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Fish Soup & Braised Pork Leg (Lor 27A Geylang)

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Was driving around Geylang area on Sun with my mum to look for the acupuncturist her friend was recommending and we decided to have Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Soup) for lunch. So I drove to this pretty good Bak Kut Teh place which not many people know, so maybe I thought I should feature them here.

The coffeeshop is located at the end of Lor 27 Geylang, on the left side. Right side is the famous You Tiao Wang place. Manage to find a parking lot near the coffeeshop (which is rare) and so mummy and I sat down to order a bowl of soup each. We were asked if we wanna order a side dish of Braised Pork Leg as well, so I told the man I only want lean ones. And we ordered yam rice as well to go with the soup. The food came and to our surprise, the soup was fish soup and not pork ribs! Then I realised that the pork ribs stall only opens at 5pm… AARRRRGGGHHHHH… but after peering into the bowl of fish soup, it looks really tasty so we didn’t mind hehe…

Da place
View from across the road
Yummy looking fish soup... clear soup type
Wah a lot of ingredients... Even comes with fish maw! Woot!
Braised Pork Leg... Very nicely braised with all the sauce soaked inside the meat... yummy!!!
Yam rice... very nice... really very nice... with lumps of yam, pork belly meat, chinese mushroom. Very good.

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Batang fish is very fresh and not fishy smell, soup is boiled from fish bones, very nice. Pork leg and yam rice rounds up a very satisfying lunch outing. Really a must-try!

Portion: Adequate for all items

Price: Fish soup $4.00. Yam rice $1.00. Braised Pork Leg $5.00. Plain rice $0.50.

RTE (Return To Eat): Confirm + Chop + Sign + Seal with a kiss

Location: End of Lorong 27A Geylang. Try to find parking before you reach the end. If not then try either Lor 27 or Lor 29 and the cut through the back alleys.

Fried Carrot Cake (Blk 1015 Geylang East Ave 3)

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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…

Fried Carrot Cake
Loads of egg covering the carrot cake

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.

Louisiana Western @ NTU Canteen 14

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Finally!!! I had the chance to visit this famous canteen located in our Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). One of the pretty famous stall among the students is this Louisiana Western stall. So without wasting time, I got hold of a friend to bring me there as she is working there. Hence once we reached that place, we placed our orders immediately. 🙂

Ah ha! There it is! Heard the Jap food stall beside it is also pretty good.
They give you number and when you see your number appear of the wall, your food is ready!
Mixed Grill Hot Plate... The best of everything. Beef, Lamb, Chicken and Pork. Comes with a baked potato, sunny side up, baked beans and garlic bread! All for $6.50 only!
Covered with thick sauce which is not too salty... nice!
Friend's order of Grilled Fish. $4.30 only!
Very nice and flaky fish with no fishy smell and crunchy minced garlic toppings. Nice!!!

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Very nice and a lot better than most western food stalls that I have came across.

Portion: Very good for the prices we paid.

Price: $6.50 for my mixed grill hot plate (most expensive already) and $4.30 for the Grilled Fish

RTE: If I’m in the NTU vicinity, I will definitely return to eat!

Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=34+Nanyang+Crescent&sll=1.353102,103.683257&sspn=0.00724,0.009602&ie=UTF8&ll=1.352459,103.682613&spn=0.00724,0.009602&z=17&iwloc=A

Gluten/Casein-Free Carrot Cakes

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Ok I know some of you must be thinking why would anyone wanna make those lovely carrot cake gluten and dairy free?!? Well it’s something my friend of 18 years, Nur has embarked upon. I was asked to taste test this bunch of carrot cakes made specially for autistic kids.

The gluten (wheat) free, casein (dairy) free diet is the most popular of the specialized diets, and there is evidence that the diet is often helpful in lessening autistic symptoms such as impulsive behaviors, lack of focus, and even speech problems.

So here are the pics of what I ate:

Nur uses cupcakes style so that they will appeal to kids
Cream is made from pretty expensive margarine from Australia
Look at the cake texture... this is where Nur is great in. Her cakes are never dry. Love it!

Rating: 4.5/5 (Could have been 5/5 cos the lack of cinnamon and lemon on the topping… but then again, kids might not like those taste.)

Taste: Nur’s cakes are always very nice and moist. Don’t mind the thick cream layer on top, but kids just love them isn’t it?

Portion: Substantial in portion and ingredients.

Price: Email to ask

Other Stuffs: Warm Chocolate Cake, Alcohol-free Tiramisu (Trust me, this is really good), brownies (for weddings), carrot cakes, banana cakes, etc… Customized to your taste (for the elderly you may want less sweet and vice versa for kids)

Ok Nur’s main source of stress reliever is in baking. She bakes almost ANYTHING. This is only a part time thing she does at home. She has a full time job and hence any requests will depends on whether she can cope. So please don’t pressurize her too much! 😉 You guys can reach her at wild_fl@hotmail.com. Trust me, you’ll love her cakes! 🙂

Thai Food Restaurant (301 Ubi Ave 1 #01-273) (Moved – See new address)

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Ok this is not my first time eating here. Many times already. Reason is that it’s really good and affordable. So I’ve arranged to meet up with 2 girl-friends to introduce how good the food is.

The shop owners are an old couple who hired a Thai cook from Bangkok (His name is Ah Thep or Ah Boy). Very nice and friendly people and somehow they are very contented with their lives until I decided to feature their food. I hope they have better business as they are really old already.

Small shop with old uncle sitting there.
Just opposite the Ubi Automobile Mart Only
Paad Thai! The girls were crazy over this!
Tom Yum Soup
Olive Fried Rice – Real preserved olives are minced and fried together.
BBQ Squid. All time favourite. A must try! Cooked perfectly till tender and tasty. Must eat with chilli.
Deep Fried Seabass with Green Mango Salad (Som Tam) topping
Thai Fishcake. Very nice texture. Special sauce made by the cook.
All these food goes best with Singha Beer!

Rating: 4.5/5 (No aircon and got funny smell coming from the Thai provision shop next door.)

Taste: Very nice like I said. A change from the expensive Thai restaurants we use to know. Other must tries are Pandan Chicken, Fried Chicken Wings, Tanghoon Salad, Pineapple Rice, etc. Oh for the Thais, you might like to know they have glutinous rice (Khao Niao) as well to go with your dishes instead of white rice.

Portion: Very good.

Price: All the above for only $57.00. (Did not show us consuming 4 can drinks and 1 hot tea)

RTE: Always! My mum just love eating here!

Operating Hours: 11am to 9pm

Location: 301 Ubi Avenue 1 (see comments for new address)

Sims Place Market Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

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Chanced upon this old couple selling Fried Kway Teow & Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee while I was at Sim Place Market the other day. This place is at Blk 49 Sims Place, unit #01-26 and it’s my regular haunt. Loads of good food here and I will feature them one by one whenever I can.

The stall is very clean although it’s only Grade B… but I prefer Grade B stalls cos usually taste better than Grade A ones.. haha… So I ordered a plate of Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee for $3 a plate.

Serves a lot of regulars which spark my curiosity to try this stall
Quite a big plate
Close up...

Rating: 4/5

Taste: Sambal is very nicely fried. They use the thinner version of the Chor Bee Hoon which I like cos it absorbs the prawn broth nicely. Not very salty but just nice. You can tell they have been putting a lot of work in the broth for frying. If only it is fried a little longer with a little more broth, I believe the taste will be a lot better.

Portion: For $3, the portion is good. Ingredients are substantial and most importantly, there were 3 medium sized prawns and they are whole prawns unlike some other stalls they halved their prawns and prolly give you only 3 halves.

RTE: Definitely. Must support the old couple lah. They are like 60+ already still doing hawker. Will try the Char Kway Teow soon and put here. 🙂