S$6.50 Salted Egg Chicken Rice @ Mini Wok Zi Char 迷你锅煮炒 @ Shaw Basement Food Republic on 6Nov2015

S$6.50 salted egg chicken rice best seller (not bad!)

S$6.50 salted egg chicken rice best seller (not bad!)

went to watch “The Intern” at shaw lido with a friend today on 6.11.2015. ^^

i really enjoyed the movie. super! 🙂

robert de niro acting was just incredible. so was anne hathaway.

& such natural flow story telling, everyday humour, human story.

we can talk about friendship & loyalty & empathy & calming presence, but it is just that, human beings sharing, being there for each other, and just so being with the times, new economy business, 70 yr old retiree…

mini wok zi char 迷你锅煮炒@shaw basement food republic

mini wok zi char 迷你锅煮炒@shaw basement food republic

after movie, it was 2.30pm – ish.

we decided just to get a bite at the food republic at basement of shaw house. 🙂

i had previously –

was going to settle for either roast chicken rice or roast duck noodles stall, but saw this mini wok zi char 迷你锅煮炒.

S$6.50 salted egg chicken rice best seller (not bad!)

S$6.50 salted egg chicken rice best seller (not bad!)

there were many dishes on the photo menu. i would not mind the pepper beef or the pork onion rice.

anyhow we saw this salted egg chicken rice = no.1 seller! must try!

so try we did.

S$6.50 salted egg chicken rice best seller (not bad!)

S$6.50 salted egg chicken rice best seller (not bad!)

& it was good leh.

this is a very professional planned instant dish delivery, very quick turnover & consistent good standard.

deep-fried chicken pieces were pro-done, fried egg too.

S$6.50 salted egg chicken rice best seller (not bad!)

S$6.50 salted egg chicken rice best seller (not bad!)

the instant “chef” put the chicken pieces into the hot oil, the helper placed the rice, fried egg & some pickles on the aluminium serving wok on a tray for easy handling. then the chef fried the heated deep-fried chicken pieces with the salted egg sauce, probably took 1 min & then placed on top of the rice. voila!

S$6.50 was ok. quite enjoyable! ^^

ice kachang

S$2.80 ice kacang

we chatted for a while, then decided to take a “drink”.

ice kachang

S$2.80 ice kacang

anyhow i had ice kacangsalted egg chicken rice from the drink stall & my friend had iced cheng teng. S$2.80 ea but it was good. my ice kacang, great taste, good ingredients.

very enjoyable movie, meal & chat with friend. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Hawker Food @ Food Republic Vivocity on 6Aug2015

thye hong fried hokkien noodles

thye hong fried hokkien noodles

went with son to watch MI5 – mission impossible (rogue nation) at vivocity on 6.8.2015.

we were early & collected the tickets about 6.20pm for a 7pm show. walked around a bit but nothing to shop. decided to go 1 floor up to the food republic at the roof top.

son took the fried hokkien noodles, think it was thye hong hokkien noodles. expensive leh S$5 for a small serving! guess i don’t go food court often and only reference hawker centre prices which are quite a bit lower.

the flavours was good though, very good wok hae!

chinese mutton ribs soup 羊排汤

chinese mutton ribs soup 羊排汤

i thought of having bakchormee, but somehow could not find a bakchormee stall. there was a stall selling some noodles with different variations that might include bakchormee.

(P.S. later i found out that there is supposed to be a lao da hua 老大华 stall there)

anyway i decided to take the chinese mutton soup. did not pay attention, i think it was chinatown beef noodles stall (they sell mainly beef noodles but also has mutton soup).

the girl told me they only serve mutton ribs, so i should call it 羊排汤. it was expensive too, at S$8 & what looked like a few pieces of meat floating around.

my favoruite is chai chuan tou 柴船头羊肉汤 at bukit merah view food centre & it’s only S$6 for the large serving.

the soup was good but when i first tasted it, i thought it confirmed my suspicion as the soup was not so good c/w chai chuan tou 柴船头羊肉汤.

but the mutton ribs, i think it was 崩沙腩,was really good, excellent in fact! ^^

it was very meaty, and still came with the collagen bits just like the very good beef briskets 牛腩i had in hong kong, except that this was mutton. & the texture was perfect tender but not sinewy. chai chuan tou 柴船头羊肉汤‘s mutton also like this but this ones here were a lot thicker & meatier. this is something i really like, so S$8 was quite worth it!

c.h.e.f andy

Street Food Yat Lok Roast Goose & 新源牛腩牛杂面 on 4 & 5Apr2015

beef noodles soup 新源牛腩牛杂面

beef noodles soup 新源牛腩牛杂面

we had a most enjoyable lunch at amber at landmark oriental mandarin plus there were great hors doeuvre at marco polo continental club lounge evening cocktail, so we did not plan for dinner on 4.4.2015.

beef noodles soup 新源牛腩牛杂面

beef noodles soup 新源牛腩牛杂面

i wanted to try my favourite beef brisket noodles, so i took a short walk from our hotel on canton to hankow road where 新源noodles stall was located. it was expensive here, single item was hk$45. i ordered a combo 牛腩牛杂面, so it was hk$55.

beef noodles soup 新源牛腩牛杂面

beef noodles soup 新源牛腩牛杂面

新源 had several stalls in the area & i used to have them & they were good. however this time it was quite mediocre. soup was average not very sweet & flavourful. likewise the briskets. the stomach & lung were more infused with flavours. overall it was not very satisfactory.

any of the 牛腩面 i took anywhere previously was better than this e.g. at shamshuipo the last time (& indeed even at the food republic on canton road).

金湖牛腩面

金湖牛腩面

& the price was exorbitant!

later as i passed by haiphong road on the way back to hotel, i recalled that this golden lake stall (above photo) was pretty good too, & the price i saw was hk$33 c/w hk$45 at 新源!

queues at hermes

queues at hermes

there were queues at hermes as i was leaving hotel at 9pm, and same queue when i returned at 9.30pm…

queues at chanel

queues at chanel

& the same at chanel!

IFC

IFC

star ferry hk terminal to central covered link way from

star ferry hk terminal to central covered link way from

the next day, we were going to have early lunch at lei gardens at 11.30am.

so we thought we would go to central, walk along the mid level escalators & steal a bite at yat lok roast goose at stanley street.

yat lok roast goose HK$140 drumstick quarter

yat lok roast goose HK$140 drumstick quarter

to me, Yat Lok 一乐 has the best roast goose in hong kong. but of course i did not try many in hong kong to make the comparison. i had it at yung kee, at food republic on canton road, at 1 michelin star tim’s kitchen & at restaurants like tau heung’s 稻香超级渔港 previously. yat lok’s was by far the best.

it did not disappoint this time. we ordered a hk$140 drumstick quarter to share. my wife & son all enjoyed it very much.^^

yat lok HK$40 fried dumplings

yat lok HK$40 fried dumplings

the fried dumplings did not look great, but actually it was very tasty though kind of oily!

queue at kam's roast goose

queue at kam’s roast goose

queue at kam's roast goose

queue at kam’s roast goose

after lunch at lei gardens at times square, i went for a walk. i wanted to check out kam’s roast goose at wancahi area. this restaurant was started by the son of the founder of yung kee & has garnered 1 michelin star.

there was quite a long queue at about 2.30pm. i did not intend to eat here & anyway i was too full from lunch. will give it a try next time.

c.h.e.f andy