OK Lor Mee @ Penang Kitchen Amoy Street Food Centre on 19Feb2016

lor mee

S$3 lor mee

went to shenton way to picj up something on 19.2.2016.

on the way back i dropped by amoy street food centre. have not been there for ages, though i would look around. didn’t see the chinese herbal mutton soup stall, & also the lor mee stall on level 2.

it was past 5pm, and most of the stalls were closed. later a friend told me there was some good zi char stalls here that opened only at 6pm. will come & try that out later.

penang kitchen

penang kitchen

found penang kitchen 槟城小厨at level one.

lor mee

S$3 lor mee

that was what what recorded on my facebook that day –

So-so no better than beo crescent soon heng lor mee

but much better than ghim moh hock lye prawn mee & lor mee

maybe meiling food centre hai tang lor mee the best..but I reaching my limits for lor mee liao

lor mee

S$3 lor mee

basically, this one had good ingredients, not the gluey one at ghim, ok taste especially after adding the garlic chilli, but maybe beo crescent one still tasted better, and so far my best was at meiling street.

lor mee not my favourite for a start, so enuf of trying for me for a while i guess, unless some friends bring me to other good stalls to try.

c.h.e.f andy

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Nice Chee Cheong Fun @ Teck Hin Congee Ghim Moh Food Centre on 2Feb2016

S$2 chee cheong fun

S$2 chee cheong fun

after my haircut at ghim moh the other day (2.2.2016), i walked over to the temporary ghim moh food centre to try out some of the stalls –

  1. i had the S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye but it was so-so only;
  2. i decided to tapao (buy back) the chwee kueh (famous 57yrs recipe). again below satisfaction la.

i also bought back the chee cheong fun.

luckily this one was pretty good. of the 3, this was the best for me. S$2, nothing much no ingredients just rice & tapioca flour, but the chee cheong fun was soft & smooth & nicely savoury with chilli & sweet sauce, sprinkled with toasted sesame.

nice!

c.h.e.f andy

So-So Chwee Kueh @ Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh on 2Feb2016

chwee kueh

chwee kueh S$2.10 for 6

took the S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye at the temporary ghim moh food centre today on 2.2.2016. 🙂

it was quite average, ok but tak shiok!

decided to buy back chwee kueh from the famous ghim moh chwee kueh 锦茂李老三, 55years (now 57years?) recipe.

chwee kueh

chwee kueh S$2.10 for 6

must say i never really thought the chwee kueh was great in the past, when i tried it years ago at blk 20 maybe once or twice, and there was always a long queue.

today at almost 11am there was no queue.

the chye poh was salty. i don’t quite like the chilli. the kueh itself was so so.

according to dr leslie tay, this style is kiam pang (salty savoury). he didn’t prefer this, but he learned to appreciate it.

for me though it didn’t quite work. NOT my packet of chwee kueh at all.

i prefer the very tasty ones with lots of chye poh (pay extra) from chinatown.

for me, the ghim moh ones missed by a million miles la…

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

Average Lor Mee @ Hock Lye Prawn Mee & Lor Mee on 2Feb2016

S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye @ ghim moh

S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye @ ghim moh 

i have not tried the hawker stalls at the temporary ghim moh food centre since they shifted from the previous location at blk 20 which is currently under renovations.

today after my hair cut at about 1030am i decided to drop by & try some stalls on 2.2.2016.

hock lye prawn mee & lor mee

hock lye prawn mee & lor mee 

i never really like lor mee much as they are starchy & gluey.

i remember i had very good one at amoy street market level 2 but that must be 20+years ago, not sure they are still there.

i also remember the long queue at tiong bahru market level 2 (there are more than 1 stalls). again that must be scores of years.

more recently my daughter had a S$2.50 lor mee at hai tang lor mee @ mei ling market & food centre & i tried a bit.

it was really good & that brought back memories. broth was very tasty, good flavourful fish taste, mildly starchy, good amount of ingredients.

S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye @ ghim moh

S$2.50 lor mee at hock lye @ ghim moh 

this hock lye lor mee though was a thumbs down by comparison.

it was edible but mediocre, the broth was not flavourful like hai tang. so while it was a passable noodles, it was also the reason i don’t take lor mee much.

c.h.e.f andy

Guided Food Tour of Old Airport Road Hawker Centre on 2Dec2014

hougang mutton soup - S$6

hougang jing jia mutton soup – S$6

met an old schoolmate for early lunch at old airport road hawker centre 11.30am today 2.12.2014. 🙂

it’s strange. old airport road is such a famous eating place, but i can only remember once i came here with another friend probably 5 years back & he introduced me to a beef noodle stall. it tasted nothing like the hong kong 牛腩面 stalls. i must have been here some other time but there was nothing in my recollections.

this friend comes here like once a month so he gamely walked me round the hawker centre, pointed to the famous hokkien mee stall (no queue yet), past the lor mee stall (already like 15 people in the queue), the fish head beehoon stall (about 6 in the queue).

we ended up at the hougang jing jia mutton soup stall. i went to get 2 bowls 牛杂 mixed rib, tripe, tendon (S$6 each) & he queue for a char kuay teow (S$4 加料 with added ingredients of prawns & squid).

hougang mutton soup - S$6

hougang jing jia mutton soup – S$6

hougang mutton soup - S$6

hougang mutton soup – S$6

hougang mutton soup - S$6

hougang jing jia mutton soup – S$6

it might be that my expectation was a bit high. i was expecting like chai chuan you 柴船头 @ bukit merah view standard. or at least the standard of yu ji@whampoa market or the other stall #01-75 at whampoa market.

but this hougang jing jia mutton soup was quite a let down actually. something was not quite right about the taste. soup was not as flavourful. i felt the meat was overcooked & too soft not the texture i like for mutton ribs and not as tasty, and chilli was simply too dilute.

for me, this was not comparable at all with the other 3 stalls. my favourite is chai chuan you 柴船头 @ bukit merah view but i like the 2 whampoa stalls too.

char kuay teow

dongji char kuay teow – S$4

char kuay teow

dongji char kuay teow – S$4

the dongji char kuay teow was good. very good wok hae. and S$1 加料 for all that added ingredients of prawns & squid was just incredible. this must be the most value-for-money S$4 char kuay teow.

still, my friend prefers this dry char kuay teow, but i prefer the wet one at hai kee teochew char kuay teow at telok blangah with lots & lots of cockles added – 加料.

dongji cha kuay teow

dongji cha kuay teow

cho kee noodles wanton mee

cho kee noodles wanton mee

wanton mee

cho kee noodles wanton mee

wanton mee

cho kee noodles wanton mee

wanton mee

cho kee noodles wanton mee

we ought to be full by then. but my friend wanted to show me the 2 good wanton mee stalls which were just few stalls away from each other. 1 was closed, so we shared 1 bowl from cho kee. 4 wantons were good, soft, skin held together & tasty. char siew was good, and most importantly noodles was qq & taste was good.

for me i felt the chilli was not spicy enough. this was about same maybe slightly less tasty than the wanton mee at KPT coffeeshop 401 hougang ave 10, S530401, and for me the best wanton mee was still kok kee previously at lavendar food square (not sure where it moved too), & the one at temberling road & red ring wanton mee were pretty good too.

c.h.e.f andy