Having tried several disappointing ramen from food centres and food courts, I finally found a praiseworthy ramen from Fu Kee at Kovan Food Centre.
I ordered the cartilage ramen which costs $4. Topped with juicy straw mushrooms and fleshy and tender pieces of well-marinated braised cartilage meat, the special ramen is indeed value-for-money. Concentrated with the delightful sweetness of pork ribs and carrot, the mouthwatering soup complements the smooth ramen really well.
One of the few ramen that leaves me wanting to return for more, Fu Kee also has delicious mutton soup which I will definitely try someday.
Fu Kee Ramen
Kovan Food Centre
Blk 209 Hougang St 21
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
With stalls selling chicken rice for as cheap as $1.80 sprouting all across Singapore, it is no wonder why chicken rice sellers nowadays have to think of all kinds of gimmicks to woo their customers. Located in the S-11 coffee shop directly across Junction 8 in Bishan, this stall gives away free soup of the day with every purchase of chicken rice.
For $3.30, you get a bowl of rice, a satisfactory plate of chicken and a large bowl of chicken feet with groundnut soup. Fragrant and flavorful, the golden grains of rice are robust in consistency and go very well with the spicy chilli sauce. The steamed white chicken is fresh and tender and served with crispy beansprouts. The chicken feet with groundnut soup which is sweet and savory, certainly helps to quench one's thirst at the end of the sumptuous meal.
Although paler in comparison with the expensive chicken rice from the famous Five Star and Boon Tong Kee, Bishan 504 has affordable chicken rice that is certainly more delicious than that from many neighborhood stalls.
Bishan 504 Boneless Chicken Rice
Blk 504 Bishan Street 11
S-11 Coffee Shop
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
At Golden Shoe Food Centre where the famous nasi lemak and lor mee cost only $2, I was surprised to find out that a bowl of Liang Seah Street pork rib prawn mee costs $5. What made me even more skeptical was that the stall also sells laksa and lor mee, which makes me wonder if the prawn mee is indeed so delicious.
On a Thursday evening when the nasi lemak is sold out and the lor mee stall is closed, I finally decided to try the $5 pork rib prawn mee and it was certainly worth the price.
What I liked most about Liang Seah Street prawn mee is the special soup that is highly concentrated with the desirable sweetness of prawn and pork rib. Served with halved medium prawns, sliced small prawns and pork ribs, the noodles come in a generous portion that is definitely satisfactory for dinner.
Whether you are working in the CBD or not, do come down to Golden Shoe Food Centre and try Liang Seah Street prawn mee as it is open even after office hours.
Liang Seah Street Prawn Mee
Golden Shoe Food Centre
50 Market Street