Geylang Bahru Market: Hui Wei Ban Mian

Many online foodies recommended to try the ban mian from the stall called Hui Wei Ban Mian which is located at Geylang Bahru Food Market. The signature chili ban mian is a little soggy, missed out the chewy texture of what a noodle should be. The noodle soaked up the quite salty sauce quickly. I am not sure whether the ban mian or mee hoon kueh will have a better texture than u-mian.

The onsen egg is good, the ingredients are generous and the chili paste is spicy, it gave some kick when mixed with the noodle. I believed the saltiness of the sauce came from the minced meat. The soup is also salty which I think it needs some improvement to it. It maybe goes well with soup based noodle but I am not sure too because I did not try their soup based noodles’ selections. They offer variety types of noodles, from meat to seafood, both spicy and non-spicy.

I always think the soup based should be tasted with light sweet of the essence from the seafood and meat cooked during the preparation of a bowl of noodle.

The queue is quite long during lunch time, however the lady takes the orders while queuing so it saves some time from there.

Address: 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-58, Singapore 330069.

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Xin Heng Feng Guo Tiao Tan

Address: 91 Whampoa Drive, #01-14/15, Whampoa Makan Place, Singapore 320091.

I saw the online reviews about the fish head steamboat places in Singapore and I wanted to give a try for some of them. I was thinking whether I should try the fish head steamboat all by my own without asking other people to join me, however, two of my colleagues wanted to try too, I suggested to try the fish head steamboat at Whampoa Market, Xin Heng Feng Guo Tiao Tan.

It is located at the morning food court side, the same stall opens in the morning, selling the fish balls noodle. In the online review, it says there is an hour long queue, so we did not go there early after working hours. We arrived at the stall around 7.30PM, most of the people are seated to wait for the fish head steamboat to be served.

Lucky, we did not need to wait long, our fish head steamboat was served. We added the braised duck and salted vegetables are the sides to go along with white rice.

Generally, the fish is fresh, generous portion with plenty of vegetables and yam. I have no ideas if the taste of the soup is meant to be slightly unpleasant, unlike the usual sweet fish soup I tried somewhere else.

Handmade Noodle

Handmade Noodle Ban Mien, Kapitans by Koptiam Foodcourt, 10 Tampines Central 1,  #05-05/06/07 Tampines 1, Singapore 529536.

One of my favourite stalls in the Tampines One’s foodcourt during my days working at Tampines. The handmade noodle is always long queue during the lunch hours, even during the weekends. I joined the queue when I visited the food court today.

The noodle is cooked al-dente and the ingredients are generous so far, no complaints even after about a year or so I did not eat it. There are many choices to choose from their menu and you can combine with different type of meats.

Do try the dry ban mien which give you a different taste of eating ban mien. Of course, their soup based ban mien is always a good choice especially during a rainy day.

I added the chilies paste into my dry noodle which gave me an extra kick. Their chili paste is a must to try and when I mix it with the thick dark soy sauce, it gave a good blend. You may want to adjust the level of spiciness because the thick dark soy sauce is sweet.

Old place, old taste. I am glad to finish my brunch with full satisfaction.

Hutong Lot 10

Hutong, Lot 10 Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hutong is an high class, air-conditioned and well-maintained food court in the KL city. It is located at the Lot 10 Shopping Center, it is just next to the Iseten Japanese supermarket. It is decorated with old decoration and display items and it is using all the old style’s tables and chairs. They are the famous stalls which you can find it around KL city. well-known eatery. Even I mentioned “high class”, the price of the food here is inexpensive when compared the price with other food court in the city.

My aunt wanted to eat the Penang fried kway teow with egg and the minced meat noodle from the Soong Kee Noodle for lunch, therefore, we went out to the city with the MRT, a little bit adventurous with her on the Saturday’s afternoon.

The stall which sells this Penang delicacy located opposite to the Bak Kut Teh stall. You cannot miss this stall when you are coming down from the side escalator as you can see some delicious pictures of the fried kway teow on the wall. If you wish to try the fried noodle with duck egg, they do offer it with additional cost. The fragrant from the fried noodle and the chili’s spiciness give a good kick. If you do not wish to eat spicy, you can tell them no chili.

Although I am not sure they are originated from which famous stall in Penang city, the cook does a good job. I guess the cook who prepared my plate of fried noodle is not a local, however, he has a good skill and with the fresh ingredients like cockles, middle sized prawns and bean sprout and the “wok hei” (heat from the wok), the fried kway teow still as good as those in Penang.

Next, we tried the minced meat and beef balls noodle from the Soong Kee noodle. You can find the original Soong Kee noodle stall in Petaling Street, the Chinatown in the KL city. I quite like their noodle cooks al-dente and it is not oily after mixed with the minced meat. More importantly, they add vegetable into the bowl of noodle which is rarely found. The taste is well-maintained, not overly done and it is not salty. The beef balls are handmade, springy and firm.

Again, I guess the workers are not local but they are trained and monitored by their local masters who eventually helped out to prepare my bowl of noodle with extra minced meat. My set of noodle comes with a bowl of four beef balls, a plate of vegetable and a cup of hot Chinese tea.

Singapore Laksa

Address: Broadway Food Centre at the junction of Tyrwhitt Road and Horne Road, Singapore.

The Laksa smells good every time passed by this stall runs by an uncle alone. With some fish cakes, tau pok, cockles, quite fresh and clean, generous noodle and extra umphh with sambal, it looks spicy yet it is not. It is rich, filling, delicious and satisfied. If you are not very hungry for lunch, it is a good choice, otherwise, you can try his famous mee sua or handmade meatballs noodle which is great too. I will cover it next time. Stay tuned!

Chicken Rice

Address: Happy Hawkers, #01-273, 132 Jurong Gateway Rd, 600132, Singapore.

It is located just right behind the Food Clique and it is my second visit to this chicken rice stall after my accidental discovery that it sells chicken rice at cheapest price. It has roasted pork and barbecue pork as well. I guess usually people will order a combination of different dishes. It comes with a small bowl of soup as well.

I pretty enjoyed the chicken rice here and would like to visit again whenever I am in Jurong East. It is cheap, filling and tasted good, that is important.

Tai Sun Eating House

Tai Sun Eating House, French Rd, Singapore.

The food court which is located next to the Lavender’s Fair Price offers good choices of food. The fish head noodle and the ban mien are those which I have tried so far and they are recommended. Usually during the lunch time, these two stalls have quite long queue.

Sometimes back in mid November, I have been trying to de-stress by enjoying food and it seemed something have been bothering me a lot. I am slight losing some fate.

Back to the food, I walked to the food court from my office which is quite distance to have the ban mien for my lunch. I prefer to order the dry type with chili paste as this mixture is quite balanced and goes well with the handmade noodle, fried onions, fried anchovies and sliced of mushroom. If you do not like to take spicy food, you can go without chili paste.