If you have to try only one Thai style wanton noodles in the Katong/Mountbatten area, let it be Foon's.

Oodles of flavour imparted from the lard oil, fish sauce, chilli powder and crushed peanut coated springy egg noodles. The fatty slices of char siew were slick with marinade and the dumplings, generously plump with pork and prawn. Addictively crispy bits of lard are buried under the noodles as well, so good you can't help but throw any health concerns to the wind and devour them all.

Better than any new fangled onsen egg, pork collar toting modern variant I dare say.

Foon's Thai Recipe #01-65

Taste: 4/5

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Fried Carrot Cake! This is really good! What makes the best carrot cake? It's how tasty the carrot cake itself. A major turn off of carrot cake who get the cake that is being mass produced in factory. Home made from scratch is still the best!! Yi Sheng Gong Fu, #01-99, 51 Old Airport Road.

They made everything from scratch! Very nice. Very cheap $5.50 for 10 pieces! In Old Airport Road Hawker, it's more expensive but it's the nicest! Also made from scratch but it's super juicy! Check out my older post if you're interested!

It probably sounds sacrilegious but I find the "liu sha" in this bun from Chef Hong H.K. Bakery (stall #01-79 in Old Airport Road Hawker Centre) tastier than the one in many salted egg croissants. 😁 Of course I wish they would fill that glorious golden lava to the brim of the hollow rather than just halfway. One can never have too much "liu sha" if it tastes scrumptious.

Old Airport Road Food Centre (nearest MRT station: Dakota) is an undisputed haven for tasty hawker fare β€” when in doubt, just follow the queues! One of the Burpple community's favourite stalls here is Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee, which has been serving up a smoking good rendition of its namesake dish since 1963. Better known simply as Hokkien mee, this dish sees a mix of thin rice vermicelli and thicker yellow noodles, fried with prawns, squid and and eggs in a rich seafood stock base. As with many hawker dishes, this relies a lot on the heat of the wok to impart a smoky flavour that completely elevates the dish. Nam Sing's rendition of Hokkien Fried Mee ($5) is a little less saucy than most, but it is no less, possibly even more, flavourful. Getting your hands on a plate of this deliciousness takes a bit of luck β€” even though operating hours are stated as 10am to 5pm, the hours can change depending on the owner's mood. Our advice? Don't leave this till your last day, just in case!
Avg Price: $5 per person
Photo by Burppler Marvin Lowe

Good things come to those who wait. Especially when it comes to Old Airport Road's Toa Payoh Rojak. With more than 40 years of experience, they've mastered the art of making excellent rojak. The uncle attentively grills the yu char kueh to a crisp over charcoal, ensuring that you don't get soft, soggy pieces in your rojak. The combination of condiments is almost perfect, and the prawn paste they use is the star. Rojak is one of those dishes that you don't get bored of eating, because of the contrasting textures and flavours you get (sweet, sour, spicy, salty) with each bite.

Toa Payoh Rojak
#01-108, Old Airport Road Food Centre
Mon - Sat: 1200 - 2000
Closed on Sun

η™½ε…°ι˜ζžœζ± Blanco Court Kway Chap lunch served with pig intestines, lean meat, beancurd, and braised eggs. 🐷 One of the timeless heritage of Singapore local delights!!!

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3-in-1 Sweet potato, taro and nian gao from Geylang Lor 20 Fried Fritters stall at Old Airport Market and Food Centre! πŸ˜‹

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I think I just wanna find another one that's as good/trumps the one at Serangoon Gardens:P

Trust the perpetual snaking queue at Xin Mei Xiang; a favourite among many. The rich, intense prawn-based gravy is just viscous enough to pleasantly coat the noodles without being cloying - add black vinegar to bring it to another level. The noodles are topped with the standard braised pork, ngoh hiang, egg and beansprouts, they also include fried snapper flakes that lend a great texture. The key here is patience, you'll get to the front of the queue eventually.

Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee
#01-116, Old Airport Road Food Centre
Tue - Wed, Fri - Sun: 0700 - 1400
Closed on Mon & Thu

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There are two kinds of people in life: those who like their hokkien mee wet, and those who prefer it dry. But Nam Sing may just please both crowds. Each spoonful brims with the aromatic, umami-rich prawn seafood stock that has been patiently fried with the noodles. Served simply with cut red chili, soy sauce, squeeze the lime all over to brighten up this dish, and slurp up this perfectly moist plate of noodles. Give them a ring before you go down, or count on your luck for them to be open, as they close the stall as they wish.

Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee
#01-32, Old Airport Road Food Centre
Mon - Sun: 1100 - 1900 (or when sold out)

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Stall name is Western Barbeque. All sets served with fries, baked beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and butter bread! Chicken chop is dope! They uses 1 entire chicken leg for 1 serving! Very juicy! They are know for their garlic sauce! But garlic sauce comes with pork chop only. But regulars like me will always request it on whatever we order! You can even top up with a sunny side egg! Cheap and good! $5.50! They have another outlet at Bedok.

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