Saturday, 7 October 2017

Hyang Yeon Korean Cuisine - Set Lunch

A pretty solid bowl of YukGaeJang - spicy Beef soup. 
Plenty of meat around a huge bone I could barely finish. 
All for just $12 for set lunch. Tasty and spicy soup as well. Sadly there weren't refills for the "Banchan" side dishes. But otherwise pretty authentic Korean cuisine for a lunch option along Telok Ayer/Amoy.

Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant
80 Amoy Street 
Opening Hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm; 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Closed: Thursday

Li Xin Fishball Noodles @ Food Opera ION

Food Opera at the Ion hosts several famous stalls in once place: Hwa Heng Beef Noodles, Guan Chee Roasts, Riverside Ayam Penyat, and now possibly the longest queue here - Li Xin Fishball Noodles. 

I held my breath when they put tomato ketchup, but it turned out to be great, lending fullness to the sauce. What made it great too were the spicy sambal paste and lots of pork lard oil. Yummy. 

The Fishballs were springy and biting into it, has an uneven consistency that of handmade fish paste. And as opposed to factory made ones, they barely salted these to bring out the freshness of the fish in the paste. 

Chatterbox Express @ OUE Downtown

The new OUE Downtown flaunts many new cafes and eateries, including Chen's Mapo Tofu and Monster Curry. From the same people who gave you the most expensive Chicken Rice in Singapore, in Mandarin hotel, you now have here - Chatterbox Express. The good news is that it costs less here at $8.50 for the same Signature Chicken Rice, add $4 for a drink and vegetables. Sadly you order from a young cashier who does not relay any special requests or of parts. 

The Chicken is smooth and firm and tender almost perfect. And you get a small bowl of Fragrant Chicken Rice. The soup is bland like water. The Signature Laksa is fragrant with an intense flavour of the laksa leaves. But for $12, you only get 3 prawns. 

Personally, it was nice, but with the many other options in CBD you would be better off somewhere else for a more affordable price.