Friday, October 28, 2016

Changi Village Food Centre

Standard Chicken Wings Set ($3.50, add $1.50 for Fried Ikan Kuning)

Changi Village has always been associated with nasi lemak. There are several good stalls here, and they are famous for their aromatic steamed rice and freshly deep fried chicken wings. It is really quite irresistible for many. The one we have today is from Changi Famous Nasi Lemak (#01-28). But my recent favourite is the homely, fresh tasting one from Orang Orang, in Bukit Batok.

Now, don't forget the iconic 'Commando dessert'. Made famous by our Commando soldiers at the nearby Hendo camp, who love to come by and order it for the whole table! Nearly every dessert stalls here serve it, and this dessert is unique to Changi Village only.

Red Tea Jelly with Longan, the "Commando Dessert" ($2)

You may wish to skip the soggy fried Hokkien mee we had. Curb whatever your cravings. Order instead a plate of savory fried kway tiao, or the well charred Chinese rojak with zesty lime juice in its dressing! You would thank me for it.

For more eats from the Changi Village, please type in 'Changi Village Food Centre' in the search box located at the right column of this blog. Eat your way out :)

Lai Xiang Rojak, #01-65 ($3)

Xiang Xiang Char Kway Teow, #01-58 ($3.50) 

Changi Village Fried Hokkien Mee, #01-53 ($3)

作记, Zuo Ji Duck Rice and Porridge

Platter for 2 - Deboned Braised Duck, Pig's Ear, Duck's Gizzard, Braised Egg ($19)

It has been a long time. We were finally back to visit the famous braised duck stall (#01-29) in the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. Nothing much has changed. The braised duck meat is still as succulent and lavish, and their broiled porridge remains the best on this island.

If there is something we really miss, that no other stalls could offer, it is this gooey porridge. I imagine losing all my appetite, then this is something i would drink in gladly and lick the bowl clean, feeling nourished. No need for anything else.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bedok Beef Kway Teow

Beef Noodle, dry ($3.50)

Beef noodle is quite a rare offering in Singapore's hawker centres. So we will always take note of the good ones. Maybe you would like to tick this (stall #01-45) on your list when you next visit the Changi Village Food Centre.

The gravy was scrumptious, and not overly salted. But we can't say the same for the accompanying soup. The beef is tender and flavorsome. We really enjoyed it. Then the toppings of sourish pickled vegetables, cincalok and fresh lime squeeze further enhanced our experience. This is ultra appetising.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bodum - The Original Prench Press

Bodum Bistro Nouveau, 0.35ltr. ($22)

Lately, i realised how instant coffee pack gave me a racing heart rate and stimulates the nervous system. While good coffee beans doesn't. Thick coffee from our Kopitiam or the Starbucks and McCafe are safe for me.

Making coffee for one person is troublesome if I'm using a coffee machine. That's when the Bodum coffee maker comes in conveniently. The coffee maker is actually a heat-resistant glass cup with a stainless stain press filter. I could purchase my choice of coarse coffee grounds from the supermarket (using Boncafe here), add a teaspoon of it and sugar. Pour in hot water and stir; press down after at least 4 mins of seating. No worry of gritty coffee when you pour out the coffee into a separate cup for drinking. That does it.

Cleaning is easy too. And i save the coffee grounds, for my garden. No plastic capsules, no wastage. This is good.

Monday, October 10, 2016

W Kitchen Western Food!

Pork Cutlet ($6)

This is like a pretty Christmas platter - the colorful and generous chilled salad in vinegary dressing, as a side dish. We felt pampered. And no western food in any hawker centre has ever done this before; at such affordable price and big portion of meat!

We were at (stall, #01-33) the Changi Village Food Centre. I have never liked too much meat in a meal, but the pork cutlets here just seems to be really good. I do miss it.

The steak and fish fillet however, disappoint. The beef was a little over tenderized, giving it a texture of a burger patty. We prefer our steak with that flavorsome grind. The dory fillet has an unpleasant taste that i'm sensitive with; it may be a result from the shared oil? We can't tell.

Despite the hit and misses, we are looking forward to revisit them for their signature pork chop, garlic chicken chop or the salmon teriyaki!

Pan Seared Beef Steak ($7.50)

Fish & Chips ($5.80)

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)