This is truly a hidden gem tucked in between so many stalls with so many pictures of food hanging all over the place. Was here for lunch after doctor’s for Diana and I noticed this old uncle do not have that many orders like the other stalls in this coffeeshop. I told Diana that I had a feeling that the food might be good. So I approached the stall.
Mr Leong, the old uncle who retired being a crane operator is 77 years old this year and have been operating this stall for over a year. This is a very scary sight because at this age, he should be happily retired and living his life. There could be a lot of factors to consider but I’m leaning towards happy and positive thoughts… maybe his passion for cooking supersedes everything. So ya, here he is answering my questions and the first thing I asked him was,”Uncle, if I had to eat one thing, what would you recommend. He pointed the Penang Char Kway Teow. I told him ok let’s do it. $3 one plate. Reviews below:
Taste: No doubt about it, very close to authenticity. Not overly salty, flavour just right. Wok hei controlled well without the burnt taste. Even Diana said it was good!
Portion: Good size for $3!
RTE: Definitely! I got a feeling the Char Beehoon is also good!
Location: Block 418 Bedok North Avenue 2, Epic Haus Coffeeshop.
Sims Place Market & Food Centre is my regular haunt when I was back in Singapore and this carrot cake stall is the one I frequent quite a bit. I’ve tried all the fried carrot cake stalls there and this one has the traditional taste (古早) that I remember from young. This stall is very specialize, only one product in 2 different flavors, unlike those you see elsewhere with fried carrot cake, fried hokkien mee, fried kway teow and fried oyster omelette all in one. The steamed carrot cake is self-made (they have a steamer within the stall, hence the tenderness maintained and so is the price, which is why they still can sell at prices of $2 and $3. Try it for yourself, and you’ll be surprise by what you’ll be tasting. 🙂
Taste: 5/5. Traditional carrot cake as I can recall.
Had a lunch appointment with Joy today and wanted to bring her try one pretty good Wan Tan Noodles stall located at the above mentioned address’s coffeeshop. The stalls in this coffeeshop only sell in the morning and afternoon…. night time is only the Tse Char stall… and they are closed on weekends.
When we arrived, the silly noodles stall was closed! Much to our dismay, we had fish soup instead. The fish soup had the quantity but not quality, hence it did not make it here. I tried the fried carrot cake before, hence I ordered it on the side and let Joy try if it’s really good. After trying, she said it’s really good and with loads of egg and sping onion on top. Then she went on to tell me what her mother use to tell her about eating more spring onions to become clever… haha…
Rating : 4.5/5 (Would be a 5 if the carrot cake is a little more tender)
Taste: Very good. Has got the traditional taste of Fried Carrot Cake. Not very salty and oily.
Portion: For it’s price, it’s very big portion!
Price: $2.00 only bigger plate is at $3.00
RTE: Many times already… *BURP*!
Location: 1015 Geylang East Avenue 3 Coffeeshop… u can search the location online. SD maps are better.