There are times when I wished I have taken a better picture of the food I recommend. But I was too hungry to resist the temptation of this fire-pot stew beef noodle, so I just snapped a random shot and started to eat. Believe me, this fire-pot stew beef noodle tastes a thousand times better than it looks in the photo.
Run by two ladies in their sixties, Soon Lee at Alexandra Village Food Centre has a variety of stew beef dishes. I ordered the fire-pot stew beef with a plate of noodles which cost $6. Served piping hot in a fire-pot with carrot and potato, the tender and fleshy chunks of well-marinated stew beef are coated with thick flavorful gravy that is irresistably sweet and savory. The mouthwatering gravy, together with the special chilli paste, complement the thin noodles (mee kia) very well. The delicious noodles also come with a bowl of soup that is concentrated with delightful beef essence.
Soon Lee fire-pot stew beef noodle is certainly the best that I have tasted in Singapore. If you are a beef lover like me, come down to Alexandra Village Food Centre and experience it for yourself.
Soon Lee Beef Soup
Alexandra Village Food Centre
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
When I was taking photos at China Square last weekend, I walked past this air-conditioned eatery named Da Lu Xia Mian and was tempted by the irresistable aroma of prawn mee soup.
I ordered a bowl of prawn noodle soup which costs $5. Concentrated with the delightful sweetness of prawns and pork ribs, the flavorful soup complements the noodles very well. Although the halved prawns are nicely deshelled, they could have been more fresh and tasty.
With competition from two other famous prawn noodle stalls (The Old Stall Famous Hokkien Prawn Mee and Ah Hui Famous Hokkien Big Prawn Mee) located at Hong Lim Food Centre nearby, it is still worthwhile to pay $5 for Da Lu prawn noodle for its delicious soup and dining in an air-conditioned environment.
Da Lu Prawn Noodle
22 Cross Street
China Square Central
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I recently read about this cze char stall opposite Singapore Badminton Hall at Guillemard Road that has been discussed on local food forums for its impressive but expensive hor fun. Being a hor fun lover, I could not resist the temptation and decided to try it for myself.
A plate of seafood hor fun which costs $5 comes with fish cake, lean meat, pig's liver, pig's intestine and prawns. Instead of being deep fried with light soya sauce to a rich wok hei flavour like other famous hor fun, the thin kway teow is lightly fried with dark soya sauce to give it a dark colour and a savory taste. The delicious gravy is sweet and salty and coats the kway teow very well.
Compared with other famous hor fun, Fatty Weng seafood hor fun is certainly not over-priced in terms of the quality of its hor fun and the variety of its ingredients. Come down and try it to decide for yourself.
Fatty Weng Restaurant
94, Guillemard Road S399717
Sunday, June 14, 2009
There is something special about Wan Li Xiang economic rice at Seah Im Food Centre that keeps me coming back for more. It's not the wide variety nor the cheap prices of the cooked dishes. It's the way the dishes are cooked such that they taste really healthy, not oily or sticky at all.
A plate of rice with curry vegetables, fried egg omelette, curry potato and Kung Pao diced chicken cost only $3. I especially love the curry vegetables because the curry gravy is spicy and savory and just right in consistency, not too thick and not too watery. The egg omelette which is fried with onions, is delightfully sweet and tasty. The Kung Pao diced chicken is well-marinated with the flattering flavours of soya sauce, chilli, pepper and other spices.
This is one of the cheapest and most delicious economic rice that I have tasted in Singapore. Be sure to come down to Seah Im Food Centre early in the evening before the tasty dishes are all snapped up.
Wan Li Xiang Economic Rice
Seah Im Food Centre
2 Seah Im Road #01-51
Thursday, June 11, 2009
A boastful name like "Best Lu Mian In Town" is a double edged sword. On one hand, it can arouse sufficient curiosity in customers to give it a try. But on the other, it will raise the expectations of customers, which if not met, will ensure that they will never return again. I decided to try this lor mee at Whampoa Market to see if it can live up to its name.
I ordered a $3 bowl of lor mee which comes with braised meat, chicken nuggets, you tiao and fried fish. Savory with a mild tinge of spices, the flavorful gravy coats the noodles very well. I especially enjoyed the special chilli paste that is spicy, sweet and fragrant, as well as the tasty chicken nuggets and the fresh fried fish.
Whampoa Best Lu Mian In Town lor mee is certainly outstanding in terms of its novel ingredients. While I agree that it is one of the more delicious lor mee in Singapore, it has to work harder to become the best.
Whampoa Best Lu Mian In Town Lor Mee
Blk 91 Whampoa Dr
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Located at ABC Brickworks Food Centre in Bukit Merah, Fatty Cheong is famous for its top grade char siew. Even though I have read its raving reviews on local food blogs, I have yet to try it until today.
I ordered a plate of char siew wanton mee which costs $3. Living up to its reputation, the well-marinated char siew is extraordinarily fleshy and tasty, certainly one of the best in Singapore. The savory light sauce and the spicy chilli paste complement the springy noodles very well, making every mouthful seem really irresistable.
If you are a fan of wanton noodle, you must not miss Fatty Cheong char siew wanton mee. It is not only impressive for its fantastic char siew but its delicious noodles as well.
Fatty Cheong Char Siew Wanton Mee
ABC Brickworks Food Centre
6 Jalan Bukit Merah
Closed on Thursdays
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Chwee kueh is a local breakfast snack of steamed rice cake topped with diced preserved radish (chye poh). Although it is commonly found in coffee shops all over the island, the best still comes from Jian Bo Shui Kueh in Tiong Bahru Market.
For only $1, you get 4 chwee kueh sprinkled with generous servings of chye poh. What is extraordinary about this chwee kueh is its soft yet firm consistency, its super smooth texture and its distinctive rice flavour that makes it so delicious, it can be eaten even on its own. The sweet and salty chye poh, with the fragrance of sesame seeds, further enhances the flavour of Jian Bo chwee kueh, making it the most outstanding in Singapore.
I have to admit that I am not a fan of chwee kueh but after trying Jian Bo's, I was truly impressed. Come down to Tiong Bahru and try it for yourself.
Jian Bo Shui Kueh
Tiong Bahru Market