Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Arnold Fried Chicken - City Plaza

This little island of our doesnt really have a lot of fried chicken places except for the KFC franchise. So upon learning of a pure friend chicekn restaurant, i decided to give it a try and see how it compared to the "gold standard"
We came one weekend afternoon, surprised with the long queue that welcomed us. WE were.. i think no.10 on the waiting list, and this was the time inbetween lunch and dinner. The place was packed

We decided to order Bandung.. or the rose drink.. which for me, personally was a mistake.. it was too sweet to eat it with friend chicken.. but thats just my opinion, almost every table has a drink like this, so i guess, they must must like it:)

This is the two pice chciken meal. a bit pricey if you ask me, it cost more than 6SGD Consisting of two piece chicken, french fries and a dinner roll.

The chicken was fried excellently, crispy skin, juicy meat, though the skin is not as tasty as Colonel Sanders Original recipe.. it was crispy enough to satisfy me.

The dinner roll, though oily was quite good, it was very buittery and soft on the inside with a slight crisp exterior..The fries were your regular store bought run of the mill french fries.

Address: 810 Geylang Road
Singapore 409286
6746 2372

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tanjong Pagar Nasi Lemak - Tanjong Pagar

I have been to this hawker center in Tanjong Pagar many times and this stall always escapes my tummy. Because No.1 - it closes early. they only serve breakfast and lunch. No.2 - the queue can be quite long during lunch time.

I told myself, i will not go home unsatisfied today so i braved the lunchtime crowd... and heat... and went to get my 2.50 nasi lemak.
Consisting of Otah, fish cake, Chicken Wing, Fried egg and quekiam. It was worth the money you are paying. What i like about Nasi Lemak stalls with long queue is that you are assured of getting your fried items freshly cooked.

Everything was tasty and satisfying. Now i know why the queue here is very long and why it is sold out by 2pm. Closed also on weekends and holidays

Sunday, April 17, 2011

China Whampoa Home Made Noodle - Whampoa Food Center

I dont know what it is about noodle soup that i really like. Is it the comfort of sipping hot soup? or the slurping of hot noodles that remind us of childhood days. Whampoa Market near Balestier road has a up and comning famous hand made noodle place.

And the lines here are very evident that the food here is good. They even take orders via phone so be ready to wait for your food,
This is my order of meatball and prawn in flat noodles.

You can choose what noodles you want, i got this kind just to try..
its is hand torn noodles.. very rustic.. cooked perfectly.. but if you will ask me, i will still go for the traditional thin long noodles, because with this type of noodles..not much slurping is needed.
The great thing about this dish is the clear soup that is flavored by crunchy ikan bilis. plus the use of fresh ingredients.

One of the best noodle soup places for me.. everythign was good from the noodle, to the soup and the fresh ingredients use.. no wonder people flock to eat this.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bishamon Sapporo Ramen - Funan Digital Mall

Growing up as a chinese kid, i always love eating noodles.. Chinese noodles has always been clear soup, not much toppings and plain tasting.
The ramen scene in Singapore has gotten a boost during the past year as a lot fo ramen places keep on sprouting up. Among the chain of ramen restaurants is this one which i tried at Funan Digital mall.
Specializing in sapporo style ramen. Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, and in japan is one of the most famous places to eat ramen. The miso style which i orderd here

is their most famous bowl, served with slices of char siu. The soup i found to be a bit watered down. not very strong miso taste. The noodles were nice and very QQ.
Another dish that i ordered was one of their ramen salad.
I tried the Salmon ramen salad. Dresed very lightly with a citrusy sesame dressing. It was a light dish and the salmon was cooked only on the edges. A perfect meal for those who are watching their weight.
There are still a lot of ramen places to try.. and i dont think ill be coming back here in the near future... not yet

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lau Pa Sat Festival Market

When people talk about Lau Pa Sat, what coems to mind is a fantastic looking structure that is well lit.. Food that is available 24 hours a day and most importantly.. the most number of Satay stalls in any hawker center.
Located near the Raffles place MRT, this Hawker center is housed in a building that was build during 1894, the structure is beautiful and the Singapore Government has already made it a protected strucure.
This place is frequented by tourist as local usually bring guests here as it is near the CBD and the City proper and very accessible.
At night the place just liven up with the numerous Satay stalls justling for customers.
Ordered few peices of chicken and mutton satay -

to be honest, i was a bit disappointed, the mutton peices were not as tender as i hope for and the chicken was a bit dry.. maybe the big volume of customers is taking a toll in the quality of their food.
Mee Goreng-
this was just okay lah.. nothing great
Sugar cane with lime-
the best thirst quencher for a hot humid night.. perfect with the food.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice - ABC Brickworks

Tong Fong Fatt is perhaps the most successful and famous hainanese Chicken rice franchise. You cna find these stall in a lot of Hawker centers, like Maxwell, Golden Shoe Carpark, etc etcc.. I tried this one in ABC Brickworks at Jalan Bukit Merah.
I was first skeptical about trying a Chicken rice Franchise, i love those mom and pop stores that makes their own chicken on the premises. I know this place gets it from a commisary.
Anyway, i took the chance and ordered me a chicken rice meal for 3.50SGD and it looks like this..

I like it that they seperate everything.
THe chicken was served without bones, flattened and sliced.
then doused with a sauce that has a strong sesame oil base..so if you dont like sesame oil, better tell them not to put sauce anymore. It was tender and juicy.
The rice was also nice..though a bit dry,
i like it that the grains are whole and not smashed or crumbled up
I was proven wrong.. this stall does serve good chicken rice.. not really outstanding but good and the portion size is also great.. you wont leave hungry.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ananda Bhavan - Little India

Craving for good Naan Bread, my hunger lead me to this place in Little India
Established in 1924, this reataurant is said to be the oldest Indian Vegetarian Restaurant in the Island.
Inside you can find indian families, eating simple food, most of them using their bare hands.:)

The garlic naan : everthing is made on the spot and baked in a Tandoor oven when ordered. the smell of the naan was very good.. comes with three kinds of dip that you can try individually or mix and match it. i love the naan, soft, with crispy exteriors.. yummy.. really really good.

Cheese Naan was also good, but i prefer the garlic one.... will surely go back for more garlic naan

221 Selegie Rd
Singapore 188340
6336 3891
Subway: Little India
Open Weekdays 7am-10pm; Weekends 7am-11pm

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tanjong Pagar Fried Kway Teow - Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar Hawker center is perhaps one of the busiest hawker center during lunch time. Its hard to get a seat. and you can see those rectangular plastic tissue thingies saving seat and table..
There are two Char Kway Teow Places that commands long queues, THe other one i already posted
This is the other one,
beside the Famous Nasi Lemak place that i will be featuring in the near future.
to compare this with The other Kway teow place..

this is the lighter version in terms of oilyness and sweetness. Both have good wok hei and fry their kway teow very well.. I will go here for lunch and go to Peter for dinner as this place only opens for lunch..

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Ice cream that doesnt melt quickly.. to see is to believe..
I have heard from friends and read on other blogs about this ice cream in Ya kun kaya that just doesnt melt that easily.. so when i had a chance to try it, i just had to observe and see iif it really doesnt melt
Ordered an assortment of flavor, from Durian, to strawberry, chocolate and cookies and cream..

i like the cookies and cream the best and here is the picture form the time i got it from the counter

and this is the picture 7 minutes after..
indeed, it didnt melt..
Anyway, i like the treat.. just like the ice cream you can get from the street but here the bread is toasted slightly so you get a slight crunch while eating it. A great way to cool down in the humid Singapore weather.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Somerset Delicacies - Maxwell Food Center

Maxwell food Center in my honest opinion ranks among the best hawker center in Singapore. There are a lot of Choices, whether you come here for breakfast lunch or dinner. Coveniently located near Chinatown and the Tanjong Pagar area. This is also one of the more famous hawker centers in the island. Going about my routine of checking out the whole center first before deciding what to eat, I chose this place with beautiful pictures.
Especialising in stir fried dishes.. well.. stir fried rice and stir fried noodles to be exact.
Ordered myself a Seafood Horfun Dish.. which came out looking like this..
I like that the noodles were cooked just right and the soy sauce blended the horfun evenly not like in other stalls that it comes in ugly patches.. The amount fo seafood were substantial.. but sadly.. it lacked in seasoning... the size of the dish was good for one hungry man or two semi hungry individuals.

1 Kadayanallur Street #01-60 Maxwell Food Centre

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Eng Kee Chicken Wings -

After a heavy meal at Two Chefs Eating Place.. while walking at the Coomonwealth area, i noticed this sign
and remember reading about this place in a couple of blogs.
The line here is said to never since, from the time it opens to the time it closes shop. The specialty of the stall... yes.. its so obvious... CHICKEN WINGS... Fried Chicken Wings.
To partner the wings are a choice of three kinds of noodles....
Here is what i got.. i wont be talking about the noodles.. just the WINGS

THe nice thing about this place. you know that your wings are cooked fresh; batch after batch, because of the volume of people in queue. Si even if you waited .. the important thing is that you food is served hot.
THere is a light coating on the wings.. its crispy and seasoned very very well. it is also marinated well, as you can taste it in the meat once you bite and chew it.
Truly one of the best fried chicken wings in the island.
117 Commonwealth Drive
Mon to Sat
12pm to 12am

Monday, January 17, 2011

Azmi Restaurant - Little India

1944, is the year that this place was opened.. serving Singapore with the best unleavened flat bread you can find in the whole Island. Located at the Corner of Serangoon and Norris St.

This coffee shop specializes in CHAPATI, and i mean specialize. They are the best at what they do. THe churned out Chapatis so quickly that they serve it to you right off the flat grill.
The place looks really run down, as if you are transported to the 40's- 50's era Even the people who serves you seem like they have been working here for years. Everything is done like clock work. Your order of Chapati, your side veggies,
your keema. THey said nothing change.. well, maybe the price. But everything is the same. so as they claim.
The chapati was indeed very very good.,
slightly toasted, soft, easy to handle and eat. I will never look at other chapati the same again and this will surely be my gold standard.

The perfect match to this is the lamb or mutton keema,
which is mince mutton, cooked into a thick stew like consistency, mixed with peas and diced potatoes. And, it was indeed perfect....i wipe the plate clean with my chapati.
To wash it all down was a cup of Teh tarik..
which was sadly a downer, as no foam came out of it....and tasted a bit bland
Anyway, This is truly a die die must try for Chapati lovers... a heritage food location.. i hope it can be passed to the next generation though...