While having dinner at Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Food Centre last week, I discovered 3 things.
(1) Chi Hao Liao which is famous for its $10 signature hor fun has closed down.
(2) Ocean economic rice which was previously located at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 has shifted to Toa Payoh Lorong 4.
(3) There is a kway chap stall in the food centre with an extremely long queue.
Not a fan of kway chap, I decided to try the seafood soup from 9-11 Teochew Fish Soup instead.
A bowl of seafood soup which costs $3 comes with a generous variety of ingredients including 2 medium sized prawns, sotong, sliced fish, vegetables, tomato, seaweed and bittergourd. Filled with the natural sweetness of fish, the mouthwatering soup is very flavorful even without the addition of evaporated milk. What distinguishes this fish soup from the others is the remarkable freshness of its ingredients.
9-11 Teochew fish soup is the perfect example of a healthy yet delicious fish soup. I will certainly return for more whenever I come to Toa Payoh for sunset photography.
9-11 Teochew Fish Soup
Blk 93 Food Centre
Toa Payoh Lorong 4
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Previously whenever I had the craving for delicious prawn mee soup, I would travel all the way to the Eastern part of Singapore as there is none in the Northeast region where I live. Until I found Chai Chee Prawn Noodle in Kovan Food Centre located just beside Kovan MRT station.
A bowl of Chai Chee prawn mee soup, which is reasonably priced at $3, comes with fresh prawns, lean meat and fish cake. The flavorful soup is filled with the sweet essence of prawn and pork rib and with the addition of pork lard, further accentuates its remarkable fragrance.
Besides prawn noodle, Chai Chee also has pork rib prawn noodle at $4. This is certainly one of the more outstanding prawn mee soup in the heartlands.
Chai Chee Prawn Noodle
Kovan Food Centre
209 Hougang Street 21
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Better known as Stall No 28 on the second storey of Dunman Food Centre, this stall with no signboard has won several culinary awards for its fried kway teow. Ironically I only tried it this evening because the prawn mee soup stall was closed, the duck rice was sold out and I just had the wanton mee yesterday.
A plate of fried kway teow which costs $2.50 comes in a reasonable portion. Superbly fried with a rich wok hei flavour, the delicious kway teow is remarkably savory and sweet. While some other hawkers cut costs by using small cockles, this fried kway teow is served with large juicy cockles.
Certainly praiseworthy for its outstanding culinary standards, this stall also sells a variety of local cooked food eg fried hokkien mee, fried carrot cake, fried oyster, oyster omelette etc. Come down to Dunman Food Centre and try.
28 Fried Kway Teow
Dunman Food Centre
271 Onan Road