Hawker Fare!

Hawker Fare!

Truly hidden gems: unknown, unpopular yet fantastic food.
Irene Arieputri
Irene Arieputri

Although the wok hei wasn't strong, I like how flavourful the stock was thanks to the fresh la la clams and lard. Noodle was al dente and evenly coated with the broth. For the price, the portion was pretty good and they were generous with the ingredients like deep-fried sio bak, prawns and lala clams.

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Curry was not the strongest I've tried, but adequately spicy. Chicken was tender and was well soaked in the curry gravy. Quite a pleasant set to have if you're dining alone.

Please note that the set only consists of rice and chicken curry.

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Although it lacks the assam punch I was looking for, the curry was enjoyable to drink. The huge pieces of tiger prawns were fresh and crunchy. Wish there were more prawns considering the hefty price tag.

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Sambal was addictive, especialy after adding a dash of lime. Somewhat similar to hae bee hiam, but less hae bee flavour. The pork was pretty good with a hint of prawn paste flavour although need more effort to chew.

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Easily one of the better fried oysters around. My first time having it 1.5 years ago was rather disappointing as it was too greasy. But this time round, it was nicely crispy. Le bf who usually avoids oyster in fried oyster / oyster omelette was pretty impressed by how fresh the oysters were.

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This possibly tops my list of favourite hokkien noodle in Singapore. Might not come with the most wok hei, but it ticks off al the features i'm looking for: umami stock, qq noodle and soupy base. Portion is pretty satisfying too! Some people will question why they never put sambal or lard in it, but I always prefer simpler ingredients done right.

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Although the chilli was a tad sweet (and sliiiightly tangy), everything was flavourful. The soup might be rather strong and sweet at first but I like it poured into my noodle bit by bit! And the dry version comes with sizeable dried shrimps instead of the typical prawns, which I think what made this prawn mee stand out. Love the addition of fried shallots and sliced pork too.

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An underrated gem in Shunfu Estate, Mei Zhen Hakka Deli attracts me with its suan pan zi. The abacus seeds were soft and chewy while the concoction of chilli and dried shrimp hit the spot. Love the addition of fried shallots for some crunch.

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FINALLY! Idk how many times I have said "I should try this soon!" over the past 2 years and when I did, my heart was probably tearing up a lil bit. IT WAS SO GOOD like seriously - the dumplings were chock-full of minced pork, the chilli oil dressing was kicking and addictive (with enough dose of black vinegar!), and the portion was generous. The best I've tried so far? YES.

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The thick bee hoon is interestingly cut short (reminding me of the famous Katong laksa) so it's easy to slurp down. Sliced fish were fresh while soup was light and a tad milky (too much evap I guess). Overall a comforting bowl for a rainy weather if you prefer a clean-tasting fish bee hoon.

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The famous Maxwell Fuzhou oyster cake comes with loads of ingredients - minced pork, prawns, oyster, and coriander. Crispy outside yet moist and slightly gooey inside. So good!

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Caught them on a bad day I suppose. The pig's armpit was a tad harder to chew than I remembered it to be, and was rather underseasoned. Or is it because I asked the aunty to give me less black sauce? Either way, would stick to Fei Fei for my charsiew fix next time.

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