Friday, 10 August 2007

Tiong Bahru Market

After our half day of lazing around and shopping in Raffles Shopping Mall, sis and bro in law picked us up for dinner. We wanted something simpler, so we headed to the newly reburbished Tiong Bahru Market.

Everytime I was there, I would order the Hokkien Prawn Mee from this stall "Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee". Its "wok hei" is quite good, and not too watery like some others' version, fried fragrant noodles with prawns, cuttlefish, bean sprouts and pork lard!

Another must try is the Chwee Kueh, little rice cakes which are laden with warm fried chai por (fried chopped radish). This stall is famous and used to command long queues in the old market in the old days. The difference why they are so good is the taste is very soft and light and the chai por is not too salty, although they look a tad oily.

I tried the fish soup with rice from one stall today. Failed. They used cheap rice (because it was hard and not fragrant) and the soup wasn't tasty, with the veggies cai xin being very hard and also, the fishes slices were only a few. I expected hawker fare fish soup to have very generous ingredients and tasty.

Discovered the dessert stall there is quite good, especially the plain almond and black sesame soup. Standard can fight with HK version. Only the Ah Bor Ling (tang yuan - rice balls) were not hand made but prepacked from the supermart.

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