Local Delights

Local Delights

Featuring Old Airport Road Food Centre, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Amoy Street Food Centre, A Noodle Story (Amoy Street Food Centre), Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, 88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist (Tyrwhitt Road), Bendemeer Market & Food Centre, My Cosy Corner, Hiong Kee Dumplings (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre)
Ting C
Ting C

Tai Seng Noodle House (Level 2)

Tender pork rib, well braised mushrooms, good fried wantons, decent tau pok, okay soup wantons. Wished the sauce/chilli had more oomph though. Really generous with the ingredients and decent bowl of noodles for $4. Uncle was really friendly. Should have ordered $5 for more pork ribs.

Not bad option when you are in Amoy but I wouldn’t travel for it.

Their sio bak > charsiew for me (although I seldom eat sio bak because I don’t really like the fatty bits).

𝗦𝗶𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗸 came with really crispy crackling and melt-in-your-mouth fats. Most were excellent while 1 piece had drier lean meat. 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗲𝘄 was nicely caramelised, charred outside (important!) with fatty and lean parts but there were a couple pieces with drier meat, otherwise it was good. Both were really flavourful on its own without needing the chilli.

Thin hk style egg noodles went really well with the meats.

You can choose spicy level (S,M,L) and with/without black sauce. I got M spicy (is quite spicy), no black sauce.

Like the springy kolo mee with the chilli and braised mince along with ramen egg (although I wish the noodle to be more al dente). Charsiew is decent enough. Somehow, I’m not a fan of the dumpling.

Decent kolo mee option here.

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Chicken dumpling with chestnut, salted egg, mushroom.

Chicken is nicely cooked and actually taste sweet? Chestnut and mushroom taste good. Salted egg is quite dry. I wish there are more ingredients (more chicken) and less rice though.

Maybe I expected it to be more “wow” given its popularity.

But it’s “Ok loh”.

Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee was sold out so everyone was queuing for Xiang Ji. Lor Mee is easily the food with the longest queue in the hawker centre.

They are generous with the ingredients - a lot of flaked fish, some ngoh hiang, pork belly, one braised egg. Taste good but to me, Lor mee all taste kind of similar actually 😬

It was a 40 min queue on a weekend. I’ll maybe only queue 5 mins again for it if I have craving for lor mee.

Stall with the longest queue in the market - longer than the wtm - because......?

It is value for money. At $3, they are generous with the ingredients and (especially) the noodles. Taste quite good, but nothing special.

The charsiew is ok (lean type). Wanton is plump and good. Noodle with sambal chilli and dried shrimp is shiok.

The charsiew and wanton are good supporting cast to the star - Mee with chilli.

Yum.

The stall is only opened in the morning and there’s always a queue when I walked by. I had some expectations but when I eat it it’s just okay?

The carrot cake would taste much better with a few more minutes on the pan for that slight crispness on the outside.

The radish cake itself is actually incredibly bland - It needs more chilli/preserved radish/some seasoning. I enjoy the texture of the radish kueh though. It is firm and not mushy. The dish is also not oily.

Blanco court hot & cold desserts #01-137

Red tea jelly and longan shaved ice. Uncle poured lots of evaporated milk in in front of me😂. The addition of evaporated milk makes this taste like milk tea! They are also really generous with the ingredients. A good alternative to Teh Peng or cold drinks next time one is in the hot hawker centre.

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1 png kueh, 2 soon kueh (no chive kueh for the day) fried carrot cake style with egg and chilli.

It was a 20 minute queue on a weekend morning. I initially thought it would just taste like pan fried kueh but cooking it carrot cake style is just genius.

Auntie lets the kueh sits on the pan for awhile so there is a nice sear on both sides. The addition of egg and chilli makes it scrumptious. I wish they would have drizzled more sweet sauce on it though.

They are only open Tuesday, Thursday and on weekends.

Queued for 15-20 minutes at around 12noon on a weekday. Even though it is $8 for hawker fare, I think that it is reasonably priced. There are enough ingredients to go with the noodles, even for the small bowl.

It comes with 2 generous thick slices of char siew that is very tender. Wantons are plump and I enjoyed the crispy potato covered prawn very much. The ingredients outshine the noodles. Noodles are not bad but I wish the sauce can be less salty.

Will visit again.

I went because I love popiah and this is lauded as the best in Singapore?

Popiah with turnips, lots of bean sprouts, lots of eggs, peanuts, crispy bits and fried shallots. I like the soft popiah skin, the crunch from the crispy elements and that it was not wet/soggy, which is good as I hate wet popiah.

The unique thing about their popiah are the fried shallots - I don’t see fried shallots in popiah elsewhere - and chilli - which tasted like chicken rice chilli.

It was a 30 minute wait on a weekend afternoon. The popiah is nice but I wouldn’t wait 30 minutes for it again. There are other comparable popiah places in Singapore.

Ting C

Level 7 Burppler · 275 Reviews

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