Good But Very Ex Fish Head Steamboat @ Whampoa Keng on 22Jun2016

red garoupa fish head steamboat - S$50

red garoupa fish head steamboat – S$50 

went with my sis & bil to whampoa keng for fish head steamboat on 22.6.2016.

it’s really expensive here.

the red garoupa steamboat for 1-2pax is S$40 & for 2-3pax is S$50!

we took the S$50.

luckily the steamboat was good. the red garoupa were thick cut fish fillet. i think we each have about 4 maybe 5 big pieces. the soup was very good – tasty, intense…even the refill soup was good.

and of course there were veg, seaweed, yam, ti poh etc.

whampoa keng

whampoa keng 

the other room was closed, so now the space quite small & restuarant was crowded.

we were quite early around 6pm & we got seated immediately as we agreed to share table.

stirfried hk kailan - S$9

stirfried hk kailan – S$9 

the stir-fried kailan 清炒芥兰was very good.

dinner was S$68 for just 2 dishes for 3pax. for me that was far too ex.

i guess i rather pay S$50 for a really good fish head steamboat than S$25 or S$30 for mediocre or worse, still it was not quite matching my price expectations.

at this price point i would come very rarely if at all.

c.h.e.f andy

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Great Lunch @ Ye Shanghai Bukit Merah View on 24Jun2016

ye shanghai teochew muay

ye shanghai teochew muay 

had a great lunch with my sis & bil at ye shanghai on 24.6.2016. ^^

i was just back from my teban gardens friday community breakfast.

sis wanted to go lunch so we decided to go earlier. car park adjacent with ye shanghai is always full, but turnover was quick, i managed to park w/o waiting at about 11.30am.

chilled mullet 冻乌鱼

chilled mullet 冻乌鱼 – S$8

sis ordered 8 dishes.

the chilled mullet 冻乌鱼 – S$8 was good if no better than my own chilled mullet 冻乌鱼.

pek tor - rabbit fish

pek tor – rabbit fish 

the pek tor – rabbit fish were just S$1 each, really worth eating.

big intestines

big intestines 

we had the big intestines.

it was very good, no smell at all, looked really unhealthy better not order next time la…

5 vegetables

5 vegetables 

my sis ordered 5 vegetables.

must say all were nice. i especially like the eggplant (which i do very well myself). all the others were very nice too – ocra, bittergourd, brocoli cauliflower etc…

we had 8 dishes for S$24. very good lunch! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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Ye Shanghai Teochew Porridge (夜上海潮洲粥)

Address

#01-217, Boyang Coffee Shop, Blk 117 Bukit Merah View, 151116

Operating hours:
10.30am to 5am (Closed Tue)

 

Wok-fried Lean Pork + Long Beans in Nonya Sauce – 14th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 24Jun2016

wok fried lean pork+long beans in nonya sauce

wok fried lean pork+long beans in nonya sauce 

i did a wok fried lean pork+long beans in nonya sauce for teban gardens community service centre on 24.6.2016.

teban gardens friday community breakfast

teban gardens friday community breakfast 

this my 14th friday breakfast community meal at teban gardens community service centre.

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.

teban gardens friday community breakfast

teban gardens friday community breakfast 

doing 1 dish for 80-100pax is actually quite simple stuff with some planning.

i did a series for chicken & pork dishes & a few weeks of fish fillet.

one key consideration is that it should be boneless (so i do not cook pork ribs or whole fish with bones but only fish fillet) & also not so spicy.

for chicken dishes i deboned the chicken & because i need about 3 chickens (about 26 – 30 cut pieces for 1 chicken), it take 1 hr to debone the 3 chickens.

pork is easier. at first i used mostly belly pork. then i used pork collar which are less fat. this time i used lean pork.

for belly pork & pork collar i used the double cooked pork method 回锅肉,so the pork belly or collar were already tender & flavorful (5hrs in 90degC oven) before i fried them. for lean pork that is not needed.

 

long beans in nonya sauce

long beans in nonya sauce 

long beans in nonya sauce was easy to prepare. about 1 kg of long beans.

wok fried lean pork

wok fried lean pork 

for the lean pork, i tried to cut it thin. also about 1 kg of lean pork.

wok fried lean pork

wok fried lean pork 

& just fried with some oyster sauce & fish sauce.

wok fried lean pork

wok fried lean pork 

& added just a teaspoon of mala chilli at the end.

& put the 2 together in 1 aluminium container (top photo).

c.h.e.f andy

Always Satisfying Weiyi Laksa 唯一辣沙 on 22Jun2016

weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙 - S$5

weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙 – S$5

went to sheng shiong commonwealth to get something for a 12pax dinner the next day.

weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙 had only a short queue so i queued up about 15mins for a S$5 bowl of laksa & bought one back for my helper on 22.6.2016.

i ate here many times, the last i posted was on 25.8.2015…

weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙 - S$5

weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙 – S$5

they have many different options/combinations of chicken, prawn, cockles, fried taupok, & different size $3, $5, $8.

my choice is always No.6 (chicken, cockles, taupok) & S$5, and thick bee hoon mee.

it was really an enjoyable, satisfying bowl of noodles, sweet chicken strips, very good soup gravy & taupok softened & soaked with gravy, cockles.

c.h.e.f andy

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Weiyi Laksa 唯一辣沙 @ Tanglin Halt Food Centre

Address

#01-20,Tanglin Halt Food Centre, 48Tanglin Halt Road, 142048

Contact

+65 97821012

Opening Hours

5.30am – 2.00pm

(Closed on Mon & Fri)

 

Great 7pax Lunch @ Yi Jia South Village Seafood on 21Jun2016

crab beehoon - S$59

crab beehoon – S$59

had a great 7pax lunch at yi jia seafood at macpherson road on 21.6.2016. ^^

we had 7pax, doing a birth month lunch ie belated birthday lunch for a good friend. 🙂

first time i come to yi jia.

i had been to (1) swa garden (2) ming kee both restaurants next door & they were pretty good.

crab beehoon - S$59

crab beehoon – S$59

yi jia has a promotion. 2 crabs for S$50. we decided to have crab bee hoon. they charged another S$9 for bee hoon so total S$59.

i asked the price of crabs. they said S$55/kg, pretty good also.

anyway the 2 crabs turned out to be pretty big, maybe 700g each, so promotion price ok la…

beehoon was well infused with flavors very “yup mei” 入味!^^

subsequent to this i made a very nice crab beehoon for a 12pax OPS primary school gathering, i think equally tasty & flavorful (my very first attempt on crab beehoon)! ^^

assam fish head - S$24?

assam fish head – S$24?

assam fish head was fresh & assam taste always attractive, the slight sweet tangy taste.

assam fish head - S$24?

assam fish head – S$24?

fish head was small though.

& for me the thai style fish head at forture always better.

pig trotters - S$28

pig trotters – S$28

the pig trotter was a huge helping.

gelatinous parts were very nice, tasty, and i ate too much this unhealthy stuff.

some parts of the skin was a little dried up.

pig trotters - S$28

pig trotters – S$28

meat was a bit overcooked, so just a bit sinewy not so good bite.

one friend quite liked the meat but thought the sauce was gluey. i was ok neutral on the sauce.

anyway it was much better standard than the one i had at curry wok.

fried tua tau

fried tua tau

the tua tau was nice. everyone liked it.

a bit sandy, so not washed & drained properly.

fried tua tau

fried tua tau

it was a nice dish. nothing much in the preparation, just minced garlic oil & steamed, but most importantly tasted good la! 🙂

fried tua tau

fried hk kai lan

stir-fried hong kong kai lan very good, nice wok hae.

lunch was S$181 for 7pax, so price quite ok too…

c.h.e.f andy

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Yi Jia South Village Seafood Restaurant

Address:
550 Macpherson Road Singapore 368229

Contact:
67478263

Opening hours:
Daily: 11:00AM to 2:30PM
4:30PM to 11:00PM