What distinguishes charcoal fried hokkien mee from normal fried hokkien mee is the irresistable smoky charcoal aroma. When I tried the famous Geylang Lor 29 charcoal fried hokkien mee at East Coast Road, I was not impressed at all. Although it was fragrant, the noodles were too oily and not flavorful. Today I went to try the Charcoal Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee in Kim San Leng coffee shop at Changi Road and it was indeed impressive.
Delightfully sprinkled with pieces of crispy pork lard which amplify the distinctive charcoal fragrance, the delicious noodles are exceptionally flavorful and not overly oily. Complemented with tasty prawns and sotong, every mouthful of the noodles is simply irresistable.
Calling all fried hokkien mee lovers out there, this charcoal fried hokkien mee at Changi Road is a must-try if you haven't.
Charcoal Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Kim San Leng (Changi) Coffee Shop
324T Changi Road
Closed on Tuesdays
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Changi Village has the famous International Nasi Lemak that needs no introduction. Today I'm going to blog about another nasi lemak stall opposite International called Mizzy's Corner. Despite fierce competition from International, Mizzy's Corner has its own supporters who feel the nasi lemak at International is overrated and the queue is too long.
A plate of nasi lemak which costs $2.50 comes with ikan bilis, a fried egg and a fried chicken wing. Strongly scented with the irresistable fragrance of coconut milk, every grain of rice is extraordinarily flavorful and combines impressively with the savory sambal tumis chilli paste. The fried chicken is crispy and tasty.
This is indeed one of the best nasi lemak in Singapore. Compared with Selera Rasa which uses the delicate basmati rice, the rice from Mizzy's Corner is more robust and much to my liking. Unlike the majority of the crowd at Changi Village, I was not thrilled by International's nasi lemak. After all if I can get nasi lemak so fantastic from Mizzy's Corner, why do I bother to queue for International's?
Mizzy's Corner Nasi Lemak
Changi Village Food Centre
Blk 2 Changi Village Road
Friday, March 21, 2008
Crab Bee Hoon for only $8.90?
Whenever I walked past this stall named Your Kitchen in Marina Square Food Court, I had to resist the great temptation of trying this inexpensive crab bee hoon. I finally had the chance to satisfy my curiosity and my craving for crabs when I went there for dinner last week.
Served piping hot in claypot, the mouthwatering crab bee hoon comes with a small crab. Well-fried with a smoky aroma, the thick bee hoon is thoroughly coated with savory gravy, somewhat resembling the semi-dry consistency of fried hokkien prawn mee. Although the crab is small, it is delightfully sweet and sufficiently fleshy to satisfy my hunger.
For crab lovers who crave for crabs and are reluctant to spend more than $10, this is the crab bee hoon that I strongly recommend. Besides crab bee hoon, Your Kitchen also has chilli crab and pepper crab, also for $8.90 only. Come down to Marina Square Food Court and try it for yourself today.
Your Kitchen Crab Bee Hoon
Marina Square Food Court
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Highly acclaimed with several prestigious food awards eg Makansutra, Singapore Best Food Online Directory etc, Zion Road Fried Kway Teow is certainly no stranger to char kway teow fans. Having waited in the queue for 20 minutes, I couldn't help thinking, "This better be the best fried kway teow in Singapore."
I ordered a plate of $4 fried kway teow which comes in a reasonably satisfactory portion. Well-sprinkled with abundant servings of crunchy pork lard, the mouthwatering kway teow is splendidly fried with the irresistable flavours of sweet sauce and chilli. The juicy cockles and fresh sausage slices complement the delicious kway teow very well.
Having tried Zion Road Fried Kway Teow with so much anticipation, I must admit that it failed to meet my expectations. Although I relish my char kway teow with pork lard, I feel that Zion Road's came with too many pieces of pork lard which disrupt the smooth consistency of the kway teow. And the long waiting time makes it even more unworthy to try it again. Nevertheless this fried kway teow has its own supporters as evident from its multiple awards and long queues.
No 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow
Zion Riverside Food Centre
Stall No 17
Opening hours 7 to 11pm
Closed on Sundays
Friday, March 14, 2008
Hidden in the far corner on the second storey of Hong Lim Food Centre, I would have missed the stall if not for the long queue in front of it. Curious about what is so fantastic about Tuck Kee Crayfish Hor Fun that draws its customers, I decided to join the queue.
A small plate of crayfish hor fun which costs $4.50, comes with 2 pieces of medium halved prawns, 1 piece of large halved prawn and 2 pieces of halved crayfish. Coated with thick mouthwatering gravy that is concentrated with crustacean sweetness, the thin kway teow is extremely flavorful, every mouthful is simply irresistable. The highlight of the Ipoh hor fun is the crayfish of course. Experience the wonderful sensation of de-shelling the crayfish and sinking your teeth into its fleshy meat that is so tender and tasty. The fresh prawns are delightfully sweet and juicy.
In comparison with other Ipoh hor fun with chicken and prawn, Tuck Kee certainly impresses with the special use of crayfish. I will definitely return for more.
Tuck Kee (Ipoh) Sah Ho Fun
Hong Lim Food Centre
11am to 3pm
Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday
Friday, March 7, 2008
I remembered reading a blog post several months ago about the wanton mee on the second storey of Amoy Street Food Centre which has super long queues during lunch time and comes with extraordinary servings of wanton. But after I tried it, I was disappointed by the mediocre quality of the noodles and wanton.
Today I'm going to blog about another wanton mee on the ground storey of Amoy Street Food Centre which I felt is much more delicious.
I ordered a plate of wanton mee and a bowl of dumpling soup which cost only $3 in total. Coated with savory chilli sauce, the delicious noodles are flavorful and not overly dry or soggy. Rich with the sweet essence of anchovy, the mouthwatering soup comes with more than 10 dumplings which are delightfully tasty and tender.
In my opinion, Boat Quay wanton mee is not exceptionally outstanding. The chilli, the noodles and the dumplings are delicious but certainly not special. However I still feel that it is the better wanton mee in Amoy Street Food Centre and definitely worthwhile to give it a try.
Boat Quay Wanton Mee
Amoy Street Food Centre
7 Maxwell Road #01-31
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Another famous fried kway teow in Singapore, this stall located at Serangoon Garden Food Centre received an impressive rating of 9/10 on The Green Book Best Food In Singapore Guide.
When I went there for dinner last weekend, I had to wait for half an hour before I got my kway teow even though it was self service and the queue was seemingly non-existent.
Well-complemented with a great variety of ingredients such as prawns, cockles and sotong, a plate of Newton Circus fried kway teow costs only $3 and is certainly value for money. Slightly wetter in consistency than the usual fried kway teow, the flavorful kway teow is thoroughly coated with a thick layer of savory gravy with subtle garlic aroma. If you are a seafood lover, you will be delighted to know that the delicious kway teow comes with 2 prawns, 2 slices of sotong and more than 5 cockles.
Newton Circus Fried Kway Teow is indeed sumptuous and would have been perfect if it is fried with more sweet sauce. While most people patronise Chomp Chomp Food Centre when they are at Serangoon Garden, hidden in the neighbouring food centre is an impressive fried kway teow that is very worthy of commendation.
Newton Circus Fried Kway Teow
Serangoon Garden Food Centre
49A Serangoon Garden Way
Closed on Mondays