Dinner at Pasar Malam

Since there is a pasar malam at Tampines Central and I invited my friend to come over after her working hour to join me for dinner and a drink to talk about our lives. I suggested her to have dinner at few restaurants in Tampines Mall and Tampines One. And, in the end, we chose to pick some local food from the pasar malam.

Ramly Burger
It has been umpteen years I did not eat Ramly burger. It is not an healthy food. I do not even remember when was the last time I tried the Ramly burger when I was a student in my home town, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

There are two stalls, one at each end, selling the Ramly burger and we simply chose one which ended up queuing for more than 30 minutes to get 3 burgers. The cook prepared the burgers in batches, each batch his team and himself can prepare 32 beef and chicken patties.

Next, we bought six takoyaki with mixed favours. Somehow, I feel this takoyaki does not worth buying at all.

Thai Milk Tea
It is not as sweet as the normal Thai milk tea we usually can get from the Thai restaurants or those stalls in Bangkok, Thailand. It is slightly diluted and I find it just nice because I do not take much sugary food.

That night, our topics of gossip included stories about our normal day to day lives, work and people. Interestingly, I shared about someone I liked again (I used to like). Since, I was quite busy with another project and my previous group of teammates have not been making their stories about the client and me, things seemed back to normal. Moreover, the family trip with my friends to Tasmania and Melbourne in September gave me a strong influence that I need to find someone into my life. I am grateful the illusions and feelings which confused me back in August to October has gone. Although, I have been opened up to look a guy, a life partner after joining a seminar organized by the New Creation Church for Singles, I think it is something I can slowly work it out.


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.

Black Pot Noodle

Black Pot Noodle at Tampines Mall Kopitiam.
Address: Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5 #04-27/29, 529510, Singapore.

It has never been failing to satisfy my craving for a hotpot of ramen. I usually visit this Taiwanese food stall in Tampines Mall Kopitiam to have my ramen. I love their broth for the ramen and the texture of the noodle is springy type. At times, they will have promotion as well for different set of meals.

For this visit, I wanted to eat rice with the fried fish because I am getting back my appetite to eat after having a week of flu and cough. The fried fish is rather smaller this time. It comes with some vegetables and half hard-boiled egg.

When it comes to rice set, the soup is not spicy compared to the ramen in which you can ask for more spicy soup. Another difference is for rice set, they add the glass noodle into the soup and it makes me feel very full after eating them. It is one of the worth to try food in this food court.

Hawker Food

Recently I have been trying a few of the hawker food and I would like to share some of them here.

Kang Le Fried Prawn Noodle, Changi Village Hawkers Centre, Singapore.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 500002.
The hawker centre is full with people during my visit on one sunny Saturday after my marathon. When I approached this food stall, there were six plates of fried prawn noodle in queue. The cook prepared all the fried prawn noodle at one go for seven portion including mine. At first, I am a bit worries about the quality of the fried noodle because he cooks in big portion. When the fried noodle is served, they put the chili paste and it is superb as per said by auntie, his wife. She said the chili paste is homemade and she even told the foreigner the chili paste is better than other chilies.   I’m not sure if it is home made or not.

Kway Teow Soup, Eastlink Food Court, Tampines, Singapore.
Address: 8 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529543.
Although I feel its slightly pricey for a bowl of noodle which some minced meat, fish cakes and fish balls, I feel satisfied for having a bowl of hot soup after a long day in the cold office. The soup broth tastes normal in the beginning and as it cooled off, I am able to taste the sweetness of the soup broth. I almost finished the soup. The uncle cooks with care as how I see him cooking for the first two customers.

The Western Co, Singapore.
Address: 30 Foch Rd, Singapore 209276.
Our colleague wanted to try this food stall which offers TWC Raclette Chicken which waited for an hour. The making process is more interesting than the chicken itself. The amount of cheese on top of the chicken chop is just right, however, the overall taste does not really match or blend well.

Supper at Al-Azhar

Al-Azhar – Tampines, Singapore.

On a rare occasion on the Friday’s night, I stayed back to wait for another two other colleagues to go for dinner after another colleague was asking if they want to have dinner in Tampines. Yes, it was initially a dinner but ended up as supper because we reached the Al-Azhar Restaurant at Tampines St. 21 around 11.00pm.

It is a very crowded coffeeshop even at late night. People especially the Malays are here for food, drinks and talks. We managed to get ourselves a table and we looked through the menu slowly. There are a lot of food selections.

Eating at this hour is not good for health and I chose to eat something sinful too. The fried kway teow in Thai Style. The fried noodle is just a simple one with normal ingredients on it such as few sliced chicken meat, some shredded cabbages, egg and spring onion.

A plate fried noodle has 744 calories on it according to the source at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/generic-char-kuey-teow-296296132) and I need to jog for 4 days in order to burn all these calories away.

Address: Blk 201D Tampines Street 21 #01-1105, 524201, Singapore.

Breakfast at IKEA

IKEA Restaurant – Tampines, Singapore.

On the day, after I submitted my blood for test in order to renew my work permit, I hopped on to the free bus to IKEA at the Tampines One. It was 9.00AM in the morning and there was no queue at the bus stand. My left hand felt so weak and I was really hungry for food. No many eateries in Tampines One is ready to serve the customers.
IKEA Restaurant
Hopped on to the bus was a good choice as I did not have to walk all the way back to my house to prepare my breakfast or buy my breakfast from the opposite block. And, I found they offered free coffee for early birds. All patrons who pay their bills before 10.00AM will get free coffee of the day. Everyone was greeted with the same messages from the cashiers.

I ordered the French toast with baked beans and a sausage set. Simple breakfast. Since, I could not move much with my left hand, I settled down at one of the closest table to the coffee counter, just next to a couple with two kids. The kids are cute, a boy and a girl with their parent.

I am not lonely eating in the restaurant, anyway. Hahaha 🙂

Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, 528764, Singapore.

The Old Malaya Cafe

The Old Malaya Cafe sells mostly Singaporeans and Malaysians local food. You can find the basic curry noodle, clear soup noodle, wanton noodle and rice here. I was here for lunch with a colleague. It was only two of us.

The restaurant space is very limited and it is crowded during the lunch time too. We are lucky enough to find a small table for 2 of us. Then, we started queueing to order our food. Seeing some people ate the curry noodle, I decided to try the same. I ordered the Curry Meehoon and my colleague ordered her Wanton Noodle. The curry noodle consists of few sliced fish cake, some long beans, one chicken wing and some potatoes and beancurb puffs. The curry taste is pretty fragrant and it goes well with my meehoon.

We ordered the popiah and shared it together. It has been quite long I did not eat popiah, kind of missing the days when my home prepared and made it for dinner. The taste is okay, and of course the ingredients are just normal ones. You can order either with or without spicy. We chose without spicy.