This was the small bowl ($4) which was generous and more than enough for me. However, there was no option to add other ingredients like egg, tofu or ikan bilis.
The sides were as good as the menu items. We finished them in a flash and the friendly Korean staff refilled them with extra kimchi. 😘 The food is not mind-blowing but certainly tasty and authentic enough for the restaurant to be always packed with customers especially Koreans. I'm definitely coming back for more! 😋
This hawker in Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre comes highly recommended by a couple of the Burpple Tastemakers, and I could clearly taste why!
Usually fish soup is light and simple, but this one was deep and so satisfying! The fish was really fresh too, with thick, fleshy slices that was oh-so-good to dip into that spicy, salty chilli sauce. 👅💦💦
But taste ok. Chicken feet and taiwan rice bowl was nice. Emperor Soup ($8) avoid at all cost. #sgfood #burrple #igsg
The first time I have to eat in Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre for this semester and decided to try 168 Beef Hor Fun and White Bee Hoon w/ Clams (not to be confused with Prosperity White Bee Hoon which faces the stairs leading to the food centre) — this stall replaces the Cantonese Hor Fun stall that I never fail to patronize every week for the whole of last semester. Everything is served in a single size, and every item on the menu costs $5.
I wouldn't say that I am not satisfied — this is actually pretty decent and even better than some pseudo white bee hoon stalls around (e.g. those that has a crest on their stall signage) though there are some things they could still improve on. I like how they have crispy garlic chips and pork lard here; the latter felt it could be fried a little longer for it still carries a certain chew and not totally crisp. The broth is pretty mild-tasting in this one, though probably intended to be so, while the bee hoon does carry a little wok hei. The sliced fish were pretty smooth and chunky in thick cuts, while it comes with three clams that seemed considerably fresh with some greens as well. Just purely from this dish, it is a stall I don't mind patronizing again.
It's a pretty good size, recommended to serve with 3 people as dessert. Green tea tried here for quite bitter towards the end, but for 10 bucks you get a heap of condensed milk, green tea ice and even a scoop of decent matcha ice cream. Others flavours include patbingsu for 8 bucks, Dutch, strawberry, mango going for 14 bucks. Quite well hidden in b2 of beauty world shopping mall but nonetheless a cosy cafe to be in. Plus, free wi-fi!
To be fair, we waited for quite some time and even contemplated leaving. The murtabak wasn't exactly nice to eat either so probably try something else. It was okay value at 12.80 but don't buy it.
It's Beauty World (Food Centre) once more ...
Thursday afternoon classes at lunch hour means Bukit Timah would have to be the lunch destination; got the chance to visit the Food Centre where the tenants would have to move out pretty soon with notable tenants such as Hambaobao and Buta Kin already closed — it feels like the place got transported back to the days where the crowd at the food centre is significantly less hipster. Went with the trusty Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle from the Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodles stall; thick cuts of chicken that is reasonably succulent and dry with a savoury and smooth skin, served with noodles tossed in sauce and chili — no doubt not the best around but oh-so-satisfying. Overheard auntie saying she might not even open over the weekend, and already has booked tickets for holidays after she is done with the business ...
2.5 hrs wait for Hambaobao and busy queues at the old stalls since it might be the last day of operations. So, handmade mhk and hk soya sauce chicken noodles for lunch and collect the hipster burgers eons later lor😂😢 Btw, classics are still the best! I will really miss these 3. Edit: Saw the news update and seems like it's xtended but unconfirmed dates? Don't play with the hawkers while you shake leg lei...
Been wanting to try this Mala Mee and finally visited before Beauty World closes for renovation. It was definitely 🔥 upon my first mouthful — so hot and spicy but my tastebuds got used to it after awhile and I managed to conquer the entire bowl 💪🏻 A must-try for spice lovers!!
Taking one last look at the burgers of #hambaobao. Crispy pork belly skin melding with the fatty meat. Japanese cucumbers with hoisin sauce and mustard to cut through the fat. Gonna miss this place after it closes.😭😭
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a light but very herbal soup that was well complemented by coriander. Mutton portion was decent only cos I ordered the biggest portion($8, there's also 5 and 7)
Slightly pricey for the portion but that's all forgotten when I tasted the incredibly tender mutton :) literally fall off the bone(no I didn't misuse the word, the meat actually fell off) it's so soft even the cartilage can be chewed