Classic Chee Cheung Fun

The classic old-school plain chee cheung fun can be one of the good choices for breakfast in Singapore. However, I did not always see it available everywhere. I would like to share these stalls that I found in the Singapore hawker centres that served decent chee cheung fun.

Background

A rice noodle roll is a Cantonese dish from Guangdong Province. The rice noodles themselves have little flavour. Usually, it serves with sweet sauce, soya sauce, and some chilli paste. Also, they will add vegetable oils to ensure the chee cheung food are not sticky.

It is different from the Hong Kong-styled chee cheung fun.

Hong Lim Food Centre

Address: 153 Traditional Cuisine #01-53, Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531.

Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre

Address: #02-183 Chee Cheong Fun. Pork Dumpling. Yam Cake. Nonya Dumpling, Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, 51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 588215.

Richton Cafe

It is a cafe located at one of the HDB blocks in Pasir Ris that serves chee cheung fun too. The cafe has plenty of Malays eating there. Although Google did not mention that it is a Halal cafe, I think they have the Halal sign, therefore, the Malays are visiting the cafe.

I visited the cafe during the morning time and ordered a plate of chee cheung fun with a cup of hot teh-c kosong (tea with evaporated milk without added sugar).

Address: 476A Pasir Ris Drive 6, #01-600, Singapore 511476.

Please share with me where I can have chee cheung fun in the other parts of Singapore.

May Pho Culture

I found this restaurant through an introduction from a Singapore food blogger. I wanted to try out how the Vietnamese food tasted so I dropped by the restaurant on one of my working days for lunch. It is located in Chinatown, Singapore. The Google reviews show it has 4.8 stars.

I went to the restaurant with a colleague, and we tried different kinds of noodles for the first time. I ordered the beef noodles and my colleague ordered the pork ribs noodles.

The broth tastes just like a home-cooked soup. It is full of flavours and it does not need to add extra sauce to make it better. The beef noodles are served with plenty of beef slices. If I am not mistaken the types of noodles used in both bowls of noodles are different.

Usually, Vietnamese shops love to provide a lot of different kinds of green vegetables. I did not really know how to eat them raw or go with the noodles. I hope I can learn it again next time when I visited this restaurant with a Vietnamese friend.

The restaurant is just behind the Hong Lim Food Court. There is another Vietnamese stall that I loved to eat. It is called Quan Co Ba 2. I will share it in another blog post in the future.

Address: Fook Hai Building, 150 South Bridge Rd, #01-16, Singapore 058727.

Reference

Quan Co Ba 2 (3.9 stars) at 153’s Cafe, 153 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207566.

Sam Kan Chong in Singapore

I think it is rare to find Sam Kan Chong (pork ball noodles) in Singapore. Mostly, the hawker stalls serve the minced meat bak chor mee here. Last month, I went to Chinatown Food Complex for lunch. The food court is big. I tried to walk to a different area of the food court, not too far from where my colleague was seated.

Then, I saw a picture that looked like the pork balls that I used to eat in Kuala Lumpur. I tried to search the stall name on Google and found it is really serving the KL-style pork balls noodle in Singapore.

I am delighted to find one here but I am not sure about its tastes. The stall runs by an uncle, and no queue at the time I made my order.

However, I still needed to wait for quite a while for him to prepare the noodles. He did not ask if I want to add chilli to my noodles. By default, the sauce does not have chilli; it is the same style as those in Kuala Lumpur.

By the photo itself, it looks authentic. The sauce is a savoury black sauce, and it goes well with my kway teow. It comes with 3 pieces of pork balls and sausages. From Google reviews, the pork balls are said to be imported from Kuala Lumpur on weekly basis.

Overall, it is delicious yet it is expensive too because it is a rare gem in Singapore. It would be good if the uncle can consider not using disposable bowls and chopsticks.

Address: 335 Smith St, #02-118, Chinatown Food Complex, Singapore.

My Breakfast Selections in The Year 2022

Now, the food partner in crime no longer wakes up early or does not bother to go for breakfast or brunch; I do not return to the same place for breakfast. It gives me a reason to skip breakfast once in a while; I am still interested in exploring other breakfast options.

In early April, my management announced that we would move the office to Geylang Bahru. It is a good opportunity for me to explore other breakfast places before moving out.

My usual breakfast at Chinatown

My usual breakfast place is at Hong Lim food court. It is conveniently located next to the Chinatown MRT, and I can get my drink. Rarely I will get the kaya toast from the coffee stall that I often visit. It was an exceptional event on April Fool’s day. I ordered a cup of teh-c kosong with kaya and toast.

The usual kopi-c kosong (CCO) looks like this. I think it is not the best local coffee in Chinatown. Sometimes I will buy a piece of bread from the opposite bread shop called Barcook.

Address: Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531.

Another drink stall that I visited recently at Hong Lim Food Centre is the Hock Hai Coffee Shop. It is located on level 2.

Address: #02-68, Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531.

The recent discovery, Morning Grinds

I went to look for another breakfast place, and I dropped by Morning Grinds at Cross Street Exchange. The location is behind Hong Lim Complex, and it is pretty near to the Telok Ayer area.

The sandwich looks decent; nothing to shout out. The breakfast set is a reasonable price too. If I were to compare both breakfasts, with additional protein on the bread seems to be a winner.

Address: 18 Cross Street, Singapore 048423.

Coffee Break at Hong Lim

One of the days when I went back to work in the office and the usual stall was closed, I would visit Coffee Break at level two. My colleague introduced me to Coffee Break a few years ago at Amoy Street Food Court. I am glad they open another stall here.

I tried their breakfast set as well; I ordered the kaya butter toast with a cup of hot drink.

Address: Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531.

Question:

I am searching for a bread stall that sells waffles in the early morning in Chinatown. If you come across any, please leave your comment below.

#01-53 Traditional Cuisine

For another morning breakfast option, I have tried the chee cheung fun at Hong Lim Food Court. The stall is located next to the Hong Lim Market at level 1.

Back in Tampines

If I wanted economic beehoon as my breakfast or brunch, I would drop by Tampines 505 hawker stall. Of course, the portion is slightly smaller, and it is not as delicious as the Street 43 stall. I can still get the common ingredients such as fried egg, vegetables and fried vegetarian goose.

Address: 506 Tampines Central 1, #01-351/353, Singapore 520506.

The cheapest fried economic bee hoon with an egg that I could get around the MRT station area is the stall next to Bengawan Solo at Tampines Bus Interchange Station. It offers other dishes too.

Revisited old place

On one of my off-work days, I walked to the wet market at Tampines Street 43 and dropped by at the now newly renovated hawker stall for breakfast. I used to buy my morning breakfast from this stall because their dishes were delicious, and it was my liking.

Address: 477 Tampines Street 43, Singapore 520477.

Singapore Hawker Food – Part 5

I have been trying to blog differently recently by having a theme. To support local Singaporean hawker food, I set up a new theme called Singapore Hawker Food, tried out the local food shared by Singaporeans on social media and shared my opinions. I am sure you are the same as me, would like to know the views from a non-food blogger’s or Youtuber’s point of view.

I am glad that one or two people are willing to eat with me so that I can try different food and give more food reviews. I wish we could continue to try more food together and share our thoughts. Also, I am happy whenever we are together enjoying our food.

I may be active on Instagram and Facebook Page, and I try the food by myself without getting sponsorship or partnership. It is purely based on my opinions and preferences. No offences.

Dunman Road Char Siew Wan Ton Mee

I visited the Dunman Food Court twice but did not order any food. I walked around and found a few stall opened, while the rest were closed during weekend. Hence, I decided trying some food here with my friend. The queue at the wanton mee stall was quite long but moving fast.

The chilli paste is quite spicy according to the lady who took our order. So, we told her to put the chilli at the side of the plate. When I mixed the noodles together with the chilli paste, the whole plate of noodles was spicy and slightly flavourful. I am unsure whether chilli overpowered the sauce. I loved the egg noodles texture; I believed it is handmade because of the size of the noodles. Lastly, I loved the soup too.

Address: Dunman Food Centre, 271 Onan Rd, #02-19, Singapore 424768.

Cheng Mun Chee Kee

It is located at Foch Road; it is not the same stall as another shop with a similar name at Jalan Besar called Authentic Mun Chee Kee King Of Pig’s Organ Soup. There is a history between these two shops. They originated from the same family but subsequently went their own ways. Both shops serve a similar kind of food.

My preference is Cheng Mun Chee Kee because the soup matches my taste bud. I can go with and without rice for a bowl of soup. My usual ingredients include lean meat, meatballs, beancurd and a generous amount of salted vegetables. The amount is always generous, and the price is reasonable. The soup serves with some Chinese parsley too.

I tried their other dishes, such as the steamed minced meat. It has salted fish added to the minced meat making it more flavourful. Another dish that my friend always eats (because she does not eat pork) is sesame oil chicken. The aroma from the sesame oil is pretty strong, and the chicken is well-marinated and tastes delicious. It is suitable to eat with white rice.

Address: 24 Foch Road, Singapore 209263.

Satay Solo

Bedok Food Court, this Malay stall sells a delicious mutton satay at the same place. However, the satay serves at night only. The mutton satay is well-marinated and serves in its perfection. The meat is still juicy and tender, and the same goes for beef satay.

Address: Bedok Food Centre, 1 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469572.

Mui Siong Minced Meat Noodle

Mui Siong Minced Meat Noodle at Koufu Tampines St 44. I saw it in Instagram posts. Today, I dropped by to give it a try. I liked the noodle texture and gave generous portions too. I ordered the special meatballs noodle with slightly sweet yet peppery pork soup for the dry version. So far, it is my next best BCM noodle after Dalian Minced Meat Noodle.

Address: Koufu, 478 Tampines St 44, 01-221, Singapore 520478.

Ayam Panggang, BBQ Riverside

On the day I wish to eat rice, and I happen to be at Tampines Mall Food Court, the ayam panggang (grilled chicken) dish from BBQ Riverside is one of my choices. I liked their grilled chicken which is tender and well-marinated. The kicap manis (sweet soy sauce) mix well with the curry sauce. Sometimes, it is a little bit sweet for my taste bud. Besides the grilled chicken, it includes a fried egg and some cabbage.

It is a pretty balanced meal with a bowl of sweet corn soup.

Address: Kopitiam Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5, #04-27/28/29, Singapore 529510.

Li Yuan Mee Pok, Bedok

A Japanese fusion mee pok that I tried at the Bedok branch. It was a dry version of mee pok with shoyu and chilli sauce. I can request without chilli sauce. Also, I tried the dry mushroom with minced meat during the second visit.

The bowl consists of springy mee pok noodles, abalone slices, pork balls, lean pork, minced pork, pork lard, and two fatty pieces of Japanese chashu. While mushrooms with minced meat do not have the Japanese chashu. Their mee pok is springy and cooked al-dente.

It had a little bit of vinegar taste when I ate the mushroom with minced meat. The noodles have too much sauce so I have to drain off some of the sauce from the noodles. I prefer the drier version.

I will visit again but not when it needs to wait for 45 minutes.

Address: 760 Bedok Reservoir View, 01-337, Singapore 470760.

Chef Kang’s Noodle House

I did not have additional comments about this plate of wanton noodles. It is as good as the Weng Kang Ji Wanton Noodle at Golden Mile Food Centre, but the latter uses different sauces for their dry version. If you are keen to find out more about Weng Kang Ji Wanton Noodle, refer to the below link.

Address: 11 Lor 3 Toa Payoh, Block C Jackson Square, Singapore 319579.

Mandarin Hainan Chicken Rice (文华海南鸡饭)

In my previous post on Singapore Hawker Food Part 4, I mentioned that I would like to try this stall to compare it with the roasted chicken and pork stall at Food Park in Tampines West. I managed to head down to Ang Mo Kio to visit my cousin’s house, and I dropped by the Mayflower Food Centre located next to the Mayflower MRT station. Google’s review of this stall is quite low, and it has 3 stars only.

My opinion is the rice was nice and fragrant. The soup was nice too. The roasted chicken and roasted pork were on average only. I think maybe barbecue pork (char siew) is better, I could not remember now. I did not manage to try their char siew on that day.

This stall does not have a mix of the three items set. It could be more expensive compared to the Food Park at Tampines West. Check out the link below for part 4 to know more.

Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-11, Singapore 560162.

References

Singapore Hawker Food Part 4

I have been trying to blog differently recently by having a theme. To support local Singaporean hawker food, I set up a new theme called Singapore Hawker Food, tried out the local food shared by Singaporeans on social media and shared my opinions. I am sure you are the same as me, would like to know the views from a non-food blogger’s or Youtuber’s point of view.

I am glad that one or two people are willing to eat with me so that I can try different food and give more food reviews. I wish we could continue to try more food together and share our thoughts. Also, I am happy whenever we are together enjoying our food.

I may be active on Instagram and Facebook Page, and I try the food by myself without getting sponsorship or partnership. It is purely based on my opinions and preferences. No offences.

Fu Zhou Oyster Cake

I might look quite expensive for a piece of fried delicacy. The oyster cake stuffed with lots of minced meat, and some oysters. It is full of meat actually. The last time I tried it was in year 2017 at Maxwell Food Centre. It is rare to see it everywhere. I bought a piece of oyster cake back home, and guess what, the brown bag absorbed most of the oil. Even, I did not eat it immediately, it remains crispy from the outside.

Address: Bedok 85 Market, 85 Bedok North Rd, #01-39, Singapore 460085

Prawnaholic 虾的传人

With a Google rating of 4.1 stars, this prawn noodle stall is one of the prawn noodles stalls that I would visit again because of its prawn soup. I am not fancy about the noodle portion that is large. I liked their effort to make this bowl of prawn noodles different from the traditional prawn noodles in Singapore. IMHO, it is as good as 4.5 stars.

Overall, it is an excellent bowl of prawn noodles. What I liked the most was the prawn soup. It is thick, not too strong tasting. It is something that I do not feel jialat after having the whole bowl of noodles. Also, I liked the torched pork belly. Other ingredients include 2 medium-big prawns and a meatball. For vegetables, they gave beansprouts and kangkung. If I were to visit it again, I would ask for fewer noodles.

Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-12, Singapore 519614.

Jia Le Yong Tau Foo

Huge portion for a bowl of curry yong tau foo with bee hoon. The curry is delicious, tasty, and pretty authentic for a Chinese curry style. The taste is closer to the Malaysian style. If I am ordering the same food again next visit, I will go without the additional noodle and would love to try the other ingredients too.

They offer clear soup yong tau foo as well, and I tried it on one of the Sundays as my lunch. I think clear soup is made of the soup used to cook the ingredients, and the flavour goes into the soup.

So far there are no Google reviews yet for this branch at Our Tampines Hub. IMHO, it is a 4-star food. The only thing about this stall is the waiting time to get the food prepared sometimes can be quite long.

Address: #01-32 Hawker Centre @ Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529649.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/i6hgdP79yqjcgwDB8

Roasted Chicken & Pork, Food Park Tampines West

A decent one with crispy roasted pork skin. It is something good to worth for the price, value for money. I might be paying more if ordering it at other hawker stalls, but the quality and taste surely be different. More comments are below in the Instagram photograph.

I may want to compare it with the stall at Ang Mo Kio, Mayflower Market and Food Centre.

Address: 823A Tampines Street 81, Singapore 521823.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/ibKMM5VBXdoWukcS8

Xing Ji Wanton Noodle, Tampines Round Market

Revisit Tampines Round Market and the wanton noodle stall, Xing Ji. You may think it is shredded chicken with mushroom and noodles. Actually, It is wanton noodles without char siew. All in one bowl except char siew (barbecue pork).

Address: 137 Tampines St. 11, #01-35, Singapore 521137.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/owiBP55wMj6Sfc2x5

Dynasty Fried Porridge

I came here to try the KL-style Hokkien Mee after logging for it for quite a while. I do not eat KL-style Hokkien Mee that often, or it was not my favourite when I was in Malaysia. It turns out to be a good experience having a plate of noodles that taste similar to those that I can get in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It uses a lot of pork lards to cook it because after a while, when the noodles get cold, the taste and the thick noodles turn to be quite jelak (sick of eating it).

They offer other types of zi char dishes, and it is actually famous for its fried porridge. My preferred fried porridge will be at Bedok, but I do not mind trying this version to make a comparison in the future.

Address: 30 Foch Rd, #01-02, Singapore 209276.

Fish soup at Tampines EastLink Food Court

I order these fish soup noodles whenever I head to the Tampines East Link food court. It is one of my favourites food in this food court. It is not the best fish soup in Tampines; however, I love their generous ingredients and add seaweed.

Address: 8 Tampines Central 1, #01-18, Singapore 529543

The Noodle Memories

The stall runs by two youngsters and serves a pretty delicious ban mian in Chinatown. The dry version looks pretty similar to KL-style ban mian because they added shredded wood ears. The missing ingredients are probably shredded mushrooms or the mani cai.

They did not use chilli paste in the black sauce, and their chilli paste did not look similar to KL ban mian’s chilli paste. I think it would be great if they have it.

Address: Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531.

JOFA Meepok

From the Google reviews’, this stall has 4.4 stars. I liked its noodle texture; cooked al-dente with a good mix of chilli paste and vinegar. The ingredients are much the same as normal BCM except it does not have the pork livers that I do not eat that much too. Overall, it is pretty delish, fulfilling and worth a try. IMHO, this bowl of noodles during my visit deserved a 4.5 star.

Address: 824 Tampines Street 81, #01-38, Singapore 520824.

Singapore Hawker Food – Part 3

I have been trying to blog differently recently by having a theme. To support local Singaporean hawker food, I set up a new theme called Singapore Hawker Food, tried out the local food shared by Singaporeans on social media and shared my opinions. I am sure you are the same as me, would like to know the views from a non-food blogger’s or Youtuber’s point of view.

I am glad that one or two people are willing to eat with me so that I can try different food and give more food reviews. I wish we could continue to try more food together and share our thoughts. Also, I am happy whenever we are together enjoying our food.

I may be active on Instagram and Facebook Page, and I try the food by myself without getting sponsorship or partnership. It is purely based on my opinions and preferences. No offences.

Coffee Break

I tried their breakfast set as well; I ordered the kaya butter toast with a cup of hot drink.

Address: Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531.

Ah Fatt Fishball Noodle

Noodle is al-dente, surprisingly. I liked it. It is a dry version, so I expected it to be in a mix of chilli sauce, oil and vinegar. The mixture’s taste is typical; the amount of the sauce is just right to cover the mee pok. Sometimes, when I order the dry noodle, the sauce tends to be flooded in the bowl. The soup is a little salty, so I left one side.

The fishballs are nice, bouncy and fresh. The fishcake is a little hard compared with the fishball. I do not know whether the fishballs or fishcakes are handmade. On another visit a long time back, I ordered fishball noodles. It consists of four fishballs, one fried fishball, a few tiny slices of fishcakes, and some minced pork.

Address: Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross St, #02-10, 051531.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/7PFi3jQbs4MDcv8s5

Kang Le Fried Prawn Noodle

The thick bee hoon and yellow noodle are used for cooking the Hokkien mee. I like the level of wetness of this plate of Hokkien mee where I could see little broth at the bottom of the plate. The top part is dry yet flavourful. It is full of wok hei (the heat from the wok). The ingredients are pretty standard across all stalls. It comes with medium-sized prawns and squids. I liked the chilli paste that was used to mix with the noodle. “It is superb”, said the auntie.

Address: Changi Village Hawker Centre, 2 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 500002.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/X3wbdA5Shxtkw7Le7

Soi 19, Thai Wanton Noodle

I ordered a bowl of regular and large in size. I am sure you can differentiate the normal and large from the picture above. A large wanton noodle comes with char siew (barbecue pork), two slices of Thai fish sausages, two fried wantons and another two wantons in a bowl of peppery soup.

The noodle is springy, dry, not oily, and does not have extra sauces left in the bowl, so I suggest that you quickly mix it with the chilli flakes and fish sauce before it turns drier. The noodle is well coated with their seasonings that I think it is good to go without extra fish sauce. But, the fish sauce will give a different flavour.

They give a generous amount of green vegetables, making this wanton noodle healthier than the Chinese-style wanton noodle.

Address: Jurong East Central, BLK 134, Singapore 600134.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/y9MG9ofVmMe3Hb778

Bai Nian Dou Fu

I am unsure if the People’s Park Food Complex stall is still available. But, their popularity at the food court here, I do not think they have moved out. I love to eat yong tau foo; it is healthy food. This stall has several people queueing during lunchtime to buy their famous yong tau foo. It comes in a small or big bowl. The yong tau foo ingredients are fixed, but you can add more ingredients by paying extra money. They serve one type of noodles only, the vermicelli. Also, they do the yong tau foo in soup based. There is no dry version.

Address: People’s Park Food Complex, 32 New Market Rd, Singapore 050032
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/cvj8tzZcGD2ZrPPi6

Green Sky Fried Kway Teow

Fried Kway Teow is quite good and full of wok hei. It is so surprising that it is located at the Bedok Food Centre. The fried kway teow is slightly wet, still flavourful, it is not the oily type that after eating for a while I feel jelak (sick of eating). A reasonable portion of ingredients.

Address: No. 1, Bedok Road, #01-14, Bedok Food Centre, 469572, 469572.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/SkfKWmVbbsbFWkK87

Singapore Hawker Food – Part 2

I have been trying to blog differently recently by having a theme. To support local Singaporean hawker food, I set up a new theme called Singapore Hawker Food, tried out the local food shared by Singaporeans on social media and shared my opinions. I am sure you are the same as me, would like to know the views from a non-food blogger’s or Youtuber’s point of view.

I am glad that one or two people are willing to eat with me so that I can try different food and give more food reviews. I wish we could continue to try more food together and share our thoughts. Also, I am happy whenever we are together enjoying our food.

I may be active on Instagram and Facebook Page, and I try the food by myself without getting sponsorship or partnership. It is purely based on my opinions and preferences. No offences.

Cuppage Fried Guo Tiao

The fried kway teow is nice, delicious and fulfilling. They asked if I wanted chilli, and yes, it was with some spiciness on it. It gave a good kick. It is quite rare to be here for lunch too. It is my favourite so far.

Address: 34 Upper Cross St, #01-170, Singapore 050034.

Qinde Portugese Egg Tarts

Qinde Egg Tarts & Pastries at Whampoa Makan Place has a 4.9 Google rating. It surprised me. I checked the reviews, and I quite agreed with some of them.

The bottom of the pastry is soft; I think most are the same unless is pastry is hard-base. To make it crisper, I heated it using an air fryer at 100°c for less than 5 minutes after refrigerating it overnight.

The egg tart’s size, I think, is reasonable and standard size. The sweetness is acceptable, less sweet. I hope it can be less sweet some more.

It satisfies my taste, at least.

Address: Blk 90 Whampoa Dr, #01-42, Singapore 320090.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/pGWEmgWgqcUcki3T9

L32 Handmade Noodle

Their signature ban mian cooks in the thick, savoury soup. Usually, I will go for mee hoon kway. You can choose to go with pork, chicken or seafood. I prefer their dry version that comes with a small bowl of soup and an egg inside. If you want the egg to be well cooked, just let them know. The dark sauce dry noodle is not oily, it goes well with their chilli paste, fried anchovies and fried spring onions. The queue for this noodle stall during lunch or dinner time can be quite long.

For takeaway, I opted soup version because the handmade noodle would stick together. The only thing I do not like about the soup version is the fried anchovies turn soggy in the soup.

Address: Food Tempo, 10 Tampines Central 1, #01-60, Singapore 529536.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/AUkrTXeLdP6abVqaA

Economic Beehoon Mee

Whether it is a beehoon only or beehoon mee, it is one of my favourites and the most common breakfast options for me every morning. It is conveniently available at any hawker stall or food court in Singapore. Usually, the stalls sell other types of fried noodles too, and it serves with other dishes such as fried eggs, sausages, luncheon meats, fried chicken wings, fish cakes or fish fillets, vegetables and many more.

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to types of noodles and their ingredients. I had my usual fried egg as the default ingredient along with vegetables or a meat selection. This stall where I usually get my economic fried noodle sells vegetarian goose, one of my favourites. Personally, I think the chilli paste is a sweet-spicy type.

Address: 477 Tampines Street 43, Singapore 520477.

Old World Bah Kut Teh & Fried Porridge

It is sliced pork porridge. The fried porridge is smooth and thick, just like Cantonese porridge. It is my first time trying fried porridge, so it is pretty interesting to see porridge in dark colour. It is a fried porridge, so the porridge is filled with wok hei.

The portion and ingredients are generous, and I added you tiao after getting the food. I dipped it into the porridge. The taste is excellent and flavourful. You tiao is a softer type, so it is easier to absorb the flavour. There is a peppery taste presence; maybe they added too much. The saltiness level is a bit overwhelming, but it is still acceptable. I did not manage to take a photo of you tiao.

I ordered a bowl of plain dry mee sua. There is a strong oyster sauce taste compared to fried shallot oils. The taste is lighter than the fried porridge. It helps to balance both dishes.

Address: 204 Bedok North Street 1, #01-393, Singapore 460204.
Google link: https://g.page/hosay-mee-pok-204-bedok-north?share

Fish Soup At Hong Kong Street Jia Kee Coffeehouse

It is the best fish soup so far in Tampines, and it is worth the money. The coffee shop does not have many seats, and with two-person dining restrictions, I seldom visit this place unless I do not have much work to rush in the afternoon, then I can go for late lunch.

Address: 144 Tampines Street 12, Singapore 521144.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/dbnGapP4rC9pmL5y5

Singapore Hawker Food – Part 1

I have been trying to blog differently recently by having a theme. To support local Singaporean hawker food, I set up a new theme called Singapore Hawker Food, tried out the local food shared by Singaporeans on social media and shared my opinions. I am sure you are the same as me, would like to know the views from a non-food blogger’s or Youtuber’s point of view.

I am glad that one or two people are willing to eat with me so that I can try different food and give more food reviews. I wish we could continue to try more food together and share our thoughts. Also, I am happy whenever we are together enjoying our food.

I may be active on Instagram and Facebook Page, and I try the food by myself without getting sponsorship or partnership. It is purely based on my opinions and preferences. No offences.

IKEA Almond Croissant

My recent visit to IKEA with my cousins brought me to the snack section at level 1 IKEA Tampines. I used to think that the hotdog is the only thing worth getting from here. However, my cousin shared that their spring rolls and curry puff are nice too. Then, I saw many people queueing for the pastries. I wondered whether it is nice. So, I gave it a try and I liked it. The price is reasonable, IKEA is not any artisan croissants shops, and I think it is very much worth getting it if you do not mind the brand.

Weng Kang Ji Wanton Noodle

Recently, I saw people introducing this new wanton noodle stall at Golden Mile Food Centre. It comes with 3 middle-sized wantons. It is almost the size I used to make at home. I quite like the wantons because the taste is natural. Others may say it is less flavourful. The wanton noodle, self-made char siew (barbecue pork), and exceptional sauce help balance the taste.

But one thing I do not get is the chilli paste, which tastes quite similar to ban mian chilli paste, which is paired with wanton noodles. Personally, I do not find it a good match. The pickled green chillies will do. Next time, I will try to go with the barbecue pork (char siew).

The char siew is generous and a good mix of fat and lean meat. With the thickness of the meat compared to other wanton noodle stalls, this stall wins. It is proportionate to the money that I paid for the noodle. However, my plate of char siew is quite chao ta (charred). It is pleasant to eat la with the caramelised flavour, but it is not healthy.

The noodle looks slightly thicker than usual egg noodles. While others say the noodle texture is QQ (chewy), I think I would prefer it to be a little bit al-dente. The noodle did not turn soggy, suitable for a slow eater like me.

Lastly, the soup is obviously different from the usual plain soup. It looked cloudy and did not taste much, but no complaints.

Overall, it is something good to try. It is not something that I must go back here for my wanton noodle craving.

Address: 505 Beach Rd, Golden Mile Food Centre, #B1, 29, 199583.
Google Link: https://goo.gl/maps/WNeGykKnJSz2sAva7

Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kway

Its new branch opened in Tampines 201C. I went to try it on one of the less busy Friday for lunch. The queue during lunchtime was quite long, and we waited for 30 minutes for the noodles to be served. I tried again after 2 months, but the queue subsided and shorter waiting time.

The portion looks decent, and this is a bowl ban mian with meatball and prawn ball, one each. I can say it is a deluxe bowl for any normal ban mian. The noodle portion seems lesser than usual. If it goes by how many grams, I guess it is the same, if not more. The mee hoon kway is obviously thicker.

From the bird’s view of my bowl of noodles, I have too many ingredients. It comes with a small bowl of soup with an egg. I forgot how the soup tasted. I guess it should be something that I can accept.

While mixing the noodles, I noted that it gave fried minced garlic. No wonder it is such a fragrance. Then, it did not use dark soya sauce. The sauce used for the dry version seems unique, unlike typical sauce. There is a mixture of fried garlic oil with a special concoction. Light and acceptable.

The chilli paste is not the usual ban mian chilli paste, and it is not what I like. I noticed that the Google review of the Tampines branch is low. Some of the replies from the seller seemed to be unpolite, rude and did not put effort to make things look positive. While one can have good cooking skills, PR and marketing skills are crucial in the F&B industry. Hope it will get improved.

Address: 201C Tampines Street 21, #01-01, Singapore 523201

Old Amoy Chendol

I am unsure why its name is Old Amoy called New Amoy Chendol or Amoy Chendol. My first visit to this hawker stall at Chinatown Food Complex was in July on one of the weekends. It was raining on that day I visited the stall. It was so fulfilling to have a bowl of iced dessert on a rainy day.

Revisited after about two months. It was a hot sunny day, so it was really a thirst-quenching after a heavy lunch. It consists of gula Melaka, a must ingredient for a bowl of cendol. So, it is pretty sweet for me, who tries to control my sugar intake.

Google review rated 4.6 stars, which I think is worth dropping by and getting a bowl of cendol if I am at Chinatown Food Centre during the weekend but not consistently.

Address: Chinatown Food Centre, 335 Smith St, #02-008, Singapore 050335.
Google link: https://goo.gl/maps/kF4Loiwc16sBgwsR8

FATTY ENG HOKKIEN MEE

It was located near the market where I used to stay at Tampines Avenue 9, Block 477 Everyday Come Coffee Shop. During the circuit breaker, I ordered a takeaway for lunch. First time trying this stall, and the Hokkien noodle quantity is quite generous. They used a thinner version of the bee hoon where thick bee hoon is usually used. However, the second time I ordered the same noodle, the stall cooked with the thinner bee hoon. Guess it is the trick for this stall.

The thinner bee hoon absorbs the gravy quicker than the thicker bee hoon, making it more flavourful, in my opinion. It makes the Hokkien mee look drier, and some people may not like the drier version. One can cook the noodle wetter or drier using the thick bee hoon. Depending on your preferences, you can check with the stall if they can cook according to your liking.

You may wonder why no prawns. I almost wanted to scold the cook, but after mixing the noodle with the chilli paste, two fresh medium-sized prawns appeared together with some squids and some tiny sliced pork belly.

The taste is good, wok hei is there, and chilli paste is mixed well with the gravy. The noodle portion is a lot more than I can eat sometimes. I wish that I could ask for fewer noodles with more ingredients.

The missing part of this noodle is pork lard.

Address: 477 Tampines Street 43, Singapore 520477.

IPOH TUCK KEE SON

I bumped into a post from a food blogger introducing the Ipoh Tuck Kee Son’s stall at Jalan Besar. It is a zi char stall at the kopitiam at Hoa Nam Building, Jalan Besar. It is located opposite the famous pig organ soup and wanton noodle at Foch Road.

It was quite a long queue before our turn to place an order. And another round of waiting to get it served. Thankfully, it is considered good, and I liked the wetness of the noodle after mixing it with the runny egg yolk. Then, a generous amount of pork lards. It would be better if I eat it hot from the wok to get more of the wok hei taste because after mixing it a few rounds, the noodle gets cold a bit, or I should not be mixing it much.

Additional dish of the night, we ordered the squid. It is so garlicky and matched with the light soy sauce. The chilli paste added some fried garlic, and I felt it became garlicky. The entire dish seemed like eating garlic. The noodle was delicious, and I could not wait any longer to finish it up before it got colder.

Address: 27 Foch road (Hoa Nam Building, #01-02 51 Kopitiam, 209276.
Google Link: https://goo.gl/maps/btnNxieYftUiZX6d7

Ah Fatt Fishball Noodle

Based on a Google review, the rating is not really good. I gave myself a try when I was at Hong Lim food court for a lunch break. There was no queue when I was at the hawker stall on one of the working Thursdays.

Noodle is al-dente, surprisingly. I liked it. It is a dry version, so expected it to be in a mix of chilli sauce, oil and vinegar. The taste of the mixture is just normal, the amount of the sauce is just right to cover the mee pok. Sometimes, when I ordered the dry noodle, the sauce tends to be flooded in the bowl. The soup is a little salty so I left one side.

I noticed it did not give pork lards, I do not know if fishball noodle comes with pork lard or it is only for BCM. I do not need pork lards to go with my noodle.

The fishballs are nice, bouncy and fresh. The fishcake is a little hard compared with fishball. I do not know whether the fishballs or fishcakes are handmade. I saw some other stalls in other food courts sell a similar combo includes minced meat and sliced mushrooms. I think that must be a premium fishballs noodle.

A long time back in the year 2019, I visited this stall and ordered a bowl of a dry version of the fishballs noodle. It consists of four fishballs and one fried fishball, a few tiny slices of fish cakes and some minced pork. Back then, I ordered mee kia, I cannot remember the noodle texture. The sauce looked enough to mix the noodle, my bowl of noodles is not overflooded with mixing sauce.

Comparing both bowls of noodles, I think I will prefer to have fishcakes along with fishballs instead of adding minced pork into the noodle.

Address: Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross St, #02-10, 051531

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