Monday, July 6, 2009

Bedok Corner Food Centre: Yue Lai Xiang Cheng Tng & Homemade Springroll

Very far away from home but very nice food..

SP recommended this place to the few of us. Yesterday, we went to Ah Loon Ah Teck at East Coast Road for durians and followed by a light dinner at the Bedok Corner Food Centre.

1. Yue Lai Xiang Cheng Tng 夜来香清汤 $2 per regular size – 9/10

This stall sells only Cheng Tng (hot or cold); they do not sell their types of desserts. Their Cheng Tng consists of dried longan, white fungus, pearl barley, barley, pon da hai (大发籽 or膨大海), gingko nut, sweet potato, dried persimmon slice, dried winter melon strip, etc. The stall looks very simple with all ingredients neatly placed in big round bowls. The queue for their Cheng Tng is as and when but the turnover can be very fast.

The weather that day was humid, therefore we all ordered cold Cheng Tng. SP likes the Cheng Tng very much so she had an up-size bowl while the 3 of us shared two regular-size bowls. It was so refreshing, cooling and can quench your thirst.

Yue Lai Xiang Cheng Tng, Stall 31
Bedok Corner Food Centre
1 Bedok Road
Singapore 469572
(Junction of Bedok Rd and Upper East Coast Road)

Operating hours:
Tues-Sun: 12pm - 8pm

2. Homemade Springroll 富城食品自制薄饼 $2.40 for 2 pcs – 9/10

We came acoss this popiah stall with very colourful and attractive food pictures. As we already had durians earlier, we decided to eat popiah as our dinner.

I love this popiah so much. Yummy! The popiah skin was thin, soft and tender. The turnips (mang kwang in hokkien) and beansprout were so crunchy and juicy. Other than the usual ingredients & coarse peanuts, there’s another ingredient which was very crispy and crunchy. Not sure what it was made of but it didn’t taste like the fried pork rinds (fats/skins).

Homemade Springroll, Stall 22
Bedok Corner Food Centre
1 Bedok Road
Singapore 469572
(Junction of Bedok Rd and Upper East Coast Road)

Union Farm Eating House, Clementi

Limited Menu Dishes..

Union Farm Eating House is located very near to the Maju Camp, along Clementi Road. The place was a little ULU (remote). From the main road, we can still catch the view of this “kampong-type” restaurant.

Having passing by this place for several times, we decided to come by for dinner.

Their menu items were so limited. Example: For the fish, they only had the deep fried version that were served with gravy; for the vegetables, they didn’t even have kang kong, sweet potato leave, spinach, broccoli, etc..

Look at the below bill receipt on the items they served.

Items we ordered were:

1. Paper-wrapped chicken, Chee Pow Kai (纸包鸡) $12
The minimum order was 10 pieces for $12. The chicken pieces were too oily for us. The chicken pieces used were either from chicken drums or thighs.

2. Vegetable, Xiao Bai Cai with oyster sauce $7
The oyster sauce seemed to be poured directly from those that can be bought from the Supermarket. It was so thick and salty.

3. Bee Hoon, dry $3
The bee hoon was so bland. We could not even finish half of it.

Total bill came up to $26.60.

My Overall Verdict: -

We merely finished half of what were served to us. Perhaps the food really did not suit our taste. Therefore, don’t think we will come back here again.

Union Farm Eating House
435A Clementi Road
Singapore 599474

Tel: 6466 2776

Friday, July 3, 2009

People’s Park Cooked Food Centre

A Simple Dinner in Chinatown..

1. Tian Jin Fong Kee 天津冯记 - Steamed Dumplings (Jiao Zi) – 7/10

The fillings consisted of minced pork and chives. Be careful of the hot juicy fillings flowing out when you take the first bite. They could burn your tongue or lips. The proportion of the pork and chives were well balanced. The seasoning of the fillings was so good that it covered up the porky smell. I like to eat the dumplings with thin ginger slices and lots of vinegar.

Fong Kee also offers pan-fried version dumpling – Guo Tie. However, I still prefer the steamed dumplings to the pan-fried version. Reason being that the former was prepared using a healthier cooking method. Like this, you are likely to consume lesser calories and fats from oil.

Tian Jin Fong Kee
People's Park Cooked Food Centre
Blk 32 New Market Road
Singapore 050032

Tel: 6532 3318

2. Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee 高记食品 – 7/10

You don’t get to choose the Yong Tow Food items at the stalls. The Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo comes in a standard set – a bowl of Yong Tow Foo soup that comprised of stuffed bean curd with fish paste, soft white bean curd, fried bean curd, fried bean curd skin & fishball and their signature egg noodles topped with minced chicken.

The soup was sweet and tasty while the egg noodles were QQ (springy). It was neither too soft nor hard. You can add the sweet and chilli sauces provide in front of their stall or you may like it the original taste.

Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee
People's Park Cooked Food Centre
Blk 32 New Market Road
Singapore 050032