I reckon I’m reviewing too much on Hougang foods but no pian leh, recently around this area a lot and Hougang is where I grew up in. Came to know Xin Xin from a network of F&B bosses and went there support. Founded by 2 graduates who decided to try hawker business and started this traditional food line in 2018.
What I like about this stall is that the 2 young gentlemen gave up their comfortable office jobs to do something which most graduates wouldn’t even consider a bit. At the same time, using charcoal to cook the rice will definitely taste better, not forgetting it’s time consuming and thrice the price of gas. We should encourage such Young Hawkerprenuerships so that our generations below us will get to taste authentic traditional foods like this charcoal claypot rice.
Check out my reviews in the video below and let my video do the talking:
Taste: 🍳🍳🍳🍳🍳 (Would love more salted fish) Portion: 🍳🍳🍳🍳🍳 (Big portion!) Service: 🍳🍳🍳🍳🍳 Price: $13 for double portion. Ambience: Hawker Centre RTE: Yes, whenever the crave comes in!
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I apologise for not writing much lately as I was pretty swarmed with work as I do not have any part-timers helping me since school reopened. At the same time, I was planning for my upcoming coffee pilgrimage and food trail in Medan and Sumatra. Updates will be more frequent on my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eatwithroy/) so if you guys like, can follow me there.
Recently I was invited for a hosted dinner at Samsara Gourmet, a hidden gem serving excellent authentic Canton cuisine at reasonable prices, with a head chef formerly from Tunglok Group. This humble 50-seater restaurant with a private room is owned by Ms Violet Lee, who was Miss Singapore in the 1980s, came back to Singapore after spending more than 2 decades in China building an empire.
After much checking out online, Samsara Gourmet is seriously out of the radar in the social media circle although fellow bloggers like Maureen (www.misstamchiak.com) and Derrick (www.sgfoodonfoot.com) have written on them some time ago. Location could be a factor and also lack of publicity, which is why I am writing this blog entry. The food here is so awesome that I really need to share it here.
Taste: Truly authentic Canton food. They can also cater for vegetarian options. Really good.
Service: Very attentive. I hope it’s not because the boss was there.
Ambience: Nice and pretty chill.
Price: Considering the quality, very reasonable. At least much better than my reunion dinner at another restaurant.
Location & Hours:
Add: 38 Irrawaddy Road, #01-05, Singapore 329563 (On the right side of the lobby of Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre @ Novena) Tel: +65 67343138 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm, Sat: 9am – 6pm, Closed on Sun & PH
Was brought to this place by my friends in Macau, which I don’t think I would try in the first place. I would have come across this place as it is situated at the 手信街 of Macau City, but I might not have gone into the place and try the food because I would have thought it’s just another claypot rice place. But there are a lot more stuff than claypot rice. Nested in the middle of the old alley, the eatery has a lot of history behind that place… I was told that that street used to be a place for prostitutes during the olden days and the ladies would try to attract the men from the windows of the 2nd storey. Ha!
Taste: Food is really good. You can see the rice is really of good quality also.
Portion: Slightly above average.
Price: Didn’t pay for it but claypot rice is like HK$35-$45 and the soup is like HK$80. So you see, it’s pretty affordable.
RTE: Yes I will provided I have stomach space. 😉
Location: 手信街 of Macau City. Please note there’s another 手信街 in Taipa. So must be specific when you tell the cab driver.
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