Chomp Chomp Nation is a Singaporean restaurant in Anaheim. Repackaging Singaporean dishes into American molds has always been Chomp Chomp’s motif operandi. Mostly, it does this with sandwiches. There are sandwiches stuffed with iconic Singaporean flavors such as chili crab and beef rendang -- things no old-school pernakan nonya would dare put between slices of bread. Rendang, in particular -- the soulful, stick-to-your-ribs slow-braised beef dish aromatic of galangal, coconut cream, pandan leaf and candle nuts -- is something you’re supposed to eat with rice. But what’s a Singaporean food court vendor in a Persian supermarket located in a city without a discernable Southeast Asian customer base do to sell it? Repurpose it in the guise of a sloppy Joe, of course.
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Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:03 a.m. by Edwin Goei
As with many of its food-truck contemporaries, Chomp Chomp Nation, OC's first and only Singaporean food truck, has gone brick-and-mortar. Well, sort of; it's actually gone "food court." It now operates as a permanent counter next to...