Affordable Family Dinner @ Hong Kong Street (Sin Rong) Blk 325 Clementi Ave 5 on 5Sep2014

minced pork, salted fish on deep-fried bean curd

minced pork, salted fish on deep-fried bean curd

my brother wanted a family dinner for mid-autumn festival 中秋节. this time arrangements were a bit last minute and many were busy so we could not do on the actual 八月十五, and had to do it earlier on 5.9.2014.

even then there were only 7 of us. still it was good to get together whenever we could. my eldest daughter who could not attend called my s-i-l afterwards to chat briefly. 🙂

my brother was busy that day, so we decided to just go downstairs to makan.

we walked over to hong kong street (sin rong) at blk 325 clementi ave 5 located in kopitiam coffeeshop alongside botak jones.

we ordere 8 dishes. for me the best dish for the evening was the minced pork, salted fish on deep-fried bean curd. this a common dish among zi char stall & 1 of the best minced pork bean curd i had was at kok sen, followed by the one at muliangzai liang kee. couldn’t really say this was better but it was different as it had the salted fish making it quite distinctive. 🙂

assam fish head

assam fish head

the assam fish head curry was good, but for S$20, the tiny, almost disappearing or disappeared fish head (ikan tengirri??) was really pathetic. compare this with the fish head (angkoli) at forture restaurant which is more than twice the size! this more the size of the S$6 fish head at guan kim coffeeshop at tanglin halt. I would never order this dish again however good the curry. 😦

pork ribs with bitter gourd

pork ribs with bitter gourd

the bitter gourd pork ribs was good, competent, no difference with kok sen or the hong kong street chun kee at commonwealth crescent.

claypot sea cucumber

claypot sea cucumber

the claypot sea cucumber was ok, average, to me a neither here nor there dish – some gluey sauce, cheap sea cucumber, threw in some veg.

har jeong kai (prawn paste chicken)

har jeong kai (prawn paste chicken)

har jeong kai (prawn paste chicken) never my favourite. these ones ok competent. i like my homecooked chicken wings better though they did not have the prawn paste flavour.

san loh hor fun (生捞河粉)

san loh hor fun (生捞河粉)

san loh hor fun (生捞河粉) was nice, flavourful, but of course many stalls now do it at this standard or better. 🙂

sambal kan kong (马来风光)

sambal kan kong (马来风光)

garlic kailan

garlic kailan

i liked both the vegetables – the sambal kan kong (马来风光) & the garlic kailan.

the dinner came to S$94 all-in included some drinks. quite ok & a very pleasant evening together with family.

c.h.e.f quak

S$2.80 Teochew Fishball Noodles @ Guan Kim Coffeeshop on 30jan2014

teochew fishball noodles S$2.80

teochew fishball noodles S$2.80

was going to get some sugar & cornflour  at sheng shiong at commonwealth mrt at 12.30pm on cny eve 30.1.2014. the queues were like 20pax, so i gave up. but since i already put parking coupon, i decided to walk over to the tanglin halt market to take wei yi laksa. however laksa stall was closed. wanted to try the very nice tau huay with ginko nuts. this time, they sold out of tau huay.  no luck…

guan khim coffeeshop @ tanglin halt

guan kim coffeeshop @ tanglin halt

teochew fishball noodles S$2.80

teochew fishball noodles S$2.80

anyhow i went to the coffee shop next to the hawker centre & found a teochew fish ball noodles which i ordered.

c/w xin lu at mei chin food centre, the fish balls were just slightly harder (i guess means more starch) & maybe less tasty. the noodles were done well, qq (al dente) & not soggy however, the chilli sauce was too salty.

overall it was not as good as xin lu and also hup kee, the other fishball noodle stall at mei chin food centre. it was ok fishball noodles but not something i want to go especially to take.

c.h.e.f. andy