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.
Price: $4 for fried, $3 for dry.
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.
I’m starting to write about hardworking hawkers with good food offerings around my neighbourhood. So those living around Hougang area, you’ll probably wanna bookmark these blog posts. 😝
This handmade pau shop does pretty delicate paus all handmade from scratch daily from 5am and they’ll sell till around 5pm. I can imagine the hardwork making these daily, well it’s something I may not be able to do for years and a job that requires helluva passion. Check out the pics below:
Taste: Love it when they use pretty lean meat in the paus and taste was pretty good and juicy inside. Siew mai was good but they added carrots which I didn’t like. I’m ok with Chinese mushrooms but carrot makes it taste on the sweet side.
Portion: A little smaller than usual but fillings were good portioning.
Service: Pretty good, better than the kopi lady anytime!
Ambience: Coffee shop
Price: Cheaper than most places. Big Pau $1.30, Char Siew Pau $0.70, Siew Mai $0.50. RTE: Yes
You guys probably know I’ve been writing about food since 2009 and the aim has always been to drive traffic to less known places, on top of media invites of course. 🙂 To date, I am still doing that and even organise small food tasting events to help in publicity. With the help of my blogger/instagrammer friends, we collectively delivered what we were suppose to do in hope of impact and attention to these F&B outlets. All these are for FREE but recently I’ve been accused with many ugly words and not appreciative of my efforts, which I shall not discuss here. Like I said before, I’ll only help owners who wanna help themselves. But what’s my reward you may ask? Very simple; seeing the establishment do well, that’s reward for me. Don’t believe? Only time will tell. But whatever it is, I’ll still continue to help as much as I can. Such things can’t put me down.
The Oven Cafe Bistro is a little cafe bistro place located at The Commerze @ Irving, 1 Irving Place, which is amongst an industrial area. The ground floor shops are currently all F&B outlets and the ones doing well are probably the hipster ones.
I came to know about The Oven from another foodie friend who was telling me about this place. She has previously packed the pasta for me before to my coffee bar to let me try. I was surprised with the taste and decided I should pay them a visit.
I managed to talk to the owner chef James himself and found out that he used to be working in the pharmaceutical industry and quit from the corporate world about a year ago to start learning culinary skills from tse char places as kitchen hands and even took up the course at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. Passion drove him to start The Oven in Jan 2015, serving mainly Italian staples (pastas & pizzas) and occasional favorites of his. They also have a variety of beers, mainly for the afternoon/evening crowds. James puts in a lot of work preparing his ingredients and even hand-rolls the pizza bases from scratch, so much so that he has little sleep. Really hope he finds a good helper soon!
Taste: Food in general taste good. Some fine tuning definitely but with the level of passion from James, I believe they will make it. 🙂 Portion: If you have a bigger appetite like mine, you can request for more spaghetti! Pizzas are about 8″ in width, great for one person or sharing dish. Tandoori Chicken is a generous portion.
Service: Chef James is a passionate host too. Provided he’s not busy cooking. 🙂
Ambience: Dim lights, comfy, music of all sorts looping.