Heng Huat Fried Prawn Mee × Prawn Mee Soup – Sin Ming, Singapore


This stall has been around ever since Shunfu Mart renovated. Moved from their origin place at Lakeview, this stall has quite a following. And I learnt that this uncle has been a hawker since he was 19 years old and now he’s 65. Respect. So I decided to give it a try by order both the prawn noodles and the fried prawn mee.

Rating: 4/5.

Portion: Normal

Price: $4 for fried, $3 for dry.

Service: Self-service

Ambience: Hawker Centre with very tight seating. My tummy was rubbing on the table.

Taste: Dry version has an old school taste to it with ketchup. Soup that came with it looked rich but tasted not too rich. I would prefer a little more umami richness to the broth cos that will affect the taste for the fried one as well. Fried one is well fried with the eggs fried in from the beginning to create the broth that simmers the noodles. By right the noodles should be good on its own but you need to mix in the sambal and squeeze the lime to get the taste they created.

RTE: Given the limited time I have, I’ll come if I’m around the area.

Location: 320 Shunfu Rd, #02-09, Singapore 570320
Hours: 10am-1.30pm, 5-8pm. Closed on Thu.

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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.

Haji Daliman Korner – HarbourFront, Singapore


Another #sglegendaryhawker. My go to place for Gado Gado, an Indonesian style salad. Now managed by a young chap but food quality is still there. I’ve included another new informative tab on calories per serving, for my friends who are also watching their food intake!

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Still loving how the peanut sauce blends nicely with the lontong/bean sprouts/tofu and fish keropok! Shioks!

Portion: Good size

Price: $3

Service: Self-service

Ambience: Hawker Centre

RTE: Whenever around the area!

Calories: 660

Location: #01-33 Seah Im Food Centre (Opp Harbourfront Centre)

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

Boat Noodle Express – Rivervale Drive, Singapore


I was told of this place by a friend who apparently visits this stall so frequently that she is part timing there now. To be honest, if she didn’t tell me, I wouldn’t have known such a hidden gem also. So I decided I should visit this place with a fellow foodie and you can find the pictures with comments below.

The stall is only about a month old, a invested interest of lady boss, Desiree Goh, who is 38 this year. She started this little stall for the basic fundamentals; Love for food and cooking. Sounds familiar ya? 😉

Stall front

Thai Milk Tea or Cha Yen $2.50.

Pork Special Noodle Soup $4.80 – Their signature. Pork broth very similar to the ones in Thailand except the salt level is not so high here. Well tuned for Singaporeans. Love the glass noodles!

Beef Tendon Noodle Soup $6.00 – I’m proud to say I was the first to try this and the beef was so tender!!! Broth is light and beefy. Yummy.

Thai Fish Cake $3.50 – Very yummy.
Desiree on the right and friend Amanda on the left. I look so huge beside them!

Rating: 4/5.
Taste: Pretty good.

Portion: Good size for an average sized adult.

Price: As stated.

Service: Self-service

Ambience: Warm. Aircon very weak over this part of the mall.

RTE: Yeah gonna bring mum!

Address: 118 Rivervale Drive K1-26/27 Rivervale Plaza

Hong Shan Soon Kueh – Toa Payoh, Singapore


Intro:
Was here to try the famous Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee and I noticed the workers and boss at this stall at the corner were busy churning out trays and trays of kueh for steaming! Then the OMG moment came… the soon kueh is the real SOONG! (That’s how Teochews pronounce bamboo shoot) Soon Kueh dates back a long way to the Chaozhou and Shantou cities of the Guangdong Province! It’s definitely my first encounter with something so traditional here and I am so damn happy about it! 

The owner told me he has been doing this since he was a young man… easily more than 30 years already! A classic SG Legendary!

Da Stall
Boss
All handmade on the spot
Ready to steam ah!
Steamed Gu Chye Kueh!
Steamed Peng Kueh!
My orders

Taste:
Ordered the Soon Kueh, Gu Chye Kueh and Peng Kueh. Soon Kueh wins me over immediately cos of the filling of course, the skin texture together with the Gu Chye Kueh, is lightly chewy and soft. Damn good! Gu Chye Kueh fillings on the other hand was a little fibrous for me. Still like the soft soft type. But tasty though. Peng Kueh was nice and soft, prefer it to have a little more dried shrimps and mushroom inside. If not like a bit plain.

Price:

$1.30 for Soon Kueh and Peng Kueh. $1.10 for Gu Chye Kueh.

Portion:

Good

Service:
Self-service

Waiting Time:
5-10mins

Rating:

4.5/5.

Location & Contacts:

Add: 51 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh

Tel: 62569920

Hours: 8am to 4.30pm (Wed closed)

Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/5sLasSAHdmu

ROY THAI KITCHEN – HOUGANG, SINGAPORE (CLOSED)


Intro:This is definitely a hidden gem which I came to know recently. Roy Thai Kitchen (no, I don’t have any invested interest in this if you’re wondering!) is nestled within a coffeeshop where the famous roast meat joint Guan Chee is. Although competition is strong, the boss of RTK (Which literally means Authentic Thai Kitchen) Admond, is determined to set a foothold in there to start providing affordable authentic Thai food to the neighbourhood. Even the Head Chef, Lob and second chef are from Thailand! Check out my reviews below:

Humble little stall in a coffee shop!
Damn yummy pepper prawn crackers! The sambal even more bombastic! These crackers are complimentary for a la carte orders only.
Oh when I sipped this Tom Yum Seafood soup ($8/$12), I know Mum will like this. Very nice and yummy.
Sliced Pork Salad ($8) Love the spicy and tangy taste.
Green Curry Chicken ($8) for a very good portion and the flavours are quite close to what I had in Northern Thailand. Love this dish a lot. Go with white steamed rice best! Alternatively, you can order their Green Curry Fried Rice ($5) too!
Thai Style Steamed Fish with Lime Juice ($22). Priced very reasonably and taste really appetising and homely. A must order!
Pad Thai ($5) doesn’t come with any meat cos originally is like that. Best of all, final details like little dried shrimps are added which authenticates how Thais love it. Another must order!
Me, Chef Lob, Admond & Wife!

Taste:

Generally, all the dishes we had were very tasty! Really good! Only set back was the Sliced Pork Salad, which was a little tough for my liking. But the team will be working on this and hopefully we’ll have yummy tender pork on our next visit! Keep up the good work guys!

Price:

Reasonable

Portion:

Above average.

Service:

Served.

Waiting Time:

5-15mins.

Rating:

4.5/5.

Location & Contacts:

HG 106 Food Point

Blk 106 Hougang Avenue 1, Singapore 530106

Tel: 97701168

Hours: Opens daily 11.30am to 10pm