Old Chang Kee

On the Raya day, I went out to Bugis and stopped by at Old Chang Kee in Bugis Junction to get a curry puff. It has been very long I did not eat their curry puff and they are selling few other favours too, one of it I saw was the nasi lemak puff. It does look odd to me to give myself a try. So, I decided to try their chicken puff, away from the traditional curry puff. For something non-spicy, this chicken puff definitely is a good choice. Inside the puff, it is filled with generous ingredients and the savoury taste of the sauce made it tasted good.

And that made me think of the days when I was working in Tampines and I walked across to the Century Square to get a pack of chicken porridge as my breakfast.

Finally, I did that this morning, I bought a pack of chicken porridge with a bag of yaotiou. It is a traditional Chinese breakfast to have porridge in the morning. I felt it was a blessing that Old Chang Kee still selling porridge. It is only available in the morning and always selling fast.

This time, I did not get it from the same old place at Century Square. They have moved since after Century Square renovated. Now, they are at the Tampines MRT station, conveniently located next to the MRT station, along with Cheers at the traffic light.

This is definitely one of the good choices for big and economic breakfast of a day. Do be there early to get your porridge as it is selling fast at times.

EAT

EAT is a local Singapore food outlet serving local traditional food such as minced pork noodles with mushroom (“Bak Chor Mee”) also famously known as BCM, fishbal noodles, laksa and many others.

You can find their food outlets in some shopping malls around the neighbourhood. I had tried this food outlet for twice before this visit at City Square Mall at Farrer Park recently to collect my race pack.

As mentioned they serve local Singaporeans’ food and one of my local favourites is the fishballs noodle. As usual, I will go for the set meal which I think it is quite worthy to order.

It comes with 3 big fish balls and some slices of fish cakes, fresh fish balls, springy and thick egg noodle and a bowl of clear soup which has all the essence from the fish and meat. The fish ball is made of yellowtail fish according to their website. Their set comes with a cup of coffee or tea of your choice.

A closer view of their thick mee pok (egg noodles) which I feel the texture is thicker than the usual one and it was still springy when I tried it. I took quite a while before start digging into the noodles and mixing with the sauce which include some chili and vinegar.

It is pretty standard sauce in Singapore if you go for dry version of noodle. If you do not want to add chili, I would recommend you try their soup version.

Address: 180 Kitchener Road, B2-K5/K5A/K6 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539.

Wen Dao Sek

My friend from Malaysia came to Singapore with his relatives for holiday and my friend called me up for a meet up on that weekend. I brought my friend to have brunch at the 126 dim sum house, Wen Dao Sek at Geylang.

I picked up my friend from the Chinatown and I brought my friend to take public transportation. The dim sum house is conveniently reached by bus, so we took a bus ride to the mentioned location. I gave a chance to my friend to enjoy the Singapore’s public transportation.

Many of my Malaysians friends drive to everywhere in the city back in Malaysia. It is quite rare for them to take public transportation because it is still not conveniently reaching the destination without wasting a lot of time.

Back to the dim sum house, it was not my first visit here. We ordered a few different dim sum to try out and I did not particularly recommended any dim sum to try. We ordered a bowl of century egg porridge with some steamed dim sum and fried stuff too.

The food took quite some time to serve even though there was no crowd. Lucky, we were not too hungry and we were able to spare our time talking about our lives while waiting for the food. Then, they served us the century egg porridge. The porridge smelt great with the fried garlic spread on top of the porridge with fried onion and spring onion.

I was surprised to see the big century egg in the porridge. I started to dig into the porridge and mixed the toppings together. The porridge was quite salty and peppery for my taste.

Address: 126 Sims Ave, Singapore 387449.

McDonald’s Mix and Match

McDonald’s in Malaysia is having the mix and match for McBreakfast selection. I went to the McDonald’s located at Desa Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with my aunt last week, when I went back to KL for a short break.

The mix and match selection allows us to buy two items with a fixed price which I think it is quite worth especially we do not want to eat the hash-browns. We ordered the two sets of the Sausage McMuffin with Egg with coffee. Instead of the usual McDonald’s paper cup, this visit they used the McCafe’s paper cup.

Although there is some changes, the food quality remains the same and I love the coffee’s smell. I love spending the quality time together with my aunt especially I shared with her my work and my daily life in Singapore. She loves to hear all this stories from me.

Kitchen is on simple mode

22nd April, Singapore.

It has been a while since my last entry. Today, I have some feeling to write some updates here while spending my relaxing weekends with food and tv series. This is the picture of yesterday’s breakfast, a walnut and cheese bread from Hogan. A bakery brand which I found in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hogan Bakery is originated from Taiwan. A search from the Internet, the bakery is one of the reward winning bakeries in Taipei.

I bought the walnut bread from a standalone stall in front of the ANSA Hotel which is located next to the Lot 10 Shopping Centre. The bread is generous with ingredients, the walnuts is full of nutritional and it goes well with the cheese bites.

My breakfast completed with a small cup of orange juice.

Breakfast in Tasmania

During our stay in Hobart, Tasmania, we did not even go to any cafes for a breakfast because we have a cozy kitchen and great chef who prepared the breakfast every morning. Most of the days, I prepared my own breakfast which consists of bread, hard boiled eggs and a cup of hot drink, either the tea or hot milk.

Cheese and Ham Sandwich
Yea, probably the presentation of this sandwich may not look appealing. I placed few sliced of hams, some butter and topped with a piece of cheese. It would be great if I heat up the oven and toast the sandwich for a while.

Hard Boiled Eggs
With some salt and pepper, it completed my daily breakfast.

Coffee
My friend recommended me to try this brand of its chocolate and coffee drinks. I took the coffee to try, it is quite nice and rich taste. You can drink it cold from the fridge or you can heat it up using the microwave, both tasted good.

Plain Yogurt with Strawberry
On my last day in Tasmania, I managed to open the tub of yogurt and took some of the cut strawberries and put into the bowl together with the yogurt. The colour looked great, white and red. Both go well with each other.

It is not expensive to prepare your own breakfast in Tasmania. A big loaf of bread which we can get in the Coles or Woolworths will cost less than $3.00, their dairy products are generally quite cheap and a box of 12 eggs cost $3.00. These easily can last you for a week or more.

Old Chang Kee

Old Chang Kee, Chicken Porridge.

When it comes to the old label, Old Chang Kee, many of us surely tried all their fried food especially their curry puff. I like their curry puff too, occasionally we will order it for party or any other occasions. Also, I love the Old Change Kee, chicken porridge with the yau tiao. It is a breakfast set and always sold-out early.

The porridge is well tasted but I feel it would be better if they can adjust the amount of the white pepper in the porridge or put it as an option for people to add it if they want to at the counter.

The hot porridge mixes well with sesame oils and white pepper and eat it with the yau tiao, a Chinese fried dough, as you can see the long fried stick on top of my porridge. Dip the yau tiao into the porridge and it will become soften, easy and delicious when you bite it. It is a filling porridge or breakfast meal which it worthy to buy for breakfast and you can have late lunch.