Sunday, April 25, 2010

Western Barbeque Chicken Chop

The recent opening of Dakota MRT station of the Circle Line has greatly increased the accessibility of Old Airport Road Food Centre which is well-known for many delicious food eg fried kway teow, fried Hokkien mee, Western food, lor mee, wanton mee and cze char, just to name a few.

When I was there for dinner last night, I decided to try this stall named Western Barbeque which features several awards from Makansutra, Channel U and I Weekly etc. I ordered the chicken chop which costs $5 and comes with French fries, bread and baked beans. Fabulously grilled with a crispy charred outer layer, the chicken chop is remarkably tender and fleshy and tastes great even without any sauce.

No special flavors like teriyaki or black pepper, no side dishes like corn or coleslaw, Western Barbeque has the traditional old style chicken chop which impresses with its simplicity. If you crave to sink your teeth into a thick and fleshy piece of chicken chop, come down to try Western Barbeque today.


Western Barbeque
Old Airport Road Food Centre
51 Old Airport Road #01-53

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Swee Ting Seafood Hor Fun

Hidden inside Maxwell Food Centre is a stall named Swee Ting which has seafood hor fun with the best wok hei that I have tasted. While most seafood hor fun costs only $3 or $3.50, Swee Ting's costs $4 but don't be tricked, what you get is worth more what you pay for.

Topped with every ingredient you can ever think of, ranging from prawns, sotong, lean meat, sliced fish, fish cake to mussel, pig intestine and chicken liver, a $4 plate of seafood hor fun comes in such a generous portion that even though I was hungry, could not finish all of it. Every piece of hor fun is marvellously fried with a irresistable wok hei flavour and coated with savory seafood gravy. What impressed me most was in spite of the excellent hor fun, the ingredients are all remarkably fresh and tasty.

Certainly praiseworthy for its outstanding culinary standards, Swee Ting seafood hor fun is undoubtedly one of the best that I have tasted in Singapore. I will definitely return to try its fried hokkien mee someday.


Swee Ting
#01-51 Maxwell Food Centre
Maxwell Road
Closed on Tuesdays

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

International Food Stall Nasi Lemak

Over the years, despite fierce competition from Mizzy's Corner and Sri Sujana, International Food Stall still retains its title of the most famous nasi lemak in Changi Village with the longest queue.

Similarly priced as its competitors, a plate of International nasi lemak which costs $3, comes with ikan bilis, fried egg and fried chicken wing. Sufficiently fragrant with the aroma of coconut milk, the flavorful rice goes very well with the sweet sambal chilli. The highlight of the nasi lemak is the fried chicken wing that is crispy and juicy.

Apart from their names, I honestly can't tell the difference between the three nasi lemak in Changi. Judging by the longer queue, there must be something special about International Food Stall's nasi lemak that distinguishes it from the other two and keeps its fans coming back for more. Perhaps readers who know can share it with me.


International Food Stall Nasi Lemak
Changi Village Hawker Centre
Blk 2 Changi Village Rd #01-57