Saturday, October 14, 2017

Five Star Fast Food - Roti Prata

Plain Prata ($0.80 per piece)
Happy Deepavali!

Just in time to share a local favourite of all races in Singapore - the Roti Prata. It is an art often mastered by our Indian counterparts. At the Taman Jurong Market Food Centre, the aroma of pan frying roti prata never fails to lure us when we arrived. Often we would turn to each other and smiled, "Prata?"

The Indian pancake was always crispy on the outside, fluffy and moist within. Never oily. We like their syrupy fish curry that’s a little spicy and alluringly piquant. It's hard to resist not making space for at least 1 piece of their prata!

The stall is at level 2. The sight of a short queue, tall carton trays of fresh eggs and lingering aroma will lead you.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

稳稳白米粉, Woon Woon Pek Bee Hoon - Chomp Chomp

Crayfish Platter (S, $27)
Crayfish + Prawn + Sliced Fish + LaLa

At the set of a glorious sun, a plate of luscious seafood in savory broth was presented. The drag of a long day, i'm grateful to finish the quiet evening this way, at the weekday Chomp Chomp. The beautiful orangey broth immediately whet the appetite, and pick-me-up!

Fresh, crunchy pork lard is my favorite. But we were busy slurping in the sweet broth. And working to undress the 4 crayfishes and prawns. Even the casual Snakehead fish slices taste fresher than most others. The vermicelli were missing the wok hei, but being lesser fired, it absorbs the broth oh-so-well!

Plan your weekends here. You'll be glad a meal at Chomp Chomp doesn't always have to be heavy with hokkien mee and bbq wings.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Chocolate Origin

Dark Gelato Cup (1 scoop at $4.50)

Video of viscous chocolate syrup, and knife cutting sleeky through layers of sponge-like chocolate cakes. It freezes our footsteps at the stall.

For a start, we shared their chocolate cuppa lava cake ($5.50) between us. It was gratifying. The warm chocolate cake sits on top of a thick layer of good vanilla ice-cream. You break through them, tasting the bitter dark and cool vanilla together; the warm lava oozing. (picture)

On our second trip, we had their dark chocolate gelato. A dessert that is subtly sweet, and all you remember is its perfected bitterness after finishing the entire scoop by yourself.

That video is intriguing, Chocolate Orgin. We are coming for your chocolate cake next.

Friday, September 29, 2017

实里达, Seletar Sheng Mian. Mian Fen Guo

Stall #01-05

It's near 2pm. Yet the perpetual queue at this mee hoon kway stall in Toa Payoh Lor 8 Food Centre continues! If such common food commands a wait, it can't be a walkover.

Sheng Mian, soup ($3)

True enough. The hawker offers some good chewy handmade noodles and mee hoon kway. So good, the mee hoon kway is sold out. Will surely make an effort to come back early for it. Besides the usual ingredients of minced meat, raw egg, anchovies and vegetable, the minimum order includes 2 good sized fresh prawn too!

For the rare occasion, i actually enjoy their ultra flavorsome broth, with Ric being the only one complaining today. He finds the taste too heavy for our liking, preferring their springy noodles tossed over black savoury sauce, chili and shallot oil instead.

This is our virgin visit to the Lor 8 food centre. And i hope to cover some of the interesting stalls here; that is if we don’t crumple to the bee hoon kway again! It’s tough. This stall has now overtaken my favourite, the He Jia Huan Ban Mian at Jurong West.

Sheng Mian, dry ($3)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Babas Peranakan, 娘惹小吃

Stall #02-225

We are the early birds, no? But it was already hustle and bustle at this back lane stall in the Chinatown Market and Food Centre. The fried omelet and fried chicken racks were already emptied! It was no surprise. Quoting the uncle behind us, "This is always long queue. Everyday. Everyday it's like this."

The Teochew Baba hawker serves a delicious twist of Chinese Peranakan fare. Spices and dried shrimps were prominent in the vegetables and curries we ate. And everything was freshly cooked. When we reached the front of the line, the fried chicken was just up, from the hot wok.

I can eat this every day.

Long beans, Sambal Goreng, Ayam Goreng ($4.50)

Sayur Lemak, Sambal Brinjal, Fried Bittergourd with Fish Paste ($3)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

YUSMAR Aneka Selera

Lontong ($2.50), Nasi Lemak ($2.50)

$2.50 dishes are hard to come by these days. And it has to taste good. In the lift at the Taman Jurong Market Food Centre, we heard a family asking one another if they want mee rebus or mee siam. That gave us the idea to go for some Malay cuisine this breakfast.

Brisk business at stall #02-99 helps Ric decide on them. Every of their dishes are at $2.50. It's a steal. Notice the correction plasters over their price menu? Yes, they were selling at $2 previously!

On this cold and wet morning, our favourite has to be their piping hot Lontong! And fresh fried chicken wings on the nasi. Nothing fanciful. Just authentic food that satisfy.

Mee Rebus ($2.50)