Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yusof A Mee Kuah

I first found out Yusof A mee kuah when I was at Haig Road Food Centre on the first day of Chinese New Year when most of the Chinese stalls were closed. Fortunately for me, Yusof A was open and I became a fan of the mee kuah since then.

I usually order the bee hoon version of mee kuah instead of the mee version because I feel that bee hoon can absorb the savory gravy better. A bowl of bee hoon kuah which costs $3 comes in a reasonably satisfactory portion of bee hoon topped with an egg, green peas, cabbage and mutton pieces. What is so special about Yusof A mee kuah is its spicy and flavorful gravy which coats the noodles extremely well.

This is undoubtedly one of the more impressive mee kuah I have tasted in Singapore. Come down to Haig Road Food Centre and try it for yourself today.


Yusof A Mee Kuah
Haig Road Food Centre
Blk 14 Haig Road

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice

When I was working at Novena yesterday, I had the craving for chicken rice and was contemplating between Wee Nam Kee opposite Novena Square and Boon Tong Kee in Balestier. After all, these are two famous Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore which I have not tried.

I finally settled for Wee Nam Kee because of proximity and it was indeed impressive. Reasonably priced at $4, the chicken rice set for one person comes with a plate of steamed white chicken, a bowl of rice and a bowl of soup. The authentic chilli paste, which is sufficiently savory and spicy, is definitely one of the best chicken rice chilli I have tasted. It complements the golden yellow chicken rice which is delightfully fragrant and flavorful. The steamed white chicken, though tasty and tender, would have been more appetizing if it were more fatty and fleshy. Filled with the essence of chicken broth and the sweetness of yellow beans, the delicious soup readily quenches the flames of the scorching chilli paste.

Along the likes of Five Star, Sin Kee and Pow Sing, Wee Nam Kee certainly qualifies as one of the best Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore. Besides chicken rice, Wee Nam Kee also has a variety of cze char dishes that are worth trying.


Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
275 Thomson Road
#01-05 Novena Ville

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cai Ji Boneless Duck Rice

Cai Ji Boneless Duck Rice often caught my attention when I patronised Seah Im Food Centre for dinner because of its long queue. Although I am not a fan of braised duck rice, I still felt curious enough to try it.

I ordered a plate of braised duck rice and a braised egg which cost only $3 in total. The delicious yam rice is remarkably fragrant and flavorful. The braised duck is tender, tasty and truly boneless as its name suggests. What is most impressive about Cai Ji Duck Rice that it comes with a bowl of savory herbal soup which complements the yam rice really well.

Cai Ji Boneless Duck Rice is not only impressive in quality but also value for money. It is definitely worthwhile queuing up for.


Cai Ji Boneless Duck Rice
Seah Im Food Centre
2 Seah Im Road #01-58

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lai Ji Fried Kway Teow

Having tried and blogged about almost all the famous fried kway teow in Singapore eg Hill Street fried kway teow at Bedok North, Outram fried kway teow at Hong Lim, Zion fried kway teow at Riverside, Apollo fried kway teow at Marine Parade and Newton Circus fried kway teow at Serangoon Gardens, I now look forward to trying the less-known neighborhood fried kway teow that are delicious and have the potential to become famous one day. Lai Ji fried kway teow at Kovan Food Centre is one of them.

A plate of Lai Ji fried kway teow which costs $3, comes in a satisfactory portion. Marvellously fried to a slightly wet consistency, the flavorful kway teow is coated with a layer of sweet and savory gravy. Enjoy the tasty kway teow with delightful servings of sausage, fish cake and fresh cockles.

Despite its impressive standard, Lai Ji's business does not seem as outstanding as expected. Perhaps Kovan Food Centre just has too many stalls with delicious food eg fish ball noodles, chicken rice, economic rice etc. Nevertheless don't miss this fantastic fried kway teow.


Lai Ji Fried Kway Teow
Kovan Food Centre
Blk 209 Hougang St 21

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wang Wang Curry Seafood Soup

I first read about this stall named Wang Wang which serves sumptuous set meals at economical prices on the Sunday Times but never had the opportunity to try it. When I finally went down to Beauty World Centre to try it last weekend, it certainly didn't disappoint.

I ordered the curry seafood soup which costs $5.50. I was puzzled by the actual name of the dish which is 'curry seafood monster' but after trying it, I guess I can understand why. Served piping hot in a mini wok, the curry seafood soup comes with an impressive variety of dishes, ranging from prawns to fish, sotong, mussels and clams. Shimmering with the distinctive aroma of coconut milk and topped with generous servings of potato, the mouthwatering gravy is sufficiently thick, spicy and flavorful. Seafood lovers like me will be extremely delighted by the tasty prawns, sweet mussels and fresh clams.

This is definitely the best seafood curry soup that I have tasted in Singapore. I will certainly return to try the other recommended dishes of Wang Wang eg fish soup, herbal chicken soup etc.


Wang Wang Curry Seafood Soup
Beauty World Centre
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road