Hua Kee Hougang Wan Ton Mee
Old Airport Road Emporium & Food Centre
Blk 51 Old Airport Road #01-113B
- Wan Tho Noodles
Opening Hours: 12 noon to 12 midnight; closed on Mondays
There were a few things that caught my eye and prompted to try the noodles here. First, I saw the char siew the guy was cutting – it looked red and a bit burnt on the outside. My ideal char siew!
Second, there was a queue at this stall. If there is a queue at a food stall in Singapore, the food must be good, right? And lastly, there were the numerous accolades pinned at the stall. Must be really good, right?
Well, it’s half right. The portion is really very good value for money. See the picture above? That’s a S$3 portion! The char siew didn’t disappoint me – it was really tasty.
But I didn’t like the noodles – it was too dry; not enough chilli sauce and other sauce to blend it in. So that made the noodles kinda stick together. The wanton was so so – not memorable.
Overall, if you’re looking for quantity, then go ahead and eat it. Be prepared for a queue – I was in it for about 15 minutes during off-peak hours. If you’re going for quality, you’re better off eating the Kok Kee Wanton Noodle at Lavender Hawker Centre..
The Yoghurt Place
Basement 2, Ngee Ann City
391A Orchard Road
Bf and I visited The Yoghurt Place at Ngee Ann City after our dinner. Service was friendly; they actually let us taste the yoghurt before we even said that we wanted to buy. Sort of a marketing strategy:- try before buying! We tasted at least 2 flavours (raspberry and strawberry) before we finally decided to buy (coz they were having a 50% discount on the 2nd cup). We paid something like S$5.10 for 2 small cups of yoghurt.
One thing I like about the yoghurt place is that you can choose 2 flavours for each cup of yoghurt, regardless of its size.
The Yoghurt Place claims that its yoghurt “contains less fat, less sugar and no preservatives yet delightfully smooth and creamy and that it is freshly made.” I thought that yoghurt simply contains less fat and less sugar than ice cream and that’s why diet-conscious people eat yoghurt in place of ice cream? Freshly made or not, it’s a matter of opinion. To me, freshly made means they have to make the yoghurt in front of me. I spotted at least 3 tubs of plain yoghurt in the freezer. Perhaps what the company meant was that they do not keep the yoghurt for too long and that’s why it’s fresh compared to the yoghurt you get in the supermarkets.
Although the yoghurt is indeed soft and smooth, I don’t like the yoghurt. It’s simply plain yoghurt with toppings. The strawberry yoghurt is not strawberry flavoured; rather, it is plain yoghurt with something like strawberry jam on it. True, the topping is not sweet and if you mix everything up, you do get strawberry flavoured yoghurt.
Skip the ordinary flavours like strawberry, blueberry etc. These you can get similar quality in the supermarkets at a lower price. Instead, go for the other flavours like blackforest, cappuccino, chocolate hazelnut, choco beans and cookie crumbs.
717 Trading/727 Cakerie
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri; 7.30am to 1.30pm, Sat; closed on Sun
They have 6 outlets in Singapore; you can find details of their outlets in their website’s FAQ.
I managed to hunt down another cake shop that sells durian cake. Only thing is that they deliver if you make purchases above S$100!
I’ve not tried their cakes but I find the prices pretty reasonable. Can’t find a review on their cakes either. 😛
So guess you’ll have to try it yourself or wait for me to write my review. 😀
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Cakes In Bloom
Blk 1 Kallang Avenue #182-A
Kallang Avenue Industrial Estate
Tel: 6295 6088
What I’ve got here is another cake delivery website. BUT I would like to recommend their American Chewy Triple Chocolate Brownies (it’s filed under ready bakes in their website).
It costs S$40 a slab (which gets you 64 pieces per square). These dark chocolate brownies have a chewy, fudgy texture. The secret, apparently, is baking them at high heat at the start and then lowering the temperature for the rest of the baking time.
The result – the top gets crisp, the inside stays moist. It helps that there are three types of chocolate in them – dark Belgian chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
So yes, they are quite lethal, like a chocolate bomb.
If you prefer, you can also get their American Chewy Fudge Nutty Brownie at S$48 per slab.
Cakes In Bloom also offers kueh lapis, muffins, sandwiches and custom made cakes.
No Signboard Seafood
414 Geylang Road (off Lorong 24)
Tel: 6842 3415
Opening Hours: 3pm to 2am daily
Huge crabs arrive smothered by a volcano of orange-coloured gravy. Served with soft white bread, the gravy is spicy, eggy, garlicky and full of crab flavour. It’s unlikely that a drop of it will be left by the time you’re through. Two other pluses: There is valet parking, and the service is efficient and very friendly.
This family-run business started out as a humble hawker stall in Mattar Road close to 30 years ago. The founding hawker was so poor that he couldn’t afford a signboard, which explains the restaurant’s name.
Check their website for more outlets information.
Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 9pm, closed on alternate Mondays
#01-16 Bestway Building (TV12)
12 Prince Edward Road
Opening Hours: 9am to 3pm, closed on Sunday & Public Holidays
Yes, this is the famous minced pork noodles formerly from Marina Square that I queued for ages before I could get a taste of it. Both brothers used to operate the one at Marina Square but they’ve since split their time at each of their own stalls.
But somehow, the taste has changed coz I felt the standard has dropped somehow. The owners/chefs are still the same but…. maybe my taste bud has changed.
For a few dollars (S$4/S$5), you get a good portion of springy noodles tossed with a punch soy and black vinegar sauce (tip: ask for extra vinegar) and topped with minced pork, sliced pork, pig liver, a piece of fried flat fish and spring onions. I love the soup that comes with the noodles as it’s cooked with pork bones and you also get the taste of the pig liver as the chefs cooked the pigs’ livers in this soup too.
Kok Kee Wanton Noodles
#01-06 Lavender Food Square Centre
Opening Hours: Noon to 2am, closed every 3 weeks on Wed & Thu
Whenever I have the craving for wanton noodles, I would head down to this wanton stall at Lavender Food Square Centre. Be forewarned – portion are really small even though it’s priced at S$3! I’m a small eater and even I don’t get filled up with the S$3 portion.
The homemade gravy is really something. The owner would only disclose that it is made of dried scallops, pork bones, ikan bilis, soya beans and a “special ingredient” simmered for eight hours. It makes the noodles really tasty together with the other ingredients.