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Curry Chicken Noodle – Hougang, Singapore

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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. 

Guan Chee Hong Kong Roasted Duck (源记香港烧腊) – Hougang, Singapore

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Guan Chee HK Roasted Duck has been around for some time but I remember only coming to this place a few times. They are located at the corner of a coffeeshop, roast their meats daily behind their stall, hence you can smell their amazing aroma from the roasting from far away. I was here for groceries after work and managed to catch them before they close at around 8pm.

As you can see nothing much left when you’re there after 7pm.
I have to agree…
My dinner
Roast Duck is really fragrant and tasty. A little hard and cold though, which it’s prolly ‘cos of hanging out there too long already.
Amazing chilli paste to go with your meats
Beancurd is totally soaked with the sauce… quite yummy
Check out the char siew, with around 40% of fats. I can only imagine how awesome when it’s fresh out of the roasting!

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: Very yummy especially the burnt parts.

Portion: Below average.

Service: Many staff there taking orders.

Ambience: Coffeeshop

Price: $6 for the above.

RTE: Yes a few times already.

Location: 106 Hougang Avenue 1.

Hong Nian Vegetarian Food – Hougang, Singapore

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This vegetarian stall within a coffee shop has been there for ages near where I live. I’m sorry for not writing about them sooner as think all of you know, I’ve just moved back to home Singapore. My mother and myself enjoy their food there and here I am now, writing about them.

Stall front
Long queue in the mornings!
Choose your side dishes!
Vegetarian Chicken Rice – Hot favourite there. Very fragrant rice and the chilli is nice. Mock chicken is basically bean base.
Vegetarian Beehoon – This plate is not the standard set but I just love the variety of the sides.
The standard vegetarian beehoon… except the mock pork on the top right.

Rating: 4/5.

Taste: Very tasty. Makes you forget you’re eating vegetarian! They have tse char also!

Portion: Average.

Service: Uncle cooks, aunty serves. Very friendly aunty.

Ambience: N.A. Coffee shop.

Price: A little on the pricey side unless you take the standard set.

RTE: Yes, a few times already ever since I came back in May!

Location: Block 327 Hougang Avenue 5 coffee shop.