Teochew Street Bakchormee, Fish Head Beehoon & S$2 Old Amoy Chendol @ Chinatown Food Centre on 13Feb2018

$3 teochew street bakchormee

went with lwife & daughter for some meeting at mosque street..

after that decided to walk over to Chinatown food centre on 13.2.2018.^^

teochew street bakchormee

wife had S$3 teochew street bakchormee…

$3 teochew street bakchormee

it was ok…not quite like tai hwa or lai heng standard…vinegar, qq, chilli ok, ingredients ok, and only S$3.

about same standard as man yuan at toa payoh lor 8 food centre.

seafood fish head

daughter & i settled for fish beehoon.

S$3.50 fried fish beehon

daughter had S$3.50 fried fish beehoon…

S$4 fried fish head beehoon

 & i had S$4 fried fish head beehoon..fish head boney not much meat..

soup was tasty enough, fried fish ok but no match for the fatty thai at beach road..

S$2 old amoy chendol

we decided to try the S$2 amoy chendol.

old amoy chendol

old amoy chendol

S$2 old amoy chendol

s$2 old amoy chendol was good standard, but cannot match four seasons at tpy lor 8 la! if i happen to be here, i will still take this..

c.h.e.f andy


(1) Teochew Street Bakchormee


335 Smith St, Singapore 050335

(2) Amoy Chendol

Opening Hours:

Best Coffee @ Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee on 13Feb2018

flat white 

LKY & TKF came for T-rex bkt lunch today on 13.2.2108.^^

i added a bit of kongbak with mushrooms & fried kang kong. 🙂

today bkt ok, not among my best renditions like here = https://chefquak.com/…/13/best-prime-ribs-bakuteh-on-7feb2…/

after that we went to tiong hoe at stirling street for a nice cuppa 👍 good recommendations by LKY. one of the best coffee i had.

the flat white was excellent! the latte art & microfoam was perfect & made the coffee silky smooth, and flavoir of the coffee was simply wonderful.

you just have to walk past or be near the shop, and the wonferful coffee flavour wafted through the air, felt energised already la! ^^

pour over

pour over 

LKY got the pour over.

i asked the barrista…they agreed the flavour of pour over is less intense, c/w the 15-20bar pressure machine, but it is pure, and clear fragrance…

tiong hoe specialty coffee 

you can buy the specialty coffee beans.

the one the used for the regular latte, cappuccino, piccolo latter & flat white is about S$48/kg, still cheaper than the S$65 lavazza from culina!

tiong hoe specialty coffee

very nice ambience, relaxing, great aroma, quite perfect for conversation & chill! ^^

c.h.e.f andy


Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee


Great Yong Tau Fu @ Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu Chinatown Food Centre on 12Feb2018

yong tau fu 

2 RI bros were meeting in chinatown, so they organised a 9pax lunch at xiu ji ikan bilis yong tau fu on 12.2.2018. ^^

this was CL’s favourite ytf stall. my favourite is hakka niang tou fu at circuit road food centre.

i had taken this couple times like 15-20 years ago when they were located ta the temporary hawker centre at outram park…i liked the yong tau fu here & also the tiong bahru yongtaufu at tiong poh road/eng hoon road corner coffeeshop…the ytf in both stalls were quite similar.

xiuji ikan bilis yongtaufu  

the usual long queue about 15pax. probably about 20mins..

3 of us queued up to order 8 bowls dry (S$3 for 8 pieces) + beehoon ($0.50) + several bowls fish cake (S$0.80)…i wasn’t eating.

the ytf looked great, and the chilli too! all the friends enjoyed it….

QTC brought a friend to introduce to us. he is a burnt victim, recovering well with lots of help. it was good to see him!

c.h.e.f andy



Curry Chicken & Potatoes – 55th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 9Mar2018

curry chicken & potatoes

made curry chicken & potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 9.3.2018.^^

this my 55th friday breakfast community meal dish 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.

curry chicken

curry chicken

i used about 2.5kg boneless chicken thigh from sheng shiong, defrost the evening before, cut, & drained in sieve in fridge overnight.

heng’s chicken curry sauce

this morning i got up at the usual 7am, seasoned chicken in fish sauce (2tbsp) and white pepper, fried curry leaves (from one stalk) in heng’s nonya curry paste.

curry chicken 

curry chicken

then fried chicken in curry for about 8mins. no need to add water as there is a lot of liquids in the chicken, then added 200ml coconut milk. then i removed the chicken.


cut 7-8 potatoes & cooked in the curry, about 8mins…

potatoes are just cooked (not overcooked) when it breaks when pressed against the wok or a chopstick pokes through with small resistance.

curry chicken & potatoes 

then i added back the chicken.

curry chicken & potatoes

mixed together a bit, then off fire & transferred to aluminium carrier.

curry chicken & potatoes

curry chicken & potatoes 

carrier was a bit full, so i dished out some curry chicken & potatoes, and kept for later.

curry chicken & potatoes 

a lovely dish! curry was spicy & very flavourful, and chicken was very tender & tasty, though it was frozen chicken. & potatoes were done just right, not mushy & very tasty.

c.h.e.f andy