Friday, July 30, 2010

Allaudin's Briyani - Tekka Market

I just love Briyani.. fluffy long grain rice served with delicious thick mutton curry.. ahhh… One of the more famous places for Briyani is this stall in TEKKA MARKET. So I chanced upon this place one late afternoon to sample why people are raving about this place.
Got myself a Mutton Briyani- served with a vegetable gravy on the side.
I was quite disappointed with this Briyani as the rice was not fluffy and was quite wet and not hot anymore. Maybe I came too late a time and the rice was about to be finished? The mutton however was tender and also I didn’t like the fact that it wasn’t warm/hot.
I was sad after eating it and now I am wondering if they don’t have the same quality as before or I just caught them on an “off day”
Blk 665 Buffalo Road #01-232 Tekka Food Centre Singapore

Monday, July 26, 2010

KAZAN Japanese Cuisine - Tanjong Pagar

Another Stall in Tanjong Pagar that is raking in the customers.. having a different concept do sometimes help as people tend to be tired of eating the same cuisine all the time. This Japanese Stall I think is one of the first Japanese stall in a hawker center. Serving 11 different items, He tries to do it as fast as possible yet maintaining cleanliness and quality.
Ordered the Chicken Teriyaki don 4.50SGD comes with miso soup. This was a big meal. Huge bowl of good quality Japanese rice.
The chicken piece was also quite substantial. I didn’t like it though that he has to use batter to fry the chicken,
I would prefer the chicken either just grilled or pan fried with just flour to make it crispy. But the teriyaki sauce was delicious.
The miso soup aint that bad also.
Now, am looking forward to try other Japanese stall in other hawker centers
6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
#02-18 Tanjong Pagar Plaza Block 6 Market and Food Centre S081006
Tel: 84555229

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meng Kee Fried Kway Teow

Read about this place on and a couple other blogs and been looking for it ever since. First few time I tried looking for it, I couldn’t find it, then I was inside this eating house.
This stall is being man by a relatively young person. But he cooks his Kway teow very well. Judging from the numerous tables with a plate of Char Kway Teow. This must be good.
This is the 3.00 size. I love it, cooked very well, everything blended so deliciously, and I like it that this place has lots of pieces of scrambled egg. One of the better Char Kway Teow I have eaten. If you guys love Char Kway teow, try this one, you would not regret it.
Blk 22 Havelock Road #01-669 Wei Xuan Eating House Singapore(inside Beo Cresent)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Heng Ji Chicken Rice - Chinatown

A lot of votes went to this place during Dr. Leslie Tay’s chicken rice polls, and I don’t wonder why. This is the most queued chicken rice stall in Chinatown Complex.
Ordered myself a 3 dollar potion and this is what I got. The rice was very fragrant and tasty but I don’t like the rice they used as it crumbled easily
, either its overcooked or the rice quality was poor. The chicken however was good. Moist but not as moist as Tian-Tian.
They also make their own chili sauce, as u can see, they make it a bit darker.

Heng Ji Chicken Rice
Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre
Blk 335 Smith Street

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake - Maxwell food Center

I grew up only knowing of Orh Chian as the way Oyster Cake or Oyster Omellete is. Not knowing there is another way of cooking Oysters. Here it is done when the batter is placed in a large ladle putting oysters and prawn inside then ladleing another layer of batter on top and deep frying it until it become an UFO or an Unidentified Fried Object.
Price at 2.00SGD a single cake is fried till crispy, keeping the inside still moist. There were a few oyster and a prawn insde.
It tasted a bit like a corndog.. but seafood flavor. Hahaha. A bit oily if you ask me, I think good to eat with rice rather than munching on it alone. a bti on the pricey side but still a lovely snack.
Maxwell Road Food Centre
Stall 22
10am to 6pm Daily except Sunday

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee - Golden Mile Food Complex

There are a few questions when it comes to hokkien mee, like “Char Kway Teow” it boils down to are u a person who likes it dry or wet? Do u like thick noodles or thin noodles?
In Golden Mile Food Center, this hokkien mee is the most talked about. Cooked by a man in goggles, because he was told that he might lose his eyesight if he continues to cook and the option was to cooked with goggles.

This is the dry type of Hokkien mee and uses a mixture of thin and thick noodles. I am not really fond of dry hokkien mee, because sometimes the taste is not as intense.
Otherwise, this one tasted good, not great, but good. The stock used was very fragrant and no fishy smell or taste. The sambal blended with the noodles very well .
Give it a try if you are craving for hokkien mee and you happen to be in the Golden Mile area
No 34 Golden Mile Food Centre
11am to 2pm 3pm to 9pm
Closed on Wed

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Toms Palette - Bugis

Ice cream has been a booming industry here in Singapore, and I don’t wonder why. This country is very hot and humid and what else is nice to enjoy aside from an ice cold drink but ice cream right?
A lot of homemade ice cream places are starting to flood Singaporean, let me share my favorite among them all
This tiny stall in Shaw Leisure Gallery in Beach road which for me serves the best and most affordable ice cream in Singapore. Not counting that the owners were also the nicest I have met.
Here I am excited to get my scoop of ice cream divided into 2 flavors. Vanilla and Sarsi.
All I can do was smile while I was savoring my frozen delight. Creamy and dense, it is just how I like my ice cream.
Will be back for more!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chew Kee Eating House

This road in Chinatown has 2 stall with the same name selling the same products. I came here to taste this one first and will try the other next time out. Ordered myself a Chicken Noodle set, which is a dry Chicken noodle with accompanying soup.
This is quite a change from chicken we are used to eat(Hainanese). THe soup i didnt like too much, it was a bit bland for me.
This chicken has a soft sweet skin and very flavorful meat. The noodles were quite ordinary egg noodles. The Chicken is what made the dish good. Tender and juicy. Will try out the other chicken place soon and compare
8 Upper Cross Street
9am - 7pm
Closed every Friday except on Public Holiday

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Barcook Bakery

Been reading and hearing a lot about this place. The infamous “raisin and cream cheese bread” So I went there one day and there was a queue. Everybody was busy buying them and they just keep on coming out of the oven, so you are guaranteed new bread everytime!! This was hot and fresh from the oven, the bread was pillow soft. Just melts in your mouth when you bite it. Inside was warm cream cheese that was sweetened a bit.
Definitely a bread I would eat over and over again. Even at a price of 1.30SGD per piece, it was such a nice treat.

531 Upper Cross Street
#01-54 Hong Lim Complex
Singapore 050531
65336588 w other branches at Central and OUB bldg in Raffles place
Mon-Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat-Sun: 8am - 4pm

Friday, July 9, 2010

First Thai - near City Hall

Thai restaurants in Singapore are becoming more and more. Even hawker centers now has Thai themed stalls. But this restaurant in the Cityhall/Bugis Area is one of the first one to open and serve thai food. This is my first taste of thai food in singapore
One of my rant here is that you wont be given a table if all your companions haven’t arrive yet. This I don’t understand. If I am gonna order for 5 persons, why can’t the 2 persons who arrive first get the table already right?
Olive Fried Rice-
I was fascinated by the name, the dish came out as a nice collage of colors, cant really taste the olive in the rice though. Be careful when mixing the rice, it has loads of freshly chopped chili.
Pineapple Fried Rice-
I find this one better than the olive fried rice and it was funny to see chicken floss on top of the fried rice. Never had chicken floss on top of rice I when I ate in Thailand
Tom Yam Soup-
this was nice. Served hot, the soup was full of seafood and mushrooms, and I love the tangy sour taste of it.
Curried Soft Shelled Crab-
one of their new dishes which I also like very much as I love soft shelled crab and they fired it beautifully crisp. The sauce just complimented the crab.
Chicken Pandan- this was just okay.
23 Purvis Street Singapore (656) 339-3123

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lan Zhou La Mian - Chinatown

La Mian is a specialty in Northern China. There is a distinct technique of pulling and rolling the noodles out. Here in Singapore, this is the guy who mastered his noodle making,
Located in the middle of Chinatown. This noodle place packs in the customers.
He is proud of his noodle making skills that he stretches the dough in both direction, using both his left and right hand. He claims only he does this technique to have the noodles to be consistent on both end unlike the usual la mian where the maker only stretches the dough in one direction.
I ordered myself a ban mian. Which is like a Chinese Bolognese. Topped with minced pork in black bean sauce. The noodles were indeed very delicious and it was quite good.
The sauce though for me lacks character and depth. It tasted very underseasoned and could have used a bit more salt and pepper.

The noodles here were the clear STAR. They offer a lot of other things, but that’s for the next review.:)
19 Smith Street
Singapore 058933
6327 1286
Open Daily 12pm-10:30pm