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Diet? Not today, especially when I was told that there are TAKE-ALL-YOU-CAN steamed coconut rice and sambal/sweet chilli at Nasi Lemak Kukus. 😍

How to order? Pick up a styrofoam plate for dining in or styrofoam box for takeaway. Feel free to pile on the fluffy rice then take your own dishes. Prices are stated by per piece or per scoop. Finally, proudly present your overcrowded plate to the cashier who will do the calculation for you. 😎

I was overwhelmed by the variety and had to walk up and down to finally decide what dishes to pick. Well, partly because the styrofoam plate was too small for our big appetites. Be awed because these two super-filling plates of Nasi Lemak only cost about $7 and $8!

Besides enjoying yong tau foo with soup, laksa gravy or traditional sweet and spicy sauce, Fatty Aunt whips up her own speciality bak chor (minced pork) and savoury bean sauce. You might be familiar with choosing rice, beehoon, kway teow, yellow noodles or even yee mee at the usual yong tau foo stalls. But Fatty Aunt offers more! They also have bee tai bak, dang hun, macaroni and chee cheong fun! For my first bowl, I went with chee cheong fun and bean sauce. The flavours intensify after I added spoons of the fragrant chilli paste. 😋

Fatty Aunt Yong Tau Foo probably has one of the most selections of yong tau foo items. They claim to have 70 types and 30 of them are homemade items. Each item varies between $0.50 to $1.

With so many things to choose from, I took quite some time to decide what to have though. The must-tries have to be fried you tiao with fish paste and fried long bean roll. And the laksa gravy is pretty legit, earning nods from us. 😙

This is what I will call - "Premium Hawker Surf & Turf". This gorgeous Combo Biryani ($12) from Rezki Allah Indian Muslim Food (#01-42) throws in a pile of fluffy basmati rice cooked with spices and topped with fried fish, smashed crispy fried chicken and mutton curry, with a papadum and small bowl of curry by the side. The portion is good for 2 to share but this can also feed a hungry carnivore. 😋 #BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

Won a spot in the City Hawker Food Hunt Awards a few years ago, Mohamed Arafat Muslim Food (#01-48) has one of the most selections when it comes to Indian Rojak. Did you know there are so many kinds of fritters? Plain fritter, egg fritter, vegetable fritter, coconut fritter, potato fritter and prawn fritter. And there are more! Fish cake, ngoh hiang, fish fillet, potato, tofu, hotdog, egg and squid. 😋 While I did find the consistency of the gravy a tad watery but flavours were there. What makes this stall worth visiting would be the fresh ingredients and them being served hot and crispy. 😉 #BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

Be it served dry or with soup or even soaked in laksa gravy, people keep returning to Tian Ji Niang Dou Fu (#01-52) for its non-hassle menu and wallet-friendly prices ($3 for 6pcs / $4 for 8pcs / $5 for 10pcs).

I usually enjoy my YTF with soup but I do like it dry once in a while and throw in lotsa chilli and sweet sauce into my noodles. I like that the stall auntie will serve the fried items separately without me specifically requesting it because I do forget to ask sometimes. 😊 #BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

Un-un-unbelievable was what I first thought before digging into this. This generous amount of tender duck meat for just $3?! Not forgetting the soup has a comforting herbal flavour. Remember to throw in some chilli if you love to spice up your noodles soup like me. 😘 #BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

I joined the snakey queue at Kheng Nam Lee Curry Rice (#01-53) which obviously sells curry rice. BUT there's a twist. This stall is famous for its Assam Fish. You will see every single customer ordering at least one big slab of this. They usually place the assam fish with the gravy separately for you to enjoy. The fish is super fresh and sweet with a great firm succulent texture. 👍 #BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

The uncle barely increased the price over the years. A sizeable old school glass of sugar cane juice for just $1.20 is hard to beat. This stall (Bing Jin Sugar Cane Juice, #01-60) located right at the extreme end also sells soy bean milk ($1) and grass jelly drink ($1). 😉 #BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

It is always easy to satisfy my craving for crispy fried chicken, sweet and spicy sambal sauce with fragrant rice at Aspirasi. With that solid crispy skin, the chicken meat remains rather unexpectedly moist. One of the best things you get can at this stall is the "free to take" crunchy bits of batter. I love topping those on the sambal-covered fried chicken for extra crunchiness. 😋 #BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

A big chunk of this pig's trotter costs only $10 is a steal when 1) the meat is superbly soft and moist 2) substantial amount of wobbly fats and sticky collagen 3) easy to eat as the meat just falls off the bone 4) aromatic dark gravy filled with herbal flavours of star anise and cinnamon 5) friendly lady boss who recommends this delicious dish. I'm sold! 😚

Choose between ribs ($11.50) or short ribs ($10.50) for the bkt at Legendary or just go with the combo ($9.50) for the best of both worlds. The short ribs have a layer of fats and the meat is more tender than the ribs. I prefer a leaner cut and I was not disappointed. The meat from the ribs is also very soft after hours of simmering. 😉

The heavy garlic flavour takes away the gamey pork flavour and enhances sweetness of the meat. Even though this version is less peppery, but if you are into herbal flavours, Legendary's rendition is what you will keep going back for. 😀

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