Hawker/Cheap Eats

Hawker/Cheap Eats

Featuring Lau Pa Sat (Telok Ayer Market), A Noodle Story (Amoy Street Food Centre), Boon Lay Place Food Village, Food Court 2 (Nanyang Technological University), Tai Wah Pork Noodle (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre), CCK 302 Foodhouse, J99 Eating House, Alif Restaurant
Hwee Ling
Hwee Ling

Queued for around 40mins on a weekend afternoon. Ordered extra spicy in Medium size ($12), but the chilli wasn’t really spicy and have the kick that I prefer (for a mala comparison, it was probably not even a 小辣).

Personally felt that the components don’t go well together although they were well prepared individually. The noodles were pretty salty, but has a nice springy chew. The small bowl of soup, egg and the chashu was the star for me. The soup was so flavourful with what seemed like pieces of pulled pork inside and reminds me of a cross between bak kut teh and bak chor mee soup. The egg was so perfectly made with a flavourful yolky centre 🥺 the chashu was so tender as well and beats many ramen places! The fried potato ball was a bit of a novelty, but not crispy or crunchy enough to me. Wantons were packed full of prawns with a thin layer of skin, but felt like it doesn’t go well with the sauce of the noodles.

Overall, would prolly come back just to dabao the egg and chashu to eat with ramen or something 😝 hope one day the owners would make a soup ramen version and i’m alrdy drooling at the thought of having a huge bowl of that delicious soup to slurp on...

Operating Hours
Mon-Fri: 1115-1400 and 1715-1900
Sat: 1045-1315

Waiting time of 40mins on a Fri night. BBQ wings were hot, juicy and fall of the bone tender. Personally preferred the Chong Pang BBQ wings at the same hawker centre as that chilli was better and marinated better, but this was pretty good as well, with some nice char on the outside.

Ordered 4 chicken and 4 pork satay, but both were mediocre. Pieces were dry and hard, and cooked unevenly. Would not recommend.

Please arrive earlier if you want to eat the Pork Trotters!! It was sold out when I went near to the closing time 🥺 the BKT was deliciously peppery and meaty. The meat was really tender although we got the normal one. While there’s unlimited free refills, the first bowl tasted different from the refills. The first bowl had a strong meaty taste and really savoury, but the refills were just peppery and quite bland 😢

The preserved vegetable was more on the savoury side compared to the sour kind. I personally prefer the sour kind, but my partner loved this.

The pork belly was pretty good, the meats were perfectly marinated and absorbed the sauce, while not being too salty. The bigger pieces were quite tough, but paired with the delicious fatty skin... omggg 🤤🤤

Overall, a really satisfying meal and would love to try the pork knucles and premium pork ribs in the future!

Yummy and value-for-money chicken cutlet ($4.80). Asked for the lady to take out the mayo and add more cheese 😋 while they are very generous with the cheese, it can make the crispy skin soggy. Still very delicious! Chicken cutlet was juicy and thick. Really worth it!

The Xiao Long Bao was delicious as usual, but one broke before we got to dig in 😢 the Red Bean Pancake was surprisingly delicious. The bread part tasted like a butterfry, with some red bean inside. The sesame seeds made it really fragrant as well. Please give it a try if you happen to be around 😊

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This hearty bowl of goodness really hits the spot. The noodles were perfectly cooked with enough sauce to coat every strand. The noodles will slowly soak up the sauce, which makes it more delicious as you eat it! Portion is a little small, but you can save your stomach space for the beancurd stall in this coffee shop!

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They had the $6/$8/$10 options but I went with the $6 one. The $8 and $10 came with a larger bowl of soup with ingredients inside while the $6 one is just a tiny bowl 😅

Noodles cooked perfectly al-dente and wanton was nice and meaty. The portion of meat was quite generous and the salted fish on top provided a nice crunch. But would I queue and pay $6 for this? I would say this was worth trying once but I will go to other places to satisfy my bak chor mee cravings. While the bowl was huge, portion was quite little.

Pretty decent bowl of bibimbap, with the vegetables still retaining a crunch and the chicken freshy cooked before serving. Asked for extra kimchi and the kind lady added it into the bowl for me to mix it up ☺️ kimchi is not sour and a little salty, complementing the crunch of the other veggies and the meat. Not a bad meal when you’re looking for a filling and affordable meal late at night (I usually go around 9pm+ and it’s one of the few stalls still open) The plastic cutlery made it quite hard to mix though, so just be careful not to break them while mixing.

Saw many people ordering the Murtabak ($7) but I have to say i was pretty disappointed 😔 the shredded chicken inside was dry, and too salty. Both the mutton and fish curries were a bit too salty for me as well. The cheese prata ($2.50) was pretty yummy, with what I think was mozzarella cheese inside. It was pretty greasy though. The onion prata ($1.50) was really delicious, with the onions perfectly cooked and so fragrant!

For $4, you get a huge bowl of noodles and soup. Look at that perfect gooey egg 🤩 Really great service as they will bring the noodles over to your table! Asked for less noodles and they gave more vegetables 💖 No wonder there’s always a line!

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