Thursday, November 8, 2007

Food! Where are you?

I was out with gu jie for lunch on Monday at Wisma Atria food republic after interview. Initially I wanted to have Scissors curry rice (剪刀剪咖喱饭) but the dishes were a far cry from the original curry rice stall at the corner of Jalan Besar Rd and Kitchener Rd.

I miss the unique flavors of its curry gravy, pork chops, braised belly pork and boiled cabbage.

(The story of Scissors curry rice. I’ve tried Tien Seng Mixed Curry Rice but somehow dun think it’s as good.)

Anyway, the nasi briyani next stall looks tempting but they are ok only as I’ve had better.

We shopped for a while at Ngee Ann City before gu jie rushed home to cook dinner and I proceed to Ikea, Alexandra.

(There was supposed to have a 7pm meeting at Audrey’s office but it was cancelled at the last hour.)

X'mas decor at Orchard.

Nasi Briyani @ $5.

James and I decided to visit our one-time frequent Tong Chiang Claypot Rice stall at Race Course Road. To our disappointment, it has shifted to Sims Way.

Deepavali decor at Little India.

Notice - Claypot Rice moved to 19 Sims Way (Lor 5 Geylang)

Old address.

There are quite a number of temples along Race Course Road. And I’ve always like this particular unique temple that has a pair of tiger and leopard guarding at the entrance.

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple.

It was not our day for good food. The French Stall across serangoon road was closed. Lavender food court seems too far after all the walking.

We settle for zi char at this coffee-shop at the corner of Serangoon Road and Beatty Road. The "Original Serangoon Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee" stall was closed. We dun find the hokken prawn mee fantastic although its very famous and they still uses charcoal instead of gas.

We order seafood fried noodle and fried rice. Next was the death wait. It’s not that there were lots of people ahead of us waiting but there is only 1 man cooking with 1 wok.

30 mins later, the boy (helper who was not very helpful) served us red chopped chili together with the chopsticks and spoons. I asked for green chili but they never came.

15 minutes later, seafood fried noodle arrived and fried rice came another 15 mins later.

The seafood fried noodles was so so only but the fried rice was simply marvelicious. They added fried salty fish and ikan bilis to enhance the flavor and it’s not too oily.

Seafood Fried noodle.

Fried rice. Notice some “un-fried” rice at the side?

All the buses were packed with bros heading home after shopping for Deepavali at little India. We had to change to MRT instead.

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