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Fried Kway Teow - great execution Smile Mar 10, 2015   
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Categories : Food Court | Noodles

 
Patronising Ngee Kee Fried Hokkien Mee at the Changi Airport T2 Staff Canteen for a second time. As it was still early (11am) there was no queue.

 
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Staff price and non-staff price (public) were listed clearly.

 
Fried Kway Teow (Black)

 
Fried Kway Teow (Black)

This plate of Fried Kway Teow (black) was surprisingly good. Well executed with great control of heat and wok. It had the right blend of flavours with a slight smokey fragrance. If pork lard was added and fried with it, it would have been perfect! So much better than the Fried Hokkien Mee I ate during a previous visit.
 
Spending per head: Approximately $3.20

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fast service and cheap too Smile Feb 23, 2015   
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We reached the Changi Airport Terminal 2 Staff Canteen at 11am on a weekday. Most of the stalls were still closed except for a handful. I had wanted to patronise Wild Olives again, however the stall was still closed.

After walking around the Staff Canteen, we decided to order from the stall called Woodlands Fried Fish Soup which was just next to Wild Olives.

 

 
As it was so early, there was no queue.

 
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Woodlands Fried Fish Soup specialises in fish head, sliced fish and fried fish dishes.

 
Sliced Fish Bee Hoon $4

I ordered the Sliced Fish Bee Hoon which cost $4 (public price). It reminded me of Hot Spot Cafe Restaurant opposite Sim Lim Square (Bugis). The Sliced Fish Bee Hoon came with several slices of fish, vegetables, lots of thick bee hoon and beaten fried egg. It was topped with scallions and spring onions.

The batang fish slices were fresh. The fish soup stood out; it was so tasty and flavourful (not salty). The beaten fried egg enhanced flavour to the soup. If only more was given.

 
Fried Fish Bee Hoon $4

 
Fried Fish Bee Hoon $4

The partner ordered a bowl of Fried Fish Bee Hoon. It was essentially the same as what I ordered except that the fish was fried.

Overall, the fish soup served at Woodlands Fried Fish Soup were pretty decent. Worth a try especially if you looking for somewhere where you can eat in a cheap and fast manner.

http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/10/woodlands-fried-fish-soup-changi.html
 
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Categories : Chinese Desserts | Desserts and Cakes

 
Dessert Bowl 一碗甜品 as its name suggests is a shop that specialises in desserts. This shop tucked away at the second level of a shophouse, in the heart of Serangoon is a hidden gem! With less than 5 years since its inception, this dessert place has won the hearts of many of my friends with some claiming that this is one the best dessert shop!

I have not heard of this place till recently. I was also quite skeptical as even as I made my way to the shop. It was next to a KTV, the shop signage (above) was not (how should I put it..) inviting. In addition, the surroundings was dark and quiet.

 
Once you get past the first entrance, there was a steep flight of concrete stairs with no one in sight. I would have turned back if I was alone or did not trust the source. Luckily, we braved on continued on and ventured into the darkness.

 
At the second level, the contrast was distinct! The dessert shop was bright, vibrant, bustling and full of people. Phew!

 
The decoration of the place was unique and impressive. Old Hong Kong theme with several displays showcasing miniature stalls of what looked like Hong Kong's Cha Chaan Teng in the olden days. It was captivating as the details were not left out.

 
Dessert Bowl is essentially a small dessert place with a small seating capacity. It was very noisy as there was no absorbent material used. The concretes walls and glass displays coupled with the small area amplified the noise. It was extremely difficult to have conversations in such an environment.

 
Menu cover

The menu cover had a cute baby smiling out, enticing customers. The most common words you would hear at this point in time would be 'Oh, so cute~!'.

 
Durian Mousse $5

 
Durian Mousse $5

The Durian Mousse $5 was highly recommended. It did not disappoint. It was served with durian flesh added on top of the durian mousse. The durian mousse was perfect; of the right consistency. It was light and smooth with small chunks of durian in it. In addition, the flavour of the durian was not overwhelming. With the addition of the durian flesh on top, it was literally the 'icing on the cake'.

This Durian Mousse is a must try! It hit the right elements in all aspects and was utterly delicious! Coming from a non durian fanatic, I think that this speaks volume! (Those who have read my previous posts would have know that I am not a fan of durian)

 
Aiyu Mango $4.20

 
Aiyu Mango $4.20

The Aiyu Mango $4.20 was one of their bestsellers. It consisted of mango puree, aiyu jelly and coconut milk. This was another refreshing yummlicious dessert. Each of the three ingredients complemented each other well.

To conclude, Dessert Bowl 一碗甜品 is the place for dessert! I would highly recommend the Durian Mousse even if you are not a fan of durian, you should give this a try. Do not under estimate the crowd at this dessert place. As we were leaving at 1030 pm, a queue had formed near the stairwell. Do note that the ambience is not ideal as it can get very noisy.

http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/10/dessert-bowl-serangoon-gardens.html
 
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Well-fried and richly flavoured!  Smile Feb 22, 2015   
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Categories : Hawker Centre | Noodles

 
Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles 亚福炒福建虾面 is the most popular Fried Hokkien Noodles stall in Chomp Chomp Food Centre. You are likely to see a plate of Ah Hock's Fried Hokkien Noodles on every table.

 
We ordered a plate of Fried Hokkien Noodles $5. The Fried Hokkien Noodles is served in either $3, $4 or $5. Payment is made upon order and the food will be delivered to customers. After waiting for more than 40 minutes, our 'reward' arrived!

 
Fried Hokkien Noodles $5

There are many versions of Fried Hokkien Noodle in Singapore. Ah Hock's version of Fried Hokkien Noodles is

- drier (not as wet. But there's still gravy at the bottom)

- uses thin bee hoon instead of equal thickness of bee hoon

 
Fried Hokkien Noodles $5

To my surprise, I quite like this plate of Fried Hokkien Noodle. Despite the fact that it was drier (compared to others) and uses noodles of different thickness. It was well-fried and richly flavoured. The mixture of yellow noodles and thin bee hoon had soaked up the essence of the broth and was just so delectable on its own. The pieces of squid and prawns hidden underneath the mixture of noodles and thin bee hoon were quite good too. The prawns were fresh while the slices of squids were well cooked; soft (not overcooked). Definitely worth the wait, it would have been perfect if it was fried with pork lard.

http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/10/ah-hock-fried-hokkien-noodles-chomp.html

 
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Must try the Chicken Cutlet! Smile Feb 22, 2015   
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No. 1 Western Food 驰名西餐 is a popular stall which serves Chinese old-school style western food. This stall is located at Tanglin Halt Food Centre, a relatively ulu place (for me). I did not know about this stall until I read it about it on The Hungry Bunny, who highly recommend this stall (Thanks for the recommendation!).

 
No. 1 Western Food is operated by Mr Ong Choon Chiang, who is now 68 years old, with his wife (it is no mean feat to stand for hours and cook at the age of 68 in front of the hot grills and wok of oil). He first started selling western food more than 40 years ago before the days of McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). In 1981, he shifted to Tanglin Halt Food Centre and has continued to ply his trade at this food centre till today. No. 1 Western Food is one of the more popular stall in this food centre and is well-known among residents in Tanglin Halt for its crispy Chicken Cutlets. A key differentiation / USP (unique selling point) is his very own special (secret) sauce which I shall elaborate on further below.

 
Special Sauce

This unique tomato-based barbecue special sauce, whipped by Mr Ong is added onto all the food served. Whether it is Chicken Cutlet, Chicken Chop, Pork Chop, Lamp Chop, Beef Steak or Fish & Chips, this special sauce is added on top! This special sauce is what made it stand out among other western stalls. It is no surprise that the recipe for this sauce remains a secret (During past interviews with The Straits Times interview, Mr Ong did not divulge any details of the ingredients other than the fact that it was made of tomato.).

 

 
Pork Chop and Chicken Chop

On certain days, they can sell as many as 100 plates of Chicken Cutlet. This explains why there are so many pieces of Pork Chop and Chicken Chop at the side of the gas griddle.

 
I ordered Pork Chop and Chicken Cutlet on two different occasions. In the photo above, you can see that my pork chops are being cooked on the gas griddle.

 

 
After a while, taken out from the gas griddle and grilled over an electric grill before being served.

 
Pork Chop $5

The Pork Chop $5 consisted of 2 pieces of pork chop served with baked beans, slices of cucumber and tomato, and fries. The special sauce was added on top of the pork chop.

 
Pork Chop $5

 
Pork Chop $5

Although the two slices of Pork Chop were quite thin, they were quite well executed. The exterior of the pork chop was slightly crisp and had a slight hint of smokey aroma (probably both were achieved because the pork chops were put onto the electric grill just before being served). The pork chop was not tough and was well marinated (you have to try the part of the pork chop without the sauce to taste the original flavour).

As for the special sauce, it was addictive and well...special. It had a fine balance of delicately sweet and salty with a hint of tomato flavour. It made a whole world of difference to the taste if you were to add it on the pork chop. The sauce goes very well with the fries and cucumber too! I had a great time dipping them into the sauce.

The Pork Chop was quite decent and worth a try.

 
On another occasion, I ordered the famous Chicken Cutlet. My chicken cutlet was deep fried in the wok filled with oil at the extreme right of the above photo.

 
Chicken Cutlet $5

The Chicken Cutlet $5 consisted of a piece of crispy breaded chicken cutlet served with baked beans, slices of cucumber and tomato, and fries. The special sauce was added at the side. I was greedy and requested for more sauce.

 
Chicken Cutlet $5

Look at how thick the Chicken Cutlet is!

 
Chicken Cutlet $5

The Chicken Cutlet coated with a thin layer of bread crumbs on the outside was so crispy. The interior was incredibly juicy, tender and tasty (even without the special sauce)! I tried hard to recall, but can't remember when was the last time I tasted such a tasty chicken chop. The Chicken Cutlet was perfectly executed; the flavours and moisture were all locked in! I must emphasis that I have not eaten such a delicious piece of Chicken Cutlet before and this is really out of this world, in a league of its own. I was glad that the special sauce was not added on top of the Chicken Cutlet as it allowed me to savour the original flavour of this piece of Chicken Cutlet. This Chicken Cutlet is the best I ever had in a hawker centre! It is a must order! As for the sauce, it did not go wasted as I dipped all my fries into it! Shiok!

I can't believe that I have not heard of this stall before (so much for being a foodie. But well, its never too late!). Price wise, it was reasonable! If you have not tried this, I would highly recommend for you to try this soon. Do note, unlike most western stalls, this one is self-service. During peak hours, you can expect to wait (queue) for more than half an hour. During my visits, I noticed that some customers would order and come back later to collect their food.

 
ps: Tanglin Halt Food Centre is about 10 minutes walk away from Commonwealth MRT station.

http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/09/no-1-western-food-tanglin-halt-food.html

 
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