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January 2, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!



Food / Singapore

We wish you a Happy New Year and a good start into 2009! So.. how did you spend your new year holiday? Travelling? Big feast? Countdown parties? We didn’t go anywhere in particular but went to our favourite food centre nearby our home and had a heavy dinner. My next line is getting boring! We stayed at home watching countdown variety show on TV, while the clock was ticking away the final minutes of 2008. So don’t expect much from this post, ha! No countdown pictures but pics of delicious Singapore local food!

Yes, they are lip-smacking good!

This little food centre is located in the vicinity of Raffles hostel international at 1 Joo Chiat Place, at the junction of Still Road and Joo Chiat Place, so it’s not difficult to find the place. We frequent to this small food centre as there are plenty of parking lots. It used to be free parking but now we need to pay S$1/hr.

At the food centre, we usually go for the “zi char” (literally means cooking) stall named “Hong Kong Street (香港街)”. The food is tasty and good for value. This is our favourite dish – prawn paste chicken wings. They are fried till golden brown and very crispy, just like biting a prawn cracker! Yet, the meat is tender and fleshy. Remember to ask for their sambal chilli, it’s good!

For the first time we ordered this yam basket filled with chicken cubes, prawns and other veggies. It costs S$12. I would say the chef is pretty generous to add in so many chicken cubes. However, I find that the yam is over fried as it’s too deep brown in colour and it’s a bit dry. But you can give it a try as it’s actually quite a good dish.

For a long time I did not taste any good Hokkien mee until I ordered this plate from the other stall behind the zi char stall. The name of the stall is “Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee”. However, it’s just a temporary stall; they are going to move back to 396 East Coast road next month February. I couldn’t recall the exact new address, well, if you are nearby, go taste their food and ask them for the new address and let me know!!!
I went there again recently and got the address.

This plate of Hokkien mee costs $4, with 3 big prawns, scrambled egg, bean sprouts and pieces of lard (wow wow definitely not with health in mind!!) The noodle is starchy yet quite dry, which is what I like! The aroma is good. I bet you won’t regret after trying it.

From the same Hokkien mee stall, we ordered Fried Oyster. I don’t eat oysters but I go for the eggs that taste really good with oyster sauce in it. Nice! A small plate like this one costs S$5.

Coming up next, pictures of New York in snow!

17 Comments Leave your comment

  • Tianhong said on January 2, 2009 9:20 pm

    Haha I’m waiting for your fireworks picture. Seems like my wait is in vain. Looking at the food will make me sin. Esp having to fatten myself at nite!

  • Tianhong said on January 2, 2009 11:41 pm

    haha there’s not too much bloody scene… just bones cracked and twisted. should watched. it’s quite nice actually. thanks for the wishes. may ur blog get more traffic then ever. Huat ar~

  • eunice said on January 3, 2009 12:37 am

    @Tianhong: No firework pics ler.. cos don’t like to become a sardine in the crowd and get caught in traffic jam and no parking lot! I also tell myself next time before I blog about food, I better do that with my stomach full! haha!

    Huat ar!

  • dong ho said on January 3, 2009 10:17 pm

    wow! im looking forward for the new york posts!

    this posts really represents the holiday season. it’s food food and food. hahaha….

  • irvine said on January 4, 2009 2:52 pm

    the food looks so good! i miss chinese food like crazy~

  • Jasper Jugan said on January 4, 2009 4:35 pm

    happy new year! wish we all have more travels and time to write comprehensive blogs this year!

  • Walter said on January 4, 2009 5:03 pm

    Happy New Year! I guess all of us need some “down time” now and then, to focus on blogging smaller and simpler things which don’t gobble up so much bandwidth! Right now, I am on an ambitious journey to try to blog as much as possible about my key experiences in the US West Coast and its really killing me softly…. BTW, your New Year feast looks incredibly calorific – time for more exercise? haha

  • Cecil said on January 4, 2009 5:27 pm

    Happy New Year! May all your blog wishes come true in year 2009!

    My new year eve had been boring since I knew my daughter 3 years ago…. no crazy night out, no overnight drinking :( . This year was quite different though, joining new year countdown party and fireworks watching in Genting Highland which was not bad…. :)

  • alex said on January 5, 2009 11:34 am

    i checked this post 30 minutes before lunch time

    arrrrrrgh! i wanna eat!

  • Pei Li said on January 6, 2009 3:21 am

    My Gawd that Hokkien mee thing looks great! They’re moving to East Coast? Seriously??? Yaaay! Ah haaa I hope I get to try it out… will they be under the same name?

    Oh I can’t wait to see your New York snow post. Lol.

  • Borneo Falcon said on January 6, 2009 8:24 pm

    Nice food as usual.

    I spent my new year eve and new year on a vacation in the secluded Batang Ai Resort

  • Claudia said on January 7, 2009 12:39 am

    hey I’m hungry! now I’m even more hungry!!! :-D

  • eunice said on January 7, 2009 10:38 am

    Happy New Year everyone!!

  • eunice said on January 7, 2009 10:40 am

    @Peili: The hokkien mee new address is 396 East Coast Rd, I think their stall name should be the same, that is Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee. :) They are shifting back again next month.

  • Cecil Lee said on January 7, 2009 1:02 pm

    Here to clear your confusion! You must have missed some of my earlier posts Eunice! I bought Nikon D60 recently as my Christmas gift ma… read this!

    http://www.travelfeeder.com/travel_tips/top-5-motivations-to-buy-nikon-d60-as-my-second-camera-for-travel

    However, those photos for China trip were all taken by my Lumix FZ28 ultrazoom prosumer compact camera… :) So now I’n having 2 cameras: Lumix compact and Nikon DSLR… Does it answer your query? :)

  • Jayce said on January 7, 2009 2:15 pm

    Happy new year. ;)

  • eunice said on January 7, 2009 3:49 pm

    @Cecil: yes yes! hehe. So Lumix is good too!

    @Jayce: Happy New Year :)

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