Not So Great Stuff @ Beauty World Food Centre on 23Feb2016

hong wen chinese mutton soup红炆羊肉汤

S$5 hong wen chinese mutton soup红炆羊肉汤

went with daughter to beauty world food centre on 23.2.2016. ^^

actually she wanted to try the top1 home made noodles but the stall was closed.

we already parked the car & did not want to drive to another place so made do with what stalls we could find.

hong wen chinese mutton soup红炆羊肉汤

hong wen chinese mutton soup红炆羊肉汤

i decided on hong wen chinese mutton soup红炆羊肉汤.

chinese mutton soup羊肉汤

S$5 chinese mutton soup羊肉汤

unfortunately it was not good.

nothing like chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤 at bukit merah view.

nor any of the 2 mutton soup stalls at whampoa market.

nor the mutton soup at vivocity.

the soup was tasteless except for slight unnatural sweetness of herbs. usually this is balanced by the savoury & robust flavours of the mutton so the soup should be smooth, herbal & very tasty & intense, everything that this was not.

the mutton was soft. there were few for S$5, and basically tasteless even with the chilli.

益康fish soup

益康fish soup

daughter settled for the fish soup. not her favourite, but something she would take & she finished all.

fish soup

S$4 fish soup

i tried the soup. it was sweet.

fish soup

S$4 fish soup

should be competent la…couldn’t be too bad also.

nothing much about the food, but good time & chat with daughter la..

c.h.e.f andy

Hong Wen Mutton Soup

mutton soup

mutton soup

drop by at hong wen mutton soup at bukit timah food centre on the way to meet a friend on 10.4.2015.

mutton soup

mutton soup

apparently the stall previously from beauty world centre has been around for decades.

closing time was 2.30pm & i was there nearer 3pm, anyway the owner served me the last bowl before shuttering the stall.

mutton soup

mutton soup

it should be good, unfortunately it was the worst mutton soup i had tried. will never come back again!

the soup was tasteless except for slight unnatural sweetness of herbs. usually this is balanced by the savoury & robust flavours of the mutton so the soup should be smooth, herbal & very tasty & intense, everything that this was not.

i asked for mutton & stomach. the mutton was soft. there were few for S$5, and basically tasteless even with the chilli.

currently for the chinese mutton soup i have tried, chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤 is head & shoulders above the rest.

the 2 stalls at whampoa, yu ji (宇记) chinese herbal mutton soup (羊肉汤) & Herbal Mutton Soup @ Stall #01-75 Whampoa Drive Food Centre were both good.

the stall hougang jing jia mutton soup at old airport road was until today the poorest of the lot. but still better than this one!

c.h.e.f andy

Hao Man Yi Xiaolongbao (好满意小笼包) @ Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre on 14Nov2014

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Hao Man Yee Xiaolongbao (好满意小笼包)

had early lunch with a friend at bukit merah view hawker centre on 14.11.2014.

i was taking my usual (S$6 mutton + tripe) from chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤, so was not planning to blog & did not take photos.

it was about 1145am & i had to drive 1 round the parking lot but was lucky enough to chance on a taxi exiting a lot. 🙂

i was just as lucky as the queue was very short, just 3 persons ahead of me. my lucky day! 🙂

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Hao Man Yee Xiaolongbao (好满意小笼包)

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Hao Man Yee Xiaolongbao (好满意小笼包)

my friend took the chilli beef noodles (红油牛肉面) from another stall 好满意小笼包. he was exclaiming that the beef was so very tender, the best he had taken from a hawker stall!

we decided to order a S$4 xiaolongbao (小笼包). 6 dumplings, <1/2 the price of restaurants & it was good, very much restaurant standard, comparable even with crystal jade lamian xiaolongbao. i did not try the spicy dumpling (红油抄手), but i will go back & try soon. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy