Friday, July 25, 2008

Chef Hainanese Grilled Steak

I always wondered if this stall at the old Tanglin Halt Food Centre had permanently closed down. After all, it was closed when I walked past on several occasions during lunch and in the evening.

I was pleasantly surprised to find Chef Hainanese Western Food open when I went there at 7pm today. Finally I had the opportunity to taste its $4 grilled steak and it was indeed impressive.

Served with baked potato, baked beans, salad and french fries, the $4 steak comes in a reasonably satisfactory portion. Topped with savory black pepper sauce, the mouthwatering steak is fresh, tender and flavorful.

No where else in Singapore can you find another steak that is as cheap as Chef Hainanese's. I will certainly return for its grilled lamb chop and its grilled chicken chop which cost $4 too.


Chef Hainanese Western Food
Tanglin Halt Food Centre (Old)
Blk 3 Commonwealth Drive

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Geylang Lorong 9 Seafood Hor Fun

Few food enthusiasts will disagree that Geylang Lorong 9 has the best beef hor fun in Singapore. The heavenly experience of eating charcoal-scented hor fun fried with mouthwatering black-bean flavored gravy and irresistably tenderised beef is simply unforgettable. Today I decided to try the seafood hor fun instead to determine if it can match the high standard of the beef hor fun.

A plate of seafood hor fun which costs $5 comes with two medium-sized prawns, several slices of sotong and generous pieces of chicken. Coated with thick savory gravy, the tasty hor fun is expertly fried with a distinctive fragrance and a charred flavour. The delightful chicken pieces are tender and well-marinated and the prawns are sweet and fresh.

This is indeed one of the more delicious seafood hor fun in Singapore. My only dissatisfaction is that the gravy does not seem to complement well with the hor fun. Nevertheless Geylang Lorong 9 still has the best beef hor fun in Singapore.


Geylang Lorong 9 Seafood Hor Fun
237 Geylang Lor 9

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Apollo Fresh Cockle Fried Kway Teow

Although I frequently patronise Marine Parade Food Centre for dinner, I have never eaten Apollo Fried Kway Teow for the past 5 years because I disliked its soggy consistency and its strong garlic odour. Nevertheless this stall continued to enjoy long queues which made me wonder if I have missed something great about this fried kway teow. Hence I decided to try it again today.

This time round, I was extremely impressed. A plate of fried kway teow which costs $3 is expertly fried to the right consistency and moisture with a distinctive charcoal fragrance. Sprinkled with generous servings of crispy pork lard, the flavorful kway teow is delightfully sweet and savory, every mouthful is simply irresistable. My only dissatisfaction is that there are too few fresh cockles which complement the fried kway teow really well.

No longer soggy with the unpleasant garlic odour, Apollo fried kway teow seems to have improved over the years. I have to admit that this is one of the best fried kway teow that I have eaten in Singapore for a long time.


Apollo Fresh Cockle Fried Kway Teow
Marine Parade Food Centre
Closed on Tuesdays

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Yummy Crab Fried Rice

Crab fried rice for only $10?

To the delight of crab lovers, the special crab fried rice at Yummy Crab is going at a promotional price of only $10.

Located at Changi Road between Lor Marzuki and Lor Marican, Yummy Crab is well-known for its signature crab dishes eg chilli crab, crab fried rice, crab bee hoon, crab ee mee etc, that are not only delicious but value for money.

A $10 plate of crab fried rice comes in a satisfactory portion for two people. Well-fried with a distinctive charred aroma, every grain of rice is irresistably flavorful and fragrant. What is remarkable about Yummy crab fried rice is the generous servings of fresh crab meat which are extremely chunky and tasty. Besides crab meat, the rice is delightfully fried with a variety of other ingredients eg egg, char siew and prawns.

In terms of both quality and quantity, this plate of crab fried rice is certainly worth much more than $10. I will definitely return to try the other recommended dishes of Yummy Crab. Do bring your family down to Changi Road and try it for yourself today.


Yummy Crab
No 351 Changi Road

Monday, July 7, 2008

Allan Mixed Vegetable Curry Rice

Most staff of Changi Airport will be familiar with Allan mixed vegetable rice. Previously located at Terminal 1 staff canteen before its renovation, Allan has shifted to Terminal 2 staff canteen. But regardless of its location, staff and even members of the public continued to describe Allan mixed vegetable rice as one of the most delicious economical rice in Singapore.

As mentioned in an earlier post, finding Terminal 2 staff canteen is like playing treasure hunt. For those of you who have no idea where it is, let me give you a simplified description of the directions. At any level, follow the signboard to carpark 2A. Once you reach there, you will see signboard to the lifts to staff canteen. Take the lift to level 3M and you will see the well-concealed staff canteen.

A plate of mixed vegetable rice with curry chicken, fried cabbage and egg omelette costs only $2.50 for non-staff, definitely cheap for dining in an air-conditioned food court.

Adequately concentrated with the distinctive aroma of coconut milk, the special curry gravy is thick and savory, giving every grain of rice a coat of irresistable flavour. The egg omelette is tasty and the fried cabbage is delightfully fragrant.

Allan mixed vegetable curry rice is undoubtedly one of most delicious economical rice in Singapore. It is also one of the most value-for-money as you get to enjoy your mixed vegetable rice in an air-conditioned food court yet pay a price lower than in most coffee shops.


Allan Mixed Vegetable Curry Rice
Changi Airport Terminal 2 Staff Canteen

Friday, July 4, 2008

Yang Zhou Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

Located in a coffee shop on the void deck of an old housing estate called Beo Crescent is a delicious fried hokkien prawn mee that is little heard of.

When I found my way to the coffee shop, I realised that it was full of customers having Yang Zhou Fried Hokkien Mee. Well-fried with a distinctive charred fragrance enhanced by the delightful aroma of pork lard, a plate of fried hokkien mee costs only $3. Enjoy the flavorful noodles with prawns and sotong.

Somewhere along the likes of the fried hokkien mee from Changi Road and Geylang Lor 29, Yang Zhou Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is certainly impressive and worthwhile to go all the way to Beo Crescent for.


Yang Zhou Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Blk 40 Beo Crescent
Closed on Fridays