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 in the Chinatown Market and Food Centre during the busy lunch hour; 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! Their unique savory taste is quite beyond words. It transports me to the era of my grandparents..

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 are just in time to explode the new hawker centre.

Just when we were getting confused with the many exciting food signs, someone 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.

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

A good bowl of lor mee in a long time. We’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.

Main draw of the stall is its handmade fishball, but 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)