SERI SATAY – EUNOS, SINGAPORE

Intro:

Since I’m bed ridden these days I might as well write more. I promised some customers to write more on halal foods and here it is. I have been patronising this satay stall for many times now especially when BLACK&INK started cos it’s just opposite at Eunos Hawker Centre. Check out my reviews below.

The stall
The friendly Abang
My usual order of 5 x mutton and 5 x tripe
Damn yummy mutton
Somehow this tripe caramelises on the outside, damn good
All tables should be left like this. Plates empty. #worldcleanplate

Taste:

I love the authentic taste of this satay, the taste I grew up with. I believe this recipe has been passed down from generations. And the way they BBQ it is just awesome. A little burnt here and there and not overcooked. Damn yummy especially the tripe! So tender!

Price:

$0.60 per stick only. Very affordable compared to so many places.

Portion:

Good size per stick.

Service:

Served at table. The bro taking orders very friendly.

Waiting Time:

10-20mins. Depending on timing.

Rating:

5/5.

Location & Contacts:

Blk 4A Eunos Crescent, Eunos Crescent Market & Food Center

AH HOE MEE POK – CLEMENTI, SINGAPORE

Intro:Read about this interesting Japanese family in Clementi who started partnered with Ah Hoe Mee Pok to open 2 outlets. Going there you’ll definitely need to drive that’s why I only manage to visit them only now thanks to Uber. So the story in summary is Father quit from his regular job and decided to learn from the original Ah Hoe Mee Pok owner by working 6 months for free. So now they have 2 stalls operating at different hours to cater for their customers. Block 710 is managed by the daughter which opens much earlier and block 713 is managed by the brother while the father now oversees everything. As I only knew about 710, that’s the stall I visited.

Th Stall
Their latest fusion noodles
My order of mee pok dry $4
After finishing the noodles still got so much ingredients! Next time must order extra noodles!
My bowl of Miso Mee Kia. $6. See how the pork lard is finely cut and fried to perfection? Yums!
Love how mee kia soaks up the miso sauce. Yums!
Every bowl should be left like that. #worldcleanplate
Reina took this pic with me without knowing who I was.

Taste:

Taste wise is pretty classic. Not really a Mee Pok fan but at least the flavours were there. Would add a little more vinegar for my taste. The miso version which I tried weeks later was really yummy. I chose mee kia this time round and love how the miso sauce soaks up in the noodle.

Price:

$4 for the Mee Pok, $6 for the Miso 

Portion:

Above average. Noodles standard but ingredients really a lot. See pic.

Service:

Self-service.

Waiting Time:

5-15mins. Depending on timing.

Rating:

4.5/5.

Location & Contacts:

Blk 710 Clementi West St 2

Tel: 87421341

Hours: Opens daily 7am to 4pm, Sun closes at 3pm
Blk 713 Clementi West St 2

Tel: 87421341

Hours: Opens 6am-2pm, 5pm-9pm. Sat & Sun closed.

ROY THAI KITCHEN – HOUGANG, SINGAPORE

Intro:This is definitely a hidden gem which I came to know recently. Roy Thai Kitchen (no, I don’t have any invested interest in this if you’re wondering!) is nestled within a coffeeshop where the famous roast meat joint Guan Chee is. Although competition is strong, the boss of RTK (Which literally means Authentic Thai Kitchen) Admond, is determined to set a foothold in there to start providing affordable authentic Thai food to the neighbourhood. Even the Head Chef, Lob and second chef are from Thailand! Check out my reviews below:

Humble little stall in a coffee shop!
Damn yummy pepper prawn crackers! The sambal even more bombastic! These crackers are complimentary for a la carte orders only.
Oh when I sipped this Tom Yum Seafood soup ($8/$12), I know Mum will like this. Very nice and yummy.
Sliced Pork Salad ($8) Love the spicy and tangy taste.
Green Curry Chicken ($8) for a very good portion and the flavours are quite close to what I had in Northern Thailand. Love this dish a lot. Go with white steamed rice best! Alternatively, you can order their Green Curry Fried Rice ($5) too!
Thai Style Steamed Fish with Lime Juice ($22). Priced very reasonably and taste really appetising and homely. A must order!
Pad Thai ($5) doesn’t come with any meat cos originally is like that. Best of all, final details like little dried shrimps are added which authenticates how Thais love it. Another must order!
Me, Chef Lob, Admond & Wife!

Taste:

Generally, all the dishes we had were very tasty! Really good! Only set back was the Sliced Pork Salad, which was a little tough for my liking. But the team will be working on this and hopefully we’ll have yummy tender pork on our next visit! Keep up the good work guys!

Price:

Reasonable 

Portion:

Above average.

Service:

Served.

Waiting Time:

5-15mins.

Rating:

4.5/5.

Location & Contacts:

HG 106 Food Point

Blk 106 Hougang Avenue 1, Singapore 530106

Tel: 97701168

Hours: Opens daily 11.30am to 10pm

FENG KEE (冯记) HAINANESE CURRY RICE – PASIR PANJANG, SINGAPORE

Intro:
This curry rice stall has been around for more than 20 years easily. Should be considered as a Legendary Hawker in my books. Discovered recently when I was having my toilet break at the hawker centre. People in the east will probably dunno this place but they do have a lot of regulars.

Melts in the mouth!!!

Taste:

Love the curry and soy sauce blend. The cabbage is on point soft and even the fish cake is made in house. The braise

Pork Belly is OMG… It literally melted in my mouth!

Price:

Reasonable 

Portion:

Average.

Service:

Self-service.

Waiting Time:

5-15mins.

Rating:

5/5.

Location:

121 Pasir Panjang Road, Stall 41 Pasir Panjang Food Centre

Hours:

4am to 2.30pm. Closed on Sun & PH.

Hong Qin Fish And Duck Porridge (鸿勤鱼粥鸭粥) – Geylang, Singapore

Shop front
Boss cooks the food himself inside
They have a variety of braised items too!

Braised Pork Leg! Yums!
I ordered fish slice with fried bones. If not the soup would be clearer. But still yummy!

Intro:
This is another hawker operating for prolly more than 20 years already. They used to be from the corner coffeeshop at the end of Lor 27 Geylang diagonally opposite Ho Kee Pau. I remember driving mum there to have our favourite fish soup and braised pork leg on weekends and usually the place will be packed with regulars. Moving to this current location may be a lot cleaner and neater, but rental is very high as I was told. Nevertheless I’m glad I found them through my staff Ray, and would like to introduce to you guys one of my top ranking fish soup places. 

Taste:

They are those rice-with-soup porridge specialist. The soup looks clear and deceiving but their fresh sliced fish soup is so damn good, you’ll be hit by the yummy fish flavours once the soup touches your tongue! Check out their braised pork leg or braised duck also! Very nice with steam white rice!

Price:

From $4.

Portion:

Average.

Service:

Order first at the counter and then find a seat. Food will be served.

Waiting Time:

5-15mins. Peak hours are cray cray.

Rating:

5/5.

Location:

134 Geylang East Avenue 1

Hours:

Daily 6am to 3.30pm

HAVELOCK RD BLK 50 FRIED HOKKIEN PRAWN MEE – JALAN BUKIT MERAH, SINGAPORE


Intro:

Whenever I come to the west I totally dunno what to eat. So I dropped some one near Redhill recently and I was intro to the famous Fried Hokkien Mee. So I turned into ABC Brickworks Food Centre and check it out.
Little did I gel the pieces together that actually my other friends have been telling me about this place. So when I was there, I met an old Uncle and Aunty. Uncle is actually being featured in Tiger Beer’s recent uncagestreetfood commercials! He started helping at his mother’s fishball noodle stall when he was in his teens and have been in this hawker business for more than 50 years! Truly a Legendary Hawker!

Taste:

Visited twice already since. First time I ordered the medium plate, not enough… So second trip I ordered the $6 portion which was flooded with ingredients and bigger prawns! I truly love uncle’s version which soaks up all the eggy sauce and gives a nice slime coating on the noodles. Taste wise is exactly what I ate when I was young. Almost similar to Old Simon Road’s but this stall’s sambal chilli and crispy lard dressing adds on to the overall great eating experience. Yums!

Price:

$4, $5 or $6

Portion:

Average.

Service:

Self-service.

Waiting Time:

5-20mins depending on your luck.

Rating:

5/5.

Location:

#01-100 ABC Brickworks Food Centre
Hours:

Daily 9am to 9pm (Closed on Tuesdays) Avoid afternoon time cos Uncle needs to rest.

WINE FIESTA 21-23 OCT 2016 – CLIFFORD SQUARE, SINGAPORE


Attended the first day of Wine Fiesta 2016 today held at Clifford Square and this year’s theme “Rising Roots” focuses on eco-conscious wine makers producing wines naturally. The event also features more than 70 winemakers worldwide with more than 350 wine labels.

I was also invited for the special wine pairing segment featuring 4 labels from the exhibitors and awesome bites from Chef Dave of Burnt Ends. 

First up was the Scallop and Zest pairing with CRFT Gruner Veltliner Longview Vineyard 2015. The scallops were definitely a great way to start the pairing being tangy and savoury at the same time. The white brought out the lovely flavours on it’s own, a fruity explosion.
Kingfish and Miso in a sort of like taco wrap, definitely blew me off. The fish was so well done and so flavourful, I wished I had another serving of it! Paired with the Rose 2016 from BK Wines, gave a sweet note to wrap up the wrap-full of goodness.
Jamaican Chicken next and it was SO FREAKIN’ GOOD! Love this chicken totally with a lovely lime tangy finish. Wine’s from Lucy M Noire de Florette 2016. A little more character which is prolly why paired with such a heavy flavoured dish.
Burnt Onion and Bresaola Tart next and the tart was bursting with onion fragrance and flavours! The wine on the other hand from brought out the onion flavours so much more! Very yummy combo! Love how they name the wine for this one. Ochota Barrels Texture like the Sun 2016. However I reckon the Bresaola should be eaten first so as not to be overwhelmed by strong onion flavours. 😁
 

I would to thank The Straits Wine Company for their invite, totally enjoyed myself!

Event Dates: 21-23 Oct 2016

Venue: Clifford Square (Beside One Fullerton and Fullerton Bay Hotel)

Dress Code: Come in really thin and cooling clothes. Trust me I was swimming in my own sweat!

Parking: One Fullerton. Beware it’s $1.07 every 10mins. My parking came up to $22+!!

Time: 12-10pm

Ticketing: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/winefiesta1016?cid=winefiesta1016

Or any Straits Wine Company branches