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Was attracted by this stall, not only because there was a pretty long queue, but also because they had these huge earthen pots to cook their herbal soups! They have 30 over types of soups to choose from, and all of them come with a cup of ginseng water to pair.

Enjoyed the Salted Vegetable Duck Soup, it had just the right balance of saltiness and came with lots of soft salted vegetables. Duck meat was not bad in texture as well, though it can be a touch more tender. Will be back to try the Herbal Chicken Soup which seemed super popular.

📍Herbal Soup 瓦罐煨汤
Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre #02-017
335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335

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All 3 of my planned options for lunch at chinatown complex were closed, so I ventured around the hawker centre and found a queue forming at this stall and I went for it! The caifan is rather decent but I didn’t find it particularly amazing. The rice is average; sweet and sour pork was alright but I would prefer if it were crunchier. I liked the cabbage w black fungus and carrots which were nicely cooked - soft but slightly crunchy, as well as the ytf items (2 types of stuffed taupok) which were juicy with a bouncy paste. Can’t say I would be compelled to walk 15 mins here just for this, but it is rather light on the palate and tasted quite homely so that’s probably what the folks in the queue were queueing for. Worth a try!

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Even though this was taken away, the texture of the SJB wasn’t compromised greatly. the base of it still had that burnt crispy crunch while the meat inside remained juicy. no weird pork taste too.

XLB was not bad, normal la

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Ordered 10pcs Pork Satay and 2pc Ketupat (Total S$8.40).

Flavourful, tender meat with some fats. Love the tasty peanut sauce 💯 and the texture of the rice Ketupat is good as well.

168 CMY Satay (02-168)
Chinatown Complex Food Centre
335 Smith Street
Singapore 050335

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Bak chor mee @ $3.80
+2 meatballs @ $1.20

Ming fa fishball #02-049

Super tasty and delicious when everything is mixed in. Meepok was nicely done too and portion was great for the price.

Got $4.80 option.
Came on weekday around lunchtime, a little bit of queue but moves quite fast.

We are always on the lookout for new breakfast options and today, we decided to try out Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Foo (#02-88) at Chinatown Complex Food Centre as we saw a decent queue forming in front of the stall. Soon, we found out why!

The stall's signature dish is a $3 bowl of Yong Tau Foo! Seriously where else can you find yong Tau foo priced at $3 these days, what more in the CBD area! 😱 However, the stall differs from most yong tau foo stalls in that you are not really able to choose your 料! Just tell the auntie what noodle you want and whether you want your noodles dry/soup and the other ingredients are standard (6 items without noodles or 4 items with noodles). You can add on selected items by paying a little more, but the basic bowl was more than sufficient for us.

Amongst the ingredients, we thought the fishball was the clear winner as the fishball had a strong fish flavour and it was bouncy as well! 😁

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