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Don't be too sad if you couldn't enjoy Farasha as the weekday lunch crowd is crazy and people really queue for this big meaty chicken drumstick with crackling crispy skin and that fragrant spiced fried rice. 😋 A shorter queue compared to lunchtime on a weekday, I was so glad that they were still selling this for dinner!

Stall #01-1080 sells two types of oyster omelette - one which is literally omelette style and the other is our usual mixed starch with egg batter. I got the latter and I see why the hefty price tag ($5/$8/$10). If we are talking by food centre's standards, these oysters are obese! 😍 I also love the seasoning and enjoyment between the softness and light crisp of that batter. I will join that queue again!

Stall #01-1080 has no name yet its popularity at the food centre is proven by the faithful customers who are willing to queue in such hot weather. 🤗

They must have used real good eggs, just look at that golden yellow omelette. I love the soft steamed radish cake cubes and bits of preserved radish which added some beautiful aroma and saltiness to every bite I took. 😄 The carrot cake comes in $3/$4/$5 and it is a great choice for sharing! Makan up~~

Choose from roasted duck, char siew, roasted pork, spare ribs, Chinese sausage, roasted chicken and even roasted duck drumstick. The price varies according to the number of items you select.

Look at the big roasted duck drumstick, over-the-top char siew and pile of roasted chicken. This modest and quiet eatery serves such big platter of meats that costs only $18! 😍 Each table is given herbal soup that usually complements roasted duck. What you can't miss is the homemade chilli that still has ikan bilis inside. It is not punchy spicy but rather savoury-sweet kind of spice that goes well with any of the meats I've ordered. 😋

There's still room for improvement in the taste department. The meats were slightly saltier than expected and the duck was tad dry. Chicken is passable cos' it's hard to win Wee Nam Kee in my heart. And even though the char siew lacked tenderness, I love the sweet burnt crust on the sides. Regardless, I would return to Jiu Xiang Xiang when I'm in the vicinity for that big generosity of roasted meats at such wallet-friendly price. 😉

Cheng Ji Chao Xia Mian Hao Jian - 成记炒虾面蚝煎 (#01-59) only sells two dishes, Hokkien Prawn Noodles and Oyster Omelette. Both were as popular amongst the foodies at Seah Im Food Centre. And I can now see why.

The oysters were relatively plump and bouncy. My favourite part has to be that stir-fried starch mixed with egg batter. The light crisp and soft wobbly consistency is my delightful indulgence. Moreover, I love dipping every single bite in that tad sweet but spicy aromatic chilli sauce. 😋

Sometimes I follow where uncles and aunties queue at a food centre and today they led me to Cheng Ji Chao Xia Mian Hao Jian - 成记炒虾面蚝煎 (#01-59). While at the queue, the stall-holder uncle wowed the people with a fire show while he cooks up a big wok of Hokkien Prawn Noodles. Wok hei guaranteed! 😉

One plate costs as affordable as $2.50 but the greedy me bought a $3 plate which gives me two sizeable crunchy prawns and a handful of sotong bits. 👍 Even though Cheng Ji's rendition is the wetter version, the noodles were not one bit soggy. They were still chewy and springy in texture. Just midway into downing the plate, I squeezed some lime juice to add some zest to that tasty noodles. Yummy! The best ultimate way of finishing the noodles with style is to stir in all that hot spicy chilli. Definitely feel the kick and shiokness through the sweat. 😄

Spotted a couple of Japanese taitais tabao-ing these strong fragrant curry chicken, I stopped and joined the queue at Fu Xiang Kitchen (located at Food Junction, basement 1 of Great World City).

The big poster at the stall claims that they have Bishan's best curry chicken which won an award. 😮

My mom cooks curry chicken so I have an idea how tedious and how long hours of effort is put into attaining flavourful, rich and creamy gravy, as well as getting that tender chicken meat that falls right off from the bones. Fu Xiang Kitchen nailed it! 😙 By food court standards, this is probably the best curry chicken that impressed me.

Lobster Nasi Lemak is the most expensive nasi lemak I've had. Price tagged as high as $22 gives you a plump lobster freshly imported from Malaysia.

Just think grilled lobster topped with melted cheese and sprinkled with aromatic blend of spices. Oh that creamy and succulent lobster meat... 😍 Not enticed yet?

The humongous lobster is laid on a bed of fragrant coconuty basmati rice with Lawa Bintang's homemade sambal chilli. Spicy enough but not to the extent of punching you in the face. Big love to the sambal peanuts and ikan bilis which was absolutely delightful. Though I'd like the egg to be oozing and runny, but I was enjoying other elements too much to care. 😉

If you are greedy like us and not satisfied with just that plump lobster in the Lobster Nasi Lemak, just top up and get some chicken wings for $1.50 each.

Tossed in Lawa Bintang's secret herb mix, the chicken wings smelled great and tasted extra flavourful. Fried to crisp with that golden shade, chicken juice and oil gushed out when we bit into the wings. Well I just can't say I had nasi lemak without having a chicken wing in it. 😄

Lawa Bintang has now moved to an industrial park - 9008 Tampines Street 93 Singapore 528843. Yes it is rather secluded and requires some travelling effort to uncover this hidden gem but it is all worth it, if you like big fat lobster in your nasi lemak. 😋

Singapore's food scene is doing wonders this year as we celebrate our national dishes. You will find one being recreated in several renditions and going viral on social media recently - Nasi Lemak. We had the nasi lemak burger and let's now dive into the premium version, Lobster Nasi Lemak.

Update: Due to the overwhelming popularity, Lawa Bintang is currently selling only Lobster Nasi Lemak and Nasi Lemak Ayam Wing. Each customer is entitled to maximum of 2 sets of Lobster Nasi Lemak. There are changes to opening hours as well. For now, Lawa Bintang is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 2pm. To avoid disappointment due to limited number of lobsters, do note that the queue starts forming as early as 7am and the average queue time is 3 hours. When I was there on Sunday, lobsters sold out by 12 noon. Remember, don't queue with an empty stomach! 😊

Jian Fa BBQ Seafood #01-57 (Halal)

I've been a faithful fan of Star Yong Kwang @ Alexandra Village for their Sambal Stingray. Didn't expect to find another good spot for Sambal Stingray in the east that made me screamed SHIOK and wanna revisit for more! Spicy lovers would love the thick and hot sambal. Try spreading them over white rice for the sedap experience! 😍

The stingray was moist and soft with a slight crisp on the skin which added the burnt bbq aroma. I was pleasantly surprised that the portion was rather big for the price of $12. The size is comparable to those zichar stalls selling at $16 - $18. 😉 #BurppleBestOfTampines

Here I was standing at the famous fishball noodles stall and decided to try something different - Braised Pork Rib Noodles. As expected, they got skills for cooking noodles to the right firm and springy texture I love! 😊 There was a good portion of braised pork ribs and they were so savoury and tender that it takes almost no effort to break the meat down. I like that the minced meat was on the leaner side and the addition of crunchy ikan bilis. But the downer was that they didn't add braised gravy to the noodles which would have levelled up the tastiness of the noodles. 😋

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