Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jiang Nan Salmon Rice

Being a fan of salmon teriyaki, I was delighted when I found out that this cze char stall at Hougang by the name of Jiang Nan has salmon rice set.

Reasonably priced at $5, the salmon rice set comes with plain rice, fried egg and fried salmon pieces. Expertly fried to a crispy consistency on the outside, the tasty salmon is topped with mouthwatering teriyaki sauce which accentuates its irresistable flavour.

Besides salmon rice set, Jiang Nan also has a wide variety of cze char dishes which I will certainly return to try someday.


Jiang Nan Seafood
Blk 681 Hougang Ave 8
Singapore 530681

Friday, September 26, 2008

Shun Xing Qing Tian Desserts

Located at the old Tanglin Halt Food Centre behind Commonwealth MRT station, Shun Xing Qing Tian Desserts has the cheapest desserts in Singapore.

Common desserts like cheng tng, chendol, ice kachang, ice jelly, green bean soup, sweet potato soup etc cost only 80 cents. If you prefer something more delightful, you can try dessert combinations eg ice jelly with cocktail, ice cocktail with sea coconut, ice cocktail with nata de coco etc at only $1.

After a sumptuous lunch at Tanglin Halt Food Centre, a bowl of refreshing Shun Xing Qing Tian dessert is certainly thirst-quenching.


Shun Xing Qing Tian Desserts
Tanglin Halt Food Centre (Old)
Blk 3 Commonwealth Drive

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Song Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle

Lavender Food Centre is well-known for its wanton mee which some food critics commented that it has recently deteriorated in standard. Today when I was there for dinner, I decided to try Song Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle instead.

I ordered the mini wok noodle (xiao wan mian) which costs $4. The mini wok comes with a generous variety of dishes eg minced meat, sliced meat, meat balls, pig's liver, fish cake and egg. The flavorful soup is filled with the delightful essence of minced meat and complements the tasty noodles very well. Cooked to a semi-wet consistency, the delicious noodles are coated with savory chilli sauce and topped with fresh mushrooms.

Compared with other mini wok noodles, I was very impressed with Song Kee for the wide range of ingredients and the superior flavour of the soup. Do try it for yourself today.


Song Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle
Lavender Food Square #01-02
380 Jalan Besar

Friday, September 12, 2008

Zhen Zhen Porridge

A friend once told me that Zhen Zhen Porridge at Maxwell Food Centre is the best that she has tasted in Singapore. When I went there and queued for half an hour, I thought to myself that she better be right.

A bowl of mixed porridge with egg, chicken, fish and century egg costs only $3. Well-cooked to a paste-like consistency where the grains are indistinguishable, the mouthwatering porridge is sprinkled with chye poh, spring onions, fried shallots and sesame seeds to further enhance its flavour. The most impressive feature of Zhen Zhen porridge is its generous servings of ingredients. There is so much fish, chicken and century egg to satisfy the appetite of any porridge lover.

Although I am not an avid porridge lover, I still feel that Zhen Zhen is the best porridge in Singapore. Come down to Maxwell Food Centre and try it today.


Zhen Zhen Porridge
Maxwell Road Food Centre
Closed on Tuesdays

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice

Located at Purvis Street near Raffles Hotel are two famous chicken rice eateries directly facing each other. Yet Con versus Chin Chin. It must be here that the chicken rice war began. I decided to try Yet Con first.

When I entered the air-conditioned restaurant on a Sunday evening, it was already full of people having chicken rice and steamboat. The nostalgic atmosphere was somewhat similar to that of Thien Kee Steamboat at Golden Mile Tower.

I ordered the chicken rice set for one which comes with a plate of steamed white chicken, a bowl of rice and a bowl of soup. Coated with a layer of chicken broth, every grain of rice is delightfully fragrant and tasty. Gently topped with light soya sauce, the steamed white chicken appears plain and mediocre but tastes flavorful and delicious. The savory chilli sauce tastes more salty than spicy, lacking in the scorching aftertaste that is characteristic of other famous chicken rice chilli.

For a meal that costs around $5, Yet Con Hainanese chicken rice may not be the best but certainly worthwhile trying. Besides chicken rice, you can try its sumptuous steamboat too.


Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice
25 Purvis St
Singapore 188602