This afternoon, I decided to venture out to another stall which comes under the Singapore's Best Food category and these guys are famous for their Char Kuey Teow. This stall is located inside the Pasir Panjang Food Court and they are open on Mondays to Saturdays, from 12 noon till 10 pm.
Pasir Panjang Food Court
The Stall That I Was Looking For
Singapore Best Foods Award
It is not difficult to locate this stall. Once you arrive at the Pasir Panjang Food Court, head over to the right side and walk in. Right in the middle of the food court, you would notice this stall. There was a long queue of orders when I arrived and I had to wait close to 20 minutes before my order was served. The concept here is that you would have to place your orders and pay for them. Once it is ready, it would be sent over to your table.
Basic Char Kuey Teow @ SGD 3.00
This is their basic plate of Char Kuey Teow. As you can see, it comes with lots of veggies and you could add more eggs, veggies, cockles and even opt for the oyster version. The portion was decent and taste wise, it was nice and very different to the Malaysian version. Being one of the best Char Kuey Teow in Singapore, it is worth giving this a try.
Address: #01-36, Pasir Panjang Food Centre, 121 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118543
Singapore has a rating system whereby they go all out and rate eateries based on customer voting and feedback and the next few days, I was planning on visiting some of the best eateries that Singapore has got to offer. This morning, I visited one of the restaurants that was located close to my hotel. This restaurant is famous for their Prawn Mee and apparently it is one of the best ones that you would get in Singapore.
The Restaurant In Lorong Geylang 12
The Entrance To The Restaurant
The Prawn Noodle Stall
Those stalls and restaurants that are rated as the best, would have a logo pasted on their stall. Since this one is just one of the best, hence you won't find the logo here. The stall itself was quite basic and there were a handful of customers at the restaurant when I arrived. And without a doubt, all of them were having this Prawn Mee. He also sells some other noodles as well but their Prawn Mee seemed to be the top seller.
Iced Coffee @ SGD 1.50
Prawn Noodles @ SGD 4.00
Comes With Red Chilli's
The Iced Coffee was priced at SGD 1.50 and it was good. Not too sweet and the blend was perfect. 9/10 shall be my rating for that. The Prawn Noodle was priced at SGD 4.00 per bowl and interestingly, it was served by red chilli's instead of the usual Shrimp Paste.
Comes With Shrimps, Sliced Pork and Fish Cake
The broth itself was clear in colour unlike the reddish broth that you get in Malaysia. There were sliced shrimps, pork slices, fish cake and some kangkung as well. It actually tasted much milder than the version that you get in Malaysia. I did check around with some friends in Singapore and apparently this is how the Prawn Noodles is served in Singapore unlike the one that you get over here. I would say that it was still good though being different.
The Prawn Noodles from San Jiang Eating House in Geylang is apparently one of the best Prawn Noodles that you get in Singapore. It's quite different to the Malaysian version and the broth is clear in colour. However, the flavours are nice despite being much milder. Worth trying when you're in Singapore.
Beanstro is a premium brand which is owned by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Singapore. I am not sure how many such outlets that they have in Singapore but this is from the outlet that I frequent every time I visit Singapore and this is located inside Marina Bay Sands.
One of the beauty that this cafe offers is the wonderful sight, right beside soothing waters and it is such a sight. All you need is just a cup of coffee to sit back and unwind from the hectic day. That being said, there is a limited number of seats that is available on this side of the cafe. The rest are inside the cafe and it pretty much is just like any other Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlet. Due to this limitation, most people tend to reserve their seats but luckily this afternoon, there was one available seat and I managed to get that.
The above are just a few pages from their extensive menu. Besides the usual light food, they also have heavy meals that even go to the extent of grilled meat. Unlike the other standard Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlets, Beanstro does have an extensive menu to choose from.
Original Ice Blend Mocha @ SGD 7.60
This drink is one of my favourites here and each visit, I have got to order this. This time around too, the drink was perfectly fixed and served freezing cold. Something that you have got to try here and my rating for this shall be 9/10.
Beanstro's Breakfast Platter @ SGD 18.50
This is the main reason I come to Beanstro. Their Breakfast Platter, though priced on the high side, is one that would give a kick start to your day. This is available all day long and it comes with Toasted Country Bread, 2 Eggs, Grilled Chipolata Sausage, Mushroom Ragout, Turkey Bacon and Marinated Tomato. Each one is perfect done and is a true delight. Though the portions have shrunk over the years, I still feel that it is worth it, and with that kind of view, it's a great way to start your day. My rating for this platter is 8/10.
Beanstro is a premium brand in Singapore which is owned by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf franchise. Each time I visit Marina Bay Sands, especially when I am there in the mornings, this would be my favourite cafe and it's mainly for their Breakfast Platter. A lovely spread that is so satisfying with wonderful views.
Address: 2, Bayfront Avenue #B2-20/20A, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 018972 Singapore.
As usual, it was another early flight in to Singapore and in order to avoid getting stuck in the traffic jam in the city, I decided to have my breakfast at the airport itself. Usually, I would avoid doing this since I would prefer to explore the local food, nevertheless, going into the city at this hour looking for food would be a waste of time since it would be jammed almost everywhere.
Chutney Mary in Terminal 2, Changi
I have visited Chutney Mary many times and I believe that they were all for dinner and I have never been too happy with the food served then. Since I have not tried their breakfast spread, I decided to give it a try this morning. They had a good spread of South Indian dishes which seemed okay to me.
Coffee @ SGD 2.00
Idli Vada Set @ SGD 6.00
Their Coffee was good and it was served hot. Balanced amount of sugar was used and I really enjoyed it. My rating for their coffee shall be 8/10. I had also ordered their Idli Vada set which came with two Idli's, one Ulunthu Vadai, some Sambar, Tomato Chutney and Pudina Chutney.
Unlike what I get for dinner here, this was really good and most importantly, the Idli and Vada were fresh. The Idli was reasonably soft and so was the Vadai. Their Chutneys were good too and I totally loved the Sambar. A lovely breakfast it was and I would rate this at 8/10.
Unlike what I used to get for dinner at this very same outlet, the breakfast options were surprisingly good. The Idli's and Vadai was fresh and reasonably soft. Their Chutneys were good and so was the Sambar. Worth visiting them if you're looking for a reasonably good South Indian breakfast in Changi Airport.
At some point in time, I used to visit Kota Damansara almost daily for dinner. There are so many good food outlets here and at any point in time on any day, you would have so many places to choose from . One such favourite places of mine for a good vegetarian lunch would be Neighbourhood Food Court.
The Chinese Vegetarian Stall
Neighbourhood Food Court has a lot to offer in terms of variety but this place basically comes to live in the evenings. For lunch, there are just a handful of operators that are open. I specifically like this Vegetarian Stall because of the variety that they have and their prices are very reasonable. This stall is located right at the main entrance as you walk in from the street side and not the car park side. Another good thing about this place is the easy availability of parking. There is a multi storey car park that is attached to this food court and that makes things even more easier.
My Lunch @ RM 6.00
I took a number of items and they had only charged me RM 6.00 for my meal. The food was good and they were fresh. My rating for the food here shall be 8/10.
For a good Chinese Vegetarian lunch in Kota Damansara, I would recommend heading to Neighbourhood Food Court which is located in Sunway Damansara area. Right at the entrance, there is a Chinese Vegetarian stall and the variety that you get is really good. Tasty food and reasonable prices.
Address: East Wing, Central Park, Jalan PJU 5/7, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara,
We were in Taman Chi Liung, Klang this morning for some work and I had some friends who are vegetarians with me. Right after our discussion, we were looking for some place to have lunch and one of the friends suggested this restaurant which apparently is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Klang.
The Restaurant In Taman Chi Liung
Locating this restaurant wasn't difficult and parking is pretty easy around this side of Klang. The restaurant itself was huge and they occupied two shop lots. Very spacious and clean as well.
As you can see from their menu, they have a range of cuisines that they offer and they are all vegetarian. It is more like a Malaysian restaurant and the prices seemed reasonable.
Chinese Tea @ RM 0.80 & Asam Boi @ RM 1.90
The Chinese Tea was good but the Asam Boi was just so so. I am not sure if the Asam itself was not fresh but it just didn't seep well. My rating for the previous shall be 9/10 and the latter 5/10.
KA Special Noodle @RM 7.70
Sweet & Sour Chicken Chop Rice @ RM 6.60
The KA Special Noodles was basically Yee Mee. The portions were good but taste wise, it wasn't the best vegetarian version of this dish that I have tasted. My rating for this shall be 6/10. Similarly, their Sweet & Sour Chicken Chop Rice was just above average only and for this, my rating shall be 5/10.
Based on the dishes that we had tried this afternoon, I wouldn't get too excited about the taste. I am not saying that it wasn't good, it just wasn't great. However, the variety and mix of cuisines that you get here is simply remarkable. Worth visiting if you're in the area and looking for some vegetarian food.
Address: No. 78, Lebuh Turi, Taman Chi Liung, 41200 Klang, Selangor.
This afternoon, we were in the mood for some Yong Tau Fu and when I looked up in the internet for some good recommendations, this Restoran Puchong Yong Tau Fu came up. Since it is not too far from where we were, we decided to drop by for lunch.
The Restaurant in Pusat Perdagangan Seri Kembangan
This restaurant is located along Jalan PSK 2 which is in Pusat Perdagangan Seri Kembangan. And even when you're driving on the main road, you would be able to sight them. The restaurant is huge as they occupy three shop lots and that is a good indicator that their business must be good True enough, when we arrived, the place was almost running at full capacity.
Besides Yong Tau Fu, they have a variety of other dishes that they offer which includes Steamed Fish. The prices are not really cheap and are slightly more than other Yong Tau Fu restaurants. Nevertheless, if it is good, then we surely have no reason to complain. After having gone through their menu, we registered our orders in the Order Chit and passed it over to the lady boss.
One thing that I like about this restaurant is the space factor. Since they occupy three shop lots, the tables are neatly spaced out and it is not really congested like some restaurants. Moreover, all that you may need in terms of cutlery and sauces are neatly placed on all tables. In a matter of minutes, our drinks were served. I ordered a glass of Iced Herbal Tea and it was good. Not too sweet and pleasant. My rating for this drink shall be 8/10.
Okra Stir Fried With Sambal Belacan
Chee Cheong Fun
Paper Wrapped Chicken
We ordered a small portion of Okra stir fried with Sambal Belacan and we were surprised to see the huge portion being served. I double confirmed with the waiter if that was the small one and they said yes. Certainly looked much bigger than the photograph in the menu. So, if you're going in a very small group, please do take note of this. Taste wise, I would say that it was just okay. There should have been more Sambal Belacan and the lack of it made it taste quite bland. My rating for this dish shall be 6/10. Their Chee Cheong Fun was nice. It came with the sweet sauce and you could add as much chilli that you prefer. This I would give it 7/10. Their Paper Wrapped Chicken was above average. Not to say that it was bad, but my mind is constantly comparing this to the one that we had in Puchong. Huge drumstick but taste wise, it could have been better. My rating for this shall be 7/10.
Yong Tau Fu in Soup
Fried Assorted Yong Tau Fu
The Steamed Eggs were very good. The texture was just perfect and it had just the right amount of sauces. 9/10 shall be my rating for this dish. We choose a number of Yong Tu Fu items that we added to the soup and they were all good. I would rate them at 8/10. Their fried items however could have been better. I didn't quite like it as it was soaked in oil. My rating for this shall be 6/10.
We totally enjoyed their Yong Tau Fu which came in clear soup. They were all good and so was their Steamed Eggs. The fried items however could have been better and the same goes for their Paper Wrapped Chicken. In summary, decent food but slightly pricey.
Address: No. 21-23, Jalan PSK 2, Pusat Perdagangan Seri Kembangan,
Restaurant Good Taste Spicy Soup is a famous Hakka Restaurant that had commenced business sometime late last year in Sri Kembangan. I just love Hakka food and it has been while since I last had some good Hakka food. When I heard about this restaurant from a friend, I had to make a trip here to satisfy my cravings.
The Restaurant In Pusat Perniagaan Olive Hill
The Restaurant Located On The First Floor
This restaurant is located in Pusat Perniagaan Olive Hill which is close to Taman Bukit Serdang and they are located on the First Floor, right above Proton Edar. Parking is not too difficult here in the evenings but I am not too sure how it is during the day. We were at the restaurant at around 8 pm and they were running full house. The restaurant itself is not too large, perhaps with approximately 15 tables and we had to wait for 15 minutes before being allocated a table. I do see a lot of customers that make prior reservations and I believe that that is the best practice for this restaurant. They seem to be very popular and I was told that it is the same during lunch hours.
Their menu is quite straightforward and it is good that they have photographs of the dishes as well. Being specialty Hakka dishes, the variety isn't as great as a day to day Chinese restaurant. Nevertheless, this is what we are here for right. Prices seemed reasonable to me as well but again, I would have to reaffirm this once I see the actual portions. A good thing about this place is the cleanliness and the speed at which the staffs attend to you. Both were really good.
Chrysanthemum Tea @ RM 7.90
Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs @ RM 25.00
I loved the lovely looking pot that was used to serve the tea and it was served with class. The tea was good, high grade and had some very lovely flavours. My rating for this shall be 9/10. Their Sweet & Sour Pork is a top seller here and yes, they use Pork Ribs instead of the usual fatty meat. The base sauce was so good and they were generous with the add on's. Even the meat was so tender. 10/10 would be my rating for this dish.
Claypot Pork Belly with Salt Fish @ RM 18.00
Ladies Finger with Pickled Vegetables @ RM 12.00
The next dish that we tried would be their Claypot Pork Belly with Salt Fish. Again, this was another excellent preparation that won our hearts. The Pork Belly had been very thinly sliced and the mix of meat and fat was just perfect. The amount of Salt Fish used was just right as well. 9/10 would be my rating for this dish. The next one that we tried was something very unique. Steamed Ladies Finger are topped with some pickled vegetables and you're supposed to stir the whole preparation to give it a bundled taste. And yes, it was good. My rating for this too shall be 9/10.
Hakka Spicy Soup @ RM 16.00
Hakka Tau Fu Pok @ RM 13.00
Their Hakka Spicy Soup was another excellent one and perhaps that best that I have tasted till date at a restaurant. The mix of ingredients were fantastic and if you do not consume any specific part, please do let them know before hand. The spiciness was quite potent and the overall flavours were excellent. 10/10 would be my rating for this. Their Hakka Tau Fu Pok was good but I have tasted better ones. This, I would give it a 7/10.
Generally, we were very happy with the food and the prices were truly worth it. This is definitely one good place to visit if you're looking for good Hakka Food. Highly recommended and their Hakka Hot Soup is a must try.
Address: No. 58-1, Jalan BS1/1, Pusat Perniagaan Olive Hill, Taman Bukit Serdang,
Restoran Mangkuk Ayam is a Halal restaurant that serves a mix of Malay and Chinese dishes. They are located on the Lower Ground Floor or D'Pluze Mall, Cyberjaya. Actually, it is quite easy to locate them. If you're coming down on the escalator that is from where the Money Changer is, the moment you come down, look right and you would be able to see this restaurant.
Old School Design
The space is decent, not too large and I love the designs. Even the cutlery carries the old school theme and that is why the name of the restaurant is also Mangkuk Ayam. They have a handful of dishes and I decided to try their Prawn Mee. I chose the set as it comes with a drink as well and it is reasonable priced at RM 14.90 .
Prawn Mee Set @ RM 14.90
Their Iced Coffee was good and it came in a tall glass. Even their Prawn Mee came in a large bowl which I felt was value for money.
Reasonably Large Prawns
Loved The Broth
Shrimp Chili Paste
Overall, I found the preparation to be good. Despite being a Halal establishment, they could bring out the original flavours of the dish and it was pretty close to the non Halal version. Huge prawns were added to the dish and the other additions were sliced chicken, egg and Tofu. My rating for this dish shall be 7/10.
For a good bowl of Halal Prawn Mee and Curry Mee in Cyberjaya, I would recommend visiting Restoran Mangkuk Ayam that is located in D'Pulze Shopping Centre. The food is good, ambiance is lovely and reasonable prices.
Address: Lot P-10, D'Pulze Shopping Centre, Persiaran Multimedia, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.
Geprek Wareg is a chain of restaurants that is available in a number of locations in Jakarta and this particular outlet that I am visiting is located in Terminal 2, Soekarno Hatta International Airport. It is in the Departure Terminal, not too far from the gates. As for this trip, this would be my last meal in Indonesia and I really missed my Sambal Hijau.
The Outlet Located Towards The End, Near The Gates
A Variety Of Sambal Packages
A Variety Of Sambal's to Choose From
I was delighted to find this outlet as it would be my chance to have more Sambal Hijau and the beauty of this restaurant is that they have a variety of five different sambal's to choose from. Some are on the sweet side and some extremely spicy. Depending on your preference, you could go for your choice of package.
Ayam Geprek Sambal Ijo @ IDR 35,000
This set comes with Rice and a relatively large chunk of Fried Chicken with a generous portion of Sambal Ijo spread on it. On the side, you have some cucumber and tomato just in case it is too spicy.
Ayam Geprek Sambal Ijo
The White Rice was good and I loved the fragrance. The Ayam Geprek was super crispy and the spread of Sambal Ijo was heavenly. And yes, it was really spicy, just the way it should be and I absolutely loved it. My rating for this heavenly preparations would be 9/10.
An excellent place for Ayam Geprek would be Geprek Wareg and the best part is that it comes with a choice of five Sambals to choose from depending on your taste buds and spice tolerance levels. Excellent food and very reasonably priced.
Address: Terminal 2, Bandara Soekarno Hatta, Benda, Tangerang City, Banten 15126 Indonesia.