Thursday, February 26, 2009

Amoy Street Boon Kee Prawn Noodle

It has been a really long time since I last tasted a fantastic prawn noodle. Located at PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, Amoy Street Boon Kee Prawn Noodle is like a hidden treasure: little publicised or talked about, it is easily one of the most delicious prawn noodle in Singapore.

Run by two men who are likely father and son, the stall is opened in the morning until around 1.30pm and closed on Sundays. So unless you are working in the CBD area, it may be difficult to find an opportunity to try this prawn noodle.

I ordered a bowl of pork rib prawn noodle which costs $4. When I took my first bite, I was amazed at how the tasty noodles blended so wonderfully well with the mouthwatering soup. Concentrated with the delightful sweetness of prawns and pork ribs, the impressive soup is thick and flavorful. The noodles are served with several pieces of pork ribs and medium-sized de-shelled prawns.

In my opinion, Amoy Street Boon Kee prawn noodle is one of the best in Singapore, along the likes of Wah Kee and Joo Chiat. It certainly deserves to be recommended and publicised.


Amoy Street Boon Kee Prawn Noodle
1F Tanjong Pagar Complex
7 Keppel Road
Closed on Sundays

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mount Faber Nasi Lemak

Located under a shophouse in Chinatown instead of where its name suggests, Mount Faber Nasi Lemak is one of the famous nasi lemak in Singapore, along with Punggol and Fong Seng.

Ready for a sumptuous lunch when I went there last week, I ordered a plate of nasi lemak with fried onion omelette, curry vegetables, curry potato and fried sotong balls which cost only $3.80.

Rich in the irresistable aroma and flavour of coconut milk, the nasi lemak is delicious, definitely comparable to that of Punggol. The sambal chilli is sufficiently sweet and spicy. The fantastic fried onion omelette is certainly one of the best I have tasted in Singapore. The curry vegetable is delightfully tasty, coated with thick and savory gravy that goes very well with the rice. The fried sotong balls are however rather mediocre, neither crispy nor juicy.

In terms of the quality and prices of the dishes, Mount Faber Nasi Lemak is certainly more impressive than Punggol. Furthermore Mount Faber is open the whole day, so you don't have to rush down in the evening just to join the long queue of Punggol.


Mount Faber Nasi Lemak
47 Kreta Ayer Rd
Singapore 089006

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Depot Road Zheng Zhong Zhen Shan Mei Famous Claypot Laksa

Once a hot topic of discussion on the Makansutra forum, the debate on which is the original Depot Road claypot laksa was almost forgotten until recently when a stall named Depot Road Zheng Zhong Zhen Shan Mei Famous Claypot Laksa appeared at Bukit Merah Central. To add flavour to the story, the original auntie and uncle from the old Depot Road stall are present at this new stall, with their photos prominently displayed on the colorful signboard.

Served bubbling hot in a claypot, a $4 bowl of laksa comes with thick mouthwatering gravy that complements the noodles very well, as well as generous servings of fresh cockles and prawns. Rich with the concentrated aroma of coconut milk, the gravy is savory but not overly spicy.

In comparison with the other claypot laksa, Depot Road Zheng Zhong claypot laksa comes with larger servings of noodle and dishes for its price. For laksa fans who can't tolerate the super spicy gravy of the claypot laksa in Alexandra Village, do come down to Bukit Merah and try Depot Road Zheng Zhong claypot laksa today.


Depot Road Zheng Zhong Zhen Shan Mei Famous Claypot Laksa
161 Bukit Merah Central

Update 26/3/2009 - This stall has closed down.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Old Hong Kong Trolley Noodle

Trolley Noodle originated in Hong Kong in the 1950s when street hawkers served noodles topped with delicious broth and a variety of ingredients at affordable prices. Half a century later, at Marina Square in Singapore, Old Hong Kong rekindles the flavour and fragrance of trolley noodle.

For only $4, you get to choose any 5 dishes to go with your noodle. First, you choose the type of noodle you want eg mee, instant noodle, handmade noodle etc. Then you choose the type of broth to complement the noodle eg beef stew broth. Lastly you choose any 5 items from the wide selection of appetizing dishes available eg soya sauce chicken, braised duck, char siew, curry fish balls, braised egg, dried bean curd, pig skin, mushroom, vegetables etc. If you have more than 5 items in mind, just pay $0.60 more for every additional item.

My favorite combination for trolley noodle is instant noodle topped with savory beef stew broth and served with tasty soya sauce chicken, curry fish balls, char siew, braised egg and mushroom. Come down to Old Hong Kong and discover your favorite combination today.


Old Hong Kong Trolley Noodle
Marina Square Food Court

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Bras Basah Curry Yong Tau Foo

As a fan of the curry yong tau foo in SGH Kopitiam Food Court, I was disappointed when it was closed for renovation in September last year. Since then, I have been searching but have not found another curry yong tau foo that is as delicious.

Located in Causeway Point Food Court, Bras Basah Yong Tau Foo was recommended by some readers on the Makansutra forum for its impressive curry gravy. It is also Halal-certified, making it more appealing.

Reasonably priced at 50 cents per piece, Bras Basah Yong Tau Foo has a great variety of dishes ranging from sotong ball, fishball, fish cake, beancurd, vegetables to cuttlefish, egg, crab stick, mushroom etc. Concentrated with the sinful thickness of coconut milk, the authentic curry gravy is indeed fragrant and flavorful. The yong tau foo dishes are very fresh and tasty.

Bras Basah Yong Tau Foo is undoubtedly one of the best curry yong tau foo in Singapore. In terms of the superior quality of the dishes and curry gravy, the price is definitely worthwhile.


Bras Basah Curry Yong Tau Foo
Causeway Point Food Court

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tay Hing Kee (Fatty) Fried Kway Teow

I heard before that this fried kway teow is fried with curry powder but I didn't have to taste it to be convinced. Seated in front of Tay Hing Kee Fried Kway Teow, I could smell the curry flavoured fumes so distinctively.

That is not the only thing that is different about this fried kway teow. Fried with cockles, prawns and mushroom and topped with pork lard and a special chilli sauce, a plate of Tay Hing Kee fried kway teow costs only $3. The curry powder gives the delicious kway teow a subtly spicy flavour and a remarkably unique fragrance that distinguish it from the usual fried kway teow.

If you are a fan of fried kway teow and have not tried fried kway teow with curry powder, come down to Lavender and try it for yourself today.


Tay Hing Kee (Fatty) Fried Kway Teow
310 Lavender Street
Singapore 338801