Located in Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Shanghai Chee Cheong Fen has a variety of special chee cheong fun (steamed rice noodle roll) at very affordable prices.
I especially love its char siew chee cheong fun which costs only $1.20. Served with sweet black sauce, chilli and sesame seeds, the appetizing chee cheong fun is stuffed with abundant servings of fresh and tasty char siew (Chinese roasted pork).
Certainly value for money and comparable with the standards of famous dim sum restaurants, Shanghai char siew chee cheong fun is definitely one of the best that I have tasted in Singapore.
Shanghai Chee Cheong Fen
Chinatown Complex Food Centre
335 Smith Street Singapore 050335
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
After I read the book Tell It @ Jacob's Cafe written by Towsoon Lim, the founder of Jacob's Cafe, I was curious about its famous beef stew, so I went down to the restaurant at Changi Village on a Friday evening to try it for myself.
Seated at the alfresco section of Jacob's Cafe, I enjoyed the cosy and soothing ambience and almost did not realise that I was actually on the void deck of a HDB flat. I ordered a bowl of beef stew and a plate of rice which cost $10.20. With no service charge and no GST, the prices on the menu are exactly what you pay on the bill.
Indeed value for money, the delicious beef stew comes in a satisfactory portion served with generous chunks of beef and pieces of carrot and potato. Concentrated with the sweet essence of beef, the mouthwatering soup is delightfully thick and irresistably flavorful. The beef chunks, though tasty and fleshy, could have been less tough and more marinated.
Overall it was a sumptuous dinner at Jacob's Cafe. I absolutely loved the special ambience of the place and would certainly bring my family and friends down to try its other recommended dishes eg Hainanese mutton stew and chicken curry.
Blk 5 Changi Village Road
#01-2049 Singapore 500005
Closed on Sundays
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I walked past this economic rice stall in Whampoa Food Centre and was immediately attracted by its colourful signboard. On it featured the signature Nyonya dishes such as curry fish head, curry chicken, special omelette, sambal sotong, fried chicken etc.
I ordered a plate of plain rice with sambal long beans, fried omelette and curry chicken, which cost only $2.50. Concentrated with the distinctive aroma of coconut milk, the mouthwatering curry gravy is thick and flavorful with the right mix of sweetness and spiciness. Besides the outstanding curry, the crunchy sambal long beans and the tasty egg omelette also complement the rice very well.
Uncle Sim home-cooked Nyonya economic rice is certainly one of best that I have tasted in Singapore. More importantly, its delicious dishes are very affordably priced despite its superior culinary standards. Bring your family down to Whampoa Food Centre and try it for yourself today.
Uncle Sim Home Cooked Nyonya Food
Blk 90 Whampoa Food Centre
Closed on Tuesdays
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Whenever I visit Adam Road Food Centre for dinner, I never fail to complete my meal with a bowl of refreshing cheng tng from Teck Kee.
Reasonably priced at $1.50, the cheng tng comes with a wide variety of ingredients such as sweet potato, dried longan, fresh longan, white fungus, gingko nut, jelly etc. The saccharine sweetness and soothing coolness of the cheng tng readily quench one's thirst after a sumptuous dinner.
Besides cheng tng, Teck Kee also has other hot and cold desserts eg ice kachang, bubur hitam, tau suan etc. Do try it when you are having lunch or dinner at Adam Road Food Centre.
Teck Kee Hot and Cold Dessert
Adam Road Food Centre
Closed on Mondays
Saturday, July 11, 2009
According to wikipedia, mee siam is a Siamese dish of thin rice noodles (vermicelli) in sweet, sour and spicy gravy. Thus the quality of the gravy plays a very important role in determining whether a mee siam is impressive or mediocre.
Located in Chong Boon Market in Ang Mo Kio, Kwai Luck is well-liked for its cheap and delicious mee siam. A plate of mee siam which costs only $2 comes with egg and fried beancurd. You can top up 50 cents for extra egg or bee hoon. The mouthwatering gravy, which goes very well with the bee hoon, has a kaleidoscope of flavours, ranging from the sweetness and spiciness of sambal tumis to the sourness of tamarind (assam).
Kwai Luck mee siam, which opens only in the morning, is certainly one of the best mee siam in Singapore. Come down to Ang Mo Kio and try it for yourself.
Kwai Luck Mee Siam
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Closed on Mondays
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Located at the corner of the ground floor of Amoy Street Food Centre, this fried kway teow stall was one of the very few stalls that were open when I was there on a Sunday afternoon. Unable to resist the sinful fragrance of the fried kway teow, I decided to give it a try.
A plate of Amoy Street fried kway teow, which costs only $2.50, comes in a satisfactory portion topped with egg, sausage, cockles and pork lard. Sweet and savory, the kway teow is well-fried with a distinctive charred flavour that is further enhanced by the delightful aroma of pork lard. The fresh cockles, though small, are plentiful and tasty.
If you are passing by Shenton Way and craving for some delicious fried kway teow, come down to Amoy Street Food Centre and try it for yourself.
Amoy Street Fried Kway Teow
Amoy Street Food Centre
7 Maxwell Road