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6 Raffles Boulevard
#01-06 Marina Square
Singapore
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  1. Polarbear
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     16 Apr 2008 at 2:46 pm
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    We were thinking what to eat before around Marina Square area when I thought of this place when I had read the good review on Yebber, so decided to head to this place and give it a try. Given its prime location where you are sure to see it, you will not miss this place at all. Well once you come up of the Citilink escalator; it is just right in front of you. It just looks like a small kopitiam. It got both indoor (air-con) and outdoor (non air-con) seats along the corridor.

    From the review about, can see that this place only serves a few kinds of food from Nasi Lemak to Mee Siam to Popiah. They also got desserts and all different kind of drinks as well. They even produce their own kind of drinks (Like Grass Jelly and Tea etc) and pre-packed it by themselves. They go by self service, so when you want to order you have to go to their counter, tell them what you want to order, then pay at the cashier at the end of the line.

    I got myself the following food:

    Nasi Lemak @ $3.90: There are a lot of different sets to choose from. The prices ranging from $3.90 to $4.70. I ordered mine with otak and chicken wing. The rice is green in color and smells very fragrant. It is hot and soft with a heavy smell of pandan. However it is the only good thing. The otak is that normal kind, nothing to wow of. The chicken wing is warm, not hot but still managed to retain its crispiness. However I do find the wing a bit small sized. The rest of the side dishes are ikan belis and peanuts. I am not a person who can handle hot stuff well, but the chili did impress me a lot. It is a little hot yet sweet at the same time, making it a great combination with the nasi lemak. Overall, this dish is slightly above average.

    Popiah @ $1.90. $2.30 if you want to add prawns or chicken: This popiah to me is a bit disappointing. The popiah looks a bit too wet on the plate; therefore I knew that it is going to be soggy. True enough, once I put it inside my mouth, it turns out to be soggy. Although it is packed with a lot of ingredients inside but it does not totally removed all the juices, making the popiah too soggy. It is also a bit tasteless for me. For the price I am paying, I expected it to be better. I have tasted better ones at a cheaper price some more. I will not order this again.

    Drinks: Hot Coffee @ $1.10 and Iced Tea @ $1.50. I shall only comment on the tea. I do like their version of the iced tea, thick milky taste which I looked out for in an iced tea! It is good enough for me just to go back and buy their ice tea next time.

    Since it is self service, the service at the counter is pretty prompt, as they only prepared (or use the word “packed”) the food when you order. They are also quite flexible as you can change some of the items in your set as well. One thing, they do not charge 10% service charge here. The prices they charge also quite cheap as well comparable to food court prices.

    It is a good place if you need a place for quick food or you need to satisfy your urges for Nasi Lemak craving. Wahahahaha……

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    1. claud
      claud said:
      Its a fuss free and cheap place for quick tummy fix. I love their nasi lemak and Zhu Chang Fen!
      16 Apr 2008 at 3:16 pm
    2. Lucardia
      Lucardia said:
      OMG, can't believe you review QI JI!
      16 Apr 2008 at 3:21 pm
    3. s
      s said:
      haha.... good for breakfast too.... coz i see lots of ppl having a quick bite before they head to office.
      16 Apr 2008 at 7:39 pm
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  2. Great Sage
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     09 Sep 2007 at 10:17 pm

    I would have certainly missed this shop if i did not exist from the citylink mall today. Located in a pretty non strategic location (personal feel), generally there are fewer people patronizing this store as compared to those stores located inside the mall.

    Qi Ji restuarant basically sells its food at an afforable and reasonable price. Whats more? They also believes in providing their customers with a good place to enjoy their food. Thus, their resturant is airconditioned. However, please do not expect waitress to serve you as they are going by a self service basis.

    One of the most famous food in their shop is definitely their nasi lemak. However their nasi lemak is not similar as those sold in hawkers where you get to choose the side from a wide varities of dishes.

    Their nasi lemak are sold in sets where each sets have different side pre allocated to it. For example set 1 consists of ikan bilis, egg, fish fillet, sausage and otah. Set 2 will consist of different combination of sides. Altogether, they have four different sets of nasi lemak to choose from, definitely will have that will suit your taste.

    Another must try food is their famous popiah. Why i call them famous? Because this popiah have been adveristed in various newspaper and magazines. This is a must try dish for me whenever i partonise qi ji.

    I particularly like the 'just right' combination of the fillings. No, you will not only see muang kuang (turnips), you get to taste the a pretty decent portion of vege, peanuts and eggs.

    One good thing about their popiah is that, the fillings will not soak thoroughly through the popiah skin and makes it soggy. Im also quite impressed by the way they roll the popiah, somehow it just managed to keep the fillings intact till they end it in my mouth.

    Tried also their mee siam which i find it pretty normal, not too much of an exciting factor in it. I think the portion is abit too little, not very filling i can say.

    Ohh, if you decided to try out their food one day, do remember to try out their chilli padi. One of the best chilli padi that i have ever tasted with nasi lemak, it has never failed to enhance the flavour of the food.

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      claud said:
      I love their nasi lemak, chu cheong fun and popiah! Best its they're halal certified!
      09 Sep 2007 at 11:32 pm
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