So-So Chwee Kueh @ Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh on 2Feb2016

chwee kueh

chwee kueh S$2.10 for 6

took the S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye at the temporary ghim moh food centre today on 2.2.2016. 🙂

it was quite average, ok but tak shiok!

decided to buy back chwee kueh from the famous ghim moh chwee kueh 锦茂李老三, 55years (now 57years?) recipe.

chwee kueh

chwee kueh S$2.10 for 6

must say i never really thought the chwee kueh was great in the past, when i tried it years ago at blk 20 maybe once or twice, and there was always a long queue.

today at almost 11am there was no queue.

the chye poh was salty. i don’t quite like the chilli. the kueh itself was so so.

according to dr leslie tay, this style is kiam pang (salty savoury). he didn’t prefer this, but he learned to appreciate it.

for me though it didn’t quite work. NOT my packet of chwee kueh at all.

i prefer the very tasty ones with lots of chye poh (pay extra) from chinatown.

for me, the ghim moh ones missed by a million miles la…

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

Average Lor Mee @ Hock Lye Prawn Mee & Lor Mee on 2Feb2016

S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye @ ghim moh

S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye @ ghim moh 

i have not tried the hawker stalls at the temporary ghim moh food centre since they shifted from the previous location at blk 20 which is currently under renovations.

today after my hair cut at about 1030am i decided to drop by & try some stalls on 2.2.2016.

hock lye prawn mee & lor mee

hock lye prawn mee & lor mee 

i never really like lor mee much as they are starchy & gluey.

i remember i had very good one at amoy street market level 2 but that must be 20+years ago, not sure they are still there.

i also remember the long queue at tiong bahru market level 2 (there are more than 1 stalls). again that must be scores of years.

more recently my daughter had a S$2.50 lor mee at hai tang lor mee @ mei ling market & food centre & i tried a bit.

it was really good & that brought back memories. broth was very tasty, good flavourful fish taste, mildly starchy, good amount of ingredients.

S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye @ ghim moh

S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye @ ghim moh 

this hock lye lor mee though was a thumbs down by comparison.

it was edible but mediocre, the broth was not flavourful like hai tang. so while it was a passable noodles, it was also the reason i don’t take lor mee much.

c.h.e.f andy