Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sembawang White Bee Hoon

Located opposite Sembawang Shopping Centre, the speciality dish of this cze char stall, as its name suggests, is 'white bee hoon'. Fried in a similar way as fried hokkien prawn mee, 'white bee hoon' is coated with tasty white gravy and topped with fried egg, prawns and sotong.

I was initially skeptical when my friend told me about this fantastic white bee hoon but after trying it, I have to agree that this is the BEST seafood fried bee hoon in Singapore.

A plate of Sembawang white bee hoon, which costs $4, comes in a serving that is very satisfactory for one person. Impressively fried with a rich wok hei flavour, the bee hoon is coated with thick mouthwatering gravy and served with generous toppings of fried egg. I especially enjoyed the special sambal chilli sauce that is spicy and sour and complements the fried bee hoon really well. Forget about the prawns and sotong as the bee hoon is already so delicious, you can eat it on its own.

Besides having the best seafood fried bee hoon in Singapore, Sembawang White Bee Hoon also has other cze char dishes. After trying it for the first time last month, I began to have repeated cravings for the white bee hoon and certainly didn't mind travelling all the way to Sembawang to have it. Come down and try it for yourself too.


Sembawang White Bee Hoon
2 Jalan Tampang
Singapore 758946
Closed on Wednesdays

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Chi Hao Liao Signature Hor Fun

Being a big fan of seafood hor fun, nothing excites me more than a plate of SPECIAL seafood hor fun eg the $10 signature hor fun from Chi Hao Liao in Toa Payoh.

Certainly worthwhile for its price of $10, the signature hor fun is served on an opeh leaf and comes in a portion that is satisfactory for two persons. Topped with a wide range of fresh ingredients eg mushrooms, sea cucumber, prawns and scallop cake, the hor fun is expertly fried to a delightful wok-hei flavour. The mouthwatering gravy is concentrated with savory stock and complements the tasty hor fun really well.

I must admit that Chi Hao Liao signature hor fun is certainly value for money in terms of the outstanding quality of hor fun as well as the generous variety of ingredients. However, as I am not a fan of sea cucumber, I would have given it a higher rating if it had come with other ingredients such as sotong, fish, chicken, lean meat and pig's liver. Nevertheless having this sumptuous signature hor fun is indeed a wholesome dining experience. Come down to Toa Payoh and try it for yourself.


Chi Hao Liao Signature Hor Fun
Blk 94 Toa Payoh Lor 4

Friday, April 17, 2009

Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow

It has been a long time since I saw a queue as long as the one in front of Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow when I was at Ghim Moh Market for lunch last week. With every passing minute, I got hungrier and hungrier but my turn never seemed to come.

I finally got my plate of Guan Kee fried kway teow which cost $3. Well-fried to a semi-wet consistency, the fragrant kway teow is coated with savory sauce and sprinkled with generous servings of pork lard which accentuate its flavour. If you are a shellfish lover, you will be delighted to know that this fried kway teow comes with several juicy cockles to satisfy your craving.

In my opinion, Guan Kee is one of the more delicious fried kway teow in Singapore but certainly not the best. Although I agree that pork lard enhances the aroma of fried kway teow, I prefer mine to be more healthy and less oily. If you are a fried kway teow lover, come down to Ghim Moh Market and decide for yourself.


Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow
Ghim Moh Market And Food Centre
Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road #01-12
Closed on Wednesdays and Fridays

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist

Winning the highest number of votes in the Straits Times Readers' Choice Favorite Hawkers Poll, Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist at Hong Lim Food Centre must be one of the most delicious wanton mee in Singapore. When I was there for dinner on Friday at 6pm, there was already a relatively long queue.

I ordered a plate of $3 wanton noodle and a bowl of $2 dumpling soup. Topped with fresh cai sim, mushrooms and char siew, the mee pok is springy in consistency and served with sweet and savory dark sauce and chilli paste. The huge prawn dumplings, filled with generous servings of minced meat and prawns, are extremely fleshy and tasty.

Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist is certainly impressive for its fabulous prawn dumplings. I will definitely return for more dumpling soup.


Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist
Hong Lim Food Centre
Blk 531A Upper Cross Street

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wei Nan Wang Hock Kian Lor Mee

Run by an elderly couple in their seventies, Wei Nan Wang Hock Kian Lor Mee at Golden Shoe Food Centre is well-known for its long queues during lunch time because of its cheap lor mee. So in order to avoid the crowd, I went there at 11am today.

Instead of the $2 lor mee, I ordered the $3 bowl which came with fried fish, ngor hiang and braised meat. More watery and soupy in consistency as compared with the usual thick and sticky gravy of other lor mee, the special gravy is flavorful and goes very well with the noodles.

When translated into English, "Wei Nan Wang" means memorable. Although not the best in Singapore, Wei Nan Wang Hock Kian lor mee certainly leaves a memorable impression with its cheap and simple lor mee with a nostalgic flavour.


Wei Nan Wang Hock Kian Lor Mee
Golden Shoe Food Centre
50 Market Street

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Teck Bee Curry Chicken Noodle

Teck Bee curry chicken noodle is always one of my favorite food whenever I have lunch at Zion Riverside Food Centre. Unlike the usual curry chicken noodle that is served with soupy curry gravy and in a bowl, Teck Bee curry chicken noodle is served with thick curry gravy and on a plate.

I ordered a plate of curry mee kia (fine noodle) which costs $3. Coated with thick savory curry gravy which is concentrated with the sweetness of coconut milk and the fragrance of lemon grass, the tasty noodles go very well with the curry chicken and potato. The serving is also very generous as a $3 plate of noodles comes with two chicken drumsticks, one chicken wing and two pieces of potato.

Besides delicious curry chicken noodle, Teck Bee also has satay bee hoon and prawn noodle soup. Come down to Zion Riverside Food Centre and try it for yourself.


Teck Bee Curry Chicken Noodle
Zion Riverside Food Centre
86 Zion Road

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Heng Ji Chicken Rice

Out of the several chicken rice stalls in Chinatown Food Centre, Heng Ji has the longest queue. I have read that it is because of their special chilli sauce and I decided to try it for myself.

I ordered a plate of Heng Ji chicken rice which costs $2.50. The sweet-and-spicy chilli sauce was indeed unique but failed to leave a lasting impression as I would prefer my chicken rice to go with the usual spicy garlic-flavored chilli sauce. What impressed me most was instead the unmatched aroma of the chicken rice. Coated with the desirable essence of chicken broth, every golden grain of rice is distinctively fragrant and flavorful. The steamed white chicken is tender and tasty and sprinkled with light soya sauce.

This is a traditional chicken rice which is outstanding in terms of the quality and fragrance of its rice. This explains why in spite of so many other delicious food at Chinatown Food Centre, people still return for more of Heng Ji chicken rice.


Heng Ji Chicken Rice
Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre
Blk 335 Smith Street