Tuesday, 31 December 2013

What's the name again?

By having a name, it makes it much more easier for the consumer to remember/recognise the shop. However, there are exception cases too. For a start, there's the following too...

I have pass by this place a few times and it always have this amazing long queue of
customers. Therefore, I decided to give it try for lunch too.

Since this is a Chinese Curry/Economical Rice stall, rather than placing an order
for a plate of rice and numerous dishes, I ended up placing an order for 2 plates
of Curry Rice (with different dishes) and a plate of Pork Chop.

'Rice with Braised Egg and Curry Chicken'
The Braised Egg isn't special enough but I like the way that they are preparing the
'Curry Chicken'. Rather than giving a drumstick or a chicken wing, they have sliced
up the chicken into smaller chunks. It simply makes the process of savouring the
Chicken to be which more easier. Taste wise the tender and chewy chicken is pretty
nice and it will taste even much more better when you have it with the plate of rice.
By the way, not only one should be going for the Curry gravy, you should request for
the Braised gravy(Lor Chap) too. And surprisingly despite of the amount of gravy
added, rather than ended up to be salty, the plate of rice is amazingly flavourful.

'Rice with Cabbages and Meat Ball'
The vegetables aren't too dry and it still have this crunchy touch. As for the
Meat Ball, it seems that I have found another place to savour a good Meat Ball.
The overall taste of the Meat Ball isn't too salty and texture is pretty acceptable
and great. :D

'Pork Chop'
If you are looking for fat, juicy slices of Pork Chop, you will be disappointed.
Over here, they specialise in crispy, thin slices of Pork Chop. Even though you
can have it with a bit of rice, but I personally find it to be a pretty good snack
or tidbit too. :P The crispy touch just simply makes it irresistible.

So where can you give these dishes a good try?
This place specializing in 'Hainanese Curry Rice' and it doesn't have a name.
Therefore, most people recognise it as the 'Nameless Hainanese Curry Rice'.
It's located in one of the coffee shops beneath 'Blk 40 Beo Crescent',
which is opposite 'Beo Crescent Market And Food Centre'.
  • Operating Hours:
    06:30 - 14:00 Daily
    (Closed on Wednesdays)
  • Trust me, though it might be opened till 2 or 3pm in the afternoon, but most of the time most of the delicious dishes are gone before 2pm.
* Click here for the location of 'Blk 40 Beo Crescent' on 'Google Maps'.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Let the noodles lead the way...

While roaming around Singapore, you will be coming across all sorts of Noodle dishes. It can be affordable dishes like 'Fishball Noodles', everyone's favourite 'Laksa', the infamous Japanese 'Ramen', etc... But as for today, I will be introducing something that used to be pretty common in the early days of Singapore but ended up to be pretty rare in the modern Singapore. Introducing...

'Rickshaw Noodles'(拉车面)
This used to be an affordable delicacy for the rickshaw 'coolies'(pullers) back then.
At a relatively low price, they are getting a bowl of noodles that contains a
flavourful bowl of thick soup and ingredients like vegetables, fried garlic, shallots
and anchovies.

It fact, the taste of this simple bowl of Noodles kinda reminds me of the
Noodles that my mum and my grandmom used to be preparing and making ever since I
was a kid. The soup over here is pretty flavourful but since they are preparing a big
pot of Noodles at one go, therefore the texture of the Noodles are a bit soggy. But
this is the way I like it back then. As for the thick soup, though it's slightly a bit
salty but it's pretty sweet too. However, a big drawback about the Noodles over here
would be the fact that it doesn't come with the various type of fanciful ingredients.
But price wise, it's definitely one of the most affordable and relatively good Noodle
dishes out there. :D By the way, you can request for the extra scoop of chilli to be
added to the bowl of Noodles, but I personally doesn't think that it's boasting the
overall taste of the bowl of Noodles at all.

'Chee Cheong Fun'(Rice Noodle Roll)
Besides for rare delicacy 'Rickshaw Noodles', they are preparing all sorts of good
stuff that are pretty suitable for breakfast. There's economical Noodles, 'Nasi Lemak',
'Yam Cake', etc... Trust me, a good and delicious breakfast can really start your day
off right :D and happy :P. Although the texture of the 'Chee Cheong Fun' aren't silky
smooth, but the taste of it remains to be pretty good and they are pretty generous
with the portion of sauces(sweet sauce and chilli sauce) given.

The name of this stall would be 'Tao Yuan Cooked Food'(桃园熟食).
It's located inside 'Beo Crescent Market and Food Centre'.
  • Operating Hours:
    04:00 - 14:00 Daily
    (Closed on Fridays)
* Click here for the location of 'Beo Crescent Market and Food Centre' on 'Google Maps'.