There are many Singapore Chicken Rice around Kuala Lumpur especially at hawker stalls. During our trip to Singapore this time, we decided to have a taste of the true Singapore chicken rice to taste its actual “Singaporean taste” at Toa Payoh Food Court in this new post of my foodblog.
Well, quite normal for me but there is one thing that stands out from the Malaysian’s normal hawker stall is that their rice texture are served in full form or long grain and they do not serve broken rice. A plus point for that effort! According to a friend of mine, Singapore do not or seldom will you see a stall serving broken rice. They might just “shoo” off their customers if they serve broken rice which is superb as you can get quality rice there and not only from your home-cooked food! I guess that is why majority of the citizens over there eat out everyday.
From the picture, you can actually see that each rice texture are in full form. Sweet! For a plate of chicken rice, it cost only about SGD2. That plate of rice was the cheapest you can get here! They do serve a larger portion of chicken too and a bowl of soup with oily rice. However, no cucumbers comes with it. Weird isn’t it?
Next, we had porridge at Ah Chiang’s Porridge restaurant. It is famous for its traditional charcoal porridge. It is also well known among the locals and it is quite disappointing as you can only find this in Singapore. Its located at several areas in Singapore at the addresses below.
* Blk 65, Tiong Poh Road, #01-38
* Blk 134, Geylang East Ave 1, #01-217
* Blk 190, Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #01-526
Porridge ranges from Buddha Porridge, Chicken Porridge, Raw Fish or “Shang Yue”, Brew Intestines etc. It cost about $3 to $4.
I had the raw fish porridge. So white…
Quite unique as this is the first time I ate porridge with a raw egg inside.
This is how it looks like after the egg is beaten.
Not to forget the famous “you tiao” at Ah Chiang’s Porridge. Superb I must say. It is known as the Taiwan You Cha Kueh. A must try! I even saw some customers that came by the shop just to buy “you tiao”. I wish to have one now…
During noon time, we went over to Vivo City for shopping. Before that, we stop by at the Food Republic also known as Food Court for us in Malaysia. According to my friend, you can find Food Republic at many places such at Vivo City, Orchard Road etc. At each different location in Singapore, the Food Republic has its own special design. The one in Vivo City was something like an Oriental look. Quite dark but special and good atmosphere for dining!
There was one particular stall with a long queue. A long queue indicates good food. Hence, we decided to join in the queue and try it. Its known as Thye Hong Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee. Simply delicious! No words can be used to describe this. A must try at Singapore’s Vivo City. It cost $6.50 excluding GST.
The style looks quite similar to one stall in Pavillion Kuala Lumpur. I have yet to try the one there but that will be my next visit! Confirm!
My friend brought us to Uncle Leong Seafood for dinner. Its famous for its delicious crab and its unique and several cooking methods. Of course we ordered the chef recommended style which is Golden Sand Crab. While I was enjoying my dinner, I noticed majority of customers actually order a different style which is the Crab Bee Hoon. Probably, I should try it the next time I am here again.
My Singaporean friends actually recommended us to try the Chilli Crab or the Black Pepper Crab. So it would be great if we had more Makan kakies the next time around to try all styles!
Its located at :
Block 233, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (St 22) #01-1194, Singapore 560233
Tel : 6554 3453
Pepper Lunch at Toa Payoh – Unagi as the main ingredient