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 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