Sunday, May 29, 2016

Soi 19 Wanton Mee @ Jurong East - Popular Thai Wanton Mee Opens 2nd Outlet In The West


The popular Soi 19 Wanton Mee has opened a second outlet at Jurong East. Those staying in the West like me, need not travel the distance to Ang Mo Kio and queue for at least an hour for the wanton mee any more. The new outlet is located inside BGAIN 130 Eating House just beside Jurong CPF building.

Regular Bowl Thai Wanton Noodle 4.2/5

There was no queue during my visit. Probably not many people is aware of their new outlet yet. After browsing through the menu, I decided to just go for the Thai Wanton Noodle regular bowl ($3.50). It also comes in large bowl ($5) and jumbo size ($6). I regretted not upsizing as the portion of the regular bowl is rather little. I was not full after having it.

Regular Bowl Thai Wanton Noodle 4.2/5

The Thai style wanton mee does not come with a sauce. It only comes with the egg noodle, fried wanton, vegetables, char siew and a bowl of soup with wanton. Although the wanton noodle does not come with a sauce, you are free to help yourself to the condiments such as fish sauce, chilli flakes, sugar and green chilli, the way the local Thai likes to have their noodles.


After trying Soi 19 Wanton Mee, I understand why it is so popular. The star has to be the springy egg noodles that is cooked to al dente. Even though there is no sauce or gravy, the fragrance and texture of the egg noodle coupled with the pork lard is sufficient to elevate the whole enjoyment. I prefer to add a bit of the fish sauce and chilli flakes to give the flavour a further lift. While the dumpling is meaty, I find the wanton skin on the thick side and lacks the robustness of a good wanton filling.


Overall I would recommend trying Soi 19 Wanton Mee. Currently not many people knows about its second outlet yet, so do find them to go and try it before the queue starts forming. I also noticed that the stall has introduced a new black sauce wanton mee on their menu. I have yet to try it but do let me know how you find it, if you have tried it.

Soi 19 Wanton Mee
BGAIN 130 Eating House
Blk 130 Jurong Gateway Road
Singapore 600130
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 730am - 430pm
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards Jurong East Bus Interchange. Walk to Jurong Gateway Road. Cross the road at the traffic light junction. Turn right onto Jurong Gateway Road. Walk down Jurong Gateway Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

Friday, May 27, 2016

Nyonya Curry Puff Cafe @ Bukit Batok East Ave 2 - One Of The Best Chicken Curry Puff I Have Eaten


My curiosity brought me to the neighbourhood of Bukit Batok East Ave 2 after a reader dropped me a message informing of a very good curry puff place there. Nyonya Curry Puff Cafe is not actually a sit down cafe, it is more of a takeaway kiosk selling a variety of puffs, snacks and light bites.

Chicken Curry Puff 4.2/5

The deep fried Chicken Curry Puff ($1.30/pc) comes with a crispy and flaky pastry skin. A bite into it, my eyes brighten up. The inside of the puff comes with chicken, potato, egg stuffing perfumed by the spices which you can taste in Indian curry. I really enjoyed this.

Ku Cai Mushroom Puff 4.2/5

For vegetarian, there is the Ku Cai Mushroom Puff. This is something new, I have never heard or seen it elsewhere. I am a fan of ku cai and with the additional of mushroom and onion, the flavour is given a further lift. I like the creation. Even non vegetarian should give it a try.


Besides the two puffs that I tried. the cafe offers a wide varieties of creation. They also sells Sardine Puff, Lemon Tuna Puff, Mutton Curry Puff, Black Pepper Puff, Chicken Cheese Puff and Durian Puff. Some interesting item such as lemon tuna, chicken cheese and durian caught my attention. I already planning to come back and try them.

Nyonya Curry Puff Cafe
Blk 274 Bukit Batok East Ave 4
Singapore 650274
Tel: +65 94520918

Opening Hours:
Daily: 5am - 8pm

1) Alight at Bukit Batok MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange (Stop ID 43009). Take bus 61, 77, 106, 852 and 990. Alight 2 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]


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