We’ve touched on Kombi Rocks in previous stories, where we salute their concept to cater for vintage lovers and petrolheads. Yes, we stand by our word that this restaurant will withstand the test of time. In our opinion, Pretzel-framed Volkswagen Beetles and Kombi vans will never go out of style. Coupled with Kombi Rocks’ ability to ramp up interest via social media and events, it should be ever-present for the long haul!
We were actually taken by surprise by the type of food they offer – local dishes in a setting that could easily pass off as an all-day breakfast café. But it is the unpredictability that makes Kombi Rocks so appealing. The Hulk greets you upon arrival, and you can either dine in with classic Beatles memorabilia or a wall filled with vintage clocks and old school automotive advertisements. Nostalgic!
We tried the wok hei hor fun with fish and prawns (SGD$8.50), and it this could put proper zhi cha stalls to shame! The wok hei is very much apparent, and the gravy is boiling hot. The prawns are fresh, and the beaten egg mixes well with the fish cake and meat. That’s all we could ask for!
Next up was the sliced grouper bee hoon soup (SGD$13.00). It’s pricier than the hor fun, but well worth the money because the fish comes in fresh, chunky bites. The soup is flavourful too. Perfect for soup lovers…
Mee goreng with crabs? Absolutely. There are also prawns in the dish, but you’ll not be shortchanged with lavish servings of crabmeat within the noodles. The sauce isn’t entirely strongly scented, which makes sense because all we want from this dish is for the crabmeat’s flavour to fully penetrate our taste buds. And the chef has aced it!
Our last dish came in the form of an omelette seafood bittergourd soup. Stir it well for the bittergourd’s flavour to set in. A good dish to complement the strong flavours of the mee goring. A light touch to cap off a very satisfying meal.
Kombi Rocks can get pretty crowded on weekends, so arrive just before the dinner crowd if you can. You will be treated with good views of the vintage vehicles if you opt for the outdoor seating, but we’re still in favour of the indoor, air-conditioned option! One of our all-time favourites… revisited!
Address: 66 Yio Chu Kang Rd, 545568, Telephone: 6288 1206