Hawker Centre @ Changi Village

10 05 2010

Tuck away at the northern east end of Singapore, Changi Village boasts a variety of hawker stalls that are well known among the locals. On our last day, we paid a visit to this place and tried some of the famous dishes served in the corner of this island.

The hawker food in Singapore in generally cheaper than Malaysia (dollar to dollar comparison), averaging at around SGD 3 – 4 per mail. We arrived there  around 10 a.m. and the place was already packed with customers.

The Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee is quite popular and it is already featured before in my previous post at Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur. But here is where the real deal was. The Hokkien Mee served at Changi Village is flavoursome. The prawns are fresh and the dollop of sambal provides the extra kick. The noodles were also wet as Singaporean version of Hokkien Mee is cooked with more gravy.

The grilled chicken wing was also good. While it is nowhere as great as the ones at Cao Cao Lamb, it was pretty delicious too.

We also had the fried oyster omelette which comes with fresh and big omelettes. It was slightly oily but nevertheless nice. The chili sauce which came with the dish was also good.

And here is something different. The Singapore version of Wantan mee has a tinge of chilli taste mixed with the noodles upon request. They also mixed fried and soup based wanton into the meal. Overall, I find it okay despite having so many food awards received by this particular stall for its noodles. For those who loves hawker food, Changi Village is a good choice to start with.

Changi Village Block 2 Food Centre
2 Changi Village Road
Singapore 500002

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Hawker stalls @ Jalan Kuchai Lama

15 04 2010

Food lovers who frequent along Old Klang Road must have come across this wonderful row of hawker stalls in front of Wisma FGA along Jalan Kuchai Lama. These hawker stalls are opened in the evening and it is not unusual to see people crowding the area by 6:30 p.m.

What makes this place so popular is the tasty food that are sold there. Cao Cao Lamb is probably one of the best known stall there. While I have no idea how long it has been there, the old lady who is running it has a knack of barbecuing lips smacking BBQ lamb. Beside that, they also sell BBQ chicken wing which is equally good as well. The skin is nice and crispy while the meat is moist.

Besides that, there is a stall selling tong sui. I took the longan with sea coconut. The taste was just right. Not too sweet and not too bland either.

Customers will also spot a peculiar prawn mee stall called ‘Ha! Ha! Har Mee’ which presumably is a marketing gimmick to catch people’s attention.

Putting marketing aside, the prawn mee was worth ordering. The prawns were of reasonable size while the the soup has a rich aroma.

Lastly, we also took the fried kuey teow. Unlike the usual ones, this particular stall uses duck egg instead of chicken egg to fry with the noodles.

As a result, the char kuey teow has a distinctive salty taste to it. It was very delicious and the long queue of customers was a clear indication of its popularity.

The best way to look for this row of hawkers is to find Wisma FGA. They are just along the roadside as you turn in from Old Klang Road.





Vivo @ Bukit Tinggi Jusco, Klang

21 02 2010

Despite venturing around town looking for nice food on a regular basis, it is sometimes not easy to decide what to eat especially when choices are abundant. This was the exact predicament I was facing when walking around Jusco at Bukit Tinggi last week. The number of restaurants there was certainly more than ample which makes it hard for me to choose what to have for a meal.

Taking my chances, I finally decided to try out this new restaurant called Vivo located at the ground floor of the shopping mall. According to the menu, the pizza served at Vivo originated from a secret recipe of the Horrigan family, who served the best American style pizza in town using the traditional method of baking. The friendly waiter recommended the Smoked Chicken BBQ pizza (RM 18.90) which comes with chicken strips, fresh mushroom, onions, capsicums and topped with their special BBQ sauce on a 10″ thin crust.

True enough, the pizza was really good.

I love the taste of the BBQ sauce. The smoked chicken meat is also nice but overall it is the sauce that gave the flavoursome taste.

The Seafood Spaghetti Aglio Olio (RM17.80 )  is another recommended meal.

If you are in the mood for some spicy dish, this certainly won’t disappoint.

The mussels are certainly big.

The prawns are fresh too.

More pictures…

Apart from that, I also tried the BBQ wings (RM 9.90). Since I was feeling really hungry that night, it didn’t take me long to finish them.

Our meal came with a Oreo Cheesecake (RM 5.80) which again was pretty good.

Vivo
G27, Ground Floor, Jusco Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre
Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS 6
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2
41200 Klang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-33259725








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