Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Good foods are to be shared (1)...

Life is too short to have bad food but most good foods aren't healthy. I enjoy local hawker fare, Indian curry and sinful desserts. I make up for it with running at the stadium, sometime from one neighbour park to another. Oh yes, the latest running place is the 9km southern ridges. On Sundays, I will either go hiking at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve or roller-blading at east coast.

With all these good foods, it may be difficult to lose weight but I'll make sure I don't put on additional weight.

Nasi Lemak, $2.50, Tg Pagar Hawker Centre. My plate of nasi lemak came with a big chicken drumstick, fish, egg and otak. You can choose other items like crispy peanut & ikan bilis, chinese sausage, fish cake, fish fillet, vegetable, etc. Mix and match at a maximum of 4 items. The sambal chilli is great too. Rating: 5.5/10

Bak Chor Mee, $4, Blk 466 Crawford Lane. When I first patronized this stall many years ago, it was at the old Marina Square outdoor food court. The noodles are real Q, great chilli, fresh lard coupled with the black vinegar is enough to get your salivary gland working. There is a piece of crispy salted fish and a few very fresh liver and pork. His soup is from stock which made his Bak Chor Mee No.1. Rating: 8/10

Char Kway Teow, $2.50, Hong Lim Food Centre. I started patronizing this stall when it was at Outram Park. This char kway teow comprises bits of deep-fried lard, so crispy that they just melt into nothingness in the mouth. Each plate is freshly fried, so the bean sprouts stay crisp. The cockles are also not overcooked. He does not use any stock, merely relies on a very good frying technique. Rating: 7/10

Lor Mee, $2.50, Tg Pagar Hawker Centre. This is a Hokkien noodle dish with brown sticky gravy topped with ingredients like fish, braised pork and fried flour bits. Poured lots of vinegar into the gravy (a personal preference), it instantly becomes a delightful meal to me. Rating: 5/10

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