Nasi Lemak @ Selara Rasa Stall No2 Adam Road on 4Aug2014

went with son to his favourite nasi lemak at adam road food centre, selara rasa, on 4.8.2014.

the sign proclaimed no.1 nasi lemak though the address was no.2 adam road.

it’s a monday & stall no.1 was closed. at 11.30am the queue was the usual 10+ pax. the other day when i fetched son from airport on 18.7.2014, we came here slightly earlier just before 11am on a friday. no2 stall was closed then & no. 1 was open & there was no queue, but soon after us the queue grew to 10pax. my son said no.2 stall usually has the longer queue.

selara rasa has a few creative touches. there is a LED ticker that says “self service” & “closed on friday” etc. the menus shows like fish meal, chicken meal, full house, royal flush & royal rumble. full house includes chicken wing & ikan kuning, royal flush adds on begedil & royal rumble adds on otak. anyway on this day there’s no fish so we ordered a chicken meal each & added another chicken wing each & my son added otak.

having tried both stalls, my personal preference is for stall no.1. apart from what 1 reviewer identified – that stall no. 1 serves kacang, but not stall no.2, i concluded that the reason i preferred stall no. 1 was (1) chicken wing batter for stall no.2 was too thick & crispy for my liking (2) stall no.2’s chilli was sweeter & less spicy than stall no. 1. those however were the reasons my son prefer stall no. 2, and it seems that more also prefer no.2 to no.1, so this a very subjective personal preference. also for me, ikan kuning is a key item i want in my nasi lemak, so no fish, no thrill. lol. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Quite Poor Ming Fa (明发) Bakchormee @ HollandV Food Centre on 17Jun2014

ming fa (明发) bakchormee

ming fa (明发) bakchormee

did some errands at hollandv. walking through the food centre & thought the bakchormee stall looked different. i had a good bakchormee at a commonwealth crescent fai zai eatery bakchormee here on 24.9.2013. now the stall is called ming fa (明发). i guess ming fa (明发) has acquired & franchised the stall. it used to be a middle-aged man hawking, now there were 2 women.

i tried ming fa (明发) at upper thomson road couple times recently & it was 1 of the best. the branding was the same so i decided to give it a go.

ming fa (明发) bakchormee

ming fa (明发) bakchormee

ming fa (明发) bakchormee

ming fa (明发) bakchormee

must say this was really quite poor. the meepok noodles were slightly soggy not enough qq (al dente), ingredients were less. taste was just passable but not great. the previous stall commonwealth crescent fai zai eatery bakchormee was a lot better than this, though the ming fa (明发) at upper thomson was far better. but this ming fa (明发) at hollandv is quite poor indeed!

i am not sure this thus the brand any good at all!

c.h.e.f andy

Best Kambing Rib Soup @ Bahrakath Adam Road FC on 21Oct2013

excellent lamb ribs kambing soup

excellent mutton ribs kambing soup

excellent lamb ribs kambing soup

excellent mutton ribs kambing soup

not taken kambing soup for a year felt like having some so dropped by adam road food centre on 21.10.2013. 🙂

excellent lamb ribs kambing soup

excellent mutton ribs kambing soup

i take the leg & tripes too but for this time just wanted some mutton ribs & soup & ordered a S$5 bowl at this Bahrakath Mutton Soup King stall. the ribs were excellent – falling off the bones, soft & tender to the bite & tasty!  the soup was very tasty & enhanced by the scallions & toasted onions, absolutely delicious. i could do this a lot more times if not for the high cholesterol etc.

c.h.e.f andy