Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Loo's Hainanese Curry Rice

The queue seems long, but it moves much faster than its parallel queue for Sixties Bak Chor Mee. Personally I loved the Squid Curry the most. Rick thick full of flavours and spices, with more layers of flavours than your average curry. Let the gravy douse over the pork chops and you are good to go!

The "Lion's Head" a steamed meat ball has so much texture, much like a "Tsukune" Japanese meatball which has a blend of parts including crunchy cartilages. Its gravy also heavily flavoured, may come across salty to some but goes well with rice. The braised pork belly was melt in your mouth but you'll get better ones at the braised duck/kway chap stalls.  

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Mee

I had intended to food hunt Min Nan Prawn Noodles, but saw the long queue beside it for Wanton Mee. Following a craving I decided to queue for it. There was a sign saying that the Premium Char Siew has been sold out. But the queue was relentless. 

I am not sure what the Premium Char Siew would be like, but what I bite into today was one of the best I ever had. The Char Siew tasted like a sweet caramelised "Bak Kwa". It looked dry and lean, but when I chewed at it, it was juicy firm and very chewy! There was a piece that would have been a tendon part of the pork that was so tasty! 

The Wantons were unlike what I am familiar with - minced pork bits with crunchy water chestnuts etc. This was a melt in your mouth dumplings smooth wrapping and slurpy fillings. 

The noodles were springy as with any quality noodle stall, doused with a light salt sugar and soya base that the stall assistant splashes instead. The chilli is something very special too. It has a strong fermented bean flavour (tau cheow) with a bit of spice. Goes great with the noodles, but moderately as it will get too salty.

Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Noodles
Tiong Bahru Market #02-30
30 Seng Poh Rd

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Sixties Minced Pork Noodles

Tiong Bahru is probably better known for its other Mee Pok (Man) - Hua Bee. But I've seen long queues for this Mee Pok next to Loo's. We went in the morning, and saw it seemed like only a short queue with less than 10 people before me. Little did I know, that each bowl was slowly prepared and to my shock, the entire wait for 1.5 hours!!! I'll tell you now, it is not even close to the standard of Tai Hwa and the waiting time is similar. 

The vinegar is fragrant and not too sour. The overall sauce is balanced but not amazing. The noodles is the factory made type, nothing compares to Tai Hwa's. The ingredients here is for the Medium $5. The wanton is old school and tasty with a hint of salted fish. The soup is almost tasteless.