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

Good Ice Kacang @ Sing Heng Dessert (& Bad Pig Trotters ) Mei Ling Market & Food Centre on 20Oct2015

ice kacang

ice kacang – S$1.40

we were at mei ling market & food centre & had the S$13 song fish head hk steamed 港蒸松鱼头 at hong man ji delights 鴻满记小吃.

& also pig trotters & pig liver & kidney soup (below).

i was looking around for ice kacang. the sing heng dessert stall was a bit hidden but i found it anyway. 🙂

ice kacang

ice kacang – S$1.40

at S$1.40 it’s probably the cheapest ice kacang in singapore. 🙂

the one i usually goes to is at adam road food centre. that is S$2, the usual price charged in most food centres.

i was thinking maybe they have a thing or 2 to learn from adam road when the lady  hardly added any evaporated milk. it’s like just a trickle whereas adam road pour like 20ml…lol.. onto the ice kacang.

surprisingly though, it was very good, even though i still prefer more evaporated milk. haha!

sing heng dessert

sing heng dessert

& that’s why i decided to record this. a good ice kacang.

pig trotters stall

pig trotters stall

to add to our song fish head hk steamed 港蒸松鱼头 lunch, we ordered pig liver & kidney soup & pig trotters from the stall selling them together with bakuteh & kueh chap. the stall proprietress is a vietnamese.

pig liver kidney soup

pig liver kidney soup – S$5

the soup was tasty, so maybe the bakuteh would be good. i won’t really want to try because the pig trotters was really bad & i lose confidence on the stall.

pig liver kidney soup

pig liver kidney soup – S$5

the pig liver & kidney were so so. i had much better ones….

pig trotters

pig trotters – S$5

the pig trotters i think was a disaster!

pig trotters

pig trotters – S$5

the braising sauce was tasteless. how could it be tasteless?

pig trotters

pig trotters – S$5

when i saw it, the colour & look were all wrong. maybe the taste & texture would be ok, but they were not, downright bad!

there was no gelatine texture & bite.

definitely a stall i will not try again.

c.h.e.f andy

Nasi Lemak Truly Sucks @ Changi Village Food Centre on 21Sep2014

top drinks & dessert

top drinks & dessert

we biked 35km from east coast lagoon to changi village food centre & back early morning on 21.9.2014.

so wanted to try out the hawker food at changi village food centre. turned out to be a huge disappointment.

amigo bakchomee

amigo bakchomee

amigo bakchomee

amigo bakchormee

my wife went first to get her food & came back with bakchormee some 15mins later. she bought from the stall with the longest queue “amigo”.

this amigo bakchormee was really mediocre, which really meant it was quite poor by comparison, far below the standard of 6th avenue jalan tua kong, lau lim @ bedok simpang, ming fa @ upper thomson etc. even the other stall sunny meepok tar at 6th avenue was better. the noodles were not QQ, and the chilli & flavours were what can i say, mediocre! 😦

sri sujana nasi lemak

sri sujana nasi lemak

sri sujana nasi lemak

sri sujana nasi lemak

sri sujana nasi lemak

sri sujana nasi lemak

sri sujana nasi lemak

sri sujana nasi lemak

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mizzy corner nasi lemak

there were 4 nasi lemak stalls. i decided not to queue at “mizzy corner” the one with longest queue. but my short queue (i was the 4th in the queue) at malay stall sri sujana turned out quite long as 2 before were buying 4packets & 5packets. the man was very naggy at every customer. service was poor & not cheerful. 😦

that would be ok if food was ok, but it was not! rice was poor and did not have the fragrant coconut flavours. & sambal chilli the most important ingredient was outright bad & odd tasting. it was salty & like having tau jeoh??? not sure can call it sambal?? to me rice & chilli were like the backbone of good nasi lemak, & both failed completely. 😦

otah was bad, the chicken was quite ok to good, the ikan kuning was ok. this was really poor c/w both stalls no.1 & no.2 nasi lemak at adam road food centre.

i will never eat from this stall again.

ice kacang

ice kacang

soursop ice

soursop ice

top drink & dessert

top drink & dessert

the only thing good was the ice kacang & soursop from top drink & dessert, & it was very good, so luckily i had that, otherwise the whole experience would have been a complete let down, very sian!

not sure if we would eat anything the next time we cycle here, probably just have ice kacang & soursop.

c.h.e.f andy