Sunday, 30 October 2011

Hard to choose between Chicken, Mutton or Pork, how about...

Even had the problem of making the decision of thinking what sort of meat you want to have for lunch or dinner? I know that I always had such a problem especially when I always have the problem of having a big appetite. Hence I am going to satisfy your greed with not 3 but 1 dish.


Satay. When it comes to Satay, you wouldn't have the problem
of making a decision between Chicken, Mutton or Pork.
This is because you can always choose all 3 kinds of meat at one go.

But how do you appreciate satay? You can either eat a stick of Satay
either by dipping it into the peanut sauce and take a bite from the
satay stick or take a bite from the satay stick directly.
(This would depends on your own preferences. :D)
After finishing a stick or two, you can start digging into the
cucumber or the rice that comes with a plate of Satay.
Same theory applies to the cucumber and rice, you can choose to
dip it into the sauce first or take a bite directly.

This would be one of the Satay stall that I highly recommend.
It's located inside Clementi Market and Food Centre.
I was pretty disappointed that I couldn't get the Mutton sticks for dinner. :(
Although I couldn't get the Mutton sticks, the Chicken and Pork sticks
turn out to be pretty delicious. The texture of the meat were cooked just right.
It isn't too burnt or too raw. This reminds me of the days waiting for the
Satay man that will be pushing a small trolley around the neighbourhood
of Tiong Bahru almost every single day selling delicious Satays. Another +1
for this store for selling raw Satay sticks so that you can prepare it
at your own pace. But, since you are already in the queue, you might as well
just have the Satays here or buy a few packets of cooked Satays home. :P

* Click here for the address of the market located at Clementi Central,
  near Clementi MRT station
^ Click here for some other delicacies that you should try at Clementi Market
  and Food Centre.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Things started off from a place known as...

Shanghai... Before we proceed any further, let us listen to the song "夜上海" from the late 40s.

Isn't it nice? I'm pretty amaze that this song was sang in the late 40s. (Note: this song was twice as old as I was, yet I knew about it, doesn't that make it more interesting?) Sometimes, I will prefer spending some time listening to all these oldies where the lyrics were much more meaningful and much more straight forward than some of the music nowadays. :D So what is the link between this song and our topic today?

Let us take a look at some pictures first.

As far as I could remember, I had been having numerous dinner at this place ever since I was a kid. Whenever we make a trip to the place, there will always be a long queue outside this store. This place only offer 1 kind of food and that would be 'Teochew Porridge'.

The photos in the above shows some of the dishes that we have ordered on that day. The dishes were so good that I had eaten 2 bowls of rice and a bowl of porridge to go with it. In fact up till now, I haven't come across a dish that I don't like from this place. But some of the most recommended dishes of the place would be the salted vegetables, minced meat, meat ball, fish cake, 'Tau Kee (Flat beancurd)', etc...

I finally get to order and try the Meat Ball after making my second trip there last month.
Aside from the fact that the Meat Ball is hard on the outside and soft inside,
the taste reminds me of the usual minced meat that you can find in a bowl of
Fishball noodles. But the Meat Ball was slightly more harder and juicier than
minced meat. Trust me if you happen to be in that area, you might want to give
this stall a try, especially when the price was pretty cheap too. :P
(The dishes in the above only cost me less than S$5 only.)

So what's the link between the song and this place? Because both the title of the song and the tall name has the word "夜上海" in it. In fact the name of the stall was "夜上海潮州粥".

Some additional notes about "夜上海潮州粥":
  • They were closed on Tuesdays.
  • You can ask for a bowl of curry sauce or braised sauce to go with the rice or porridge.
  • Besides the usual rice or porridge, they have a 3rd option that is "Aam", which is porridge without rice grain.
  • They are open 24/7 except for every Tuesday so if you are looking for supper, you know where to get it. ;P.

* Click here for the location of this place.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A Common White doesn't mean its better than a Rare Black (Closed)

A few weeks ago, I have written about carrot cakes in Singapore. When I was given a choice to choose between a black coloured or a white coloured of a same dish, I will usually choose the white one.

The reason behind my choice would probably be due to...
  • the fact that I want to taste original taste of the dish, without adding pepper, soya sauce, etc
  • health cautious... (I know this is kinda =="", but there are a lot more dishes I wanted to try before the end of the world :P)

But there are also times where the Common White can lose out to the Rare Black in terms of the taste and this would probably be one of the best example.

As usual, food comes first.

Nowadays in Singapore, when you step into a 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)' store, chances that you will be getting a bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)' with a White Coloured bowl of soup would probably be pretty high. But hey, take a look at the bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)' in the above, it's actually serving a bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)' with Black Coloured Soup. Isn't it a pretty rare sight to you?

Let us take a closer look at this bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)'.
Besides for the 'Bak Kut(肉骨)' which is a must in a bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)', 'Tau Pok' and vegetables were also given in a bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)'. What I like most about this bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)' would be the herbal soup and generous pieces of 'Bak Kut(肉骨)' that was given in a bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)'. Although the soup was pretty tasty, I don't encourage you to go for too many rounds of the same soup as it might be too heaty for your body. As for the 'Bak Kut(肉骨)', the meat were fat and juicy. Unlike some of the 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)' stalls that I had tried, the stall owners were pretty generous with the amount of 'Bak Kut(肉骨)' that was included in each and every one bowl of 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)'. :D

In comparison between this place and many other places, I think that this place had a larger variety of dishes. Just for the 'Bak Kut Teh(肉骨茶)' alone, there's already an variety to choose from. There's the usual 'Bak Kut(肉骨)' or Pork Ribs, Pig tail, Pig intestine, etc. They also have side dishes like salted vegetables, stewed egg, stewed intestines, etc.

So what is the stall behind all these delicacies?

The name of the stall would be 'Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh(梁记(巴生)肉骨茶)'.
If I'm not mistaken, they are closed in the afternoons and they are open for business from late afternoons onwards.

* Click here for the location of 'Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh(梁记(巴生)肉骨茶)'.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Passion for a Duck

Nope, I'm not talking about male prostitute or something like that. What I&aposm going to talk about today, would be 'duck rice'.

If you have been following my blog for the past few weeks, you might have come across a post on 'Chicken Rice'. After tasting or trying a plate of 'Chicken Rice', Some people tend to picture 'Duck Rice' as a set meal with merely white rice, a few slices of duck meat and a few slices of cucumber. Probably you are right in some way but as for myself, I personally felt that duck rice should comes with ...
A good plate or bowl of Braised rice or Yam rice.

Besides for the Duck meat, which is pretty delicious when you eat it with the Braised Rice.
Some other reasons that make me a regular customer of this place would be...
  • The large variety of delicious chilli sauces
  • The delicious side dishes that you can order. For example: a plate full of 'Kway Chap' dishes, salted vegetables, braised peanuts, etc.

So what sort of place can prepared such a good plate of Duck Rice?
This would be the place. The name of the stall would be 'You Ji Duck Rice'(友记家传鸭饭). It's located in one of the coffee shop behind Bugis Junction. If you are pretty familiar with the area around Bugis Junction, this 'Duck Rice' stall was located in one of the coffee shop located at the entrance to Liang Seah Street.

* Click here to get a clearer view of the location of the 'Duck Rice' stall.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

A different kind of Prawn Noodles

More than a few weeks or few months ago, I had introduced 'Prawn Noodles(蝦面)' in this blog. Today, I am going to introduce a different kind of 'Prawn Noodles(蝦面)' that was a delicacy that can be found in Singapore. The name of the this 'Prawn Noodles' would be 'Fried Hokkien Mee'(炒福建蝦面).

Although, 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' was a common dish that can be found in most of the Hawker Centre in Singapore, there can be many different variations of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)'.

To make things interesting, I will be introducing not 1 but 2 different variations of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' in this post today. (Actually its because I was eating both variations of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' on the same day, that is why I'm writing both of them in one post.)

Let us start off with the first one.

This would be the first variation. Although this dish has a name of 'Fried Hokkien Mee',
there were actually a larger portion of Rice Vermicelli used as a ingredient as compared to the Noodles.

The dish in the above was prepared by this stall located in Changi Village.

This would be the second variation of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)'. Compared to the first variation of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' listed in this blog, this variation of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' uses a larger portion of Noodles as a ingredient as compared to the Rice Vermicelli.

The dish in the above was prepared by this
stall located in ABC Brickworks Market/Food Centre.

Although the 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' that I had listed here were prepared by 2 different stalls from 2 different locations, both 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' were pretty good. Some similarities between both plates of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' would be the use of some specially prepared soup as a ingredient. Although, soup were used as a ingredient, the Noodles and Rice Vermicelli didn't turn out to be very soggy. And both stalls were pretty generous when it comes to the Lime and Chilli. Customers can help themselves to the unlimited flow of Lime and Chilli.

  • There was 2 main variations of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' in Singapore. One of them would be dry, where the stall owners will use a minimum amount of soup throughout the process of preparing the 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)'. And the other would be the soupy type which is the type of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' that I had introduced in this post.
  • There was another variation of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' where the stall owners will use cubes of fried pork as a ingredient. I remember this variation of 'Fried Hokkien Mee(炒福建蝦面)' was pretty common back then, but it was pretty difficult to find it nowadays already.

* Click here for the map of ABC Brickworks Market/Food Centre.
^ Click here to find out what other delicacy can be found in the Changi Village Market.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

In pursuit of large portions of Indian food

From time to time, my stomach will have the urge to eat a large portion of food... (Help... I think my stomach is taking over my body...:P) One of the better place than I could suggest will be this restaurant located in 'Little India'.

The 1st course would be... food images. :D

This would be the Mutton Biryani. Although they don't serve Dum Biryani's here, the Biryani's that were served here considerably good.

The photos in the above are showing the 'Masala Chicken Biryani Set'. Doesn't it looks delicious to you?

Before moving any further let me explain why I like this restaurant.
  • You can sort of customised your own 'Chicken Biryani Set'. For example, Masala Chicken, Pepper Chicken, Fried Chicken... etc.
  • Biryani rice were free flow, this would be my best reason
  • Food at reasonable price.

So what is the restaurant behind all these 'Biryani Set'?

This would be the restaurant behind all the delicious looking Biryani's.
The name of the restaurant would be 'Sakunthala'. In fact, looking at how frequent I have been having my Dinner and Lunch in Little India back then, I was pretty surprised that I didn't grew very during 3 years ago. In fact, I think I was having at least 10 meals weekly at Little India

* Click here for the website of Sakunthala.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

It's not a must to eat western food at air conditional place

Similar to the title of this post. In Singapore, it doesn't mean only air conditional place can server delicious Western food. Western food prepared in a coffee shop can be very tasty also. One of my favourite example will be... a chain of western food outlets known as 'Botak Jones'.

Let us start off with something differetn this time round. :D

This would be one of the outlets of 'Botak Jones'.
It is located in one of the coffee shops located along Depot Lane.

The above would be the menu of 'Botak Jones'.
The price that you are paying for a meal at 'Botak Jones' were pretty reasonable.

3 reasons to back up my statement in the above would be 'PET'.
'P' stands for the portion, which is amazingly big.
'E' stands for easy going. As most of the 'Botak Jones' outlets were located in a coffee shop, you can wear whatever you like and dine there.
'T' stands for tasty. I don't think any explanation is needed here.

Next let us move on to the food images. :D

This would be the large 'Cajun Chicken' set of 'Botak Jones'. Doesn't it look tempting...
(Let me drool for a few minutes...)

This would be the Large 'Fish and Chips' set of 'Botak Jones'.
This was my dinner for that day and after eating it,
the word 'PET' started popping out of my mind.

A closer look at the large 'Fish and Chips' set of 'Botak Jones'.
Not just the fish was delicious. The tartar sauce that was given with the set meal was pretty delicious also. It reminds me of my first encounter of the Tartar sauce from Mcdonalds.

Some notes about 'Botak Jones':
  • Some of the outlets of Botak Jones also offers 'Halal' food also.
  • The place can be very crowded during lunch and dinner hours. I would advise you to get there and place your orders early. Else please be prepared to wait for more than 30 minutes.

* Click here for the website of 'Botak Jones'.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Just another dessert place

We were walking along Liang Seah Street and at the same time was looking for a place to sit and chill out for a few hours. We spotted this new dessert store towards the end of Liang Seah Street and decided to give it a try, especially when 'Ah Qiu' Dessert store across the street was always crowded.

Let us start off with food images first. :D

Double Chocolate Ice Blended(无敌巧克力冰沙)
Ice blended chocolate drink with a few pieces of chocolate on top.

Sago Cream with Honeydew(密瓜西米露)
Looks pretty normal but looks can be deceiving.

Green Tea and Red Bean Snow Ice(抹茶红豆雪花冰)
Having a Ice cold dessert on a hot afternoon really helps a lot.

They have quite an variety and it seems that Homemade Beancurd is their speciality.
I don't mind going back to the restaurant to try their Homemade Beancurd,
if I can find a few more people to share a barrel of Beancurd with me.
I'm looking forward the day I will be back for 1 barrel of Beancurd.
Seems pretty interesting. :D

Since I had mentioned about the location of the place in the earlier part of this post, this is how the place looks like from the outside. The name of the place would be known as 'Dessert First'(糖水先). Interesting name for a dessert store don't you think so?

* Click here for the exact location of the place.
^ Click here for more delicacies located along Liang Seah Street

Monday, 17 October 2011

Chinese Curry that takes 3 days to make.... I think

I not only love Indian Curry, Chinese Curry be very tasty also. One will never believe that a small coffee shop in the town area can attract a crowd of more than 100 people during lunch hour almost every single day.

The time now is almost 12 noon and yet I am
experiencing a long queue outside this stall. ==""

After 5 minutes, I finally get to see the stall. :) But I'm still queueing..

Here are some of the old articles that the stall owner had pasted on their stall...
Although these articles seems to be pretty old,
reading them helps you to relieve your boredom from queueing up for a few minutes.

After spending more than 15 minutes queueing, I finally get to dig into a plate of Hainanese Curry Rice with Pork Chop, Steam Eggs and Cabbages. I miss those days where me and my colleagues will spend the effort walking from the office that was located nearby to this place to eat the Curry Rice. Some of the dishes that we will always order are Pork Chops, Cabbages, steam eggs ... etc.

By the way, the name of the stall is 'Loo's Hainanese Curry Rice'.
Some of their speciality would be Pork Chop, Sotong, Cabbages and their Curry Rice.

Note: if you are looking for a spicy Curry, you will be pretty disappointed as the Curry that the stall owner had been selling should be considered as tasty rather than spicy.

* Click here for the location of Loo's Hainanese Curry Rice