Lorong Lew Lian is a very small estate area consisting of only 8 old HDB blocks and my aunty is living in one of them. So I kinda grew up in this area as I stayed with her during some holidays when I was growing up. To be honest, for the longest time, I don’t remember there are good food around this area. Usually mediocre options for the neighbourhood which you just eat and fill your stomach for that meal. Until 18 Seafood came along about 2 years back, changing the stereotypical Zichar stall expectations with very interesting Cantonese style cuisine and cooking methods.
What I like about this outlet is that the dishes are very creative but yet yummy. The Fried Mee Pok is prolly the only one in Singapore and is really yummy! I can eat that on a daily basis! The glutinous rice crispy chicken was delicious and a lot of work just to make it so crispy that you can cut by scissors! Another dish worth mentioning is definitely the Champagne Ribs. So well seasoned and juicy with every bite! The complimentary Pheonix Claws in Abalone Sauce was so well done my late Cantonese Grandma would love!
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Taste: 🍳🍳🍳🍳🍳 Portion: 🍳🍳🍳🍳🍳 Service: 🍳🍳🍳🍳🍳 Price: $60 Ambience: Coffeeshop RTE: Yes! Mum love the food!
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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Like Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice… No, I’m not telling you I like chicken rice but who doesn’t right? Just that Like is the name of the newly opened chicken rice stall housed in the same coffeeshop as DFTBA Kitchen operated by a middle age aunty sharing her chicken rice recipes with everyone. Not many places actually use kampong chicken for chicken rice due to the lean flesh textures of these free range chicken.
I have mixed reviews from my fellow foodie friends as some liked the rice and some liked the chicken better. Nevertheless even though it is kampong chicken, the prices are pretty reasonable starting from $3 per plate. We didn’t get to try the rice balls cos we were there around closing time but trying the rice itself was suffice.
Taste: It just feels healthy eating this haha. Chicken is nice and tender although not as slippery as those famous brands. Rice is nice and fragrant.
Ok this is my first time collaborating with my dear friend from Hong Kong, Christina who bought the pork and shared with me her recipe and how to roast this. The roast pork is actually quite easy to do just that try not to have it too often unless you get those Berkshire or Hungarian pork, where the fats are suppose to be good for you. 🙂
Sea Salt (Remember to recycle the salt after removing from the pork! I use it for cooking and cleaning chicken/fish)
Five Spice Powder
All base on agaration (estimate)… depending on how big a slab your pork belly is. White vinegar is not used here to prove that the skin can still be crispy without it. (I don’t have vinegar at home that’s why! ;P) You can use if you wanna follow the books. 😉
Check out the video below and don’t hate me for making you salivate! ;PPP
I’m trying to do more videos as much as I can as some places are not conducive enough for me to record. Thanks for the good responses so far my friends, really very encouraging! 🙂
This is my first time trying this stall as I usually have my nasi lemak at the famous ‘international’ one. However that one the standard has dropped quite a bit… reckon they shouldn’t have gone ‘global’… ;P
Anyways what I can say about this stall is, the rice is really nice and fluffy which it looks like Basmati Rice to me (apparently is has slightly lesser calories and carbs as compared to white rice) Not to mention the fragrance from the coconut milk in the rice is totally addictive! Try keep to just one standard serving of rice! It’s TOUGH! I ordered the A set which comprise of a tasty and crispy chicken wing, crispy ikan bilis, egg, cucumber and the awesome sambal chilli. I went around 4pm, already there’s a short queue (queued for around 15 mins)… Can’t imagine during peak hours… My only complain is, the fish is crispy, but not crispy enough, reason is the fish is a little too big… well chicken and egg issue… you want it crispy, lesser flesh and vice versa…
So go try this place and let me know what you think. 😉
I began Day 4 by driving to a spot where the sun can be seen rising. As Doi Chang Coffee Farm was at the west side, the sun can only be seen way after it rises. Just being there, soaking up everything from the morning freshness and quietness, is just what I need. Would be great if I can prepare a picnic basket next time! 😉 After that I headed back to the farm, but on the way I checked out another farm and also a very nice private resort that cost more than S$1000 a night!!! But the view is really spectacular, no doubt about that. After that I headed back to the farm to watch the pulping process of the soaked beans using the wet process and bidded my farewell to the people and the Akha people! Check out the video I’ve done below. Very amateur but there’s always a starting point right? ;P
Then after that, I headed down Doi Chang, and I’ve managed to put everything on video here…
Hope you guys like the videos ‘cos there is no better way to show you guys what I’ve experienced! Stay tuned for Chiang Rai Day 5!
Finally found some time to update day 3 as I was heading up to the mountains of Doi Chang and stay over a night there with limited data access. Now I’m sitting at Taurus Coffee Bar at Don Mueng Airport in Bangkok sipping a cup of pretty good coffee and eating a Double Shock Cake…
I began day 3 with checking out of the hotel very early to visit Chevit Thamma Da Coffee House (Which means A Simple Life or Ordinary Life in Thai) across the river from where I was. Touted as the best restaurant/cafe in the whole of Chiang Rai, I can only understand why after I reached there. I’ll write on this place more in a separate post (http://wp.me/pCcuC-Hx). This place have me so much inspiration that I started videoing my experiences for my readers to see ‘cos a picture can tell a thousand words, a video can do ten times of that. Check out my video of the place I spent a good one hour there absorbing the great ambience before I headed southwest towards my next destination.
Before I did the long drive, I drove towards town to look for a 7-Eleven to top up my SIM card. I found one and stopped along the side of the road and walked past a local eatery with a slab of roast pork hanging and I could tell the skin was damn crispy! After topping my card, I had to try this and ordered a plate of Roast Pork Rice but I asked them to half the rice portion.
The pork was so good, it beats any of the branded ones I ate before. And this plate costed me only THB40! I could order half a slab easily if I had friends traveling with me…maybe next time! I’ll definitely be back for this… Hopefully I can remember how to go back there again… *gulp*
The rest of the trip I’ve done up in a video form to present it. Totally unplanned and just for the fun of it! The video shows my journey to the white temple, up the mountains, etc. It was fun!
After that lovely but salty lunch, I headed straight to Doi Chang Coffee Farm where I made a prior appointment to visit. Learnt a lot over there and do check out Part 1 below and Part 2 later after I finish video editing.
Stay tune for eatwithroy visits Doi Chang Coffee Farm Part 2!