Monday, November 24, 2008
Sometimes I will stay over at my friend's house in Tampines, and there's this 24hr coffeeshop near his block that cures our stomach around the clock, particularly its mouth-watering hokkien mee store.
Fried Carrot Cake ($3/$4/$5)
Nowadays you don't really see vendors steaming their own carrot cakes, but this one still do! The result was a fantastic plate of carrot cake that is wonderfully soft. The $3 portion came generously with two prawns and they ain't going light on the chai po either, giving it a savoury crunch in every bite. The skill of the uncle was good too with the cake slightly charred and the eggs a wee-bit runny. Nice!
Fried Hokkien Mee ($3/$5/$8)
The noodles were deliciously gooey and can tell that the stock used was one that had alot of effort in it. Fried with a mix of prawns, sotong and egg, its a real killer when eaten with lime juice and chilli sauce. I dare say that its comparable to many of the famous ones out there!
The oyster ommelette was rather good too but i was too full to order a plate that day. The place is packed during dinnertime and you could wait up to 30mins for the hokkien mee. Somehow the store doesnt have any sort of tv/magazine recommendations pasted on walls, maybe they are a hidden gem all these years? People living close by, do look out for this!