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Zhichar / Hawker Food

Zhichar / Hawker Food

Featuring KEK Keng Eng Kee Seafood (Alexandra), Albert Centre Market & Food Centre, Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo (People's Park Complex Food Centre), Food Republic ([email protected]), Tekka Centre, Balestier Market, Chey Sua Carrot Cake (Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre), Taste Good (Sim Lim Square), Biang Biang Noodles Xi'an Famous Food, Ah Hua Kelong (Riang)
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Mala Fen, the taste is decent but nothing to rave about.

Mala or Suan lela Fen typically doesn't have much ingredients such as meat. They did give some chicken meatballs but it was very little and too expensive for $6. The best Suan La Fen I had is still at Chinatown.

Was craving mala and I guess this will do for now...

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A feast for $18 at #chinatown

🌟Zhong Guo La Mian XLB 中国拉面小笼包🌟 needs no introduction.

My favourite place for 锅贴 (Guo Tie / pot stickers). Thin, soft skin with juicy meat within and a ring of crispy skin on the outside.

The 红油抄手 (Hong You Chao Should / Chilli oil wanton) has silky smooth wanton skin with just the right balance of vinegar and chilli.

The 小笼包 (Xiao Long Bao / Soup Dumpling) is better than Ding Tai Feng 🙊.

📍Chinatown Complex Red Zone!

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From the stall BBQ Seafood Kitchen was very fresh, tender and the sambal has a good kick to it!

$4.50, never ending slices of beef. Very generous. Soup is light but flavourful. Ramen is very q, cooked to perfection.

An amazing bowl of noodles.

Curry Hakka Yong Tau Foo.

More spicy than Lemak.

Generous portion of ytf for $3.50 🤤.

Zhichar the other day via @grabfoodsg from KPT 78 Zhi Char.
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Ordered:
🌟 Special Tofu
🌟 Pork Ribs (排骨王)
🌟 Gong Bao Chicken 🌟 Kai Lan with Salted Fish.
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Both the Pork Ribs and Special Tofu were very well done. Pork was flavourful and tender. Special tofu was soft and topped with minced pork and quality sauce.
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Gong Bao chicken on the other hand did not taste like the Gong Bao sauce at all! It tasted more like oyster sauce plus corn flour.
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Veggies sauce was also very odd with no taste of salted fish.
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Although the rating from Grab food was around 4, personally, I think it is more 3.5.
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Alot of people complain about the service here but I thought it was okay. Yes, it is crowded. Yes, you have to find your own seats. Yes, they may not be clearing tables as they are super busy.

Yes, there is a queue for tables and then to order and of course, waiting for food. In total, the wait was 40 mins during lunch.

But the fried rice priced at $6.80 is really comparable or better than Ding Tai Feng. Love how crispy and tender the pork chop is. The fried rice is also hot and fragrant! Love it.

Would be back if not for the venue not being very accessible.

Iberico Pork bowl located within Food Republic at 313.

Sold at $6, the pork was quite well marinated and tender. It doesn't have a very strong pork taste that some people dislike.

However, my gripe is really with the sushi like rice. It wasn't really fragrant, a bit mushy and sticky to each other. Not the usual bento rice. The rice destroys the entire experience of the dish.

A good mix of Indian Rojak from Tekka Market! What's your favourite food at Tekka Market?

A good plate of fried rice is one where there is strong wok hei, moist but not wet, lightly salted but not over powering and where each grain of rice is separated yet fluffy and coated with sauce i.e. not white rice anymore.

Imaroy Thai Food at Tekka Centre gets it right! Seafood Fried rice for $4 is a comfort food on any day.

One of my favourite Thai food places and definitely one of the most affordable ones in Singapore.

Gets a little bit crowded during lunch but nothing too crazy (abt 20mins max).

Nearest MRT: NEL/DTL Little India

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Affordable and authentic Mala Mee Xian by Lao Yao Yao Mi Xian found at Bendemeer Ville Kopitiam which is just outside Boon Keng MRT. The Mee Xian was super yummy, very chewy while the soup is as my friend described 'taste like when I stayed in China, I go downstairs the shop buy one, very authentic'.

They also have non spicy version but I love mala.

Ingredients provided were vegetables, a tiny bit of chicken (true China style) and 2 quail eggs. For $5.50.

Wish there were more ingredients as it cost $5.50 but the soup is really 👌🍜

Will definitely be back!

A yummy pot of seafood with mushrooms and vegetables. The sauce was light but flavourful. Ingredients given was generous but this is a small pot for $30.

Overall, a delightful dish. Best for those who love sea cucumber and fish maw.

We reached Kek at 6.30pm on a sat night and waited 20 mins got a seat. Food came in about 15 mins.

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