Thursday, November 30, 2023

Nummun Thai Kitchen, Upper Thomson Road

Nummun Thai Kitchen, Upper Thomson Road

We came here wanting to try the chunky crab omelette which people were talking about at Nummun Thai Kitchen (#01-03 Thomson Imperial Court, 200 Upper Thomson Road, tel : +65 8886 8699) but they happened to be out of crab. Bummer! Anyways, their cha yen was pretty decent and definitely a reprieve in the scorching afternoon. But that Fanta Green just resurfaced bad memories of childhood so - no more of those.

Nummun Thai Kitchen, thai style kangkong

Thai style stir fried kang kong packed less heat than I was expecting. Main gripe was that they were too stemmy.

Nummun Thai Kitchen, tom yum clear

Non spicy clear tomyum talay was outstanding. At $14, I wished there was more seafood in it. 

Nummun Thai Kitchen, som tam mamuang

Som tam mamuang was pretty bare bones. I had to request for the peanuts. I suspect every other condiment that I was expecting had to be requested for separate. The mango was refreshing with the sugar/lime but I didn't think I tasted any fish sauce. And more finely sliced onions would have been great. 😅

Nummun Thai Kitchen, rice

That som tam mamuang was pretty good with the sticky rice though.

Nummun Thai Kitchen, pineapple fried rice

Not bad tasting pineapple fried rice. Came with a couple of sizeable good quality prawns and cashews.

Nummun Thai Kitchen, thai iced coffee

Ice coffee's decent.

Nummun Thai Kitchen, Upper Thomson Road

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Fish Village (小渔村), Maxwell Food Centre

Fish Village (小渔村), Maxwell Food Centre

Relatively new stall selling steamed fish (#01-32 Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street). Tried a portion of their steamed sea bass and it was delicious. Firm and flaky with little seasoning but sweet soy sauce kind of delicious. Will come back another time!

Fish Village (小渔村), Maxwell Food Centre

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Breakfast at The Roti Prata House

Haven't been eating at The Roti Prata House for a long time. Here's a recent breakfast where I learnt that their fish and chicken curry weren't great. There's definitely better around. Teh halia wasn't very gingery.

The Roti Prata House, kambing soup

The kambing soup was a little thinner than what I imagined. Not sure where that viscosity was coming from. Cubes of lamb in the broth were a little tough.

The Roti Prata House, maggi keema

Decent maggi keema. I liked that it was dry and the noodles weren't soggy. There's minced mutton in it - the kind that they use for murtabak but those didn't appear to have much flavour.

The Roti Prata House, masala potatoes

Masala potatoes were masala potatoes.

The Roti Prata House, fried mackerel

We ordered their fried fish because it looked better than run of the mill. Doesn't quite appear good looking in the photo but I thought it was delicious. The skin of the mackerel wasn't crispy but it had pretty good seasoning and the meat wasn't dried out from the frying. Gonna get this again the next time.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Lau Di Fang Scissors Cut Curry Rice (老地方), Kopitiam @ Tiong Bahru Plaza

Lau Di Fang Scissors Cut Curry Rice

Noticed this stall Kopitiam at Tiong Bahru Plaza (#03-101 Tiong Bahru Plaza, 302 Tiong Bahru Road) just next door to Cuo Cuo You Yu and decided to try. Not a fan. Curry's not robust and nothing in particular was outstanding in particular. That being said, the braised egg and stewed vegetables were pretty edible. So was the fried chicken. The latter was pretty salty though. Not something I'd look forward to in earnest.

Maybe I'm just not hugely into curry rice. There's a bunch that I don't mind like the ever popular nameless Beo Crescent stall, Hong Seng, Loo's, Maddie's Kitchen and perhaps Yuguo that I can recall offhand. The next step up which I prefer were the old school defunct Traditional Hainanese Curry Rice (Redhill Food Centre) and 38 Curry Rice (Havelock Road Food Centre). The last two have sadly shuttered.

Lau Di Fang Scissors Cut Curry Rice (老地方), Kopitiam @ Tiong Bahru Plaza

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), Happy Hawkers @ Kim Tian

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), Happy Hawkers @ Kim Tian

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (201 Kim Tian Road) is located at the same Happy Hawker coffeeshop as the recent King of Fried Rice. We noticed them that last time and thought their offerings looked appealing.

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), bittergourd

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), stir fried egg

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), minced pork fermented black bean

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), century egg tofu

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), braised cabbage

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), steamed pomfret black bean sauce

Nice. Everything we ordered was competently done. The minced pork with black beans sure was good with rice. Pomfret was delicious. Will come back again.

Lao Ye Teochew Porridge (老爷潮州粥), Happy Hawkers @ Kim Tian

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Revisiting Konjiki Hototogisu at Great World...the good and the bad

Konjiki Hototogisu, oyster paitan ramen

Haven't had the oyster paitan bowl from Konjiki Hototogisu in a while so we came back for it. Still delicious.

Konjiki Hototogisu, fried rice osaka ohsho

They're in bed with Osaka Ohsho apparently so there's chahan on the menu. Lousiest tasting fried rice I've ever had from a Japanese shop. Whatever it was they used was not evenly distributed in the stir fry. It's also bland-ish. Gyozas were okay.

Konjiki Hototogisu, fried rice osaka ohsho

Didn't think it was worth it to finish the plate. There's also a bit too much grease in it and not in a good way at all. Note to self : never get fried rice from them again.