Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Serangoon Garden Carrot Cake & Wanton Noodle 菜頭粿雲吞面 (Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre)

While queuing for Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle's Fish Maw Soup Noodles, we noticed that most people who were eating the fish maw soup also had a plate of carrot cake at their table. We realised that the carrot cake was from a stall called Serangoon Garden Carrot Cake & Wanton Noodle, which seems like the only carrot cake stall at the food centre. 

Although the stall also sold wanton noodles, nearly everyone who ordered from this stall ordered their carrot cake. 
White Carrot Cake $3
We ordered the White Carrot Cake which cost $3. Taste wise, it was decent. It  had a crisp texture on the exterior, and was firm and soft on the inside. And I like the fact that it was not overly oily or tasty.

I noticed that most people ordered their Black Carrot Cake. I wonder if that was their more popular dish. 

Serangoon Garden Carrot Cake & Wanton Noodle 菜頭粿雲吞面 (Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre)
49A Serangoon Garden Way
#01-13 Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre
Singapore 555945
Opening Hours: Wed to Mon 7am - 4pm
                          Closed on Tuesdays.


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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle 胜记香菇肉脞面 (Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre)

 Fish Maw Noodles (Soup) $10, Minced Meat Noodles (Dry) $4.50
Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle 胜记香菇肉脞面 is a popular minced meat noodles stall. Its unique selling point is and most popular dish is in fact another dish; Fish Maw (鱼鳔) Noodles. It is indeed surprisingly that a hawker stall would sell fish maw as it is considered a luxury item that is more commonly sold at a restaurant. This stall has been so successful in this dish that most people who patronise the stall would not hesitate to order this dish. 
The stall has been in operation for more than 30 years. It used to be located at Eunos before moving to Changi Road and eventually to its current location at Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre. When we visited this stall on a weekday afternoon at lunch time there was a queue of 8 persons. The queue was slow moving as each dish was cooked individually. This was also one of the few stalls where there was a perpetual queue. 

We ordered the Fish Maw Noodles (Soup) $10 and Minced Meat Noodles (Dry) $4.50. 
 Fish Maw Noodles (Soup) $10
If you are visiting Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle, you have to order their signature Fish Maw Noodles (Soup) $10 since this is a dish that is not available at other hawker centres.
 Fish Maw Noodles (Soup) $10
The Fish Maw Noodles (Soup) $10 was filled with lots of ingredients. There were lean meat, minced meat, pork liver, braised mushrooms, egg, beansprouts and 3 slices of fish maw! They were so generous with the fish maw and braised mushrooms. If you have cooked and ate fish maw at home, you would know that choosing and buying one of good quality is hard and costly. Cooking it is another art of its own. If you buy one of lousy quality you risk making the whole dish fishy. This stall executed the fish maw extremely well. The fish maw was not fishy and did not make the soup tasted fishy! *Claps*  

The soup was robust and tasty with a natural sweetness. Moreover, it had a unique smokey fragrance in it and the bites of dried fish sole enhanced the taste of the soup. No wonder most of their customers ordered the soup based version.
 Minced Meat Noodles (Dry) $4.50
The Minced Meat Noodles (Dry) $4 (also known as Bak Chor Mee) was quite unique as the sauce used was a concoction of dark soya sauce (instead of vinegar), mushroom sauce with chilli. The serving of ingredients was also very generous. There were many slices of lean meat, pork liver and minced meat. There were also lots of beansprouts at the bottom along with fried pork lard and  dried sole fish. What I liked most was the amount of braised mushroom given. Most minced meat noodles stall no longer cook and provide this, even if they do, they would just provide 3 slices. 

If you are at Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre, do give their Fish Maw Soup Noodles dish a try. Its real good! 

Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle 胜记香菇肉脞面 (Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre)
49A Serangoon Garden Way
#01-36 Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre
Singapore 555945
Tel: +65 8439 0434
Opening Hours: Tue to Sat 7.30am - 1.30pm
                         Closed on Sundays and Mondays


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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Loco Loco (Northpoint)

Salted Egg Yolk, Ondeh Ondeh, Oreo, Chilli Crab
Loco Loco a newly opened stall located at the basement one of Northpoint is well-known for its Churros. This is in fact the first permanent stall as all along, it had operated in the form of pop up stalls in pasar malams and bazaars
What is even more interesting is that Loco Loco is opened by a young lady who is currently studying Business Management at SMU! 
The churros menu. There are a total of 5 variety of churros! They even sell the localised flavour such as Ondeh Ondeh and Chilli Crab Churros!
They also offer other items such as Scotch Eggs and Thai Milk Tea. We went during the first week as there was a 1 for churros promotion. It was so crowded! We were told that the waiting time was at least 45 mins. By the time we received our churros, we heard the staff telling other customers who were ordering that the wait timing is at least 1.5 hours!
Look at the smile on his face!
The churros were made on the spot from scratch and then fried. Hence the long waiting time. Glad that they did not compromise on the quality despite the crowd..

teamwork
Anyway jokes aside. I think these are the two founders of Loco Loco. The lady is Crystal Cheng while the guy is called Zi Yao.
Coating the Cinnamon sugar after deep frying them.
Oreo Churros (with chocolate sauce), Chilli Crab Churros
The Oreo Churros $5.50 came with a choice of sauce (chocolate, white chocolate or caramel). I was told the the Chocolate sauce was not too sweet hence I went for that option. Taste wise, I thought that it was just average.

The Chilli Crab Churros $5.90 consisted of original churros with chilli crab sauce. The chilli crab sauce was the bomb! Paired with the churros, it was out of the world! A must try!
Salted Egg Yolk Churros, Ondeh Ondeh Churros
The Salted Egg Yolk Churros $5.90 consisted of original churros with salted egg yolk sauce. The sauce was lacking in salted egg taste.

As for the Ondeh Ondeh Churros $5.50 consisted of original churros coated with cinnamon sugar and sprinkled with coconut flakes with gula melaka sauce. I had high expectations for this as I heard so much about it and was expecting to experience the ondeh ondeh taste. But I was left disappointed.
Ondeh Ondeh Churros, Salted Egg Yolk Churros
Another photo.

Forgive us, we were bored, so we took too many photos and even a video. 

Overall, the Churros were all served warm and crispy on the outside as they were just fried. On the inside they were soft and chewy. Hence, be sure to eat this immediately as it would not be crisp once it cools down. No prizes for guesssing, my favourite is the Chilli Crab Churros which is a must try! 

Lastly, a video to of the stall and how the churros are fried!

video

Loco Loco (Northpoint) 
#B1-41 Northpoint 
930 Yishun Avenue 2 
Singapore 769098 
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10:00pm
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