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

Ban Mian That I Tried In Singapore

It is one of the usual food that I will choose from food courts or hawker centres. I quite like eating ban mian or pan mee (in Kuala Lumpur). I tried a few different stalls in Tampines while others are from different locations in Singapore.

The Noodle Memories

The stall runs by two youngsters and serves a pretty delicious ban mian at Chinatown. The dry version looks pretty similar to KL style ban mian because they added shredded wood ears. The missing ingredients are probably shredded mushroom 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.

Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kway Tampines

Its new branch opened in Tampines 201C. I went to try it on one of the less busy Friday for lunch. The queue during lunch time was quite long, and we waited for 30 minutes for the noodles to be served. They do not have a numbering system. Just join the queue and wait for your noodle.

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 obviously thicker.

From the bird view of my bowl of noodle, 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. I guess there is a mixture of fried garlic oil with a unique concoction. Light and acceptable.

The chilli paste is not the usual ban mian chilli paste, and it is not what I like.

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

L32 Handmade Noodle

I shared the L32 Handmade Noodle at Tampines 1 food court. 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.

Address: Food Tempo, 10 Tampines Central 1, #01-60, Singapore 529536.

Juan Yi Handmade Noodle

The comfort food at Tampines Hub by Juan Yi Handmade Noodle stall. I ordered the mee hoon kway which comes with uniquely ‘pinched’ into a pattern, the noodle is neither cut by machine nor ‘hand-teared’ look, an egg, some vegetables, 3 meatballs, some anchovies, fried garlic and fried onion. It is a hearty bowl of meal for my brunch. Do try their handmade chilli sauce, garlicky in a way.

China Whampoa Home Made Noodle

It is one of the recommended ban mian stalls in Singapore. The Whampoa Market and Food Centre has plenty of good recommendations. However, it is a bit harder for me to travel to the Whampoa area because the travel journey is quite long. They close in the afternoon.

The noodle served with great soup broth, sweet and nice. I particularly liked the vegetable that they used. It is the same vegetable used in pan mee stalls in Malaysia. It goes well with the chilli paste too. For my first try, I ordered the abalone clams. Should try again with other types of noodles next time if I go there in the morning.

Address: Whampoa Market and Food Centre, #01-24, 91 Whampoa Dr, 320091

Mee Hoon Kway at Tai Sun Eating House

There is a food court located next to the NTUC Fairprice at 44 Horne Road, Lavender. It is called Tai Sun Eating House. Based on a Google review of this food court, it serves pretty good sliced fish noodles too. I tried the sliced fish noodle once, and I did not get to try it again because the queue is always very long.

The dry ban mien with chilli paste is one of my favourites in this eatery place and I used to eat here too. The chilli paste and dark soy sauce mixture go well with the handmade noodle, fried onions, fried anchovies and sliced mushroom.

Address: Tai Sun Eating House, 44 Horne Road, Singapore 209067.

Noodle Foodie Ipoh Chilli Pan Mee

It was the first time I heard about Ipoh pan mee. Some more, this is chilli pan mee. The typical food I heard about is the Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun, Ipoh Tai San Geok yong tau foo or Ipoh chee cheung fun.

Also, I did not hear about Damansara Pan Mee. But, today I saw these two shops at Eastpoint Mall, Simei.

Does anyone try them before, either in Singapore or Malaysia? 😅

I ordered a takeaway instead of dining in. For a dry version, It comes with a small bowl of soup. I noticed the pan mee stick together after a while, and it is usual for the dry version.

I quite liked the chilli paste used in the dry version of pan mee. Its spiciness is at an acceptable level. But, I feel it is a lack of something as I eating it. Slowly, I find the whole bowl of noodles is nothing interesting.

It took a while to mix the sauce, ingredients, and chilli together with the pan mee.

Address: East Point Mall, Basement 1, Singapore.

Face Ban Mian

Face Ban Mian at Blk 722 Kopitiam was suggested to try by my colleague. The dry version of ban mian is seldom seen in SG. The noodle is silky smooth, thin and well mixed with the dark soy sauce and chilli paste. This is how they served the noodle, the sauce was at the bottom covered by the noodle and other ingredients. It came with a small bowl of soup for dry version.

The portion was not big and was able to fill up 70% of my stomach. Mix it well before the noodle gets dried up. I do not prefer to order my ban mian from Face Ban Mian because the stall uses paper bowl to serve the noodles even for dining in.

Address: AMK 722 Food House, 722 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 560722.

Kelly Jie Seafood

Back in February this year, my friend from Perth, Australia came to visit Singapore after her family trip to Japan. We met up at Kelly Jie Seafood is formerly known as Melben Seafood which is located at Toa Payoh. It is her friends’ recommendation to try their crab here.

Seriously, I did not really go for branded restaurants to eat crabs. Since, it was a recommendation, I just followed with my friend’s craving. It was my first visit to Kelly Jie Seafood.

Being the first time visit, I opened up for any recommendations from the restaurant and we chose to try their signature chili crab. I myself always do not think Singapore chili crab is anything nicer than a black pepper crab and sometimes, I do feel that a steamed crab is always a good way to eat.

Besides that, we ordered lobsters cooked with buttery sauce and a plate of fried mantao (little buns) which can dip the sauces.

Overall, I prefer the lobsters over the crab probably also because I did not like the crab’s starchy sauce. The dish got cold very fast under the air-conditioned room and it made the starchy sauce even worse.

The service was a little slow on the day I visited the restaurant. I have no ideas whether it was due to Chinese New Year period or the restaurant simply has so many people eating there. It was crowded and noisy. My friend and I did not manage to spend a quality time chatting there and decided to finish the food and back to her hotel.

Address: Blk 211, #01, Lor 8 Toa Payoh, 11/15, Singapore 310211.

Fu Zhan Seafood

The second time visit to this zi char in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It was a gathering with some colleagues upon my return from Malaysia and before another colleague left for Australia for her road trip.

This time we ordered few more dishes apart from the default ones such as the salted egg crab and prawns with fried oats that normally my colleague will order. It is good to get to try new things with more people.


New discovery dishes for this visit are the chai bo beancurd and the curry fish head. The fish head is really good and the gravy is best to mix with the white rice. By eating the curry fish head half of the rice on my plate has gone, hahaa 🙂

Do not forget the free dessert, the red bean soup. I think it is their default dessert and their dessert is nice too. Maybe, if you wish to eat their dessert, it would be great that you do not order many dishes, unless you have extra stomach for desserts!

Address: 21 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 #01-298, Toa Payoh, Singapore.

Fu Zhan Seafood

Chinese style zi char at the housing area’s coffee shops and nearby the wet market. It is very affordable zi char especially when it is located at HDB flats. I was introduced to eat the salted egg crabs here by my friend. Well, I am not a big fan of crab, I do not know which ones are the best.

By the presentation itself, it does look great, delicious, drooling and tempting. They gave us enough gravy to eat the crab with rice or the bun (man tao) which have to order separately.

Besides the crab, the prawns with fried oats is another good to try dish according to my friend and we added a mixed vegetable to complete our meal of the night. Simple and filling dinner with great companion of the night. This is a share for three persons.

Address: 21 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 #01-298, Toa Payoh, Singapore.

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