Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Good foods are to be shared (5)

Ipoh Hor Fun, $5, Hong Lim Food Centre. I found the crayfish tough and tasetless compared to the nice succulent prawns. However, the presentation looked impressive with 2 half crayfish and some big prawns. The hor fun came in as a big mass which was quite disappointing as I expected hor fun to be soft and silky smooth. Maybe it was because the helper had already put the hor fun on plates waiting for the ingredients and gravy to be poured on it . When hor fun got cold, they sticked together. The gravy was quite bland, nothing to rave for. Rating: 4/10.

Laksa, $2, Jalan Berseh. They were the ones who made eating a bowl of laksa without chopsticks famous. Charcoal-cooked laksa, topped with fresh cockles (I counted at least 8/9 in my bowl) and slices of fishcakes, all these make up a good bowl of laksa. The soup is very fragrant and has the savoury sweetness of dried prawns which I enjoy. At S$2 a bowl, the portion is good for a small eater like me! Rating: 6/10.

Wanton Noodle, $3, Bukit Timah Food Centre. The owner wants anyone who eats his noodle to be happy thus he named his stall Happy Wanton Noodle! No wonder my 11-years-old niece is always so happy because she always order from this stall whenever we come to this food centre. So one day, I decided to try it out. I’ve eaten many other wanton noodle but not type of dark sauce wanton noodle and this was really an unexpected find. The texture of the noodles were excellent and very Q! The uncle is also very generous with the vegetable. Rating: 6/10.

Chicken rice, $3.50, Maxwell Hawker Centre. The chicken was tender and flavourful. The rice is not too oily with excellent texture and flavour. The chilli here is very shiok, very different from other stalls, taste of lime instead of vinegar! Queue starts as early as 11am every day but it’s worth the wait. Rating: 6/10.

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