Great Hainanese Curry Rice @ Beo Crescent on 5Feb2016

curry rice

S$4.20 curry rice

met my primary school classmate at beo crescent today on 5.2.2016. ^^

he wanted me to try the hainanese curry rice there, at the coffeeshop next to beo crescent food centre.

my friend is a local there, and today he was visiting his mom in the next block. 🙂

beo crescent curry rice stall

beo crescent curry rice stall 

we were there early at 11am, so there was just 3 ahead of us. nearer lunch hour, the usual queue appeared.

curry rice

S$4.20 curry rice 

we ordered individual plates & the shared the food items. 🙂

S$4.30 curry rice

S$4.30 curry rice

we each had the “bak pao” aka crispy pork chop.. i had the belly pork & cabbage & he had the chicken & egg plant.

total was S$8.50 for 2 plates.

i enjoyed the curry rice thoroughly, very nostalgic…

the crispy pork chop & the sweet curry were the key items. otherwise the belly pork was ok but not special. most kong bak (braised belly pork) at kueh chap stalls would be better & some roast pork stalls also better. chicken, cabbage, egg plant nothing special.

yet overall it was a very enjoyable meal, maybe just nostalgia la…

my friend think this is better than the scissor cut at kitchener road..i am sure it is but i have not tried that for the longest time.

i guess it’s also the great company. i wouldn’t take the trouble to come here for lunch by myself.

c.h.e.f andy

Red Fermented Beancurd Cloud Fungus Mushroom Chicken – 4th Teban Gardens Community Meal on 5Feb2016

red fermented beancurd cloud fungus mushroom chicken

red fermented bean curd cloud fungus mushroom chicken

my helper did a red fermented bean curd cloud fungus mushroom chicken腐乳云耳香菇鸡丁 today on 5.2.2016. ^^

this my 4th friday breakfast community meal at teban gardens community service centre (CSC).

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

red fermented beancurd cloud fungus mushroom chicken

red fermented bean curd cloud fungus mushroom chicken

this dish was especially popular today. everyone liked it, the residents, the volunteers alike. 🙂

red fermented beancurd cloud fungus mushroom chicken

red fermented bean curd cloud fungus mushroom chicken

my helper used the softer small cloud fungus, not the large thick black fungus.

she fried the soaked fungus & chinese mushrooms with the red fermented bean curd & sliced ginger to bring out the flavours. then added the diced chicken & cooked for 30minutes.

red fermented beancurd cloud fungus mushroom chicken

red fermented beancurd cloud fungus mushroom chicken

then she steamed in the steam oven for another 45mins.

it was a simple dish to do.

there are regular attendees for this teban gardens friday community breakfast, last week there were like 100 people, this week looks a bit lesser, also i had to take leave a bit earlier, but probably it would still be over 80.

great place for the residents & older folks to gather, have a good meal & get in touch a bit.

c.h.e.f andy