Monday, October 10, 2016

禾源, Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon

Satay Bee Hoon ($3.50)

After the closure of Meng Kee Satay Bee Hoon in East Coast and Wah Kee Cuttlefish Kang Kong in Bedok South, we have not been able to find one that comes close to both of them. That is, until today.

Pokemon-ing at Changi Village bought us to this stall (#01-61) in the Changi Village Food Centre. And what caught our eyes were old age customers, going to the stall and photographing their buy with their handphones! This is interesting.

And these were before does a good review for the hawker. Do come down soon, before this stall goes up to the main stream media.

Cuttlefish Kang Kong ($4)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts

Hokkaido Cheese Tarts ($2.90, $14.50 for 6pcs)

The BF likes to feed me. With new product.

First, it's Prima Deli Lava Cheese tarts ($2.40) which tastes of rich 'angmo' cheese. Now this is closer to the authentic Hokkaido cheese tarts, but from the baker of Secret Recipe - the Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart.

They are not the real thing from Japan, but this is enough. We could taste some soft warm Hokkaido milk from the liquefying cheese. It is decadent, yet not as overwhelming as 'angmo' cheese.

老亚弟肉骨茶, Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh Eating House

Steamed Spotted Coral Grouper ($18), Rice $0.60, Towel ($0.20)

Prime Ribs Soup ($9)

If there is one BKT that holds a mystery to us, it is Lau Ah Tee at Whampoa West. We remember reading a review saying Lau Ah Tee and Ya Hua, both Singapore's famous ribs soup stalls, started by working as helpers at Ng Ah Sio in the 1950s. Many reviews of Lau Ah Tee have been good, but we could not imagine anyone better than Ng Ah Sio, our favourite.

So we were relieved when the clear peppery pork rib soup was found to be less flavoursome than how we like it. The soft fat tissues on the prime ribs also proved to be a fight to grind. It is a little wasted.

Now, their Teochew styled steamed fish is excellent. It makes us want to go back just for it. This is followed by the aromatic braised pig's intestines, which goes well with the plain rice. The Bak Kut Teh plays second fiddle in a shop that is make famous by it.

Braised Pig Intestines ($5)

Friday, September 16, 2016

和记, Hua Kee Seafood BBQ

Grilled Sotong ($12)

There are 3 main BBQ seafood stalls at the Pasir Panjang Food Centre, the largest of them being Hua Kee BBQ Seafood, spanning across 3 stall spaces. And friends who frequent here went straight to order from them for our group tonight.

The stingray fish, Lala and Gong Gong shellfish were all good, but it was the grilled squids that stood out. It was chewy and flavorsome. The most memorable dish of the night.

Boiled Gong Gong ($10)

BBQ Stingray ($10), Chili LaLa ($12) 

Yusoff Haji Jalal

Mutton and Chicken Satay (30s), 1 Ketupat and 3 bowls of Satay sauce ($19)

After some 10 barbecued chicken wings from 216 Choa Chu Kang BBQ, our satay order from Yusoff Haji Jalal arrived.

Yusoff HJ has been at the Pasir Panjang Food Centre, since they moved out of the old Satay Club (present Esplanade location) in 1995. Despite some fierce recommendations from friends - about fat, juicy satay sticks; i do not find the satay satisfying. As you can see from the picture, many of the sticks were burned. Some mutton pieces could not be chewed. Note that the thick satay dipping sauce was charged at 50 cents per bowl; with free refill.

Hope this old stall does get its act together once more.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bedok North Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle

Minced Meat Noodle, soup ($3)

If it wasn't for the long queue that stretches across the Blk 538 Bedok North Market and Food Centre, we wouldn't have taken a second look at this spartan little stall, (#01-102). It was just Bak Chor Mee what?

We noticed the hawker was a little slow, and our noodles got really over-cooked. Soup and ingredients were alright. Overall, it was above average, but you wouldn't come all the way for it. If you are nearby, why not?

Minced Meat Noodle, dry ($3)