Curry Chicken Noodle – Hougang, Singapore


I discovered this stall while I was in the area in the afternoon to check out Ciél Pâtisserié and expected them to be just a dessert place. So the hungry me (no lunch) instinctively would head to some coffee shops I know to get my local fare fix. I remembered there’s a Muslim coffee shop at this Block 118 but I was shock to discover a new coffee shop, Yummy Growth (it’s on Google Maps) has replaced it, which works for me as well. 

I was scanning through all the stalls and was wondering what to eat for lunch. I was definitely captured by the roast meats stall but the stall with an outstanding 云吞面 caught my eye. The stall uncle was the only one who called out to me and introduced his food to me. Full marks for sales efforts. At first I wanted to order the wanton noodle but he mentioned how good his curry chicken noodle was and even offered me a sample of the gravy before I made my executive lunch decision. Check out the pics below and the short video clip is on my Instagram (http://instagram.com/p/0mlHQyplQP/) for friends who have not followed me yet. 😉

I know right, very messy and trying to sell so many things at once.

For my sampling before I placed my orders
  
Aerial shot
  
Up close shot
  
The rich curry gravy all soaked up in the noodles!
 

Rating: 4.5/5. 

Taste: Robust, rich and very tasty gravy. Better than Hong Lim’s if you ask me. It’s a recipe that is passed down by the grandparents. Level of spice is just nice, considering the fact it’s in a neighborhood, there should be kids who’d love this. Love the fact they have some bean sprouts inside to make it less gelat. Would be great if they throw in some Choy Sum also to beautify the bowl. Love the curry with mee kia (fine egg noodles) as they would absorb the curry sauce on every mouthful. The chicken is very tender, and you’ll have 3pcs of chicken which makes up a drumstick and a couple of piece of potatoes. Worth your trip there. 

Portion: Maybe size does really matter, my portion of noodles were quite not normal. But I’m not complaining haha. Show the uncle or aunty this blogpost you may get a bigger portion like mine! 🙂

Service: Attentive, warm.

Ambience: Coffee shop… Late afternoon quite dark, they turned on the lights for me to snap pics. 🙂

Price: $4.00

RTE: Yes I prolly would bring mum there! 

Location: Yummy Growth coffeeshop, 118 Hougang Avenue 1. 

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EnFrost Cafe (POMO Level 2)


Located at level 2 of POMO (formerly known as Paradiz Centre), the little cafe hardly sits more than 10 of me inside. Tucked in the middle of 2 other food stalls, some people hardly notice this stall. Nevertheless, I was there to try their food! They only have 2 things. Curry Chicken (with rice or bread) and Snow Dessert (with different toppings).

The curry chicken has a strong aroma about it and after tasting it, you’ll know where the aroma comes from. It’s the rumpah (Malay-nonya version of paste made up of different spices) that makes the whole dish so nice and fragrant. Taste wise, excellent. Full body curry taste and very very tasty. The chicken and potato inside were cooked to perfection and portioning is good as well. At only $4 for the curry chicken and $0.70 for the bread! Bread is toasted till crispy on the skin and fluffy inside. So when you dip into the curry sauce and put it in your mouth… I can’t describe the feeling… you must go try it yourself. 🙂

Curry Chicken @ $4
Curry Chicken @ $4
Curry Chicken
Curry Chicken

The same cafe also sells all sorts of Snow Dessert with fruits! At $3.80 each bowl, it’s worth it cos of the generous portions of fruits on top! Quite a big bowl. 2 normal persons can share 1 bowl lah. Must try too. 🙂 Best of all, you can tell them to go easy on the syrup!

Mango Snow Dessert
Mango Snow Dessert – SHIOK!
Look at the strands of milky snow... yummy...
Look at the strands of milky snow… yummy…
Grapes Snow Dessert (Check out the amount of grapes... The sauce taste like bubblegum though)
Grapes Snow Dessert (Look at the amount of grapes on it… the syrup taste like those bubblegum with instant tattoos)

Didn't really like this though... the sauce made it not so nice...

I will definitely be back for the curry chicken and maybe try the green tea red bean snow dessert the next round! 🙂