Saturday, December 05, 2020

Moosehead, Telok Ayer Street

moosehead, restaurant

Moosehead (110 Telok Ayer Street, tel : +65 6636 8055) has been in business for a number of years. It's another one of those places I've been meaning to check out and for reasons, it's never happened. Until now. Better late than never they say.

moosehead, bacon wrapped chargrill dates

These are dates wrapped with bacon topped with aioli. And pine nuts. Nice munching with the smoky saltiness from the bacon and sweet from the dates.

moosehead, pulled pork sandwich

That's their pulled pork sandwich. Menu mentioned coleslaw but I didn't get any. Added a sunny side up which in my opinion improved the sandwich. Bun was pillowy and the fillings of pulled pork in BBW sauce were piping hot.

moosehead, pistachio cake

Pistachio cake. Not bad. Topped with crushed pistachios, yuzu creme and drizzled with honey. I liked the crumbly texture. Maybe I could ask them to heat it up the next time.


Friday, December 04, 2020

Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles, Amoy Street Food Centre

Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles, mee pok

I've heard numerous mentions of Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles (#01-14 Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road). Happened by one early weekend afternoon before the queue gotten long.

I liked it. The mee pok had a nice texture and were well tossed that it didn't clump together. Very competent bowl of noodles that would have been better if they hadn't added ketchup. What got my attention was their bowl of soup filled with the usual suspect but quality ingredients. I liked that the soup had a nice sweetness (from the cabbage and pork I hope and not MSG) and the aroma of garlic. I will be back.

A few days later......

Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles, mee pok

Tried their 白的. Doesn't look very different from the last time but this bowl of noodles had no chilli/ketchup mixed in. I wanted to taste how it would be with just vinegar and their cut chillis. Not bad. Vinegar tasted a little thin though. Without the chilli/ketchup, I was getting a pretty pronounced flavour from the lard in the mee pok. There's even more of those crispy fried lard in their soup.

Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles, stall

Thursday, December 03, 2020

75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup, Golden Mile Food Centre

Not bad. Because we've been around here more than usual recently, we've also had the chance to give this stall (#01-75 Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road) more than one go. It seemed like they have been around since 1947 - pretty long time for a dessert stall. Tried both the almond soup and peanut soup options and I liked them both. What I thought was special about them were the peanut filled glutinous rice balls. Those were pretty fragrant from the crushed peanut stuffings. Not a fan of their bean paste like matcha flavoured rice balls though.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

City Donut, McCallum Street

city donut, donuts

I've been wanting to check out City Donut (2 McCallum Street, tel : +65 6223 1425) as an alternative to the overpriced and excessively sweet Krispy Kreme for a while but the place has been one of those that was out of mention and out of mind for me. We stumbled upon them by chance recently and got a few flavours to try.

city donut, ondeh ondeh

The top one was the ondeh ondeh. Tasted like a coconut bun - the ones with juicy gula melaka shredded coconut stuffings. Not particularly donut-ty. 

city donut, orh nee

Middle's orh nee - the most donut-ty tasting one because it was essentially a regular donut stuffed with pureed yam. 

city donut, coffee

Bottom's coffee. Didn't like it. Weak coffee taste.

Don't mind trying some other flavour another day but I'm not getting the feels that J.CO's original glazed gave me.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle (友富福建面), Golden Mile Food Centre

you fu hokkien mee

So, this was the stall (#01-57 Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road) that had gotten some people talking because the cook for the Hokkien mee was a 21 year old lad. There's probably some divided opinions over the flavour or quality of the noodle he's been making so here's my take. I liked it. What I had was something between wet and dry renditions which I thought was good. There's enough flavour in the stock infused noodles and the quality of the ingredients were decent. They even had a pretty kickass chilli on the side which was yummy. Can't say if I prefer this or Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee downstairs but I don't mind eating this again at all. 

One week later......

YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle

This was the $8 portion with regular bee hoon instead of the thick bee hoon like the last time. They claimed that they were running low on their chilli so could not give more than that little portion that you see from the picture. Today's plate was a little dryer than the one from the week before. Still tasty.

you fu hokkien mee stall

Monday, November 30, 2020

Thailand Chicken Rice, Golden Mile Food Centre

Thailand Chicken Rice, Golden Mile Food Centre

I've only come to learn about this stall (#B1-39 Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road) recently. Even though they were located at the unit directly facing Ah Xiao, I hadn't noticed them before. I don't know if the name refers to their style of chicken rice but I couldn't really put a finger to what was Thai about their chicken rice. As far as I knew, this tasted quite local to me.

Thailand Chicken Rice, Golden Mile Food Centre

This was roasted chicken thigh (鸡尾) with a hard boiled egg and liver. It was accompanied by soup which is much better than the commonly seen bland cabbage crap. Pretty decent and for a princely sum of just $4.

Thailand Chicken Rice, Golden Mile Food Centre

There's a chicken oil flavour to the rice which was sufficiently greasy, beady and just a little bit dry. Not the most enjoyable one out there but wasn't bad neither. But if I had to compare with Thai chicken rice I've had in Bangkok, the ones in Bangkok were tastier in my opinion.

Thailand Chicken Rice, Golden Mile Food Centre

Back to what I mentioned earlier, I don't know what about this made the stall Thai chicken rice. The main difference I'm aware of were the chilli sauce used and how the chicken is treated. 

The chilli sauce from this stall was unlike the sweet and sour kind or the ones with dark soy sauce and cut chilli that I've come across before in Bangkok. This one was deliciously full of flavour from lime and garlic. And a bit of coriander which I would have preferred not to be present. There were elements that could qualify it as a local chicken rice chilli but it's also not similar enough. Beside the coriander, there was also a sweetness that one could associate with Thai sauces. 

I'll come back after the food centre is done with the renovations next year and try them again.

Thailand Chicken Rice, Golden Mile Food Centre