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Peking Room @ Tanglin Halt

Posted in Chinese, Food Review, Local Delights with tags on June 14, 2009 by gaz0307

14 JUN 2009

As wifey was feeling unwell, we went for a simple dinner nearby… Its the first time we try this relatively new-ish economic rice /Teo Chew porridge stall which is housed within the coffee-shop by the name of Peking Room…

Peking Room @ Tanglin Halt

Peking Room @ Tanglin Halt

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Fook Seng GoldenHill Chicken Rice @ Jalan Rumah Tinggi

Posted in Food Review, Local Delights with tags on March 9, 2009 by gaz0307

08 MAR 2009

Jalan Rumah Tinggi...

Jalan Rumah Tinggi...

When bro first told me (a few days back) about this pretty decent chicken rice place in Jalan Rumah Tinggi… I was like… “Huh? Where’s that?”… Next question naturally was “Decent? Sure or not?”… I knew I have to give it a shot… Why? because I love my chicken rice!!

It was actually a relatively long drive up towards Jalan Rumah Tinggi… and on this Sunday afternoon, all other shops were closed except Fook Seng GoldenHill Chicken Rice. Whats really surprising to me was… there were actually quite alot of patrons there! A good sign! Also, they are actually online and you can read all about Fook Seng GoldenHill Chicken Rice here… In their website, the claim to be ‘probably the best chicken rice in Singapore’ can be seen… Well, I shall will not draw that conclusion here…

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Tian Tian Chicken Rice @ Maxwell Food Centre

Posted in Food Review, Local Delights with tags on March 1, 2009 by gaz0307

01 MAR 2009

Tian Tian Chicken Rice...

Tian Tian Chicken Rice...

Been hearing heaps about Tian Tian chicken rice and finally get the chance to try it.

Finding the place isn’t hard. Its located within Maxwell Food Centre and its one of few stalls that has a perpetual queue. The wait was long (almost 30 mins) even on a Sunday! There were people in front of me ordering Chickens from Tian Tian by the boxes… But, it was all good.

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Hong’s Oyster Pancake Shoppe @ Amoy Street Food Center

Posted in Food Review, Local Delights with tags on December 31, 2008 by gaz0307

31 DEC 2009

New Year’s Eve… The last day of 2008…

Met wifey near her work place for lunch and decided to get something inexpensive (been spending way too much recently… hehe) and that brought us to Amoy Street Food Center for some of our favorites Hawker goodies!

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Crispy Skin Suckling Pig (沙皮猪) from Tiong Bahru

Posted in Food Review, Local Delights with tags on December 22, 2008 by gaz0307

20 DEC 2008

One of the roast meat stall in Tiong Bahru has caught my attention all these while, and I thought it’d be a nice surprise to get Brother a Crispy Roast Suckling Pig for his birthday…

The Banner that caught my attention

The Banner that caught my attention

A rather odd gift I know… but he did mention how he missed the crispy roast suckling pig rice he use to eat @ Ang Mo Kio Hub food court.

½ of the shop front

½ of the shop front

Negotiated briefly with the lady boss (well, she seemed to be the boss… wielding a cleaver and all from behind the chopping board), and the order was made for a crispy suckling pig (沙皮猪) for $150.00. Now, I have to add: there’s another roast pig specialist stall within this food center which charges $128.00 for their roasted pigs (plus $5.00 for delivery). The one from this shop was $22.00 more expensive but we managed to get them to deliver for free (I think they decided to deliver for free because we are not too far away from them). Hmmm… now I wonder… if I pitted the price of the other stall against this stall’s $150.00… would I get a better deal? Maybe next time!

21 DEC 2008

The delivery of the suckling pig was greatly anticipated… It came right on time and it was still warm!

Crispy Roast Suckling Pig

Crispy Roast Suckling Pig

Another angle of the beautifully roasted 沙皮猪

Another angle of the beautifully roasted 沙皮猪

To be frank, I can’t really tell if it is worth the extra money, but this pig got the nod of approval from everyone in the family including mom. The meat was really tender, and it went really well with the sweet sauce and the killer chilli sauce. Personally, I thought the skin could’ve been slightly more crispier, but that is probably high expectation on my side.

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See almost smell it from here... 🙂

Well, I think that was definitely worth the $150.00 for sure. In the end, it was more than enough to feed 6 hungry adults for dinner… with enough left-overs for mom & dad’s lunch the next day. Mom even stewed the pig’s head with mei cai 梅菜 as a extra dish for our subsequent dinner. How about that!

Hmmm… I can foresee myself returning for their roast ducks and roast chicken rice in the not too distant future!!

Kampong Carrot Cake @ Tiong Bahru Food Center

Posted in Food Review, Local Delights with tags on December 13, 2008 by gaz0307

13 DEC 2008

Tiong Bahru Market

Tiong Bahru Market

Finally… stumbled upon the exact location of Tiong Bahru Market & Food Center on my way to CentrePS a few days back. Frankly, we never knew this part of Tiong Bahru and this is probably due to the fact that we hardly go beyond Tiong Bahru MRT and Tiong Bahru Plaza.

This relatively new market was recently upgraded in 2006 and I heard it houses several nice hawker stalls… I guess we will be coming here more often in search of those hidden gems.

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Kampong Carrot Cake (#02-53)

Kampong Carrot Cake

Kampong Carrot Cake

The carrot cake here is probably as good as any others you can get elsewhere, but I do prefer my fried carrot cake chunky… and/or crispy… Hence I won’t be raving about this one.

Fried Carrot Cake - $2.50

Fried Carrot Cake - $2.50

Available in $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and $4.00, their serve was relatively large for $2.50! I wonder how many people can $4.00 worth of Kampong Carrot Cake feed!! The carrot cakes there come in both the white & black version… but I always prefer mine black – love the sweet thick black sauce – and their… well… was decent enough. But like I said, chunkier and/or crispier would have been perfect for me. What I really like about this place was that self service applies to their spring onions too!!

178 Lor Mee @ Tiong Bahru Food Center

Posted in Food Review, Local Delights with tags on December 13, 2008 by gaz0307

‘178’ Lor Mee (#02-58)

A long queue for '178' Lor Mee

A long queue for '178' Lor Mee

After discovering Tiong Bahru Food Center (last week), we walked around to look at some of the stalls operating there. One of the stall selling Lor Mee had this long queue… and on a Sunday afternoon when all the other stalls seemed relatively quiet!! Impressive I thought. They must be selling some pretty nice Lor Mee, and I vowed to return!

Fast Forward >> Today (13 DEC 2008), we returned and ordered a $3.00 worth of Lor Mee. Interestingly, there were not much of a queue… Perhaps it is quieter during dinner time.

Without a queue, I got my order of Lor Mee in a flash.  I did not forget to load up a big spoonful worth of chopped garlic and chilli as these goes really well with Lor Mee…

Loaded up with Chopped Garlic & Chilli Sauce!

Loaded up with Chopped Garlic & Chilli Sauce!

Diving into the Lor Mee, their thick gooey sauce appeared to be a little to thick (initially). I think if I scoop a handful of it then and fling it against the wall, it will take some time for the thick sauce to slideeeeeeeeeeeeee down! However, half way through the Lor Mee, the sauce became much less viscous.

Lor Mee - $3.00

Lor Mee - $3.00

Apparently, the fried fish fritters where shark meat! (Kind of reminded me of the Fish fritters I used to eat in New Zealand so many years ago). There were also plenty of crunchy and crispy bits and pieces swimming in the thick sauce. Well… overall, I liked it, but Wifey was put off by the initial extra gooey sauce. However, it does not beat my all time favourite Lor Mee from Amoy Street Food Centre!