The last Hawker Food Trail was back in October 2011 at Ghim Moh Food Centre. Together with the help from Maureen, we organised another Hawker Food Trail this time at Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre. A total of 18 pax, 11 stalls and just $9 per person.
Lor Mee 3.8/5
Lor Mee 178, Stall #02-58
Lor Mee 4.2/5
Tiong Bahru Lor Mee, Stall #02-80
We have a Lor Mee fight off between Lor Mee 178 ($3) and Tiong Bahru Lor Mee ($3). The clear winner among the foodies was Tiong Bahru Lor Mee. The traditional lor mee's gravy was more robust and had more ingredients. However, Lor Mee 178's deep fried shark meat is not to be missed.
Chwee Kueh 4/5
Jian Bo Shui Kueh, Stall #02-05
A must try at Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre is the Jian Bo Shui Kueh (8 piece for $2.40). The freshly made chwee kueh was moist and firm. The chye poh was fragrant and tasty which paired very well with the chwee kueh.
Prawn Noodles Soup 3/5
Min Nan Prawn Noodles, Stall #02-31
The exquisite Prawn Noodles Soup ($4) came with a generous serving of prawns, fishcakes and meatballs. Yes meatballs, quite interesting that the stall served meatballs in their prawn noodles. Unfortunately the meatballs lacked flavours and textures. The soup also missed out on the prawny robustness.
Glutinous Rice 3/5
HarriAnn's Delight, Stall #02-25
I didn't know the Vegetarian stall sells Glutinous Rice ($2). The glutinous rice was recommeneded by Yan Cai. It was rather fragrant but I still think it lacked the aroma from the dried shrimps.
Pau & Siew Mai 4/5
Tiong Bahru Pau, Stall #02-18/19
The Paus was light and fluffy with delightful fillings. The Siew Mai was huge and meaty. The Paus and Siew Mai ($7.60) definitely a hearty breakfast or tea time snack.
Char Kway Teow 3/5
Tiong Bahru Char Kway Teow, Stall #02-11
The plate of Char Kway Teow ($4) probably not the best I have tried. Although it came with abundance of ingredients, I am not a fan for the dry version.
Fishballs & Fishcakes 4/5
Tiong Bahru Fishballs, Stall #02-20
Hardly do we find this type of stall selling only fishballs and fishcakes in hawker centre. The stall sells a huge varities of fishballs and fishcakes in varies shapes and sizes. The fishballs and fishcakes ($5.60) were fresh and springy.
Roast Meat Platter 4/5
Lee Hong Kee Roast Meat, Stall #02-60
The succulent Cantonese style Roast Meat Platter ($10) was really commendable. My favourite was their roast pork. With crackling crisp skin and juicy tender meat.
Wanton Noodles 4.5/5
Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Noodles, Stall #02-30
The Wanton Noodles ($5) was the favourite with all the foodies among all the dishes we had. The stall uses the armpit char siew which has a beautiful layer of fats which was extremely tender. The noodles were excellent too, getting praises from the foodies.
Milo Dinosaur Ice Kachang 4/5
Liang Liang Garden, Stall #02-75
The desserts from Liang Liang Garden were the perfect thirst quenching for the hot weather. The Milo Dinosaur Ice Kachang ($3) was topped with condensed milk, Hershey chocolate and Milo powder.
Shark Fin Cheng Tng 4/5
Liang Liang Garden, Stall #02-75
Another interesting dessert was the Shark Fin Cheng Tng ($3). I was very curious to find whenever real shark fin was used. As you can see from the picture, it was not the real stuff. The so called shark fins were actually made from jelly strips.
It was another fun and successful hawker trail. Many thanks to the foodies who came early to help out and queued for the food. If not for them, it would not be possible. We are also glad to know new friends and have Ann, Tony and Alexis joining us for the first time.