Sunday, August 13, 2017

肥佬, Fei Lou Porridge


Come dinner time, there are always 2 long queues in the Telok Blangah Crescent Market and Food Centre. One belongs to the char kway teow, and the other at Fei Lou here.

Their bountiful items on the yellow board might make you feel lost. Well, you just have to get what the guys in front are ordering!

Boneless Fried Chicken Wings ($1.20 each), Porridge ($1), Fried Bee Hoon ($1)

Steamed Chicken ($6)

Primarily it's the boneless fried chicken wings! and steamed chicken that makes it to everyone's table. They have this classic 'fried shallot oil with spring onions' dip sauce for their steamed chicken, which I find to be most nostalgia.

The scalding hot porridge and savory vermicelli are the carbo to indulge. Occasionally, we will have their herbaceous braised chicken feet with peanuts! Get you a photo of it soon.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Our Pokemon Go Journey

12 Sept 2016

We were never virtual gamers. Today we celebrated our levelling up to level 39 playing Pokemon Go. Another 5 million XPs to reap before ascending to the final level, we can finally go easy.

Our journey starts slow on 6 Aug 2016. The memorable photo on top marks our beginning - when we were still amateur and catching mons with low combat power. And when Ric had refused to play =)

(This post is dedicated to Ric, who walks the miles for us, evolving decisively, catching accurately, watching the roads for me and evolving the mons bravely when I dare not look on.)

7 Oct 2016

- Bagged the rare Snorlax and Lickitung minutes apart, while travelling along Bukit Merah View!
- Near missing our first Chansey at Marsiling MRT station! On a morning ride to work.
- Our first Lapras jumping on us along Punggol Rd, towards the waterfront!

22 Nov 2016, Woodlands Ring Rd (Snorlax)      22 Dec 2016, Bukit Batok Central (Muk)     09 Jan 2017, Woodlands Ave 4 (Rhydon)

- Always exhilarating meeting the larger mons. Although many can be evolved from baby mons, meeting and fighting the full grown is fun.
- I was actually afraid of the ugly Muk.

21 Nov 2016                                                                        24 Nov 2016

- Farming Charmander candies on Mount Faber.
- Completed our GEN 1 pokedex on 20 Nov 2016 when Aerodactyl was caught at Bukit Panjang. Another one at Hort Park days later.

9 Dec 2016                                                                         13 Dec 2016

- Dashing out every night when Machop starts a small nest in the neighborhood garden. And grow to love this cute little guy. He and Dratini remains our favorite till today.
- When an error occurred during play, we get fun pictures. See a fist clenched Machop on my foot?

6 Jan 2016                                                                           27 Jan 2016

- During the Fire event, caught our first wild Charizard (with AA moveset!) at Jurong West.
- Chasing Lapras during the Water event! Rhyhorn, Geodude and Omanyte during the Rock event.
- One Sunday morning, Aerodactyl decides to appear in my path.

4 Feb 2017                                                                           24 Feb 2017

- Never dream of meeting Ms Chansey again until she starts spawning more often during the pink Valentine's event in 2017. We ventured into unknown grounds to get many her!
- Finally meeting the naughty, giggling Gengar in the same month too.

25 Mar 2017

- GEN 2 pokemons were released in Feb 2017. We filled up our pokedex fast within 2 days, leaving Unown to be most unpredictable.
- Beat the jam when we spotted the creature unexpectedly in Changi Village. Turned the corner to Leuchars Rd, walked the dark path with an exciting crowd to nab it!
11 May 2017

- Ampharos was last to enter our GEN 2 pokedex.
- She stood at the end of the Woodlands Waterfront, and made me ran on waters to reach her!

27 Jul 2017                                                                         08 Aug 2017

- Legendary birds were introduced in July. Doing just 1 raid per day, we were lucky to bag them all.
- The new gym system that started in June also encouraged us to begin active gym guards and defense.

- Our tally at level 39.
- 40, we are coming.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Haron 55 - Satay Babat!

Satay Babat

Probably our most bizarre yet toothsome satay skew - Haron's satay babat (cow's stomach/ tripe)! Trust Ric to order it, when they were sold out on the mutton satay.

We were unsure, of course. But the babat actually tastes awesome for being soft, little chewy and pretty meaty at the same time. It is splendid barbecue skills when the skewered meat actually picked up most of the smoky aroma, without getting charred!

Do you even get this in restaurants? Just come down to the East Coast Lagoon Food Village.

Satay Chicken, Beef, Babat ($0.70 cents per stick), Lontong ($0.50 each)

786 A.L. YUSRA - Mee Goreng!

Mee Goreng, with Egg ($4.50)

With so many stalls offering the Malay fried noodles at East Coast Lagoon Food Village, you can't go wrong with one who specializes in Goreng (meaning 'fried' in Malay language), and nothing else. They (at stall 59) are the specialist. We are making this return trip specially for them tonight.

Like our last visit, we taste a good plate of fiercely fried noodles, which charred even some of its noodle strands. This is easily one of the best mee goring stalls in Singapore.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Arnold's Fried Chicken

2 Piece Meal ($7.30)

It does take some convincing to do with Singapore's most expensive fried chicken fast food outlet - Arnold's Fried Chicken (Also one of Singapore's oldest food establishment from the 1980s!). But you may soon find their claim on using farm fresh chicken to be authentic; your taste buds will tell you.

The thin garlicky skin, juicy chicken meat makes it all very memorable for us at Arnold's, our first visit. So tender is Arnold's signature dish, the spring chicken, i was feeling very guilty for yearning after the less than 28 days old chickens.

So much for my repentance, i am actively planning for our next visit on their whole spring chicken. Now, i am condemned.

1/2 Spring Chicken Meal ($7.70)

Friday, July 28, 2017

欧南园烧腊, Outram Park Roasted Meat


Roasted Pork Belly, Roasted Char Siew, Roasted Duck Platter ($10.50, include 1 rice)

We were right behind a long queue, but remain undeterred. This is especially after seeing the many quiet roast meat stalls here in the Chinatown Market and Food Centre; you'll appreciate this queue.

It's not hard to understand the sturdy customer support, once you bite into the sweet, savory meat. The crackling roasted skins are irresistible, so are the juicy chewy bite of the thick cut! No other stall gives us this unique savory taste that is quite beyond words.

We are so resetting our benchmark for good roasted meat.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

佳记美食, Jia Ji Mei Shi


We gonna start visiting the Chinatown Market and Food Centre often, because of the tons of good food here! It is Singapore's largest hawker centre with over 260 food stalls, and stall numbers will be listed here so you could locate them in this maze.

First up will be this famous steamed food stall - it is simple food, but isn't easy to do it right. Expect generous ingredients in their rice dumpling and cuttlefish porridge. Smooth and savory yam cake, and fried noodle with that 'wok hei'! Load on their special chili sauce that is mildly spicy, yet going so well with all the dishes here!

I almost wanted to shout out to the clueless tourists who are looking on at the crowded stall. "Hey Dude! This is the stall to get some local food!"

Pork Rice Dumpling ($2), Yam Cake with Chee Cheong Fun ($2), Fried Noodle ($1), Peanut Cuttlefish Porridge ($2.50)

Steamed Yam Cake and Chee Cheong Fun

Fried Bee Hoon Mee

Thursday, July 20, 2017

觉世卤面, Jue Shi Lor Mee

Traditional Lor Mee ($4)

With a nice plan gone wrong, we landed ourselves in Our Tampines Hub hawker centre for a really late lunch. But looking at the strong crowd here, with queues still forming at some food stalls, we seem just in time to explode the new hawker centre.

Just when we were getting confused with the many exciting food signs, somebody walked pass with a good looking bowl of lor mee. That's it! Turning round the corner, we found the stall (01-45) with a short queue.

Getting our order, i drew in the blissful aroma of freshly fried fish, and slurped in the syrupy sauce of the lor mee. This is such homely taste! The light, no MSG braised broth is delicious. Everything coming together with the dark braised egg, braised meat and fried fish fillets.

This is a good bowl of lor mee in a long time. I'll be back.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

四季煎蕊, Four Seasons Cendol

Cendol ($2)

With 2 stalls, side by side - Cendol and Ching Teng. Which will you have?

Like many others, we are easily drawn by the thick milky sensation of a syrupy Cendol. Especially after our ultra healthy lunch of fish soup at the Marine Parade Market & Food Centre; we needed something sinful. Four Seasons is right behind the fish soup stall.

A shaved ice dessert, topped with 4 attap seeds (nipa palm), soft red beans and green pandan jello. Then ladled with thick coconut milk and gooey gula melaka! This is a good afternoon...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Good Cheap Coffee Set - $2.20

Set B - Toasted Kaya Butter Buns, Kopi, Eggs ($2.20, upsized coffee + $0.10)

To satisfy an Asian soul in the morning, it would be a cup of fragrant Nanyang coffee; toasted bread with thick cold butter and warm, runny half boiled eggs. On a rest day, it's certainly this simple.

Here's a corner stall (#02-59) at the Taman Jurong Market Food Centre. They have been serving the neighbors for years - offering quality breakfast set at a fairly economical pricing. I reckon they too help keep prices of coffee around the estate stable.

Come down if you like what you are looking.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

鱼老板, Fish Boss (Handmade Fishball)

Fishball Mee Kia ($3)

A newly opened fishball noodle stall (#02-106) in the Taman Jurong Market Food Centre, and it is already attracting some faithful followers, like myself.

Although the main draw of the stall is its handmade fishball, I remained pretty enthralled by their al denta noodles, tossed in flavorsome soy sauce seasoning, minced pork and fresh spring onions. What's irresistible is their crunchy pork lard!

The handmade fishball and fishcake taste fresh, not fishy at all and are lesser floury than normal. Mere thought of biting into one of their fat bouncy fishball is mouth watering. Ugh!

Fishball Mee Pok ($3)