Local Delights

Local Delights

Featuring Alexandra Village Food Centre, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, 328 Katong Laksa (East Coast Road), Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, The Roti Prata House (Upper Thomson), Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood, Lavender Food Square, Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint (Upper Paya Lebar), Poon Nah City Home Made Noodle
Daniel Hum
Daniel Hum

Finally got to try Wei Yi Laksa and Prawn Noodle at Tanglin Halt after having it on the to-try list for a long while. Opted for the smallest bowl with only two condiments to be added; the stall also offers their Laksa with other variations of condiments including chicken and cockles for those who are looking for a more wholesome experience with their Laksa here.

The stall has always been known to attract a queue, and a taste of the Laksa tells the reason why — while most Laksa gravy out there seems to focus more on the creaminess of the coconut milk of the late, Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodle’s rendition is a perfect balance between the coconut milk and rempah spices; the rempah spices bring still fragrant, but the gravy is nowhere jelak. Instead, it is a harmonious blend of the two — sufficiently rich, but not cloyingly so, yet without being anywhere watered down. The addition of the sambal chili provides a good hint of savouriness that further enhances the notes of the rempah spices, whilst also providing the Laksa with a moderately spicy kick that tingles the taste buds. Liked how they aren’t stingy with the prawns here — the prawns are also pretty fresh, carrying a distinct sweetness of its own while the beancurd soaks up all of the flavour from the gravy and provides a burst of flavours when had with the slurpy thick bee hoon.

A good bowl of Laksa of a pretty respectable quality — must say that it does take somebody who appreciates old-school flavours to truly understand the work behind the Laksa served here; something that feels pretty humble and down-to-earth without being all gimmicky with the addition of unnecessary seafood or fusion. Thanks to the friend whom was actually craving for their Prawn Noodles and made me wait in line to make his order that eventually tempted me to get the Laksa — not something I have planned but definitely an open opportunity for me to finally give them a try, with no regrets!

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I always like Tan's Tutu Kueh for it's fragrance and lightness 😋

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But according to the people there, it is same as Jia Xiang. Just that the name has changed. A bite into the Nasi lemak confirmed that it is indeed the same as Jia Xiang. The gorgeous blue pea rice, the fragrant and tender rendang chicken, the runny eggs and the sweet sambal chilli.. they added mushrooms this time round.

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A hefty bowl of fish maw bcm soup 👍

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Oh Victor Fried Chicken, how I've missed you 😋
(Price now at $1.20 per wing, $3 for 2 chicken wing + rice)

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Well actually I haven't had mee siam for awhile and maybe I was just starving .. But oh my goodness this was amazing! Apart from the wonderful flavor, the crunchy deep fried tau pok really made it special. Don't forget to pair it with their equally awesome popiah! 😋👍

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Surprisingly big portion! Besides the kaya, they put a couple pieces of butter on the top, giving it a slightly salty taste. Decent kopi, would come back for breakfast if I were in the area again. ($6.20 for the french toast set, they have steamed bread too!)

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Been hearing good things about this, and I now absolutely understand why. Best Mcdonald's burger I've had in awhile, definitely worth a try! 😋👍

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Still one of the best I've had, besides the usual peanut and coconut, you can now get it with chocolate too!

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Amazingly crispy, fatty roast pork belly. The secret? Fattier Brazilian pork is used instead of the more commonly imported pork fron Indonesia. Young owner Joseph also hired a chef from Ipoh whom he mastered the art of roasting from. (Source: http://www.makansutra.com/stories/3/1398/TheHaiKeeSoySauceChickenRiceNoChickenFeetInheritance)

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Not a crazy foodie, but looking to improve the quality of my daily life without busting my wallet!

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