Monday, August 18, 2008

Good foods are to be shared (11)

Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice, $4, Thomson Road.The rice is fragrant with just enough flavour and not oily. Chicken is the tender non-kampong type, juicy and good for those who enjoy tender chicken but are concerned about their waistline. Rating: 6/10.

Fried Kway Teow, $3, Golden Mile Food Centre. When you mention Char Kway Teow, most of us will connect it with pork lard and then clogged arteries, heart disease…! Thus Char Kway Teow is often viewed as unhealthy. I belong to this group and when I know about this version of healthier Char Kway Teow, I was super delighted. Besides not using pork lard to fry his Kway Teow, they also topped the plate of Kway Teow with generous servings of green vegetables and ikan bilis. Despite the absence of pork lard, the Kway Teow is as fragrant and flavourful, complementing well with the juicy cockles and crispy ikan bilis. Rating: 8/10.

Chilli Noodle, $3, Golden Mile Food Centre. If you are a chilli lover, then you should try this noodle. The chilli is a combination of belachan, dried shrimps plus some other secret ingredients that produce delightful and unforgettable sensation lingering on the your taste buds for the rest of the day. I like the pork ribs which are really
soft, tender, sweet and tasty. Rating: 8/10.

Yong Tau Foo, $3, Chinatown Food Centre.They knew people will ask, so they prepare the answers first: "我们的酿豆腐全由手工制作,因此非常的新鲜、爽口。汤底则以江鱼仔、鱼骨细熬,口感清甜、芳香。最独特的地方是在米粉、面里撒了香脆的江鱼仔,因此吃起来就有另一种风味。" Good foods are worth queuing so be prepared to queue. Rating: 8/10.

Hai Sing Ah Balling, $2.50, Chinatown Food Centre. Ah Balling is also known as tang yuan (stuffed glutinous rice flour dumplings) Here, the Ah Balling are handmade. The skin is super smooth and soft and the 5 Ah ballings here have 5 different types of fillings: crushed peanut, crushed black sesame, red bean paste, green bean paste, lotus paste and mashed durian. My favourites are the peanut and sesame. Rating: 7/10.

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