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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Making Char Siew using Char Siew Sauce

Here's the process of making homemade Char Siew using Char Siew Sauce and these are the ingredients needed:

(1) 1kg of Meat (Pork Belly)
(2) 6 Tbsp of Char Siew Sauce (Lee Kum Kee Brand)
(3) 1.5 Tbsp of Oyster Sauce
(4) 1 Tpsp of Light Soy Sauce
(5) 1/2 Tsp Five Spice Powder
(6) Garlic Cloves (Finely Sliced)
(7) 6-7 Slices of Ginger
(8) 2 Tsp of Honey
(9) Few drops of Red Coloring (optional)



Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Making Prawns Linguine

Its been a year since the last video and now I manage to squeeze in some time for another video during this mini CB (P2H2). 

Ingredients:

(1) Olive Oil (4 Tbsp)
(2) Butter (50g)
(3) Lemon Juice (Few Squirts)
(4) Minced Garlic (4-6 Cloves)
(5) Shrimps (6 pcs)
(6) Scallops (4 pcs) ~ optional
(7) Italian Parsley
(8) Mushroom Slices
(9) Cherry Tomatoes (Halves)


Friday, June 11, 2021

Traditional Famous Prawn Mee

The queue at this corner stall draws most of our attention during lunch time. Traditional Famous Prawn Mee is a branch from its main stall at Hougang.

Stall of Traditional Famous Prawn Mee

Ordering the dry version of the prawn mee, there was nothing much to rave about, the bowl of noodle taste pretty standard to me. However, the soup was quite tasty and I have a slight liking for it.

Prawn Mee 虾面 - $4

Many raved about their Fried Fish Lor Mee and I must agree that the bowl of Lor Mee has passed the average standard. The bowl of Lor Mee has the standard braised pork and gravy was not too thick or sticky. 

Fried Fish Lor Mee 炸鱼卤面 - $4

Even though the the fried fish may be a shade darker in color but its batter is aromatic. Not to worry about having the fish turn soggy as during Tabao, you can always request them to pack separately.

Fried Fish

Despite having Prawn Mee as its signature dish on the signboard, personally, I would prefer their Lor Mee.

Rating:  3.25 / 5

Traditional Famous Prawn Mee
Location:
722 Clementi West Street 2, #01-150 Singapore 120722

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Zheng Xing Desserts

If you have heard of the famous Albert Centre Tau Suan, they have opened another outlet in Beauty World Hawker Center. Zheng Xing Desserts has a limited menu with 4 items only and there are no cold items. has simply tell us how specialized they are. 

Stall of Zheng Xing Desserts

This is my comforting food, my childhood favourite and nowadays we cant really find the nice ones in the dessert stalls.

Bubur Terigu 大麦 - $1.80

Bubur Terigu has a strong scent of pandan and has a good consistency of its thickness.

Yummy

Likewise for Pulut Hitam which is also one of my favourite desserts, they have a sweet  and strong scent of pandan. 

Pulut Hitam 黑糯米 - $1.80

I don't buy Green Bean soup as most of the time I had them from home cooked but when it comes to Zheng Xing Desserts, I had made an exception as they are popular for the bowl of Green Bean & Sago. Its not the usual beans with water but a bowl of  sweet smelling green bean with sago and coconut milk. Its not cloying and if you love your bowl of green bean soup to be a little starchy, this is your take. It tasted unusual but in a pleasant way, seems that there are some special ingredients used in their recipe.

Green Bean & Sago 绿豆西米露 - $1.80

Finally manage to get hold of a bowl of Tau Suan after a few trips. A childhood's favourite hot dessert of mine especially with the generous amount of "you tiao" provided.

Tau Suan 豆爽 - $1.80

The texture of the Mung Beans were good and had a good consistency without being diluted or starchy. Look at the beans, they are still in shape and not too mushy.
 
Spoonful of Tau Suan

The crispy fried fritters (aka You Tiao) had complemented the sticky texture of the Tau Suan.

Spoonful of Tau Suan with You Tiao

The desserts are so good and I find that sweetness level is of the right amount. I have made several trips as majority of the items were sold out when I'm there . Therefore, do be there earlier if you can to avoid disappointment

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Zheng Xing Desserts
Location:
 Beauty World Centre, 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road  #04-58, Singapore 588177
Nearest Station: Beauty World (DT5)

Monday, May 31, 2021

Lor Bak Mama

I came to learn of Lor Bak Mama's homebased business during circuit breaker last year but never have the chance to order them till this P2HA period.  Lor Bak Mama made use of her grandma's recipe to braised the meat for 4 hours using 12 different kind of spices and sauces with no usage of preservatives, MSG, salt or chinese herbs.

The order comes with a personal note (not shown here), thanking us and with a short write up of their business. There is instruction on how to enjoy the meal too. One has to reheat the food for 2 minutes in microwave and resteam the buns. Food is best consumed within 3 hours upon delivery and can keep up to 2 days in the fridge.

Cute Sticker on packaging

Here's my order and oh yeah, I love the packet of coriander they provided.

Our Orders

Portion of food in general is generous. The Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Rice) smelled pleasant as I lift open the box cover. The braised pork was cooked till its tenderness for 4 hours and the color of the meat was distinctive. The ingredients like braised egg, mushrooms and Tau Kwa was decked up by a portion of rice. Its good for 1-2 pax for sharing.

Lu Rou Fan - $8

Enticed by the size of the chicken leg as I browsed through the menu. I could not resist but ordered the braised chicken leg rice. The bowl comprised of 2 big braised yummy mushrooms, egg and Tau Kwa. The best part is that the chicken was braised till fork tender and falling off from the bone easily.

Chicken Leg Rice - $9

Chap Chye is also one of my favourite dishes. The dish may look simple with a mixture of ingredients like black fungus, bean curb skin, vermicelli, mushrooms and cabbages but its not easy to make such dish as it has a lot of work. The mixture has to be stewed to softness and flavorsome.

Nonya Chap Chye - $5.50

This side dish is good to go with the bowls of braised meat rice. The overall taste is decent, however, I would prefer my Chap Chye to have more gravy. 

This order is limited to Friday and Saturday only.

Spoonful of Chap Chye

Every one who ordered raved about their braised meat. The quality and taste of food is undeniably delicious. The Kong Bah was well braised and not overly fatty. What I love about it was that the fats are gelatinous and melt in the mouth kind. For the left over gravy, I have put to good use on my bowls of white rice. The good part about this is that they are not salty.

Kong Bah Bao - $10 (4 Pieces)

The meat was sandwiched by the fluffy buns. With coriander packed separately, I can add as much to my liking. 


Meat with Fluffy Bun

Not forgetting about their home made chilli, a fiery and tangy taste without being too garlicky. 

I love braised food and Lorbak Mama's traditional used of grandma's recipe suits me. After trying out these food, I can fully understand why Lorbak Mama's order was inundated. The number of comments they have on social media was good testimonial of such great food. There is a high possibility that I will reorder from them again. Orders were fuss free and made via their Instagram. They take preorders only and offer delivery service island wide.  At your convenience, you can do a self collection in Bukit Panjang Area too.

Rating: 4 / 5

Lorbak Mama

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Yong Heng Fried Squid Prawn Mee . Hokkien Mee

In the past, Yong Heng's Fried Squid Prawn Mee stall come to my mind whenever I was thinking what is the recommended food in Bukit Batok. The stall has been reputable over the years with media featuring and even local artist's recommendation.

Stall of Yong Heng Fried Squid Prawn Mee

Due to Phase 2 (Heighten Alert), we are only allowed to take the food away. The noodles were gloopy and wet in which they have absorbed the rich flavours and the packet was savory. The small portion comes with 2 prawns and a few squid rings. Besides the flavours of noodles, the most that we focus will be the Hokkien Mee's Chilli. Traditionally flavoured with the use of Belachan, it was mellow and not as powerful as their competitor next door. 

Fried Squid Prawn Mee - $4 (Small)

As an overall, I like the packet of Hokkien Mee as traditional as it tasted like this in its Belachan chilli. Texture of the noodle was decent and the ratio use of both yellow and white noodles were comparable.

Look at the texture of the noodle :)

Afterall, I would say that it still serves one of the traditional taste of what I know and expect from a plate of Hokkien Mee and as an overall, its taste fits my liking and they fare above average.

Rating: 3.25 / 5 

Yong Heng Fried Squid Prawn Mee . Hokkien Mee
Location:
154 Bukit Batok Street 11, Singapore 650154

Friday, May 28, 2021

777 Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

There are a few popular Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee Stalls that I usually patronized in Bukit Batok but 777 was recommended to me recently for their delicious roasted pork on top of the usual fried Hokkien prawn Mee. They offer the original prawn Mee and prawn Mee with roasted pork at Small, Medium and Large sizes. 

777 Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

There is no strong aroma of the prawn Mee as I opened the packet. Comparing with their competitor just in the next coffee shop, both do have their category of supporters. Each hawker stall uses different ratio of noodles. The significant usage of egg was seen and as I left the packet open, the heady smell of their homemade chilli lingers in my dining room.

Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee + Roasted Pork 炒福建虾面+ 烧肉 - $5.50

Squeezing the lime over my packet of prawn mee and the homemade chilli had elevated the dish to a new level. Even though I see that the chilli given was not so much but I would say that the portion very powerful enough for me.

Squeezing the Lime

The crackling roasted pork was laudable even it was a "tabao" version. If you are game for it, do have a try. The smaller portion is $5.50, $7 & $10 respectively.

Roasted Pork

Apart from the few Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee Stalls that I have mentioned, I find that each individual stall has their unique version and speciality of Fried Hokkien Mee. If you are looking for traditionally fried Hokkien Prawn Mee with Roasted Pork, 777 will be your choice. 

Rating: 3.25 / 5

777 Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Location:
155 Bukit Batok Street 11, Singapore 650155