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To land your hands on this plate of messiness, you need to get pass the not-too-friendly uncle. Usual suspects of rojak spotted; cucumber, turnip, pineapple, tau pok, beansprouts and you tiao. No mango, no green apple, no banana blooms. Surprisingly there were quite a few pieces of you tiao, something that you usually have to pay extra for. A pity the sauce was diluted and lacking on the shrimp paste flavour.

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Came here twice in a span of a month with @qingxiangsqx! The first time round when we came, the sesame chicken was sold out, so we got some roasted chicken instead. While the chicken was tender despite being roasted, the highlight, however, was the garlic rice! It was so good that you could eat it on its own ◡̈ The prices here were really reasonable too; we had everything in the second picture for under $18.
The second time that we came, we were pleased to find that there were still sesame chicken available ($6.50/half). The skin, with the toasted sesame on it, was really fragrant and was a delight to have. However, the rest of the chicken was lacklustre, if only the sesame flavour could have seep into the meat itself, it would have been great. The char siew here ($5/2 pax) was decent as well. If you like your char siew to be more lean than fat, you will love the ones here. However, this time round, the rice seem to be lacking in its flavour and was a bit bland.

Nonetheless, a good place to try, I must say. Would be back for more ◡̈

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The rice was flavorful & all the meats were really yummy. The steamed chicken was tender and succulent & served atop crunchy beansprouts. The cha siew was marinated with a sweet gravy and I appreciated that it wasn’t fatty unlike some places. Sesame chicken was uniquely good with its crispy skin, sweet and nutty sauce
📍Shi Mei Hainanese Chicken Rice, 371 Bukit Batok Street 31, #01-326, Sin Huat Lee Hawker Centre, S650371 (near Bukit Gombak Mrt)

Generous portion of pan grilled lamb. Tender meat and very filling.

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Growing up, I mostly only wandered around my neighborhood at Bukit Gombak. MacDonald's was not that ubiquitous back then, and to my family it was a luxury item. Being spendthrift, fast-food was never on the family menu. What I had instead was "orange bee hoon", or at least that's what I excitedly shouted to mum whenever I wanted something fast and filling. Needless to say, it was tasty for a kid to keep asking for it endlessly — putu mayam. Mum would buy it back, set the steamed vermicelli-like noodles on a metal plate, then sprinkle it with the snowiest coconut shavings and fairy dust orange sugar that never fails to give me that sugar rush thereafter. Yes, I may not know MacDonald's till secondary school, but happiness can come in many forms. Hawker fare and comfort food is one. Winning my mum's approval and her beautiful smile when she tosses my putu mayam up for the excited puppy by her side? That's happiness, bliss and something money cannot buy. My kind of happy meal, literally. #Hawkerpedia

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Growing up, I mostly only wandered around my neighborhood at Bukit Gombak. McDonald's was not that ubiquitous back then, and to my family, it was a luxury item. Being prudent with money, fast food was never on the family menu. What I had instead was "orange bee hoon", or at least that's what I excitedly shouted to mum whenever I wanted something fast and filling. Needless to say, this putu mayam was tasty enough for a kid to keep asking for it endlessly. Mum would buy it back, set the steamed vermicelli-like noodles on a metal plate, then sprinkle it with the snowiest coconut shavings and fairy dust orange sugar that never failed to give me a sugar rush thereafter. Yes, I may not have known McDonald's and Happy Meals till secondary school, but happiness came in other forms. Hawker fare and comfort food was one. Winning my mum's approval and seeing her beautiful smile whenever she tossed up putu mayam for the excited puppy by her side? That kind of happiness and bliss, money cannot buy. My kind of happy meal, literally. #Hawkerpedia

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