Friday, October 27, 2017

潮记, Teoh Kee Charcoal Roast

Lotus Roots Pork Rib Soup ($3.50)

Ever since we ate at the Outram park roasted meat, i thought i'll never accept anything less. Our impromptu lunch at Teoh Kee (#01-45, Toa Payoh Lor 8 Food Centre) however, proves otherwise.

You see, their boiled soup is quite good. Flavorsome and less grease. The crackling roasted pork is near perfect! While the char siew and roasted duck is sweet and juicy.

A hearty meal with a loved one, beats anything.

Platter for 2 - Sio Bak, Char Siew and Roasted Duck ($12)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

南丰, Nam Hong Coffee Stall

Kopi, Siew Dai ($0.70)

In every hawker centre, there's bound to be a coffee stall that commends a long queue. Everyday, without fail. This is the leading coffee stall at the Taman Jurong Market Food Centre.

The good Nanyang coffee here, never had that sour after taste. It is pleasantly thick, serves in a huge mug and is seriously underpriced! Check it out.

Stall #02-88

Saturday, October 14, 2017

联合本记, Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

Seven early eight early, we came. Hoping to beat the crowd for the popular claypot rice at the Chinatown Market and Food Centre. Still the minimum cooking time requires an hour wait. The aroma from their kitchen making the tummies rumble.

It was worth it, for our first taste of Lian He Ben Ji. While they are not the only stalls who are still serving out claypot rice done by charcoal fuel, we do believe theirs spend a good time on the blacken stove for that extra smokiness.

Apart from the usual pork and liver sausages, we were certainly delighted to find waxed pork belly in our pot! Disappointingly, some chicken meat tasted dry. Generous portion of salted fish for those who love it. And a watercress soup that was flavorsome and light, none oily.

Chicken + Sausages Claypot for 2 Pax ($12 + $3. Added $3 for added ingredients)
Watercress Pork Rib Soup ($2.50)

Five Star Fast Food - Roti Prata

Plain Prata ($0.80 per piece)
Happy Deepavali! Just in time to share a local favourite of all races in Singapore - the Roti Prata, a floury pancake. It is an art often mastered by our Indian counterparts.

At the Taman Jurong Market Food Centre, the aroma of pan frying roti prata never fails to lure us when we arrived. Often we would turn to each other and smiled, "Prata?"

The Indian pancake was always crispy on the outside, fluffy and moist within. Never oily. We like their syrupy fish curry that’s a little spicy and alluringly piquant. It's hard to resist not making space for at least 1 piece of their prata!

The stall (no. 101) is at level 2. The sight of a short queue, tall carton trays of fresh eggs and lingering aroma will lead you.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

稳稳白米粉, Woon Woon Pek Bee Hoon - Chomp Chomp

Crayfish Platter (S, $27)
Crayfish + Prawn + Sliced Fish + LaLa

At the set of a glorious sun, a plate of luscious seafood in savory broth was presented. The drag of a long day, i'm grateful to finish the quiet evening this way, at the weekday Chomp Chomp. The beautiful orangey broth immediately whet the appetite, and pick-me-up!

Fresh, crunchy pork lard is my favorite. But we were busy slurping in the sweet broth. And working to undress the 4 crayfishes and prawns. Even the casual Snakehead fish slices taste fresher than most others. The vermicelli were missing the wok hei, but being lesser fired, it absorbs the broth oh-so-well!

Plan your weekends here. You'll be glad a meal at Chomp Chomp doesn't always have to be heavy with hokkien mee and bbq wings.