Group of us made our way to East Coast Park to try the newly revamped Hawker
Compared to the previous, the area seems more airy and open 🙂
So we ordered to share (till the extent that our table was full -no joke)
Spot: Sambal Sting Ray
Verdict: 7/7 of us will return for
1) Duck rice (it is one of the only stalls around selling duck rice with a lot of news paper cuttings)
2) Hokkien Mee
3) Sting Ray/ Clams
4) Chicken Wings
be prepared to wait around for tables!! fastest tissue first! Oops I mean backside hahaha .. 🙂
East Coast Lagoon Food Village
1220 East Coast Parkway
Troops and I decided to try a different place to satisfy troopie mother’s craving for local food and we all met at old kallang airport road 🙂
So we ordered quite a fair bit to share..
All of this ordered from this store
And of course from the famous lao fu zi
And to round off dessert, I let them try Lao ban, but I found another stall that I thought tasted better than Lao ban – thicker in their bean taste
Verdict: 3/5 of us will return. I will definitely return for the char kuey teow and the beancurd. The hokkien mee is the top dish liked by the troopies.. But the carrot cake and oyster omelette is a little disappointing..
I grew up in a family that emphasises a lot about soup. Without fail our mother will be devoted to boiling the best soup, and over the years think of ways to improve the way she cooks her soup – from cooking methods, utensils to the ingredients that goes into that pot of goodness.
After working in Hong Kong for a while, I have come to appreciate ‘sweet soup’ – soup that is boiled with fruits such as pears or apples. So I was introduced to this place by my auntie K initially, and thought this was one of the closest that I could get to my Hong Kong experience:
So they have probably opened a few branches across Singapore, but I will always order the pear and apple soup
Verdict: according to my auntie K, from all the outlets she tried ( almost all from jurong to whampo), she mentioned that her jurong side tastes better and they are more generous with the pork ribs inside. Each outlet doesn’t have a fixed consistency in the thickness of the soup, so the reccomendation is that it’s better to go to the ones with higher people turnover rates! One plus factor They are generous with their servings and have offered free re-fills if you are really hungry for that day!
I bought this from the whampo outlet and I think the soup is abit watery, in comparison to the one at united square.
Lao huo tang老火汤
I have been studyin through the night and thought i should go buy some breakfast for my family and i since i am up.
Whampo market had been the only market in my life that i frequent, in comparison to other markets. I grew up eating the food there since young, and do have a couple of favourite stalls that i like 🙂
These are a couple of favourite stalls my mum would buy for us for saturday mornings!
The prawn mee is always a long wait! But very fast and one of the best seller i reckon.
I always like to patronise this cantonese porridge shop. I like her pork bits and fishcake and egg porridge! I think its very smooth and just not too heavy to start the day 🙂
Ooo and its been a long while since i had chee queh!!
Verdict: will return for my porridge and prawn mee but chee queh.. Mehh i had better ones – forgot to ask for extra turnip!
90 whampoa drive
Newton Hawker Center revisited – Well its one of the places i must go despite the hikes- just to satisfy my local food cravings.. But I must make a disclaimer that I will be biased towards this post, because Newton to me, is like another place of familiarity that, despite at times we will complain how overpriced the things are here, it still never fails to be a convenient meeting ground for all of us that stay scattered all over Singapore.
so my poor friends dragged along by me went and we ordered a whole table of food!!
Sugar Cane with Plum
Sambal Kang Kong
Sambal Sting Ray
Duck Noodles – neh
Close up of duck noodles
BBQ Chicken Wings Singapore style
Carrot Cake (white one)
No matter where you are in the world,
to me no other country can ever match such comfort food.
I am so glad to be back here before I head back to face my own wars .
The only meh thing was just the duck noodles.. other than that, everything else satisfied my cravings 🙂
Thank God for friends 🙂
Newton Hawker Center
500 Clemenceau Ave
I got really home sick in Hong Kong, So I AM HOMEE 🙂 well for this short holiday .. being newly employed within 1 month and my boss ‘allowed’ me to take my first leave of the year (1 day) since the next few days the market will also be closed to celebrate easter holidays .. I wonder what impression I left but oh wells,
So time to hit my favourites that I have been craving for 🙂
Together with the gang, we went to chomp chomp!! munch on some local delights before having to return back to Hong Kong ..
Hokkien Mee ❤
Close up of Hokkien Mee
Chye Tau Kueh [Pan Fried Turnip Cake] (White)
Humongous SUGAR CANE juice 🙂
Sting Ray Sambal 🙂
BBQ Chicken Wings Singapore style 🙂
Hawker Centers to me, are like nostalgic places filled with wonderful memories. I totally missed Hawker food in Hong Kong .. the stuffiness of the place, the oily food and i think one redeeming part is, despite being so Hot stuffy and oily, having to scout for tables and witnessing numerous tissue papers as forms of “Stay away MY table” kind of reservations, its a nice communal place for familes to come together .. and interestingly you do really see all kinds of people gathering here . Its quite a ‘happening’ place where so much is going on and quite a embedded unique sight in itself.
My fond memory of Hawker Centers commenced in Secondary School, after basketball trainings, we would trudge to the nearest hawker center – it being the cheap and easiest place to meet , or slowly as we progressed into Junior colleges or overseas studying or polytechnics, we would go on food expeditions ( thats where my love for food was built upon) and order a buffet of food .. so full until the table is crowded (no exaggeration) with nothing but food.
Chomp Chomp is a hit for me, I love the Hokkien mee( red plate one), Chye Tau Kueh, and of course its signature huge sugar cane juice 🙂 and maybe because this belly is totally missing singaporean hawker food 🙂 Good Company always makes food taste better 🙂
20 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557269