Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Nam Seng Wanton Mee

I used to spend so much time at the National Library at Stamford Road. Combing the shelves for research. Yes there wasn't Siri or Google then. Neither were there smartphones with cameras to take snapshots of the Reference books. Hungry after an entire day, I would rush out to the S11 coffeeshop outside and order this simple Wanton Mee. Comfort food. 

It so warming to know that this piece of my memory still exists, whereas the building has made way for a ERP toll gantry. Though she doesn't prepare the noodles anymore, she runs a tight shop taking the orders and making sure her Chinese staff doesn't slip up. 

The noodles are different from the other popular variants out there. Not the tomato based ones of Binjai Park, nor the black sauce based ones of Simon road or Sixth Ave. This is more like the Kok Kee version that uses Salt, Oil, and Pepper. Granny Leong's noodles then to be a bit on the salty side, as well as the dumplings. But that is perfect to my taste buds. 

Nam Seng Wanton Mee
25 China Square #01-01
Opening Hours 8am to 8pm daily. 

Someone might have offered to build up a simple website for Granny Leong. 
Here you may find pictures of her old stalls. 


Akari Japanese Dining & Bar [CLOSED]

A place I would go to for a cold Sapporo after work. Never thought they would have one of the best Tonkatsu I've tasted. It was perfectly breaded and crispy on the outside, its cut was sufficiently thick to maintain its juiciness and moisture. 

Kurobuta Pork Tonkatsu Set ($30)
Deep Fried Black Pork with Daily Flavored Rice , Appetizer , Salad & Miso Soup.

Akari Japanese Dining & Bar
Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, #01-02, Ground Plaza, Marina Bay Financial Centre,
Phone: 6634 0100

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Park @ Holland Village

The place sits on its own in the "park" that had been recently created for Holland Village. 
A quaint New York Diner inspired theme. The food is on a heavily savoury base. Too salty for most, just nice for me. A beer on the side is a must. 

Truffl ed Mac & Cheese $12.80

Steamed Mussels $17.80 
Mussels steamed with garlic butter and Orion beer broth, served with spiced fries or garlic bread.

Mentaiko Cream Pasta $17.50

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Beetroot and Tomato Gazpacho with vegetable sorbet

Imperial Caviar on Sea Bream Ceviche, Avocado Cream and Curcuma Vinaigrette

Babies Artichoke Braised and Fried with Smoked Red Pepper Coulis and Curry

Jamon Iberico with Sauteed Mushrooms and Chicken in a Pasta Cup

Foie Gras Parfait with Port Wine and Parmesan Foam

Dover Sole «meunière», Baby Spinach leaves

The famed Robuchon Mashed Potato

An Exquisite Dessert Wine - Sauternes

Roqueforts and Honey

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Kim Keat Hokkien Mee

Tucked away in a corner coffeeshop in an old estate, the first thing you would see is the long queue for the famous Ocean Fishhead. And even more secluded is this stall, without a conspicuous signboard you probably would have missed it.

You give your order to this well spoken man, and take your seat and wait… About an hour I must say. So don't come hungry, otherwise you could have a go at the fish head first.

It comes served in a Claypot. Sizzling and topped off with fried pork belly. Everything sinful is in that Claypot. This Claypot costs $15.

The taste is great, fragrant as it should be especially coming out of a Claypot that aids the absorption of the stock. But don't expect that wok hei.


Kim Keat Hokkien Mee
92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #01-264, Toa Payoh Palm Spring
Daily: 11:00 - 22:00 (Closed: Tue)

Fried Fish Dumplings Hor Fun @ Amoy St

Brought to Amoy St market during weekday lunch specially to try this dish. The queue was probably not as long as the Fish Soups but an average of 15-20mins.

When I had gotten my plate, I thought I was to be disappointed. It was just plain looking horfun in a standard mushroom sauce. Topped off with some fried dumpling. Nothing special. Tucking into the horfun, it was a cut above the rest. It was clean and balanced. Not too much oyster sauce, and not too thick. Just enough to slurp the silky horfun into your mouth.

The dumplings were like those of wantons. But instead of pork, it was fish paste. Crispy skin, and full of fish paste inside. Tasted really good. 

Ah Liang Ipoh Hor Fun
Amoy Street Hawker Centre #02-122
Operating hours: Daily 11am – 2:30pm

Curry Chicken Chop Noodles @ Hong Lim

The merge of four greatest local foods: Curry Chicken, Chicken Chop, Mee Kia, Yong Tau Foo.

The thin firm egg noodles soaks in every gist of the tasty spicy curry. And adding to the texture, a crispy and juicy fried chicken chop. Simply yums! And all for only $3.50!

What's amazing is, the stall strangely pairs this with a bowl of Yong Tau Foo for just $1 more.

Be prepared to queue for a min of 30mins for this goodie. 

Cantonese Delights
Hong Lim Food Centre  #02-03
Opening Hours: 8.30am to 3pm
Closed Alt Mon and PH

Hp: 91051904