Hawker Centre

Hawker Centre

Featuring Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre, Ah Tan Wings (Yishun Park Hawker Centre), Telok Blangah Drive Block 79 Food Centre, Wow Wow West Genuine (ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre), Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap (Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre), Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia (Telok Blangah Drive Block 79 Food Centre), Ivy's Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup (Pasir Panjang Food Centre), Day Night Fried Kway Teow (163 Bukit Merah Central Market & Food Centre), Quan Ann Prawn Mee (Shunfu Mart), Lan Xiang Handmade Noodles (163 Bukit Merah Central Market & Food Centre)
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My favourite and usual dish is the Century Egg and Pork Porridge which cost $4.00. I will usually add an egg for $0.50 to make the texture creamier and provide more flavour. The amount of ingredient given is quite generous (you can see the amount of century egg given in the photo above).

The porridge has a grainy texture as it is well cooked till the grains are broken into slightly smaller pieces. Each bowl of porridge comes with generous toppings of fried fritters, spring onion, shallots and preserved vegetable. There is no need to add additional seasoning as the porridge is flavourful, not to the extent of salty, and the preserved vegetable will provide additional flavour.

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Ah Tan Wings basically sells prawn paste chicken wings, prawn paste cutlet, rice and egg. Since there was no queue, I received my order within 5 minutes after ordering.

Atas Wing Meal consists of 2 shrimp paste wings, aromatic rice and egg. Yes, you read this correctly, aromatic rice! It is essentially plain rice.

The prawn paste chicken wings are very crisp and well marinated. Even the meat nearer to the bones has prawn paste flavour. Definitely, one of the tastiest prawn paste chicken wings I have tried. As for the downside, I felt that it was greasy, i.e. on the oily end. As for the rest of the ingredients, they were just average.

Atas Cutlet Meal consists of a big chunk of prawn paste cutlet, aromatic rice and egg. Again, the cutlet was very well marinated and crisp on the exterior. However, it was very greasy. I am not sure what when wrong, whether it was the heat technique or the marination mix. All I know was that I was extremely disappointed by the dish. Needless to say, we did not manage to finish it.

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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

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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


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.

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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

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