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Hawker Food

Hawker Food

Featuring A.S. Seafood Soup (Bedok), Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao (Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre), Enak (Bedok South Market & Food Centre), Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Golden Mile Food Centre), Xie Kee Hokkien Mee (Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre), Lim Hokkien Fried Mee, Hong Xing Handmade Fishball • Meatball Noodle (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre), New Eastern Kim Tee 新东方 (Old Airport Road Food Centre), Guan Kee Fried Carrot Cake (Albert Centre Market & Food Centre), Chun Sheng Yuan Eating House
Jayson Yeo
Jayson Yeo

Roast Meats
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For affordable roast meats, Tong Luo Wan charcoal roasts serves up an array of roast duck ($12/lower quarter), char siew ($40/kg), roast pork ($40/kg) and soy sauce chicken ($7/lower quarter). TLW specializes in herbal roast duck prepared with dang gui. Amongst the meats we sampled, all the roast were above average though I prefer my roast duck with a stronger herbal flavour. The char siew was nicely charred but could be sliced thicker for a stronger flavour. The stall sells out after lunch and is quite a popular spot for the folks in the neighbourhood.
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Thank you @alhsx for the invitation and @jthejon for the hospitality.

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Claypot Rice ($12 for 2pax)
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Yew Chuan Claypot Rice needs no introduction. Been a icon at Goldenmile Food Centre for ages. I’m a recent fan by accident as i much on the tender BONELESS [email protected] chunks and generous slices of chinese sausage. Pairing the rice with their chilli sauce is like a match made in heaven. The crave is real.

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Satay Bee Hoon
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Always been a fan of satay bee hoon but it is not a common dish found at hawkers and even after finding one, I seldom find a good one. This plate from Bak Kee Teochew Satay Bee Hoon at redhill market makes the mark with its generous amount of ingredients (especially the cuttlefish) and its thick satay sauce slathered all over the bee hoon.

Eng Kee Chicken Wings
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Have been wondering whether the chicken wings here actually lived up to the hype after a certain prominent figure queued up for it. I would say that the fried chicken wings were better than the average ones found at neighbourhood breakfast beehoon stalls. Slightly crispy skin revealing moist chicken flesh underneath. Overall, I wouldn’t mind having it again but not to the extent of traveling down specially for this.

Prawn And Clams noodles ($7)
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Just heard about @denisedeanna ‘s Deanne’s Kitchen and the awesome prawn noodles and by a stroke of luck chanced upon it while queuing for carrot cake. Wow, for a bowl of halal prawn noodles, I would never have guessed that the soup is made from absolutely zero pork bones. Definitely not too sweet nor did it felt dessert-like. The sweetness from the clams was just right. Ingredients were so generous and I love how the soup was lacking in the usual oiliness. Yellow mee with thin beehoon is a match made in heaven and I won’t have it any other way!

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Kway Chup
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The queue at Ah Kwang Kuey Chup located in tampines is evident of its popularity. Unfortunately, due to the stall owners’ age, their last day of business is 23 June. After about 30mins of queuing, we finally got our order. The braised big intestines was my absolute favourite, so tender and so tasty with no hint of the porky odour. All the other ingredients had been braised to perfection and was not too salty. The kway was also silky smooth. I’ll miss this when they are gone for good.

KL Hokkien Mee ($6)
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Black KL hokkien mee from Dynasty Fried Porridge. Haven’t tried the fried porridge but this seductive black beauty caught my attention more. Huge portion for $6 topped with crispy pork lard. I would have preferred less noodles with more ingredients but the wok-hei is definitely on point. I was slurping up the remnant gravy off the plate at the end.

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Live Prawn Noodles ($8)
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The definition of what “Live” is supposed to mean. Each bowl of prawn noodles at Kallang Cantonese Live Prawn Noodle (#01-83) located at old airport road food centre is made fresh to order as the smiley lady stall owner will fish out the live prawns (scroll right) and drop it in boiling water. Fret not though as the prawns are not cooked in the same broth as the soup. Any livelier and you’ll have to catch it yourself! This no frills prawn mee does not complicate with fish cake or pork slices though there are other options of adding pork ribs, pig tail or shrimp wontons. I especially love the texture of the prawns here.

Yong Tau Fu set ($5.80)
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Bai Nian ytf may not require introduction but new on their menu is my favourite fried chicken wings! You can either get it from ordering their set or a plate of 4pcs costs $6. The chicken wings were rather crispy with a decently flavourful coating but as it was not fried on the spot, the flavour was definitely not at its best. The ytf items have changed again since I last had it. The addition of fishcake was rather disappointing and a few of the brown pieces shrunk significantly in size. Just not the Bai Nian i used to know anymore 😭.

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Glutinous Rice ($2)
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Stopped by this stall @chinatownmarket and spotted the tray of glistening glutinous rice that was too hard to pass up on. Also available were the traditional yam cake, chee cheong fun, soon kueh and png kueh. The glutinous rice was decent but couldn’t compare with this fluffy version i had eons ago from a different stall at the same hawker centre. The latter had closed due to the stall owner’s old age with nobody to take over and thus an excellent recipe was lost. Yam cake here is of a firm texture. I prefer wobbly kind from childhood days.

Pig Organ Soup ($5)
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Probably one of the cleanest tasting pig’s organ soup I’ve had as the soup was very clear vs the usual kinda chock full of pork bits but this doesn’t mean any compromise in the flavours as the soup was still a pleasure slurping down! Especially loved the doneness of the liver slices and how they bothered to slice open the intestine and scrape the insides clean before serving it. Service at its peak at a hawker stall!

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Nasi Ambeng ($7)
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Woot! New stalls popping out at Goldenmile Food Centre! @nenekleng serves up nasi ambeng with a wide variety of dishes to select from. Loving the accompanying 2 types of chilli too. The chicken goreng I pick was topped full of crispy crumbs that’ll leave you wanting more. Definitely want to try the other dishes when I’m back as the beef rendang looked delicious too!

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