Category Archives: Queensway Area

Covers Mei Chin Road, Queensway Shopping Centre, Alexander Village & Portsdown Road

Poh Cheu

Poh Cheu Ang Ku Kuehs Soon Kueh
Poh Cheu
Blk 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-230 (near to Alexandra Village Food Centre)
Tel: 6276 2287
Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm, off on Sunday & Public Holidays
Website: http://www.sbestfood.com/pohcheu.htm

This stall specializes in a wide range of hand-made ang ku kuehs (prices range from S$0.50 to S$0.80)  with different fillings (peanut, green bean, salted bean (tou sha), durian, yam, coconut, red bean, coffee, mango & green tea). Ang ku kueh is a rice flour cake filled with whatever filling you choose from the range.

Stall also has other traditional kuehs and pastries such as soon kueh (steamed Chinese dumpling made of rice flour skin with chopped turnips strips as filling), glutinous rice, etc.

If you spend more than S$50, you get one box of soon kueh free. I’ve never spent more than S$50 here (who’s going to finish all the kuehs if i do?), so I don’t know how many pieces are free.

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Avocado Juice @ Alexandra Village

Mr Avocado Avocado Juice
Exotic Juice
Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-19
Alexandra Village Hawker Centre
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 9.30pm; closed on Saturdays

First, the benefits of avocado are:-

  1. Avocados contain 81 micrograms of the carotenoid lutein, which some studies suggest may help maintain healthy eyes.

  2. Avocados are included in Fruits & Veggies—More MattersTM consumer educational program to promote increased consumption of fruits and vegetables for good health.

  3. Avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that can contribute to the nutrient quality of your diet.

  4. Avocados, due to their mono and polyunsaturated fat content, are a healthy substitution for foods rich in saturated fat.

  5. One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz) has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals making it a good nutrient choice.

  6. Avocados contain 76 milligrams beta-sitosterol in a 3-oz serving of avocado. Beta-sitosterol is a natural plant sterol which may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Precautions: Do not eat avocados or take any products containing avocados if you are using the antidepressant monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI). Avoid eating large amounts of avocado if you’d like to lose weight, because they are high in calories.

So if you’re still game for avocado shake (milk + avocado + gula melaka, otherwise known as palm sugar), then you must try it at this stall.  It’s like chocolate shake but instead of chocolate, they used avocadoes.  For a price of only S$2, you get the avocado shake like the one you see in the picture here. Real value for money if you ask me coz avocadoes cost like S$1.70 (cheapest I could ever find is S$1.20).

Colbar Eating House

Colbar Menu Colbar Colbar 2 Colbar Interior 
Colbar Eating House
9A Whitchurch Road, Wessex Estate
Tel: 6779-4859
Opening hours: 11am-10pm; closed on Mondays

Some call it run-down, while others appreciate its quaint laidback charm. Undoubtedly, Colbar is unlike any cookie-cutter food establishment you’ll find anywhere. A haven for beatniks and beer-chugging expats, this rickety shed in the middle of idyllic Wessex Estate is no frills and (no A/C). What it does have, is a rich history and a decent menu comprising Western and Asian fare.

Colbar closed its doors in 2003 to make way for a highway extension. Thanks to the petitions of Colbar regulars and the subsequent intervention of the Jurong Town Council (JTC), who wanted to preserve its colourful history, Colbar was replicated and relocated just a stone’s throw away from the old site. Built brick by brick and copied to close exact, Colbar reopened its doors last year looking no different from what it used to be.

For the food connoisseur, do not expect a gourmet meal here. The grub features lots of fry-ups like deep fat-fried chips, bangers and mash, burgers, fish and chips, omelettes and pork chops mostly below SGD 10, while steaks can go up to SGD 22.

What draws people to this secluded part of Singapore is the quiet open space away from prying eyes and reprieve from traffic. Time stands still here.  Weekend family functions and rugby post-match luncheons are common sight here, while evenings see a gathering of white-collar workers, art buffs and couples who enjoy a tete-a-tete in the foyer overlooking the surrounding greenery.

Note: This review was extracted from Uniquely Singapore’s website.

Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice

Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice & Fish Porridge
#02-89G Mei Chin Rd Market & Cooked Food Centre
Opening Hours: 10am to 7.30pm

This stall used to be originally at Margaret Drive but they’ve since moved to their new location @ Mei Chin Road Market.  They are still drawing the crowds to their chicken rice.  I always have the white steamed chicken (can’t remember they ever selling roasted chicken) and even with the move, their standards have remained unchanged.

Note:

Help! I heard they moved away from Mei Chin.  Destination: unknown! Since they are the only chicken rice stall that I eat from in Singapore, please please please let me know where they moved to! Thank you!