This restaurant is definitely out of my usual posts for good and affordable food in Singapore. But when you meet up with friends occasionally you get to eat slightly costlier food and when I write on them, means they are pretty impressive! I haven’t been to these parts of town for the longest time mainly because I don’t work in town. This place is definitely a lot more crowded on weekdays but on a Sunday, you can literally walk in the middle of Amoy Street… for 10 seconds without a car honking at you and people calling you seow (mad) at least… ;P
First time to this place, never knew this place to be honest, highly recommended by a friend. See the pics below and comments:
Taste: Very authentic. Love it.
Service: Very good and attentive. Maybe Sunday lesser people they can focus more on you… ;P
Ambience: Nice spacious place, air conditioned of course. Best of all you don’t smell like the restaurant after you step out.
Price: Total with drinks, rice, service charge, GST, side dishes, around S$210 for 7 pax.
RTE: Yeah I would wanna to bring mummy here! She’ll love it.
After the wonderful experience at the coffee place of 褚家园咖啡馆, I walked through the back alleys to discover many nice B&Bs and more street food. But I was pretty locked in to try one of the famous oyster omelette in Xiamen, hence skipped the rest. Oyster Omelette is pretty well known in Guangdong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. It’s a lovely fried plate of sweet potato flour with eggs and of course, oysters. The locals in Xiamen call these oyster omelettes 海蛎煎(Hai Li), while in Taiwan it’s known as 蚝仔煎 (Orh Ah Jian), in Thailand it is known as Hoy Tod (But with seafood) and back home in Singapore (also Malaysia), we call it 蚝煎 (Orh Jian) for the Hokkiens and Orh Luak for the Teochews. Whichever way it is, I still enjoy oyster omelette and I miss it sometimes as I’m base in Shenzhen now.
When arrived at the little hole in the wall shop, there was already a long queue… so no choice, have to join the queue and check out what the fuss is about. Check out the pics below:
Taste: Pretty good. Flour is the soft type, which is more traditional actually. A lot of juicy plump oysters, and coated with a serious layer of egg! Great snack! Must try!
Price: RMB$10 only!
Service: The aunty taking orders is nice and friendly. The guy frying the omelettes not so friendly but after chatting with him, he started smiling. Overall nothing unpleasant.
Well I know there are a lot of street food in Bangkok but since I was staying near this street, I might as well write about the good and cheap food I had for the past few days I was there. I heard this street can be quite happening for good supper during the weekends. But I must warn my readers that I have a seasoned stomach train in Thailand and China, so when buying street food, please observe how they cook their food and check if the food itself is fresh, especially seafood. My comments for the food are in the pics.
I reckon it’s about time to write about good food stalls around where I live. Hougang despite the aging estate, has newly renovated coffeeshops to cater to the ever changing demanding taste buds of Singaporeans. This coffeeshop at block 327 was renovated 2 years back and have been doing very well since cos of the introduction of many new stalls while retaining the old ones. I was there one of the nights with my friends for dinner and knowing how much I miss Fried Oyster, I ordered from this stall which was not there before the renovation.
Rating: 4/5. Oyster too little… counted like only 4pcs.
Taste: Fried Oyster taste really good even though the oysters were miserably little. A good Fried Oyster is actually not in the oyster but in the flour and egg combination together with fish sauce. Duck rice is also cheap and nice. Must try!
Told myself I need to feature this place after my last trip to Bangkok in Jan. (Yes I’ve got loads of backlogs… sigh) I’ve been patronising this shop since the year 2000, from the time I was savaging sharks fin soup then to the current fish maw soup. It serves very very authentic Chinese Thai seafood cuisine and the fire control is so good, it makes the dishes taste like they have been glazed over the fire before they are being served.
It is started by the old aunty who sits behind the cashier counter and now her family is helping in the whole restaurant. She is also a Teochew and when you step into this restaurant, you can speak almost anything with them from English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Burmese, Teochew and Thai of course. Check out the pics below:
Taste: I can’t describe anymore. Just go try it when in Bangkok. Try the steam cod fish also, very nice and fresh. You can wash it down with cold bird’s nest also. 🙂
Price: The whole meal came up to about slightly less than Baht$1000 which was about SGD$44 for 2-3 pax. Very affordable good food.
RTE: Everytime in Bangkok!
Location: At the beginning of Chinatown on the right side. Yellow signboard on the outside. 457-461 Yaowaraj Road. Tel 02223-0325 02223-7341
My friends brought me to this place which is located in the middle of the 手信街 of Taipa Island. From the outside, it looks like just an another seafood restaurant. But this restaurant has dishes which are really tasty and good!
Taste: Love the way they cook here. No wonder it’s a regualr place for my friends.
Portion: Slightly above average.
Price: Didn’t pay for it but affordable when you have more people eating together.
Location: Just tell the cab drivers 手信街 of Taipa Island. It’s a short street, just stop at the middle. 🙂
Think most of you will notice this retail chain of shops appearing almost everywhere from MTR stations, airport, shopping malls, etc. Definitely popular and don’t need any reviews. But to some tourist, especially those non-Chinese, they might not know WTH this shop is all about. Writing this also because of my muslim friends who frequent HK often and they may wanna try this.
I have membership card for this because I love their Herbal Jelly (Kwai Leng Gou) which is very strong in herbal taste. It is said to be made from the ‘gel’ from the insides of the turtle shell… But I believe they don’t use that anymore… where got so many turtles for you to scrap the ‘gel’??? Nevertheless, I’m still taking it because of the medicinal benefits as Chinese believe in having a balance between heatiness and coolness in the body. Ask the ladies over the counter, they are more than willing to introduce you what to drink or consume at their stores!
Rating: 5/5. Service is good and food is of high quality and hygiene.