Penang Char Kway Teow – Bedok, Singapore


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:

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Stall
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The aroma already passed my test!
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Soft and nice
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For $3 there’s a lot of ingredients
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Burp! #worldcleanplate
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Uncle Leong

Rating: 5/5.

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!

Service: Self-service

Ambience: Coffeeshop

Price: $3.

RTE: Definitely! I got a feeling the Char Beehoon is also good!

Location: Block 418 Bedok North Avenue 2, Epic Haus Coffeeshop.

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The Pasta Boutique – Bedok, Singapore


Recently I was contacted by one of the partners of this little stall located in Bedok area to try out their food. So I brought along some foodies who were not working on one of the days I was off.
Located at a corner of a coffeeshop, the stall stood out from its modern outlook. But definitely overshadowed by some household stalls that were there for the longest time. Nevertheless, we ordered their signatures and see the reviews below:

Stall
Creamy Bacon & Mushroom Pasta ($9.50) – I love this so much. Love how the creamy sauce is reduced into the pasta and yet still holding the al dente-ness. Very yummy dish!
Chilli Crab Pasta ($10.50). Taste is a fusion Asian taste with kaffir lime leaves on top. Very generous in crab meat toppings.
Salted Egg Prawn Ravioli ($13.80) Four large pieces of homemade prawn ravioli, salted egg sauce, chilli padi and curry leaves. The skin was a little thick for us but the taste was good.
Hearty Platter (For 2 at $29.80) – A great deal which consist of 220gm Striploin Steak, 160gm Lamb Chop, 250gm Chicken Chop. Served with Mashed potato and Ratatouille. Choice of sauce: Mustard, Black Pepper, Mushroom.

Rating: 4/5.

Taste: Overall taste is good, just need to tweak on some of the recipe to make it great.

Portion: Average.

Service: Order at counter and food will be served to table.

Ambience: Coffeeshop

Price: Listed above.

RTE: Yes!

Contacts: The Pasta Boutique

Blk 539 Bedok North St.3

New Century Food House

Unit 01-619 Singapore 460539

Tel: +65 98599850

Daily 11am – 9.30pm

添南興肉脞面 (Minced Pork Noodle) – Bedok, Singapore


I was told that this Bak Chor Mee stall is better than the ones at Block 85 of Bedok so here I am. See review below.

Taste:
I love the broth, cos the raw minced pork is mixed inside the broth before serving, giving it a very yummy meaty taste to every spoonful. And there are bits of fried bonito (tee por) inside to make the soup even more flavourful. Noodles are springy but not the best of noodles though.

Price:

$4.00

Portion:

Good

Service:

Pay and wait to be served.

Waiting Time:

10-15mins

Rating:

4.5/5.

Location & Contacts:

511 Bedok North Street 3 #01-10

Gim Chew Fried Hokkien Noodle (锦州炒福建面) – Bedok, Singapore


Have been to Bedok (east side of Singapore for my overseas readers) quite frequently lately and I haven’t really sit down and write about the food here actually. I mean apart from the well known Bedok Chui Kueh (Steam flour cakes), seriously haven’t ventured around this old food centre. As there are major renovations going on right now, this old facility will be demolished soon and all the hawkers will be moving to a brand new air-conditioned food centre, along the same row where Sheng Siong is. Definitely can’t wait for the new place, so that I don’t perspire while eating! ;P

Anyways came across this stall which was recommended by my colleague who is living in Bedok for the longest time. So I ordered the $4 only as I was pretty hungry. The aunty is a pretty chatty and friendly lady. Don’t mind the poor lighting as the place is pretty dark at the back.

The stall
The stall
Looks plain right? The secret is in the broth that is soaked up in the noodles and the sambal chilli is pretty awesome! Great companion for the noodles!
Looks plain right? The secret is in the broth that is soaked up in the noodles and the sambal chilli is pretty awesome! Great companion for the noodles!

Rating: 5/5. For the taste, the service, the value for money.

Taste: Yummy. The prawn broth is soaked up in the noodles and the sambal chilli is just awesome. Should have asked for more sambal though! Non-Halal.

Portion: Average.

Service: A very friendly aunty and likes to joke.

Ambience. N.A.

Price: $4.00.

RTE: Yes!

Location: #01-62 Bedok Interchange Food Centre.