Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sushi Airways

This place is not only sitting out amidst all the Middle Eastern restaurants in Arab St, it's choice of deco leaves one scratching their heads. Located on the second floor, you walk up into a part cabin part american diner vibe. 

But I have to say, the food is of amazing quality and strangely affordable! And on promotion, the Moriawase set was only $88+! Getting an Appetiser, the Sashimi Moriawase, and a Makimono. 

Sashimi Moriawase
A plate of freshness, firm and sweet raw sashimi... Plenty - Tai; Hamachi; Iwashi; Toro; Cod and Salmon Smelt.

Salmon Tataki

Lobster Mango Roll
Mangoes were very sweet, but seemed to be in the way of the Lobster and the Rice. 

Ankimo - Monkfish Liver
Very rare to find this in average Japanese restaurants. The Foie Gras of the sea, the monstrous looking Monkfish produces such a fatty liver. Here for only $12! 

Ebi Fry 
The tempura is breaded and crispy. Fried but with a light oil. 

Awabi No Shiokawa (Salted Abalone) & Tako Wasabi 
Apart from the usual Tako Wasabi, I have not tried this raw Abalone salted in a fermented bean paste. Flavourful with a bite, would go well with a dry Sake! 

Sushi Airways
Address: 20a Baghdad St, 199659
Phone: 6291 1151
Opening Hours: 12–2:30pm, 6–10pm

109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo - Circular Road

If you do not leave early for lunch, you'd end up at the back of a relatively long line. Both at Circular Road as well as its branch at Food Leisure of One Raffles Place. 

I'd like to say they have one of the best Laksa Yong Tau Foo around. An authentic Nonya style Laksa, made very evidently with dried shrimps (hebi) lending to a texture. The dash of laksa leaves adds to the fragrance. 

In addition, the selection is fresh and made well - generous servings of fish paste on fresh vegetables. The fried items can be opted on the side or in the bowl. 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

What to Eat in Old Airport Road

Old Airport Road Food Centre, has to be my Favourite Hawker Centre. Simply because you'd see the most number of queues everywhere - there is simply so much good food here! And here is a list: 

Xin Mei Xiang (Zheng Zhong) Lor Mee

To Rico Kway Chap - Blanco Court 

Holy Grill's Garlic Chicken Cutlet

Cho Kee Wanton Mee

Hua Kee Wanton Mee

Albert Street Prawn Noodles

Whitley Prawn Noodles

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao - 王记上海小笼包

Lao Fu Tzi Char Kway Teow

Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow

Nam Sing Hokkien Mee

Toa Payoh Rojak

Mattar Road White Pepper Crab

Sunday, 9 October 2016

CBD Series - Hong Lim Complex

Ah Heng Duck Rice

Old Hokkien Street Prawn Mee

Cantonese Delights - Chicken Chop Curry Noodles

 Ji Ji Wanton Noodles

Outram Char Kway Teow

Heng Kee Curry Chicken Noodles

Ah Heng Curry Chicken Noodles

Fragrant Hong Kong Pork Ribs Rice

Lee Kheong Roasted Delicacy

Tuck Kee Ipoh Sah Hor Fun

Tian Ci Prawn Noodles @ Golden Shoe


Perhaps one of the most understated Prawn Noodles, and right smack in the heart of CBD. Not one of the famous few you'd know, this definitely sits on the top few. For $6 you get a loaded bowl of goodness, where you'd pay upwards of $10 for similar servings. In it, you get Prawns, Lean Pork, Pork Ribs, and Small Intestines. 

For the dry version, the owner blends the sauces and a dash of broth before lovingly pouring it over the tossed noodles. Rich with a strong Pork Bone broth and heavy Garlic flavours. Refreshing and tasty without leaving you craving a glass of water.

The soup, naturally not as sweet as their Big Prawn rivals, I grew up with this memory of Prawn Noodles. Using smaller Grey Prawns giving a darker colour to the Broth. Dash a bit of heat and you have the best Hangover Cure ever!

Tian Ci Prawn Noodles 
50 Market Street #02-34 

Golden Shoe Car Park S(048940)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Tai Liok Claypot Chicken Rice

A few stalls down from the famous Claypot Laksa, lies this stall ran buy an elderly couple and their son. For a min of $12, you get a huge pot of rice which I would say is good for 3 persons. Two of us couldn't finish this. 

The Chicken is chunky and tender. The rice is grainy and fragrant, you will have to add alot of Black Sauce and Oil to it. Otherwise, you won't be able to taste much. Their salted fish though aren't the premium ones, which after soaking in the rice for a while, loses its fragrance.

What I like about this is the fact that they use two types of "Lap Cheong" waxed Chinese sausages. One the common red sweet ones, and the "Blood" sausages that are black in colour. 

Still a 30min wait, but if you are looking for the best, I'd say Chinatown still holds the title albeit the hour long wait. 

Tai Liok Claypot Chicken Rice
Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Alexandra Village
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun - 5pm to 10pm
Closed on Mondays

Star Yong Kwang BBQ Seafood

Impressed by the fact that this was the most bustling stall in Alexandra Food Centre at night, and that they take up 3 stalls, I thought I had to give this a try. Reading the pin ups on their stall, apparently ran by Young Hawker-Entrepreneurs, all the more I'd lend support. 

But their pricing isn't cheap. In fact they price higher than some Newton stalls! $16 min for a Stingray compared to $12 in most other places. $16 for "LaLa" as opposed to $8 elsewhere. But when the food came, it proved worth the mark up. 

The Stingray was medium done, and with a generous serving of Sambal. In addition, their Sambal has a sparring dash of "hebi" dried Shrimp which makes it more fragrant than most common Sambal Stingrays around. 

The "LaLa" priced much higher, were due to the sheer larger size. 
Fat and juicy, more bite to a mussel is always better. Unlike other stalls, their shellfish seems cleaner, with lesser sand, more muddy tastes. The sambal used here is different from the one used for the Stingray, spicier and very tasty. 

Star Yong Kwang Seafood
Address: 120 Bukit Merah Lane1, Alexandra Village Food Centre #01-03/04, 150120
Tel: 9247 2018
Opening Hours: 4–10pm

Sum Kee Seafood - Black Pepper & Chilli Crabs

The last time I came here was to try their amazing Nonya Claypot Curry Fish Head. 
This time, for a birthday dinner, we had Crabs! I heard their Black Pepper was good. I thought it was a tad sweet for my liking. I prefer the spicier and peppery bitter flavours of a good Pepper Crab. 

The ChilliCrabs were also sweet and less spicy, but this balance was alright. Made better with their mini Fried Mantous. 

Perhaps their best Signature and our favourite dish was the "Ultraman Chicken". A Salted Egg Deep Fried Chicken Chunks. Tasty, not that oily and juicy. We re-ordered this for round 2. 

The other understated dish was their Sambal Prawns. Not cheap at $52, but the Sambal was tasty and a mild but good heat to the spice. 

Sum Kee Seafood
2 Telok Blangah Street 31, Singapore 108942

6737 3233

Opening Hours: 11am–2:30pm, 5–11pm