Hawker Fare

Hawker Fare

Featuring Lao Zhong Zhong Eating House, Big Street, Ah Liang Ipoh Hor Fun (Amoy Street Food Centre), Seng Kee Bak Kut Teh (Chong Boon Market & Food Centre), May Hua Foodcourt, Choh Dee Place (Tampines), Hawker Chan (Toa Payoh), Geylang Prawn Noodle, Mr Prawnie Fried Hokkien Big Prawn Mee, Ah Hock Fried Oyster Hougang (Whampoa Makan Place Block 90)
Zhihui Lim
Zhihui Lim

New stall at Pasir Ris Hawker with only 3 items on the menu.

Initially thought $7 was really too high a price point for congee (there’s also a $15 version) but it includes salmon, prawns and scallop; while still pricey, at least I kinda get why. Flavourful, possibly from the prawn oil and wok-fried prawns. Thought the wokhei wasn’t strong, but I liked it overall. Also loved the addition of chye poh for that sweet-salty crunch in contrast to the smooth congee. While not something I’ll get everyday cos my wallet will cry, definitely something I’ll come back for.

The tea-smoked salmon ($12.90) was a pleasant surprise. Thought it looked dry, but it most certainly wasn’t. Portion was good, the salmon was moist, flaky, smoky and very tasty.

📍Reimondo Seafood Congee
Pasir Ris Central Hawker #02-07

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Springy noodles, comes with Xiao yu Xiang and ikan bilis. Quite generous with the minced meat, pretty satisfied with this comforting soup and perfectly cooked liver!

📍Ah Ma Chi Mian 阿嬷吃麵

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Noticed there’s always a queue! While I’d prefer thicker slices of fish, thought this was pretty good for $5. This porridge was more like soup + rice. Soup here is light, and not too oily (save for the use of fried shallots). Quite generous with ingredients, sliced fish was firm and fresh; so were the sweet crunchy prawns and sotong which had just the right texture - not too chewy nor soft.

📍T.G Fish Porridge
#01-50, Haig Rd Market & Food Centre

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The broth here was too.. clean-tasting. None of that rich, umami / sweetness one would expect from prawn mee. And while $9.90 is definitely pricey, it comes with a side of delicious prawn paste spare ribs that was juicy, tender albeit a tad oily; and the two prawns were quite huge.

📍Chef Kang’s Prawn Noodle House

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While price tag is on the steeper side but the prawn noodles here is good. Springy noodles, fresh prawns; thought the broth is quite well balanced with a slight sweetness to it!

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Enjoyed this! Noodles were springy, flavourful and less greasy than I remembered.

Fish soup was creamy, sweet and very tasty, pretty sure Chinese wine was added..? Quite a decent portion, fish was fresh as should be and the fried fish’s batter isn’t tooooo thick! Comes also with tofu 🙂

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Haven’t had this in awhile! The charsiew was not overly sweet, sinfully fatty but so darn shiok, caramelisation gave it a nice crisp char; the siewyoke was very crispy and chicken was juicy and tender. The rice was fragrant, surprisingly good and fluffy though a tad oily. Comes with half an egg and braised tofu!

(10% off if you pay via kopitiam card)

Another old school kopitiam. The refillable soup here is peppery, pork tastes fresh with a good bite!

Had this on a sweltering sunny day but this comforting bowl of pig organ soup (Small, $4.20) would’ve been perfect in this cold gloomy weather.

Am not particularly discerning and haven’t had this for so long, so I can never remember which is the ‘better’ soup. Anyhooooo, I did enjoy this. No kidney for the small bowl so if you enjoy it (not a fan so it’s no go for me), get the large bowl!

Fresh offals with no funkiness, lean meat was tender but my only gripe was that the liver was slightly too powdery. The soup was well-balanced; robust but not overly salty. Loved the addition of salted vegetables and soft tofu!

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Soft carrot cake with some wokhei-charred bits for that contrasting crisp texture, and a good balance of sweet/ salty with generous amount of caipoh within. Will probably add on more egg next time but we loved it!

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This was once a happy discovery from Grabfood. We had been exercising a wee bit of self control on not ordering it every week because it isn’t the healthiest of choice. Now I have one more reason to not order it and get my lazy ass out because.. the price of convenience is almost double😂.

Prices start at $4 if you’re eating at the food court, and I think it’s pretty worth the satisfaction. The fried chicken thigh ($5.50) is incredibly crispy and fragrance from the spices with tumeric and a distinct lemongrass flavour, while the insides were tender and juicy! And the rice - we prefer the nasi dagang for its texture, but the steam rice is equally good because it’s so fluffy and lemak.

For sides, our go-to is the Sambal Assam Sotong ($3) which usually tastes very fresh with a good bite (this round seemed to be an off day or perhaps I was a little late for dinner, as it was slightly more rubbery but it’s the first time it happened). It isn’t too spicy (may be disappointing for those who’re looking for more heat), with the addition of pineapples for sweetness. The other would be their curry mutton ($3) which are just tender cubes of delishness, and it’s not too gamey.

The mildly sour yet refreshing achar helps to cut through the richness of the dish, and the sambal balacan really packs a punch. Ambitiously mixed it with my rice and I’ve never, purposely, added it again😂 But spicy-lovers should like this!

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