Posted on 03 / 13 / 2014
It's rare that I'm up this end of town but have stopped in here a couple of times and have always been surprised by the freshness and quality of the food, given that it's sitting waiting for you in the bain-marie.
It's cheap! $5.50 for one dish with steamed brown rice, fried rice, or fried noodles, $6.50 for two dishes, $7.50 for three. When I've been there, the offerings have always been two dishes heavy on fake meat, and two lighter vegetable based dishes. There's also a menu of about ten dishes cooked to order for $9 - Malaysian and Singaporean faves such as char kuey teow and Singapore noodles - but I'm yet to try any of those. A notorious Scrooge, and failing health nut, I go for brown rice and the two healthier looking dishes and have always walked away satisfied.
I don't mind the food court vibe at all. With a bit of imagination, sitting at communal tables with students and CBD workers takes me back to visits to KL. The only thing that really irks me is that whether you eat in or take-away your food gets dished onto or into disposable plastic plates or containers. However, the staff are relaxed and super friendly so I reckon if you brought your own container and asked them to fill it up, they'd be happy to oblige. I'm gonna give this a go next time.
Overall, based on price, quality, and friendly interactions with staff and fellow food court diners, I feel good about eating at Devine Realm and probably will again.
CHEAP! , friendly, brown rice + other healthier options
disposable plastic everything