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Hawker/Kopitiam Eats

Hawker/Kopitiam Eats

As Singaporeans, we just love food, especially when it comes to our hawker/food court/kopitiam fare. A list featuring not only the conventional for the true local, but also for anyone looking for special finds as well.
Xing Wei Chua
Xing Wei Chua
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Found this rather hipster roast meat stall in the most unexpected of places at the link bridge of Pioneer MRT Station. The Paradise Bowl comes with a choice of grains (Oil Rice, Brown Rice and White Rice) whilst also coming with four types of meat of the patron’s choice (roasted meat, roasted pork, roasted chicken and Char Siew for our order), along with braised egg, braised tofu and vegetables — essentially the full works in a pretty gigantic portion size. Don’t expect the wheel to be reinvented where it concerns the execution of the meat; it is nothing life-changing, but the meats were considerably tender — the roasted pork stood out from the rest without being too fatty and with a crisp skin and flavourful spice rub. Otherwise, the brown rice was actually well-cooked, and the braised tofu comes all soft and silken. They seemingly serve their meats in Protein Bowl format too, allowing patrons to pair the meats up with salad — a pretty interesting concept that deviates from the usual roast meat stall.

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Passed by Mama’s Chendol a couple of times but had never really chanced on it being opened until yesterday. Whilst most Chendol out there focuses more on the Gula Melaka, this one was a good balance of everything coming together. The Gula Melaka is no doubt thick and fragrant, but it gets absorbed well by the ice while the coconut milk was also rich and thick. The Pandan Jelly also provides substantial chew; seemingly unlike the mass-produced ones often served up at other stalls. Liked how the Traditional Chendol comes without red bean or kidney beans by default — one can opt for the red bean as a topping that comes with the Chendol with Red Bean here. Something which I would go for again,
especially for how it’s pretty good and affordable at the price of $1.50!

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Hadn’t posted this before as a post, but one of my go-to foods at Tekka Centre. What sets Chin Seng Cooked Food’s Chicken Cutlet Noodles apart from others is how the chicken cutlet isn’t breaded; depending on the timing of the visit, they sometimes would fry the chicken upon order; all juicy, tender and flavourful. The noodles are springy; tossed in just enough sauce for flavour. A stall I had been consistently back ever since discovering it — so good; my sort of comfort food! 😋

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When it involves Wanton Mee, the one who usually doesn’t queue for food ends up queueing too — made my way and spent an hour before getting my grubby hands on this; in no way were they slow, but the queue is seemingly long because of the amount of large orders they had which inevitably slow things down. Everything was well-executed; from the springy, thin noodles to the flavourful sauce which provides a lot of depth to the dish; the pork lard being all crisp without all that grease being trapped within, and the Char Siew was all tender whilst delivering a meaty bite — a balance in between being lean, and fatty. I really like the soup that the wantons are swimming in; that rich chicken broth is absolutely delicious and warms the soul — a rarity for typical soups accompanying Wanton Mee, while the wantons were plump and well filled with meat and even comes with chestnuts for a bite. I would say I wouldn’t mind queueing up for this again, though probably waiting for the crowds to die down would be a better time (or would the crowds even die down for this one?).

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Hadn’t had a good claypot rice in a while; decided to head down to New Lucky Claypot Rice to satisfy my cravings. No regrets being here — unlike some modern stalls in Singapore where they cook the rice separately, New Lucky Claypot Rice insists on cooking it the way it should — claypot over flames with all the ingredients within. Loved how we could add in as much oil and soy sauce as we wish for flavour; the claypot coming with large chunks of tender chicken, salted fish, lupcheong and liver sausages for meatiness and a contrast of flavour against that savoury, smoky rice. Especially liked the burnt bits of rice by the edges; so crisp, and gives a textural contrast amidst the rice and meat within.

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From Feng Sheng H.K. Roasted Delights; a new stall at Tekka Market that seemingly serves a rendition of Char Siew Rice almost identical to the HK style, coming with fried egg and blanched greens. While the Char Siew (a different cut from their usual Char Siew) tasted a tad generic, it was of a decent cut that was mostly lean yet tender; great for those who don’t particularly like fattier cuts. Added Roast Pork for my order; also on the leaner side but still pretty decent with a crisp skin. Liked how they drizzled a bit of that savoury sauce for flavour, while the chili wasn’t particularly spicy; more of a dried shrimp paste that goes well with the white rice. Wouldn’t mind going for this again.

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From the new branch of Jin Jin Dessert at Tekka Centre, known for its Gangster Ice and Power Chendol. Liked how they were so generous with all the condiments, from the Pandan jelly to the palm seeds. The best part would be the Gula Melaka though; that thick and fudgy sweetness that makes their version stand out — something I would go for again!

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From Sin Ma Roasted Delight along MacPherson Road — randomly settled here for lunch but I must say that the Char Siew is actually pretty good. Serving up Malaysian-style roast, I really love how it comes all fatty with a good bite; not totally gelatinous, but absolutely tender with its sweet honey glazing on the exterior. Roast pork was less stellar; crisp skin but on the leaner side, while the noodles come all springy and savoury from the sauce it is tossed in.

(PS: SM Roasted Delights had since moved to Blk 125 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh with effect from 1 September 2018)

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Didn’t have the intention to post this up initially when I took the photo but thought this was actually really delicious. Upping the game from the usual Laksa, the one here comes with an entire Chicken Rendang Laksa drumstick; the chicken rendang is thick and rich, creamy and maintaining its flavour despite being doused in Laksa gravy whilst the meat being tender and falls off the bone easily. Laksa was also absolutely flavourful from the rempah spices and coconut milk that gives it so much flavour; add a dollop of chili for extra spiciness. Pretty value for money at $4.50, and something I would go for again!

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From Thai Ruk Thai, a new stall situated in a coffeeshop at Blk 347 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, which also serves Pig Trotters Rice.

Quite a good bowl of Thai Wanton Mee here; springy noodles laced in a light-tasting savoury sauce which makes it distinctively Thai, while coming with tender yet aptly sweet Char Siew and well-filled wantons. Both fried and soup wantons were good; the former all crisp, while both both carrying a meaty bite. Sprinkle some of that chili flakes on the side at the stall for a spicy kick. This is the smallest portion size available at $4, but those with larger appetites can get more with the $5 and $6 options here; pretty much a hidden find that is not too far away from AMK Hub.

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Not a big lover of Fried Bee Hoon for its always a tad greasy for me but Grandma Mee Siam’s Fried Bee Hoon is pretty decent — liked how they serve Ngoh Hiang platter items alongside so ordered the Ngoh Hiang Roll and Prawn Crackers to go along. The latter was crisp and umami, while the chili carried just the right level of spiciness and twang that makes it so satisfying. Pretty sure this wouldn’t be the last time I am having this!

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Had to try this since I am always around Tekka Centre and people all over actually make their way down just to have it — finally gave it a go after spotting a relatively short queue during lunch hours.

Opted for the smallest bowl ($4; The also have $5 and $6 portions available) and went for both ketchup and chili whilst going for Kway Teow. Must say that the Kway Teow did carry a good hint of savoury, spicy and tangy flavours when tossed around with the sauce, while the prawns were surprisingly fresh. The bowl of noodles also come with pork lard, shallots and spring onions as well. While I am no lover of Prawn Noodles (especially the soup variants) for how the broth tastes, I actually quite like how fresh this was — carrying the natural sweetness of the prawns, the broth was also left void of any unnecessary distractions considering how it did not carry an overwhelming hint of pepper. While I go for Prawn Noodles usually, this might be a bowl that I wouldn’t mind having if there isn’t much of a queue around at Tekka Centre.

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