M.Hasan Railway Station Canteen
Enter the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and you would be swarm by the dozens of photographers, seriously! I was therefore embarrassed to shot away likewise.
The Malay uncle whom we shared a table asked what was the commotion about? We smiled and told him that the railway station is closing at the end of June; the food stalls operating only till this Sunday. "It was never this lively around this station!" He said. And we were here for the food ;)
"You should have been on the KTM train, it's a great experience." He repeated thrice. With the tickets all sold out till the end of the month; it seems pretty unlikely for us to.
Beef Keema ($3), Chapati ($0.60 x2)
One of the most sought after food here would be the freshly prepared Chapatti cos you don't often find it in Singapore food stalls. I enjoyed much of the unleavened bread; hand tearing and dipping it lavishly into the Keema of minced beef and potatoes! Yum!
Goreng Pisang ($0.60 per piece)
Being regulars at this canteen, our Malay friend laments the standard of today's banana fritters - it was tasteless, unripe - probably in a haste to business the constant stream of customers who swiped off every plate of the piping fried Pisang!
And this stall !!
If anyone knows where they've been relocated, please add to the comments here. Thanks in advance ;)
Mee Siam ($2.50)
Gado Gado ($2.50)
Their Mee Siam may be just an average fare but their recipe of peanut sauce outshines many others! Order their Gado Gado and Tauhu Goreng to enjoy this probably best peanut sauce around.
Our newly acquainted Malay friend was indulging in his plate of Nasi Padang (he loves the curry) while his father was having the bowl of Mee Siam; i had wished to have the Mee Goreng, Tahu Goreng, Lontong, Mee Soto.. but pity our smallest appetite :(
So long, and goodbye to good food ;)
Main building of Railway Station gazetted as a national monument on 9 April 2011.