Wednesday, November 18, 2015

天来饭店, Tien Lai Rice Stall

Roast Duck & Char Siew Platter, 4 Rice ($22)

This is our favorite hunt for takeaway at the Taman Jurong Market Food Centre. We love how the fragrance of their well-oiled rice filled the office when we unpack for lunch. We love the sweet, smoky, fat char siew with its charred burned bits. And most of all, the economics of it with prices being more than reasonable.

On your unlucky day, both roast meat and char siew could be sold out by 1130am. Today we missed the roast meat. So you have been warned. Don't be late.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Malaysia Boleh!

After many visits, we still couldn't fathom the perpetual queue for the Penang Char Kuay Teow in Malaysia Boleh . JurongPoint. Yeah, we don't like it so much. Same goes for the Petaling Street famous Claypot Chicken Rice that always looked appetizing.

We like instead, the Klang styled pork rib soup, serve dipping hot in a claypot. The strong herbal essence of the soup, soft meaty pork ribs and slightly oiled fragrant rice are all divine. Amazingly, the soup goes well with soft, starchy, scrambled eggs-like oyster omelet. Never mind that the dish was unusually runny and oily. It is sinfully good.

Our wicked lunch finished with a Chendol that transported us back to Malacca town!

Klang Bak Kut Teh 巴生肉骨茶 ($5.50, with rice)

Penang Lorong Selamat Fried Oyster Omelette 槟城著名嘉嘉蚝煎 (M, $6)

Penang Road's Famous Chendol ($2)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Little Things

It's saying hello to a stranger,
Making someone smile,
And feeling loved.
It's the little things that matter most.

It's a book you can't put down,
Baggy sweatpants,
And hot coffee.
It's the little things that matter most.

It's thunderstorms,
The sound of water droplets on the porch,
And the smell outside after rain.
It's the little things that matter most.

It's making a decision,
Being confident,
And saying what you feel.
It's the little things that matter most.

It's the starry skies,
Cozy blankets,
And limitless dreams.
It's the little things that matter most.

It's the little things that make life:
And wondrous.
It's these little things that matter most.

- Grace A Wills (1957- )

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kay Lee Dark Char Siew - Die Die You Eat!

Char Siew + Roast Meat ($5), Char Siew + Roast Duck ($7.50)

If i have a 'die die must eat' label, this post goes into it. That's how good it is.

You can forget about Kay Lee's roast duck or roast meat, yet make sure you buy a good portion of their black barbecued meat (Char Siew), at $50 for a kg. The recipe is well worth the 4 million it was sold for; the minimum pack for their Char Siew rice at $4, is a steal for the taste.

The taste, indescribable.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rui Ji Hong Kong Roasted, 瑞记香港烧腊

Roast Duck, Roast Meat, Barbecued Pork Char Siew for 4 Pax ($27.80)

Lunch was decided at Bukit Batok, and we set out to visit our favorite Hong Kong Roast Duck which has relocate itself to the Skytech Building. But friend challenged us to Rui Ji instead, citing its equivalent, even possibly superior?

She was spot on. The roast meat and char siew are not the best, but the roasted duck is impressive. We especially appreciate the crispiness of the thinly roasted skin. So much, i was not giving way to the others on the table, instead vying for the last piece.

Prices might be slight steeper than our usual stall, but the roast duck is worth it.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

West Co'z Cafe - $10 Spicy Fish Head!

Curry Fish Head ($20+, SG50 Promotion at $10+)

Are Segar Restaurant, West Co'z cafe and A-Poh Kitchen familiar to you? They are 3 established dining names under the management of p2e (places to eat). And their outlets are growing. We were at their West Coz Cafe in Yew Tee Point today.

The half fish head turned out to be rather big and fresh, and its curry really spicy! We thoroughly enjoy it. The prawn roll was prepared just how we like it, with crunchy chunk of sweet Water-chestnuts. Overall, p2e do seems serious in making their eateries a success. Food is nothing mind blowing, but is good and decent.

We are making plans for a return visit within this week. For the fish heads.

Oyster Omelette ($10+)

Sweet Potato Leaves, Sambal ($9+)

Prawn Roll ($10+)

Braised Beancurd ($10+)