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

Advertisements

DFTBA Kitchen – Farrer Park, Singapore


One look at the name you must be wondering what this kitchen is cooking right? Well this place is a little hidden gem which I discovered recently for BKT… Yes, Bak Kut Teh!

Weird is the fact this place is located nearby 2 other famous BKT places! Why compete with these big guys? Well they have an advantage. They sell herbal BKT and also dry ones. Other advantage is, their prices are cheaper than the other 2!

So WTH does DFTBA means? It literally means Don’t Forget To Be Awesome. And owner Connie,  a retired police officer, never fails to be. She has since invited old folks from homes for lunch at their premise and they all enjoyed the food! Opening DFTBA in May 2015 is totally out of passion for cooking and good food!

I have since visited DFTBA twice and both occasions the food didn’t fail me. Check out the pics below!

Housed in Hoe Lye Coffeeshop
Located at far left corner
Yummy herbal BKT. Not exactly like your Malaysian dark soup type but this is a pleasant light herbal soup
Dry BKT. Love the way they fry it with shredded cuttlefish. Damn yums and eating with white rice is a must!
Latest inclusion. Braised pork leg. Very nice and very tender.
Ngoh Hiang. Very nice side dish.

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: Very nice. The passion is felt through the food from the owner. Try their Sesame Oil Chicken and Sambal Lady’s Finger if you have a bigger group.

Portion: Average.

Service: Excellent. Their laughter a are contagious!

Ambience: Coffeeshop. Can get quite hot.

Price: In the range of $5 and $10 portions.

RTE: Oh yeah when the craving comes!

Location: 97 Rangoon Road (2016 – They have moved to 335 Smith Street Hawker Centre #02-119)

Hours: 11.30am -8pm (Closed on Sun)

Social Media: https://m.facebook.com/DFTBA-Kitchen-1538748553038669/

Instagram: @dftba.kitchen

Support Local Singapore! #supportlocalsg

Teochew Bak Kut Teh (Balestier Road)


Saw this new Bak Kut Teh place open not too long ago along Balestier Rd just after Rocca building. Have been wanting to try it, so was there during the holidays to check out if the food has something to shout about since they have converted the entire corner coffee shop into an airconditioned eatery with open air seating for smokers.

Walked into the shop during dinner time, was almost full inside. Basically all the staff there are all from China… No Teochews around… But the aircondition was really bad… it was hot!!! So I moved outside instead which was a lot cooler! So I placed my orders and realise the prices are not that cheap also.

The place
Bak Kut Teh - Only 3 pieces of pork ribs. Quite meaty though. But $5 for this small bowl.
Braised Pork Leg ($5) - Not bad quite tender but the taste... not like the normal black sauce braised lor taste... it's just not there yet...
Salted Vegetables - Not bad... but it's sweet... sigh. $2 per plate
You Tiao - For dipping into the soup. $1 per bowl.

Rating: 3/5

Taste: Soup has loads of pork taste in it which is good. BUT, too much white pepper!!! It was so much that I couldn’t talk after that. I felt irritated at the throat after drinking more than 5 spoonfuls of the soup. MSG can be tasted also… which is bad. Cut the pepper and MSG by half, the soup will be a lot better.

Portion: Below average

Price: Stated along with the pics.

RTE: Not in the near future. I rather pay a little more to have better stuff from the Founder Bak Kut Teh just down the next road.

Location: Round the corner of Balestier Road after Rocca Building

Fish Soup & Braised Pork Leg (Lor 27A Geylang)


Was driving around Geylang area on Sun with my mum to look for the acupuncturist her friend was recommending and we decided to have Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Soup) for lunch. So I drove to this pretty good Bak Kut Teh place which not many people know, so maybe I thought I should feature them here.

The coffeeshop is located at the end of Lor 27 Geylang, on the left side. Right side is the famous You Tiao Wang place. Manage to find a parking lot near the coffeeshop (which is rare) and so mummy and I sat down to order a bowl of soup each. We were asked if we wanna order a side dish of Braised Pork Leg as well, so I told the man I only want lean ones. And we ordered yam rice as well to go with the soup. The food came and to our surprise, the soup was fish soup and not pork ribs! Then I realised that the pork ribs stall only opens at 5pm… AARRRRGGGHHHHH… but after peering into the bowl of fish soup, it looks really tasty so we didn’t mind hehe…

Da place
Da place
View from across the road
View from across the road
Yummy looking fish soup... clear soup type
Yummy looking fish soup... clear soup type
Wah a lot of ingredients... Even comes with fish maw! Woot!
Wah a lot of ingredients... Even comes with fish maw! Woot!
Braised Pork Leg... Very nicely braised with all the sauce soaked inside the meat... yummy!!!
Braised Pork Leg... Very nicely braised with all the sauce soaked inside the meat... yummy!!!
Yam rice... very nice... really very nice... with lumps of yam, pork belly meat, chinese mushroom. Very good.
Yam rice... very nice... really very nice... with lumps of yam, pork belly meat, chinese mushroom. Very good.

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Batang fish is very fresh and not fishy smell, soup is boiled from fish bones, very nice. Pork leg and yam rice rounds up a very satisfying lunch outing. Really a must-try!

Portion: Adequate for all items

Price: Fish soup $4.00. Yam rice $1.00. Braised Pork Leg $5.00. Plain rice $0.50.

RTE (Return To Eat): Confirm + Chop + Sign + Seal with a kiss

Location: End of Lorong 27A Geylang. Try to find parking before you reach the end. If not then try either Lor 27 or Lor 29 and the cut through the back alleys.