tiny. BUT the patty is super delicious. It’s charred outside, but middle-rare inside, cooked very well. It has crispy bits embedded in the patty, and tastes almost Asian, almost. It’s a unique take on burger, and I like it very much.
Including two cups of not-bad coffee, we paid $30.80 for two persons. The overall experience is not bad, but I wish they can showcase more of the culinary skills, and make more things, rather than heat up items, and get from suppliers.
Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe
80 Seletar Aerospace View, MAJ Aviation Building, Singapore 797563
T: +65 6659 6124
10am-10pm, closed Mon
Cash payment only
Overall Rating: 3.219/5
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.