Thursday, 26 February 2015

Chinese small bites for Breakfast...

Sometimes if I managed to get out of bed pretty early, I would go around looking for interesting good bites, before I make my way to the office. And the other day, I decided to go for these small bites...

'Kueh Du Du'
Seems that there are quite a few stalls out there that offers a bigger
'Kueh Du Du', as compared with the original size. Though this is big
but it's not the biggest that I have come across in Singapore.

But I'm pretty impressed that despite of the long travelling time, the
texture of the 'Kueh Du Du' didn't turn into a rock. On top of that
the stall owner really push the layer of flour to the limits and the
ingredients that are thrown inside are pretty generous and yummy too.

I personally loved the sweet taste of the not so damp 'Coconut' fillings
and not to forget about the crunchy diced peanuts too. Which makes me
wonder what are we getting, when we mix both types of ingredients into one
'Kueh Du Du'. When I took a bite off the 'Kueh Du Du', there's an immediate
outburst of the nice ingredients, which deserves a (+).

So where can you give these small bites a good try?
The name of this stall would be 'Jia Xiang Du Du Kueh'(佳香嘟嘟娘惹糕).
This is located inside 'Beo Crescent Market and Food Centre'.

  • Operating Hours:
    05:30 - 12:00 Daily
    (Closed on Sundays)
* Click here for the location of 'Beo Crescent Market and Food Centre' on 'Google Maps'.
^ Click here for the list of delicacies that you can find and get in 'Beo Crescent' Area.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Fishes of Friendship...

Basically, it's not like you can only order this dish in pairs or what, it just so so happen that the name of this stall has the Chinese word 'friendship'(友誼) inside. Therefore I'm giving this post such an title. :) Anyway back to the interesting part...

'Tom Yum Fish Soup with a bowl of Vegetables Rice
and a bowl of Fried Fish'
Initially, I only want to go for the 'Tom Yum Fish Soup'. But I recalled
that when I was passing by this place a few days ago, I saw lots of
customers going for the Fried Fish. Therefore, there must be a good reason
why there are so many customers going for the same dish. Hence...

These are a pretty rare find nowadays. Vegetables rice with slices of
cabbages and small diced of yam. The nice aroma of yam and the special
blend of rice, is worth giving it a try. :)

'Tom Yum Soup'
This tastes pretty funny for a 'Tom Yum Soup', it doesn't taste like
the usual 'Tom Yum Soup' at all. Though the stall owner has throw in a
lot of ingredients and the fish slices are pretty fat and yummy, but the
taste of the soup has pretty much ruined everything.

The 'Fried Fish' on the other end is marvelous. This for a start isn't
too oily at all, despite of the fact that it just left the kitchen not
long ago. On top of that, this isn't battered in a thick layer of flour
and yet the skin has this crispy touch, which is another (+). On top of
that, the portion that I'm getting for a relatively low price is amazing.
(On a separate note, I managed to finish a bowl of 'Vegetables Rice' with
this.) Best of all, the delicious taste of these firm and fresh slices of
fish, just simple makes my lunch better and better. :)

So where can you give the 'Fried Fish' a good try?
The name of this stall would be 'You Yi Fish Soup'(友誼).
It's located in one of the corners of 'Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre'.

Opening Hours:
  • Mondays - Saturdays: 10:00 - 18:00

* Click here for the location of 'Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre' on 'Google Maps'.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Uprising of Japanese Cafe...

Ten years ago, dining at a 'Hong Kong cafe' is probably one of the trendiest thing to do during that period of time. 'Hong Kong cafe' back then was so so common. There's probably one in every neighborhood. Me and my friends used to hang out there too. :) However, that was a completely different situation as compared to now.

Since I had a heavy dinner earlier, I decided to go for the desserts only.

'Japanese Matcha & Ogura Honey Toast'
This is pretty similar to the thick toast that one can get at a 'Hong
Kong Cafe'. But over here, they have topped it with several types of
Japanese ingredients, etc. 'Shiratama'(Sweet rice flour dumpings),
green tea ice cream, red beans... The finishing touch would be the
portion of 'Honey' that goes on top of everything else.

I started dividing it into 9 pieces. After dividing it into smaller
pieces, the ingredients started flowing down the 'holes' that goes
between the pieces of toast. As I dig into the toast, besides for
the nice and sweet sensation, it also comes with this nice fragrance,
which is a (+). Not only it's fluffy inside, the toast is also
covered in this thin layer of crust. And the chef has come up with a
pretty good dessert, which is a good mix between a Toast and the
Japanese ingredients.

The name of this Japanese cafe would be 'Wa Cafe'.
It's located on basement 1 of 'Chinatown Point'.

Opening Hours:
  • 11:00 - 21:00

* Click here for the Facebook Page of 'Wa Cafe'.
^ Click here to find out more about 'Chinatown Point'.
~ Click here for the location of 'Chinatown Point' on Google Maps.