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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Pow Sing Kitchen 报喜

Its been a long time since I last visited Pow Sing for its popular chicken rice and till today, though there are not many outlets as compared to their competitors, I'm glad that I'm still able to go back to the exact same spot and enjoy a simple plate of Hainanese delicacy. 

Pow Sing

Time has changed and the menu consists of an extensive selection of dishes and not just only chicken and rice. In fact, the selection of dishes is rather impressive and not just catering to those who just only want to have chicken rice for meals only.

Menu

Pairing the meals with Barley drinks. We had ordered one cup of Homemade barley as well as Barley with Lime juice.

Barley with Lime 薏米加酸柑水 & Homemade Barley 自制薏米水

The plate of rice is packed with fragrance and every grain is non-greasy. I like the consistency and its fluffy texture.

Chicken Rice with Sauces

The chickens used were organically farmed and fed with lactobacillus and free of antibiotics. The poached chicken was deliciously prepared drenched with yummy soy sauce, decked up with the pieces of cut cucumbers.

Signature Hainanese Chicken 招牌海南鸡 - $19

Besides having just Hainanese Chicken Rice, Pow Sing Kitchen does have a couple of Peranakan food dishes for us to order. We order side dishes like the Nonya Chap Chye in Claypot and shared among ourselves. Chap Chye has the traditional Nonya taste and vegetables were well braised with hints of fermented tofu taste. 

Nonya Chap Chye in Claypot 娘惹什菜煲 - $10

Signature Nonya Cabbage Roll was something new to me. It comprises of generous chunks of Otah Meat wrapped within the cabbage and drenched with some light flavours of curry sauce. The combination of crunchy texture from the cabbage and springy Otah meat was great but wasn't mind-blowing kind. 

Signature Nonya Cabbage Roll 娘惹风情 - $14 / 22

With the stiff competitions among the Chicken Rice chain restaurants in Singapore, I would say that there are plenty of outstanding ones in terms of the taste for chicken rice. However, each Chicken Rice Chain has its own style of preparation and they are unique in its own. For Pow Sing, besides having a long history since 1983 and being committed to sharing the taste of Hainanese Chicken Rice to fellow Singaporeans, the new experiences in their menu are worth trying too.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Pow Sing Kitchen  报喜
Location: 59 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555961
Website

Friday, November 27, 2020

Soh Kee Cooked Food

If one is talking about the recommended food stalls in Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre, it's of no surprise that one of them will be Soh Kee Cooked Food. 

Soh Kee Cooked Food has been serving delicious Cantonese style porridge ever since my childhood days. This stall has brought back a lot of memories in me ~ I still can remember the days when the lady will automatically provide a small empty bowl on top of my main bowl of steaming hot porridge without fail. That really helped a lot in separating the scalding hot bowl of porridge into a smaller bowl. It had left me a great impression as a child with the kind of warmth gesture offered.

Soh Kee Cooked Food

Soh Kee Cooked Food is known for its Chicken Porridge. Nevertheless, they do offer chicken, fish, cuttlefish and mix porridge. The usual ones I had will be their Chicken Porridge followed by fish porridge. 

Like many of the patrons, I cannot resist ordering their chicken porridge set. For a Two Pax Meal, the portion of poached chicken was considered generous.

Two Pax Meal - $7

The chicken was succulent, tender and moist. What's more, the wonderful mixture of soy and sesame sauce had elevated its taste.

Poached Chicken

Yummy!

Though this bowl of porridge is simple and down to earth without many ingredients like spring onions with white pepper. I honestly claimed that it does satiate my appetite even in its plainest form. 

The porridge was served in perfect silky smooth watery consistency and had never failed to satisfy my meal. Every meal is an enjoyment for me. Ever since I had shifted out of Jurong, I'm still missing their porridge frequently.

Cuttlefish porridge - $3

Besides having the bowls of stomach warming porridge, another noteworthy item will be their Salad. They used to serve "Yu Sheng" but due to the with the advent of  Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections, such dish is no longer served due to NEA’s ban. Instead, the dish has been changed to Abalone Salad. The dish brings out a connotation of simplest items like abalone slices, scallions, shredded carrots with zesty and citrus taste including the user of crackers, enhancing the crunchiness in the bite.

Abalone Salad - $5 / 7 /10

In conclusion, Soh Kee Cooked Food has maintained its standard all these years and YES! I'm still loving it and that means I won't get bored even till the extent of having their food daily. On top of that if you are looking for healthier choices of food, their chicken, fish and cuttlefish porridge are indicated with the healtiher choice logo.

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Soh Kee Cooked Food
Location:  Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre, Blk 505 Jurong West Street 52 #01-44, Singapore 640505

Monday, November 23, 2020

Gorilla Curry 猩猩咖喱

Gorilla Curry is located side by side to Changi Nasi Lemak 樟宜椰浆饭 sharing the same stall space in the coffeeshop. I have been to the stall a few times and due to incorrect timing of visit, I often went back disappointed as most of their rice were sold out but this time round, I managed to grab hold of a plate and I'm pretty happy about it.

Stall front of Gorilla Curry 猩猩咖喱

My plate of Signature Double Delight Set was generously drenched with curry sauce. It comes with Premium Brazil Drumstick seasoned in the Signature Gorilla Curry and succulently braised pork marinated with their coveted recipe. It also comes with a few pieces of vegetables, fried egg and unsparing amount of chilli exactly the same from the Changi Nasi lemak Stall.

Signature Double Delight Set 鲁肉咖喱鸡腿饭 - $6

The Braised Pork was laudable as it delivers clear distinctive different layers of meat ~ the gelatinous skin, fatty meat and the leaner parts of the pork. It creates a medley of texture and was the bite was delightful, not to mentioned that the perfectly done braised sauce that consists of a sweet-savoury taste.

On the other hand, the Premium Brazil Drumstick was rather huge. No doubt that the chicken meat was cook to its tenderness, it lacked the taste of curry permeating the meat thus it tasted bland. Nevertheless, as an overall, the plate of Gorilla Curry Rice still score and has its substantial fan based for it was sold out quickly.

Braised Pork and Chicken Drumstick


Rating:
3.5 / 5

Gorilla Curry 猩猩咖喱
Location: 
323 Bukit Batok Street 33, Singapore 650323

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Dunman Duck Rice

It was an impromptu meetup in the East with the sibling and I get to know of Duman Duck Rice Stall at the last minute. On top of words of mouth, its "Singapore Best Food" award and other media article plastered on the stall's shelf had given me the reason to try their food out.

Dunman Duck Rice

A waiting time of about 30 minutes is required and we agreed. With many other stalls in the hawker center being closed during then, we had not much choices of ordering other food but to wait patiently.

Food Ordered

The taste was not in my expectation and I find it quite ordinary. Gravy was luscious in taste and gave a subtle bitter aftertaste perhaps with the strong use of herbs. Surprisingly, our platter came with Star Anise to compliment the presentation of the dish. On a side note, the broth of the Kway was not as fantastic as I thought and the Kway consist of some "noodle" taste that was not in my favour.

Kway Chap Set for 2 with Duck Meat - $11

In my honest opinion, I find that it's not worth the wait and there are many other places that provide tastier braised duck as well as Kway Chap. 

Rating: 3 / 5

Dunman Duck Rice
Location
: Dunman Food Centre, 271 Onan Rd, Singapore 424768

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Johor Road Boon Kee Pork Porridge

This Hainanese Porridge has a long history and was said to be one of the popular porridge stalls in Singapore. When we arrived at the coffee shop on a Public Holiday morning, most of the tables were already taken up.

Johor Road Boon Kee Pork Porridge

A basic bowl of porridge cost $3 and we have topped it up with additional egg and century eggs. Pork porridge contains innards and minced meat.

 Porridge

The texture of the porridge was smooth and consistent, added with both spring and fried onions, enhancing its taste. 

Pork Porridge with Egg & Century Egg - $4

The taste of the ingredients had told me that the porridge was carefully prepared. The pig stomach contains slight hints of pepper while the minced meat contains chopped ginger taste. They were all well marinated.

Ingredients

Fried garlic and "Dong Cai" (preserved vegetables) was also used. The entire bowl of porridge was flavourful and better than my expectations.

Yummy!

Overall, we spent about 30 minutes of wait for the bowls for porridge but if you were to ask me, I felt that it's well worth the wait. I can say that it is the best bowl of porridge that I have so far.

Rating: 4 / 5

Johor Road Boon Kee Pork Porridge
Location:
638 Veerasamy Rd, Singapore 200638

Monday, November 2, 2020

My Seafood House 珍阁

Dinner date with the sibling and she has recommended My Seafood House Cze Char from Jurong Gateway road and it is located in one of the Coffeeshop.

Stall in the Coffeeshop

One of my favourite orders from Cze Char Stall from time to time will be the "Cai Poh" Beancurd. The "Cai Poh" aka preserved vegetables were deep-fried, covering up the entire block of beancurd.

'Cai Poh' Beancurd 菜脯豆腐 - $12

The sweet-tasting sauce accompanied by the stalks of broccoli has hints of Chinese wine, a new combination of taste that I ever had.

Yummy Beancurd

For the moment when the dish was served, we were puzzled if our order were mixed up as the main thing we saw on the dish was pineapples on chicken. Thereafter the server explained that they use strips of mango with sauce together with the fruits on top of the chicken. The chicken was Crispy and tasty in its combination.

Mango chicken 芒果 - $10 (Small) 

There are 4 kinds of Omelette in the menu, Furong, prawn, onion and oyster and we had chosen the last one.  The omelette was not too greasy and the number of Oysters was good enough in proportion to the number of eggs used.

Oyster Omelette 蚝煎蛋 - $10 (Small)

Superior Spinach is a common dish you can order from Cze Char stall. It consists of a mixture of eggs (century, salted egg and the usual egg) with spinach, red dates, Goji Berri cooked in delicious stock and top with some fried anchovies to elevate its fragrance.

Superior Spinach 三皇苋菜  - $12 (Small)

One of the special dishes order was the Wine Chicken Pot. It was strong in wine taste added with Chinese herbs, ginger and blank fungus. The bitter taste from the wine and herbs may not be everyone's liking but such cooking style does satiate my palate.

Wine Chicken Pot 葡萄酒鸡 - $15 (Small)

Owners of My Seafood house is an elderly couple and they are friendly. Overall, the standard of Cze Char is acceptable.

Rating: 3 / 5

My Seafood House
Location: 
130 Jurong Gateway Rd, #01-211, Singapore 600130

Friday, October 30, 2020

Afuri Ramen [Media Invite]

Afuri Ramen has opened its 2nd outlet in Vivocity on 01 October 2020 with its first outlet in Funan Mall. It is located at the Basement of Vivocity

Afuri

Similar to the outlet in Funan Mall, they adopt the open kitchen concept. We get a chance to enjoy the kitchen staff preparing the food.

Where's the Chashu

The staff took pride in their job, giving 100% attention on the tantalizing Charshu slices over the barbecue pit. Well, upon seeing this, my stomach kind of starting to groan. :)

Charshu

If you enjoy dipping ramen into the cold sauce in separate bowls, you may want to order their Tsukemen. Dipped the thick bouncy noodles into the full-bodied dashi-based broth with sweet yuzu fragrance. There are two types to choose from, Yuzu and Spicy Tsukumen with no MSG included.

Yuzu Tsukemen - $15.90

To celebrate Afuri's second outlet in Singapore, they have a limited-time menu. The Chili Soft Shell Crab Bun is a localised flavour. We love the pillowy soft bun that had the crispy softshell crab sandwiched in it with refreshing slices of cucumber.

Softshell Crab Bun - $8

While other flavours of the bun include the spicy chicken was not bad too.

Spicy Chicken Bun - $5.90

Kiwami Ramen is Afuri's Signature dish and an exclusive menu. It comes with Yuzu Shio base or yuzu shoyu base. The bowl of noodles was lavished with their top-notch ingredients. Kakuni, Chashu, sliced chicken and seaweed are served individually so as one can enjoy its original taste without mixing in the noodles.


Kiwami Ramen - $23.90


Charshu Meat



Chicken Slices

You can also order their Gyoza. It comes with 6 pieces, served in a disc shape with all of them held together, a different presentation from what we have from other Japanese Eateryes. These gyozas are juicy and quite filling.

Afuri Buta Wing Gyoza (6 Pcs) - $6.90

What a scrumptious meal we had with ramen and sides! 

Our Orders

Washing down our meals with two kinds of tea. If you like some refreshing tea, these coolers are good. 

Lychee Lemon Tea & Lychee Lemon Mint Tea - $5.90, $6.90

Thanks Kang Ling for the invitation.

Afuri Ramen
Location: 
1 HarbourFront Walk, VivoCity #01-168 Singapore 098585
Operating Hours: 11:30am-9:30pm (Daily)