Revisited NEX in Serangoon sometime ago to meet up with a friend there. And, we went into this Thai restaurant, Siam Kitchen to give a try on their food. The crowd in the restaurant was so-so only and the service was quite bad. I am not sure whether they are short of workers or there is some reasons for not able to serve food fast.
Mango Salad as our appetizer. It is quite delicious and appetizing with the sauce they used.
Next, we both ordered the Pad Thai as there is not other nice food that I would like to try. I was looking around for the Thai basil chicken in the menu but in vain. It tastes normal only and the portion is pretty generous. I could not finish it all and it gets cold pretty fast.
Lastly, we have ordered Fish Cakes too which are quite delicious. Do dip it into the sauce before eating it.
Address: NEX. 23 Serangoon Central #B1-76/77, Singapore.
Thai basil minced chicken or better known in Thai as pad kra pao gai is the most popular street food dish in all of Thai cuisine. You can even find it selling in 7-11 convenient store. The minced chicken is cooked with great aroma of herbs and sauces. I wish I could buy the herbs and sauces from the local supermarkets here.
The below picture is the Thai hot basil minced chicken with sunrise (fried egg) and vegetable. It is simply delicious.
Cha Cha Cha, Holland Village, Singapore.
I was brought to this place after finished our Run For Lives marathon. As we all did not know what to eat for dinner, we spent more than half an hour to decide which restaurant we want to go in and worst thing is it is dinner time on a great Saturday. At that time, most of the restaurants are full house.
So, we chose this Mexican restaurant which was just right in front of us upon seeing there is an empty table.
I am not familiar with Mexican food, so I do not think I am able to give a good comment here, however, I have some pictures to share.
If I am not mistaken, it is called Fish Tacos. It spices with some herbs and it is quite delicious and interesting to eat with the tortilla. The portion is pretty big too. It is worth to try it out.
Address: Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restaurant, 32 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore.
Evening tea, Starbucks? No, let us try something other than Starbucks and Coffee Bean. Coffea Coffee then. I was at Pavilion with two of my friends after our buffet lunch at Mitasu Japanese Restaurant. Since it is pretty hard for me to cafe-hopping in KL nowadays, I suggested to try something else than the common coffee shops.
Coffea Coffee locates at the top floor of Pavilion offers a wide range of cakes and drinks. I chose to have my favourite, Caffe Latte. We ordered two cakes and one of it called the Lemon Cheese Cake with Oats. The cake is very filling and the coffee tastes normal only.
There are some crowds during the time we stepped into this cafe. Since is it located at the open area, it is quite dull to go without light music.
If you are looking for something plain and yet it can fill up your stomach, a good food to try will be kway teow th’ng which comes with clear soup based, sliced meat, fishballs and meatballs. It serves with white flat rice noodles. Also, they put a lot of the chopped garlic. You can find stall selling this noodle in almost every kopitiam shop in Penang. It is very common. Even they put a lot of the fried garlic, the soup is not too oily.
I quite like this noodle, simple and filling. I even tried to cook this at home at times.
This kway teow th’ng noodle shop is located at Jalan Burma, I could not remember its shop name, however, it is located opposite of Kedai Kopi Swee Kong. You will be able to see this shop at the T-junction.
Penang is a very hot island and it is great if you can have cendol all the times. There are two famous stalls located just opposite of each other and carry the same name at Penang Road. There are so many comments about these two stalls in the Internet and I will not spend time to comment which one is best because it is really personal preferences. With the current price, I will consider it is a decent dessert.
When we visit Penang, we cannot miss out any chances of trying the Penang fried kway teow which is so famous in Penang. It is different than any others you can find in other states in Malaysia. They give quite big prawns or at least middle size of prawns, depending on the price you give.
In search for the most famous one from Heng Huat Kafe, I bumped into another stall which is located just next to it, with less queue and RM1.00 cheaper. The shop name is Kedai Kopi dan Makanan Low Eng Hoo at Lorong Selamat.
And the fried kway teow looks as below:-