Local Hawker Heritage

Local Hawker Heritage

Featuring reviews of local food that you typically get at a hawker centre such as Wanton Mee, Hokkien Mee, Mee Siam, Chicken Rice etc...
Grace Aw
Grace Aw

Saw so many good reviews about so I had to try it.

Bought two of their Shrimp Paste Wing. The first thing that hits you is the strong smell of the shrimp paste. Biting into it you get this crisp and light batter with the chicken that's quite tender. Really good however taste-wise the shrimp paste taste could be stronger. Maybe this batch wasn't marinated long enough? Also it was a quite oily. Their chili is similar to what you get from a chicken rice stall but a little spicier. Cucumber is also a good addition on the plate that helps add some freshness.

Overall not bad, worth trying if you're nearby.

Brought my friend here to try their Tu Tu Kueh as they have many interesting flavours such as durian, Nutella, Bolognese, mentaiko etc...

Different filings have different price. The classic flavours like peanut, coconut etc.. is 5 for $3. Their weekly filings are 5 for $3.50 and their premium filings is 5 for $4.50. You can mix and match the flavours.

I got their Chili Crab, Mentaiko and Durian (which are the premium filings).

Chili crab was not bad it even had chunks of meat but could be more stronger in terms of taste. They should have made it sweeter, spicier and saltier.

Mentaiko comes in a light pink shade. Really good. Salty and umami-ish.

Durian. The aunty advised us to eat it once it was cooled, about 10 minutes so we waited. The smell of the durian was really promising, unfortunately it did not deliver in terms of taste. The durian taste just lacked flavour and pungent-ness.

Now on to the Tu Tu Kueh itself. Honestly because of how badly it was made it affected the overall taste. The Kueh wasn't sweet, was dry and broke quite easily as well. If they change the tu Tu Kueh itself I'm sure it would have tasted better.

Overall the worst Tu Tu Kueh that I have eaten, the mentaiko filing was the only saving grace. Would only come back if they change their Tu Tu Kueh recipe.

This place offers Traditional Pancakes (Mee Jian Kueh, MJK), Munchi Pancakes and Mini Pancakes.

The MJK ($1.30 for coconut, red bean and peanut butter. $1.60 for sesame) was slightly fragrant and chewy. The coconut and peanut butter filings were like what you usually get.

Now onto the Munchi Pancakes ($1.30 for classic flavour and $1.80 for the premium ones). What I really like is the filling options. I had the Thai Milk Tea and Cream Cheese option. Thai Milk tea was fragrant and sweet, just like the drink itself. Cream cheese was my preferred flavour. It was a sweetened cream cheese which complemented the pancake really well.

Overall I would recommend the Munchi Pancakes or you can get the mini pancakes (6 for $4 for classic and 6 for $5 for the premium ones) if you want to try more flavours as it is more interesting.

They offer a few variety of noodles such as mee Kia, mee pok, beehoon and kuay teow. Ordered the mee kia which are thin egg noodles. The noodles are boiled, dumped into a bowl filled with a mixture of sauces that the aunty threw in and then mixed together before topping it with braised mushroom. Taste-wise it was average, wished the aunty added more sauce cause the noodles were a little dry as well.

Now on to the soup. The soup is the main star of the show. The soup was salty and umami-ish. Could taste dried sole fish which I really like. The soup was also packed with loads of ingredients like minced meat, meatballs, sliced Pork, fried fishball, wanton, seaweed, egg, Chinese celery and not forgetting the fish maw. Really good.

However I do feel that their Ding Ji Signature Noodle ($5) is good as well. The soup is the exact same except without the addition of fish maw. So if you're someone who doesn't really fancy fish maw I would recommend their Signature instead, which I also prefer.

Overall a really good bowl of soup but average noodles. Definitely recommend the soup.

My friend recommended this place and brought me here. The place was quite packed when we arrived at 12pm with people on one side waiting for their takeaways and another queueing up to order their food.

I had the Century Egg with Meat Ball Porridge ($4.50). A bowl of seasoned porridge with cubed century egg and handmade meatballs. Porridge tasted like they seasoned mainly with soy sauce. Century egg given was a good amount. Meatballs were flavourful.

My friend had the Mixed Pig's Organ Porridge ($4.50). I tried the intestine from my friend's porridge and was just wonderfully surprised. The intestine was actually very flavorful. Maybe they marinated it before cooking. Definitely would get the Intestine Porridge if I come back.
We also got the You Tiao($1). Comes in one whole piece.

Overall to me I think this is a normal bowl of porridge and I wouldn't want to wait for half an hour just to have it.

The unique things about this stall is the fact that there are 5 level of spiciness. I chose level 3 since I love spicy food. The wanton mee cost $3.50 a bowl.

The noodles were okay. Not springy but also didn't have any alkaline taste. They were quite well seasoned with just the right amount of spiciness. The amount of noodle was just nice. Char siew and vegetables were normal. Wantons were not bad. The fillings are quite well seasoned and the wanton mee comes with 2 fried and 2 soup dumplings. The soup was also quite good. Good flavour.

Overall the only thing that attracted me was the fact that you can choose your spiciness and also the wantons are actually not bad.

A Singaporean who loves trying new places and eating good food

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