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Featuring Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre, Wow Wow West Genuine (ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre), Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap (Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre), Telok Blangah Drive Block 79 Food Centre, #MakanBoleh (Seah Im Food Centre), Ivy's Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup (Pasir Panjang Food Centre), Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia (Telok Blangah Drive Block 79 Food Centre), Lan Xiang Handmade Noodles (163 Bukit Merah Central Market & Food Centre), Quan Ann Prawn Mee (Shunfu Mart), Song Heng Fish Ball Noodle (Telok Blangah Crescent Market & Food Centre)
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The Bento Braised Duck Set $6 consisted of 3 yam rice balls, radish slices, cucumber slices, salted vegetables, ajitsuke tamago (Japanese runny egg) and braised duck meat. It also came with a bowl of miso soup soup. I would give full marks for the concept, creativity and presentation! What an idea! Photos of this dish on social media would be eye catching. So instagramable!

The braised duck meat was moist and tender unlike those that you may get elsewhere, where they are  sometimes tough and hard to chew. The egg was perfectly executed. I had not expected the yolk to be runny! Wow! As for the soup, it had a very forgiving herbal taste and was amazingly addictive. What I thought could be improved was the radish slices. I would prefer my radish slices to be softer.

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/05/jin-ji-teochew-braised-duck-kway-chap.html

The you mian was springy, soft and flavourful. As for the soup, it was clear, robust, sweet and more importantly, it was not salty! Moreover, the minced meat was well flavoured and marinated! A very satisfying bowl of handmade noodles.

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/05/lan-xiang-handmade-noodles-bukit-merah.html

This plate of Fried Kway Teow $4 was delicious. It was fragrant and flavourful with a good balance of sweet and savoury. It would have been perfect if wok-hei was infused in it. The small pieces of crisp pork lard at the side provided even more flavour with each bite.

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/06/day-night-fried-kway-teow-bukit-merah.html

I tried the Herbal Mutton Soup with Mee Sua and an egg $11. The broth quality was the same as my first visit. The inclusion of the Mee Sua was a good idea as the silky mee sua had soaked up and was coated with the broth. May be on my next visit, I should just dump my whole rice into the broth! 

Oh boy, I had no regrets eating this! This is the best mutton soup ever! Definitely a must try! If you are someone hates the gaminess taste in mutton, you should give this a try!

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/06/ivys-hainanese-herbal-mutton-soup-pasir.html

The crust of any epok epok or curry puff is always important as it needs to be thin and yet be able to hold the fillings in well, and is crisp. #MAKANBOLEH's Epok Epok crust hit all the right notes in this aspect. Moreover, it has a butter fragrance which is a plus point.

This Sardin Epok Epok came with huge chunks of sardine meat and small pieces of onion. On the first bite, the spiciness of the chilli pasteoverwhelmed me, before the sweetness set in. The more I bite into it, the more I love it! Sedap!

If you are a fan of Epok Epok, wait no more! Give this a try.

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/07/makanboleh-epok-epok-curry-puff-seah-im.html

I ordered the dry version Prawn Noodles $3 with chilli. Although the broth and prawns hit the right notes, I felt that the chilli was lacking in terms of fragrance as it was just spicy with no hint of sambal fragrance in it. The prawns were fresh as they were firm and sweet. As for the broth which was cooked with pork and prawns, it was tasty with a subtle umami flavour.

While this bowl of prawn noodles may not be at the forefront among the best prawn noodle stalls, it is worth a try, if you are looking for one which is old school with resemblance to home cooked food. I suspect that it would be more appreciated by the older generation, as the younger generation may not like this, as they may fancy the likes of Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle more (big prawns, robust soup).

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/07/quan-ann-prawn-mee-shunfu-food-centre.html

Look at the size of the piece of chicken given for the Chicken Cutlet $7. It was huge, nearly as big as my face. For someone who could eat a lot, I was very full after I finished the whole dish. The chicken cutlet was well-marinated and fried perfectly, which is not easily achieved considering the size. The exterior was so crisp and not over fried while the interior was tender and juicy.

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/08/wow-wow-west-genuine-abc-brickworks.html

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The Mutton Mixed Bowl consisted of meat, meatballs and stomach. The Mutton Soup was lightly flavoured and had a very very mild herbal taste. Interestingly, despite the mild flavours, there was no pungent gamey taste of mutton in the soup. As for the mutton meat, it was tender. In fact, I noticed that mutton ribs were also given and for the ribs, their meat were practically folk tender! As for the mutton meatballs and stomach, there was nothing much to shout about as I felt that there was not much taste in the meat. In fact, everything tasted so light and was so mildly flavoured. This is coming from a guy who does not like salty food or extremely sweet stuff.

If you are keen to try this, be there early as I heard that they can close as early as 1.30pm when they sell out all the parts.

Read more:
http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/09/cai-chuan-tou-mutton-soup-bukit-merah.html

The fishball noodles that you get from this stall is old-school style. There are no fanciful ingredients and nothing to shout about. But it is a decent bowl of fishball noodles which when mixed with the sauces taste so good. Also, the fishballs are handmade, not factory made, are of different sizes, fresh springy and bouncy. The other plus point is that the owner is so generous with the amount of noodles!

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/10/song-heng-fishball-noodles-telok.html

The $3.00 prawn noodles, dry with chilli, was impressive. Very generous serving of ingredients given for the price. The prawns were sliced into half and deshell except for the tail end. Moreover, the prawns were deveined! Most other stalls do not bother to do this as it is tedious.

The prawns were fresh, firm and easy to savour as it was deshelled. Also the sambal chilli sauce was delicious! It was so fragrant and addictive that it reminded me of Fishball Story’s chilli sauce! I can eat the noodles with the chilli sauce all day!

Having tried the prawn noodles, I now know why it has been so highly raved about! Give it a try before the owners retire!

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/11/seng-huat-prawn-noodles-telok-blangah.html

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Wanton Noodle $3.50 with additional pair of Chicken Claw with Mushroom for $1.50.
In all other hawker stalls, the mushroom would be sliced. I am not sure why this stall served the braised mushroom as a whole, but I preferred it this way because it gave a better bite, and retained more flavour and juice in it. I am won over already!

I think this stall’s food is really so good!

Read more: http://foodiefc.blogspot.com/2018/12/hong-ji-mian-shi-jia-telok-blangah.html?m=1

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