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Go Local

Featuring Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Food Opera (ION Orchard), Hawker Chan (Chinatown), Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh Eating House (Havelock Road), Toast Box (Causeway Point), Yan Ji Gourmet By GoodEarth (Far East Plaza), May's Kafe (Beauty World), Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu ESR BizPark @ Chai Chee (Chinatown), Yes Nasi Kukus (Woodlands), 892C Woodlands Kopitiam
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He claims that Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee serves one of the best Lor Mee in town. Unfortunately it was closed. So, we did the next best thing - we had Xiang Ji Lor Mee - that was located at the same Hawker Centre - instead.
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Xiang Ji Lor Mee came with generous topping of fried fish flakes and fish chunks, pork belly slices, Ngor Hiang, half of an hard boiled eggs, bean sprouts, chopped red chillies and sambal chili which gave that added heat to the dish, minced garlic and garnished with Chinese parsley. And although I didn’t get to try Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee - Xiang Ji Lor Mee did not disappoint at all. The sauce was thick, gooey and flavourful - I added a little more vinegar for a better balance of that vinegary and spiciness in the sauce. And it was so good that I finished up all that sauce.
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So if Xiang Ji Lor Mee is already that good - at least to me - then I gotta come back again to try Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee - and when I do, they had better not be closed...!!
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For this meal, I chose the latter...!!
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This may not be from some famous Hainanese Chicken Rice store - but it was still good with its fragrant and fluffy rice, and it’s tender and juicy steamed chicken - worked for me...!!
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In any case, I’m glad not knowing what to eat doesn’t happen too often for me ☺️...!
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The store is tucked away in the northern part of Singapore - within Lucky Star Eating House in Marsiling.
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The meat was tender and has just the right amount of fat to keep the char siew moist. Well, you can request for leaner meat for the health conscious - but the fats made it taste a lot better. .
Their Roast Pork Belly (Siew Yoke) was equally good... thin crunchy skin with layers of moist meat and buttery fats...and it was also not overly salty. Well, you’d just have to try it to believe it...!! Having this for lunch is always so shiok...!!
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Themis bowl of Signature Rib lunch set came with a bowl with 3 Ribs, Steamed Rice, Tao Pok, Salted Vegetables, You Tiao and a drink. The meat on the ribs were tender and didn’t take too much effort to tear the meat off its bones. The broth was flavourful and peppery, but not overpowering...and the best part of it - and I’m sure you already know - it was refillable...!! And boy, was it filling - I couldn’t even finish the rice and drink.
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You do know what I mean, don’t you...?? 🤤
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A colleague of mine LOVES having Bai Nian YTF so much that he had 3 bowls in a day - one for breakfast and 2 bowls in the afternoon... he even sent me pix to tempt me.
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Well, he succeeded cos I started to crave for it...so headed down to People's Park Food Centre on my off day to get me-self a BIG bowl ($5.50) comprising of Bee Hoon (Rice Vermicelli) and 9 pieces of Yong Tau Foo made from prawn, pork and fish paste. As always, my bowl of Hakka noodle soup did not disappoint- so much flavour in that bowl of savoury goodness - broth, noodle and all. Now I’m satisfied...!!
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This was Duck noodle with added Roasted Pork at Master Choy...!!
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The egg noddle, tossed in some savoury sauce was, thin and springy. The roasted duck was nicely roasted, meat was tender and its skin was almost crispy. The Roasted Pork had the right amount of meat and fat. It was tender, not overly salty and the skin was incredibly crispy - I could hear the crunch when I bit into it - definitely the star of today’s meal...!!

📍892C Coffeeshop - along Woodlands Ave 2

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Although I still think my mom makes the best Buah Keluak - this one came pretty close to my mom’s version of the “black gold” - rich nutty flavour - satisfying thick sauce - just the way I like it. Told my daughter, whom I had lunch with, that I could lick clean the bowl - but I didn’t - I know my manners, you know...?😊
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Anyway, this was the set lunch at Tingkat Peramakan (Thomson Plaza). One main, 2 sides, rice, dessert and drink - 6 different sets to choose from with price ranging from $10-$15. Pretty worth it if you ask me.

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Came back to this 892C Coffeeshop. This time, I didn’t get the Zha Jiang Mian and dumplings but instead got myself this 3-meat set lunch of Char Siew, Siew Yuk and Siew Ngarp (叉燒, 燒肉, and 燒鴨). The set lunch also came with a plate of Yao Choy (油菜). All this for $6.90. Cheap or not...??

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The first time I had this, the fried chicken was so good that I told myself that I’m gonna get 2 pieces of chicken the next time I’m there. And so I did...!!
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The meal came with steamed rice that has been steamed individually in aluminium cups - giving the rice a soft and fluffy texture, a well marinated fried chicken thigh - crispy on the outside and so very moist on the inside, a half of a hard-boiled egg, achar, and Sambal Belacan Chili packed with fiery punch.
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My lunch cost me $9 ($4 for the additional piece of chicken) - a little more than what I’d spent for lunch in a coffeeshop - but it was well worth it...!!

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There’s always time for a light snack of Kaya Toast - even if it’s almost dinner time - toasted brown bread with slivers of cold butter and a generous spread of kaya jam (coconut jam) and accompanying that with a refreshing cup of Teh Peng (iced tea)...!! What’s not to like...??

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Usually, I would order the traditional Kaya Toast - but I decided to try something different and got myself the Cheesy Ham and Egg Thick Toast - basically melted cheese over a slice of ham and egg. Wished the egg yolk could be a little runnier and the bread a little thicker though.
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This Toast set doesn’t come with the 2 half boiled eggs. When asked how come - the lady at the counter said - the egg is already in the toast..!! No half boiled eggs? How can...?? 🥺

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