I spent my Junior Collage days in Temasek, and our favourite period was obviously lunch time, because besides having a canteen with nice and cheap food, we had the freedom to eat outside, most often the Bedok South Food Centre right opposite the road. I went back the other day for a nostalgic spin before University term start!
A lot of times, I would be patronising this uncle. He usually does a one man show during lunch, taking orders, cooking and collecting money. Takes quite some time but we were always willing to queue for his fishball noodles! I think its easier for him these days as he already got more helping hands.
Fishball noodles ($3.00)
And I really loved his fishballs! Every single one was wonderfully bouncy and chewy, while the fish skin wanton tasted smooth and delicate. He probably had his own factory somewhere else because it was selling so fast that his workers had to constantly bring in buckets of them to cook somemore! The noodles were heavier in sauce and flavour compared to other places, and I like his extra effort of mixing everything nicely for you !
Century Egg, Tau Kwa and You Tiao
Another thing that would be good for sharing was Rojak, but I don't usually order the pineapple fruity type, but instead just these 3 items. I always liked the interesting taste of century egg with peanuts and sweet gravy, while the tau kwa and you tiao were lightly toasted before serving. Yum!
Of course, there are plenty of other good stuff in BSFC, like the famed Hill Street Char Kway Teow, forever-long-queue Wah Kee Cuttlefish Kangkong and Niu Ji that sells prawn noodles by day, fried hokkien mee by night. Too bad I didn't had the stomach to eat everything else that night, some other trip then!
On a side note, lessons are starting on Tuesday and I would be staying on-campus. Rather excited to be in a new phase of life and at the same time, worried for my rusty brain. Nonetheless, I would probably be digging up on the many canteens for future write-ups!