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Kim’s satay

What ?!! Muah Chee in a satay shop ? yes ! You heard right.

Fresh, tender , moist and coated with not too sweet peanuts 🥜 .

Sharing the same stall with Kim’s satay - one of the best kept secrets of the old airport hawker.

📍: Yi Ji Hokkien Mee
Old airport road is no doubt one of my favourite hawker centres with SO many good stalls to choose from. I know there is another more famous hokkien mee store, but this is my go to for hokkien mee here because the queue isn’t as long. 😛 Here is my decent $4 plate of hokkien mee - the noodles are cooked just right and their chilli is so spicy but shiOkz! 💯 However, their prawns aren’t really fresh, although they are quite generous with their ingredients esp if you’re their last few customers. Still good 👍

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.

(Unfortunately this stall doesn’t have an English name but it is the stall that sells all the fritters )

Get the bang for your buck !

I previously wrote about these delectable handmade crystal dumplings filled to the brim with oh so aromatic dried shrimps ,turnip and carrot. They were initially selling these at a corner stall in ghim Moh market but no longer now .

I just got reunited with them at old airport hawker in the most unlikely of places at 吃爽爽 which supposedly sells fried fritters but now is selling these handmade crystal dumplings .

You can eat these by the dozens especially with their homemade chilli.

Skin is thin and soft and ingredients are in abundance . Can’t find the standard anywhere else in Singapore 🥰

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Intestine Prawn Noodle Soup

The prawns not fresh with mushy texture, all uneatable. The broth was also loaded with msg sweetness but lack of the crustaceans umami taste, just ate some noodles as I was starving at almost 1:30pm (first meal of the day). One of the worst eats at the food centre.

(from Albert Street Prawn Noodle)

An impressive looking display with dozens of dishes to choose from, does make a stall very attractive. Yet ironically, one of my favourite breakfast spots for fried beehoon is about as low-key as you can get in terms of visual merchandising.
The elderly couple who runs it, keeps things super simple. While the husband does the cooking, the wife takes orders and collects payment. She also manages the amount of food on display with a tight fist, and only instructs him to cook an item when it runs low or out. Hence, inevitably there are moments I have had to stand around and wait as he fries an egg because the person ahead of me in the queue swiped the last few for their order. But I don’t mind because it means I get a piping hot egg to enjoy my beehoon with and we all know how much better that tastes, don’t we? 😋😋
I can’t recall the unit number but it is situated along the middle section of the second last row of stalls, facing the direction of the carpark. You can look out for “Toast Hut” (they are popular for their coffee and kaya toast sets) as the fried beehoon stall is just diagonally across from them. Do note the elderly couple operate only in the morning and usually sell out by lunchtime if not earlier.