East Ocean Teochew Restaurant
1 Scotts Road #02-18
Tel: 6235 9088
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm, Mon to Fri; 10am to 2.45pm, 6pm to 11pm, Sat & Sun
My bf and I had dinner here on 5 December 2007. We were attracted by the beautiful dessert shaped like a bear (see last picture above) that I simply wanted to try. However, when we went up to the restaurant, I was a bit disappointed to see that the beautiful dessert wasn’t on the menu. I guessed it was only for lunch. 😦
Nonetheless, we ordered our food after mulling over the menu for quite some time. So many food, so small stomach! Finally, we ordered the mixed vegetables in claypot (see picture 1 above), fried rice served in bamboo (see picture 2 above), fried chicken with fried garlic topping (see picture 3 above), boiled live prawns (min. 300g) (see picture 4 above).
Mixed vegetables was served in a claypot as you can see. And it came with tang hoon (glass noodles) and assorted vegetables like cabbage, carrots, corn, etc. Quite soupy so you can order it like a soup dish.
The fried rice served in bamboo is not the usual fried rice with char siew and peas. This one is first fried with dried shrimps (hae bee) and then put in the bamboo to keep it warm. Quite yummy!
Next dish was the fried chicken topped with fried garlic. I loved this dish very much as the chicken skin was crispy and the fried garlic gave it a very nice flavour. Excellent!
My bf’s favourite dish would of course be the boiled live prawns. Although the prawns were merely boiled, the freshness of the prawns was enough to make this dish taste great!
At the end of your meal, you would be given 1 complimentary seasame ball for each customer. Luckily, we cancelled our order for our dessert.
We were both too stuffed at the end of our meal. Considering the 4 dishes we ordered, we paid less than S$100 for everything. Quality was good and service was attentive and excellent (they cleared our dishes whenever needed and topped up our water without us asking; we were also given 8 cups of Chinese tea (I think it was tie guan ying)- 4 before meal and 4 after meal). Thumbs up!
Note: This review can also be found on TheLocalKing.
Posted in By Cuisine, By Food Type, By Location, Chicken, Chinese, Claypot, Desserts, Duck, I Was Here, Noodles, Orchard Area, Pork, Porridge, Rice, Seafood, Snacks, Soup
Express Food Delivery
511 Guillemard Road #02-27
Tel: 6747 4368 Fax: 6747 4113
Opening Hours: 11am to 2am everyday except on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month
I know they have been around for a very long time. This company specializes in food & fruits from Geylang. Yes, they do deliver durian! and even rambutan, lychee & longans! Wow! They even have bubble tea for those who have the craving for it.
And fear not! They have food from Chinese to Malay to Indian to vegetarian. If you’re tired of ordering tingkat dinner, you might want to try their set dinner too.
If the order is less than S$15, an additional charge of S$2 will be imposed.
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Fei Zhai Porridge
Blk 11 Telok Blangah Crescent (TBC) #01-599
TBC Market and Food Centre
He usually starts business at 6pm and closes at around 11pm or until his food is sold out. The owner is a Hong Konger and well known for his porridge here.
What he sells are the standard issues like chicken porridge, pork porridge (you can ask for purely lean meat slice or a mix of lean meat, pork balls and liver), century egg porridge, etc. All porridge will be generously doused with a dash of sesame oil, the fried noodles (white ones which are then deep fried) and spring onions.
You can also ask for a bowl of plain porridge (with none of the condiments listed above) and a plate of chicken meat; cost will depends on the number of people, but it’ll go for a minimum of S$3 per person.
He also sells fried bee hoon (S$1 a plate) which looks rather plain and tastes better than it looks. Also must-haves are his deep fried batter covered boneless chicken wings; goes for S$1 a piece and a minimum order of 2 pieces.
Do not try his fried fish skin as they are pre-fried and put into a box. So it doesn’t come out nice at all.
Posted in By Cuisine, By Food Type, By Hawker Centres, By Location, Chicken, Chinese, I Was Here, Porridge, Snacks, Telok Blangah Area, Telok Blangah Crescent Blk 11 Market and Food Centre
Tiong Shian Porridge
265 New Bridge Road, Ann Kway Building
Tel: 6221 1596 / 6222 3911
Opening Hours: 7am to 2.30am, closed on alternate Mondays
In case you don’t know what is Tiong Shian porridge, I’ll mention that it’s the famous Chinatown porridge at the coffeeshop near the main road, and it’s very near the Chinatown food centre. Now do I hear a “orh, that one har?” Hehehe… oh yes, it’s that one lor. Now you know.
They have all kinds of porridge and since I’m not the kind to take frog porridge, I usually go for century egg (S$3.20 a bowl) or chicken porridge (S$2.70 a bowl). I also like their fried hoon chang (S$5 a plate).
My pet peeve about this place is having to find a seat. People and more people are everywhere and not a seat in sight for me. But since they’re open till very late (or very early in the morning), I guess you can wait and wait until someone finished his/her food and you finally get your seat.
Zhen Zhen Porridge
Stall No. 54, Maxwell Road Food Centre
Opening Hours: Early morning till 2pm; close on Tuesdays
The queue is forever there at this stall. If you do not see a queue, please do not be too happy. It means that they have either sold out their porridge or they are not open at all. 😛
A S$2 bowl of porridge gets you chunks of meat (either fish or chicken; your choice) and lots of spring onion and seasame seeds as topping for your porridge. A must try at this stall is also their yu sheng (raw fish slices). A small one is S$3 and they are not stingy with the slices. The fish slices come in a plate that is covered totally with fried shallots, ginger slices, seasame seeds and spring onions.
The best part that I love about this stall is that I can get plain porridge for less than S$1 and add yu sheng as a side dish.