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Was craving for kaya toast and found Toast Hut at Old Airport. Added an extra giant bun ($1.40) and it was decently fluffy, though a tiny bit sweeter than we would have liked. Toast had a good crunch, but our favourite was the super fragrant teh!

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New Eastern Kim Tee’s Deep Fried Pig Intestines. So addictive.
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Location: Old Airport Road Food Centre, 51 Old Airport Road, #01-112, Singapore 390051
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While sauntering towards a noodle stall, we did a double take when passing “Golden Scissors Curry Rice” (#01-40) because their display was just too enticing. @Huatkaliao and I immediately decided to get a plate each. While he picked their Set A which consists of a piece of tender, properly braised pork belly, a fried egg (if only the yolk was runny!) and soft stewed cabbage with rice, I decided to go the a la carte route. That’s how my order ended up being the bigger of the two because besides the fried egg and cabbage, what I really wanted to try were the Pork Chop (it‘s thin, very crunchy and well marinated) and Stirfried Brinjal (enjoyed this a lot as it had a tasty and mildly spicy sauce). I found the stall’s #curry gravy more fragrant than most, and it possessed a consistency that suited my tastebuds - not too thick nor starchy. Plus it paired deliciously with the “zhup” (dark sauce from the braised pork belly).

Bottomline: I would definitely return when the urge for “Curry Png” hits, especially since it is located close to home. As their meats fall on the small / thin side, I plan to add on an extra piece the next time.

Sometimes what you need is just a simple bowl of fish ball mee pok after all the rich festive food. If you’d like something old school, try Ze Ji Fishball Noodles at the rustic Choon Guan Coffee Shop at Block 21 Old Airport Road. Popular with local residents, the owners start work in the dead of the night to make their fish balls by hand.

A generous serving of noodles sets you back $3/4. Choose a noodle of your choice, soup or dry. Then you’ll get a clear, savoury soup of fish ball, fish cake, fish dumpling (her keow) and sliced pork.

The highlight here is the fresh, bouncy, soft handmade fish balls that give a nice bite. Somehow handmade fish balls taste better, don’t y’all agree?

Since the fish balls are handmade, I’m assuming the fish dumplings and fish cake are too. The fish cake was sliced thickly that helps me to appreciate the springy, bouncy and slightly uneven texture. Enjoyed the fish dumplings too which are made from fish skin and contained a good amount of minced pork filling.

I went with my usual choice of dry mee pok with chilli. I noticed that beansprouts are added to the noodle which isn’t very common. Noodles were springy as they were cooked al dente (a must), while the chilli mixture was tasty in its own right.

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The open-air food court at Jalan Benaan Kapal was somewhere that I have been wanting to visit for years; a spot that is located away in the Stadium/Tanjong Rhu neighbourhood that seems to be a little bit in the middle of nowhere, and carries a vibe that is more Malaysia than in Singapore.

Most people are in here seemingly for the cheap coffee which we had also tried — our bill at Kang Siang Coffee Stall for a Kaya Butter Toast and 2 cups of Kopi and 1 Teh Siew Dai came up to only $2.90; a price that is pretty much unheard of elsewhere. But considering how we had made a special trip into this spot (because a friend drove), we thought it would be good to give another stall a go.

Reading up some reviews, we went for the Nasi Lemak from Warong Mak Esah (Stall No. 9); the Nasi Lemak came with basmati rice, while we opted for a fried egg and chicken cutlet instead of the chicken wing because it was easier to share. The Basmati Rice comes perfuming of a coconut-y fragrance; liked how the grains were not too moist — fluffy, yet fragrant without being heavily “creamy” in terms of the flavour, which we found to be really alluring and not particularly jelak, and all paired well with the sambal which was balance of sweetness and spiciness that is rather manageable for those tolerable to moderate levels of spiciness — carries a rather distinct note of the fragrance of fresh chili that runs at the back of the tongue as well. We were also impressed with the sunny-side-up; nothing of that “plastic egg” (as some may call it) nonsense here, but a proper fried egg with a molten egg yolk that oozes as one pokes through with a fork — pretty much attention-to-detail here that even some economic bee hoon stalls tend to miss. The chicken cutlet may be a little generic; using the garlicky breading that may seem a tad commercial to some, but comes with that satisfying flavour and crunch whilst not being too dry within, while the Ikan Bilis still retains its crunch whilst being just so ever slightly saltish, and without feeling as though it was absorbed in grease.

The Nasi Lemak from Warong Mak Esah is not the best, but it delivers at its price point at $3.50 — each of the elements seemingly being well taken care of, and certainly beats quite a number of other variants offered at other stalls at this price range. The place may take quite a bit of effort to get too if one does not drive — but I do really enjoy that idyllic vibe of the open-air food court; does really bring one back to those simpler times.

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Headed to the favourite place yet again for the morning coffee and spied a familiar pastry with a different hue — not sure if this is one of their Christmas specials available for just a limited period, but the Raspberry Glaze & Pistachios Croissant’s pink-coloured aesthetic is something that is difficult to miss.

Pretty similar to their Earl Grey Croissant that I almost seemingly have every time that I am here, the Raspberry Glaze with Pistachios Croissant sees the basic croissant topped off with a sugary glaze and nuts — the raspberry glaze provides a slight tartness on top of the usual sweetness, while the pistachios help to add a slight saltish nuttiness that gives the croissant an interesting contrast of flavours. Yet another pastry that I am getting here — while it lasts, that is.

Used to come all the way here just for this plate of Chicken Chop ($6.50). Their chicken chop are very well marinated, char and boost with flavours. Paired with fries, salad and old school butter bread. 😋
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Location: Western Barbeque, 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-53, Singapore 390051
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Just like I remembered - soft fluffy steamed bread buns, crisply breaded fish fillets, tartar sauce, and American cheese. Yummy.

Serving time was fast and my food was hot. You can dine-in but I chose to takeout and sit at the seats outside Decathlon (located right beside the restaurant), where you can watch people play basketball or do sports around the area while enjoying your burger.

Launch your McDonald’s app everyday to get a go at the Christmas lucky draw, where you can get food coupons like this. $2 for this burger is great although you’d have to purchase something else for this deal to be valid. They don’t let you stack coupons either.

Chop chop chicken chop. Western Barbecue at Old Airport Road FC attracts a loyal following for its signature chicken chop.

Unlike other stalls, they give you the chicken drumstick meat. They are not shy telling you this as each plate comes with a little knob of drumstick bone (which annoys me tbh).

Needless to say, the chicken is tender and juicy. Their chicken chop is good but it's their special garlic sauce that elevates the dish to the next level. You gotta ask for it because it is kinda an "off the menu" thing which everyone seems to know about!

If you love pork satay, you will definitely love Chuan Kee's pork satay.

Their pork satay is well marinated with a strong hint of lemongrass and coriander. The outside is nicely caramelised and the meat juicy and tender. Those who are health conscious can look away now because I love that small rectangular crunchy piece of fat in the middle joint. @jooeunchung loves that they serve their peanut sauce with a nice dollop of pineapple puree.

The wait is usually 45 minutes long. There is no queue number or buzzer system but the auntie there can remember her customer so don't worry!

Decided to try after seeing long queue and read good reviews about the stall. Curious to know how good it is until people so kiasu to queue 😂

It’s a very fatty char siew meat slices, the meat to fat ratio is heavier on the fat side. Personally I’m quite ok with it. The roasted pork also quite crunchy, accompanied with the sauce.

Overall, it’s good but not spectacular roasted meat rice.

Their gula melaka syrup taste is very special, not a typical gula melaka that you normally bought from wet market or supermarket. It has old-school taste. I ordered durian chendol with add on corns for $3.50. One bowl is best for two person sharing.