Friday, September 9, 2016

亿胜功夫, Gongfu Oyster Omelette

Oyster Omelette ($4) 

There are several stalls of oyster omelette in the Old Airport Road Food Centre, some with really bold signboards but we picked the unassuming 'Gongfu' (#01-100). Well, we noticed their brisk business too.

It was your regular oyster omelette, just a tad oily. Our smallest serving fetches 3 fresh oysters, and lots fried eggs and batter. It is satisfactory.

Albert Street Big Prawn Noodle (亚峇街大虾面)

Big Prawn Noodle ($5, foreground)

We did some reading before coming down, because there are 2 famous prawn noodle stalls in the Old Airport Road Food Centre - the Whitley Rd BPN, and the Albert Street BPN. You see that we decide on Albert. And it was said that Albert started out in 1963!

As with all famous prawn noodle stalls, the pork ribs here are flavorsome and well done. I finished mine without having to give any away. And it is worth to pay a premium of 3 dollars more for the firm, sweet and bouncier meat of their green tiger prawns. Like us, you can taste the difference between the 2 bowls of prawns.

The soup is alright. It is concentrated but somehow lacked that wonderful umami kick that we craved.

Big Prawn Noodle ($8)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

厦门十全大补, Xiamen Tonic Soup!

十全大补鸭, Herbal Duck ($5), Pork Liver & Kidney Soup ($4)

When we were here for the famous Yan Ji Wei Wei Seafood Soup at the Woodlands Food Centre. The long queue of Xiamen tonic soup actually reached where we were seated, and one of their customers asked to share our table. So this was how we get to ogle at his plate of gelatinous braised trotters.

Now i say you don't forget to order their soup when you have their special braised trotters. The kidney soup pales in comparison to the ones at Seng Kee Black Chicken, and we didn't try their pork rib soup (Bak Kut Teh), herbal chicken or pig's stomach soup. Instead, it was the herbal duck that we bought. And it was so good! 

金包银猪脚, Special Braised Pig Trotters ($4.50)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Orang Orang (F&B) Pte. Ltd.

Tauhu Goreng ($3)

Orang Orang F&B is a Muslim food court in Bukit Batok, which we are more familiar with, and really enjoy some of their entrees. Whether it's breakfast or lunch, it's easy to find something we feel like having from 3 of our favorite stalls here:

1. NASI PADANG - Nasi Padang, Tauhu Goreng, Mee Rebus, Mee Soto, Nasi Lemak, Mee Siam, Lontong.
2. RASYIDAH/ JJ - Roti Kirai, Gado Gado, Mee Betawi, Ayam Penyat.
3. CHICKEN RICE - Chicken Rice.

Everything is quite good. Note that the fresh tasting Nasi Lemak is often sold out before 10am, while the uncommon Roti Kirai is only available on weekends. The unique Mee Betawi only ready by lunch. Grab those plates of understated Gado Gado and Penyat too. Last but not least, join the queue for their chargrilled Chicken Rice.

I'm sure you'll go away with something memorable.

Mee Rebus ($3)

Nasi Padang, with Beef Rendang and Cabbage ($3.50)

Kway Teow Soto ($3)

Roti Kirai, with Chicken Curry ($3.50)

Gado Gado ($3.50)

Mee Betawi ($3.50)

Ayam Penyat ($5)

Chicken Rice ($3.50)

Friday, August 26, 2016

一风堂, Ippudo Shiromaru (since 1985)

At Ippudo, we were asked to select the hardness of our noodles when some ramen stall serves them too hard for our likings. The original creamy tonkotsu broth was none too salty too, generous serving of thin and straight noodles of medium hardness, pork belly and pork loin, cabbage, black fungus and spring onions. It was a classic Hakata-style ramen.

But Japanese tonkotsu is beginning to taste all the same to us. All good, but no more surprises. Unless you opted for their tonkotsu broth enhanced with miso paste, fragrant oil, Kyushu soy sauce, or their spicy tantan chili paste. Yet we believe in the original.

In celebration of Ippudo's 6th anniversary in conjunction with Singapore's 51st National Day, we had their signature Shiromaru ramen at $10++.

白丸元味, Shiromaru Motoaji ($15++)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

宏记, Hong Ji Big Prawn Noodle

Prawn Noodle, soup ($3)

Better known for their claypot Bak Kut Teh, Hong Ji operates a prawn noodle stall side-by-side to their popular stall at Blk 19, Marsling Lane, which we shall try at a later date. Today, it was just a nominal fare of some warm noodle soup.

Without much expectation, we were well pleased with the MSG-free prawn soup. It tastes natural, without being overly sweet too. Very fresh prawns, plenty of Kanggong vegetable and beansprouts. This is quite good.

Prawn & Pork Rib Noodle, dry ($4)