Showing posts with label Curry Mee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curry Mee. Show all posts

Monday, December 9, 2013

Malaysian Food Street @ Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)


Singaporean has been known to travel North across to our Malaysia neighbour for their local hawker fare. Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Penang just to name a few Malaysia states that we are familiar with such as Penang Laksa, Jalan Alor KL Hokkien Mee and Malacca's Chicken Rice Ball. Coming to its 2nd anniversary, the Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has been dishing out the popular Malaysian hawker fare to satisfy the craving of the locals and foreigners saving them the travelling time north.

Foodies will be rejoiced and spoilt for choice at RWS Malaysian Food Street with the addition of five new stalls from November 2013 to freshen up the offerings. The new stalls were also selected based on guests' feedback, coming from those that is well travelled to Malaysia and genuinely enjoy Malaysian hawker fare.

Penang Fruit Rojak 4.2/5

One of the new 5 stalls is the Penang Fruit Rojak ($4.50). I ever been told that a good plate of the mouthwatering Penang fruit rojak lies on the fruit cutting skill to retain the moisture of the fruit. The sweetness of the fresh fruit and the savoury prawn paste worked harmoniously with the chopped peanuts giving it a extra crunchy finish.

Char Koay Kak 4/5

I have to admit that I thought the Char Koay Kak ($5.50) is a mix of our local char kway teow and fried carrot cake. The springy rice cake was wok fried in black soy sauce with eggs and shrimps. The delectable rice cake tasted more savoury than sweet but was very enjoyable.

Oh Chien 4.2/5

Unlike our local version, the Fried Oyster Omelette or Oh Chien ($8) from Penang uses more flour giving it a more springy and chewy texture. Wok fried together with fresh oysters, I preferred the Penang's version to our local version. Not that I don't like the chilli dip which is quite similar to those used for chicken rice, I preferred a more tangy chilli sauce to go with the fried oyster omelette.

Penang Curry Mee 4/5

Beside Penang Assam Laksa, the other popular noodle dish in Penang is the Curry Mee ($5.50). The wholesome bowl of curry mee is filled to the brim with prawns, tau pok, cuttlefish and bean sprouts. The rich and flavourful coconut soup base is not really spicy but its so flavourful that I emptied the whole bowl. Mix it with the homemade chilli sauce to raise the spicy level. The authentic Penang curry mee comes with pig's blood but unfortunately this is not allowed to be served in Singapore.

Fish Head Curry 4.5/5

Among the five new stalls, my favourite is the Fish Head Curry ($28). The taste of the fish head curry is inclined to our Indian version that is both spicy and tangy. Cooked in herbs and spices together with lady's fingers. tomatoes and onions, the flavour of this beautiful pot of stew is further lifted by the tamarind and curry leaves. Rice, toasts and roti canai are also served at an additional cost.

The addition of the 5 new stalls at RWS Malaysian Food Street indeed freshen up the offerings with delectable Malaysian hawker fare that will get the foodies excited and satisfied with its affordable pricing. Do also note that the Malaysian Food Street opening hours has changed. Instead of operating daily and rotating the closing day among the stalls, all the stalls will now open everyday except on Wednesday.

Malaysian Food Street 
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue, Thu: 11am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sun: 9am - 10pm
(Closed on Wed)

1) Alight at Harbour Front MRT station. Exit station to Vivocity Shopping Mall. Go to Sentosa Express Station at Level 3 of Vivocity. Take Sentosa Express Train to Waterfront station. Alight at Waterfront station and walk to Malaysian Food Street, Resort World Sentosa. Journey time about 15 mins.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Madam Kwan @ Vivocity


Many of you may have noticed that Vivocity has some what underwent a revamp of its food and beverage tenants with the introduction of several new restaurants such as Bornga, Jamie's Italian and The Chop House. The famed Malaysian Nasi Lemak chain, Madam Kwan has also moved across the causeway and opened its flagship oversea store in Vivocity Singapore. I was there one evening with fellow blogging friends from RERG, PinkyPiggu and FoodieFC to check out the place.

Curry Fish Head 3.5/5

One of the reasons why we are at Madam Kwan is to try the Curry Fish Head ($49). For the price we are paying, its quite a big pot of curry with lady fingers, brinjal and Tau Pok. We checked with the waiter and understand the pot of curry was cooked the same way it is done in Malaysia except that the chilli paste is different due to some ingredient import requirement. When we tasted the curry broth, all of us has that puzzled look at one another. The curry broth is something that is new to our palate and not the usual curry we have in Singapore. I am lost of words to describe it but it may take a while for the local palate to accept it. However, the noteworthy was the Tau Pok. The huge as a fishball Tau Pok not only was crisp on the outside but it still had that soft spongy interior bite to it.

Madam Kwan's Nasi Lemak 4.2/5

Finally I have a taste of the most expensive Nasi Lemak. Madam Kwan's Nasi Lemak ($13.90) is served with 2 pieces of curry chicken, cucumber, sambal ikan bilis, acar, dried shrimp floss and hard boiled egg. The accompanying sides are noteworthy and tasty in its own right but the star has to be the rice. The rice was fluffy and beautifully fragrant by the aromatic coconut milk which was so good that I can eat it all by itself.

Nasi Bojari 4.5/5

Even though I have not been to Madam Kwan's Malaysia outlet, I have already heard much about the tri-coloured rice created by Madam Kwan herself. I am glad that the group ordered the Nasi Bojari ($18.90) which comes with the tri-coloured rice, assam prawns, shredded beef redang and a huge chicken drumstick. The drumstick was fried to a nice crisp on the skin but still tender and juicy inside. While the assam prawn was lip smacking, the shredded beef redang was missing that wholesome chunky enjoyment.

Chicken Satay 4/5

Beef Satay 2.8/5

Between the Chicken Satay ($11.90) and Beef Satay ($13.90), the clear favourite is the chicken satay. The chicken satay was well marinated and succulent. The flavour was further accentuated by the nutty dipping sauce. On the other hand, the beef satay was dry and tough.

Otak Otak 4/5

While there was mixed opinion among the group about the Otak Otak ($15.90), I enjoyed the thick slab of fish paste which was not mushy. Chunks of fish meat lends a delectable bite to the otak otak which was also not too spicy.

Curry Laksa 2.8/5

It seems like Curry Laksa ($11.90) used the same base of the curry fish head. The curry broth was not as flavourful compared to the curry fish head. It lacked that spicy lemak kick that I have grown up to associate with.

Although the portion served at Madam Kwan is bigger in portion compare to what you can get at hawker, I still cannot get over that fact that it is so pricey for hawker fare. Yes it comes with better quality ingredients and air conditioned dining environment but hawker food are meant to be affordable. I walked away asking myself whether I will return. Probably yes for the Nasi Bojari but definitely not so soon.

Madam Kwan
1 Harbourfront Walk
Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 62719989
Nearest MRT: Harbour Front (CC Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm

1) Alight at Harbourfront MRT station. Take Exit C or E. Walk to Vivocity Level 1. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Heng Kee Curry Mee @ Hong Lim Food Centre


Mentioned Hong Lim Food Centre, there are a few stalls that are not to be missed. One of the oldest and popular stalls is Heng Kee Curry Mee located at the first level of the food centre. Currently run by the 3rd generation, the stall still is a crowd puller with long queues around the clock.

Curry Mee 4.2/5

The bowl of Curry Mee ($4/5/6) came with an artery clogging thick and robust curry gravy. The gravy tasted nothing near the Indian or Malay curry. It has its own characteristic representing the Chinese style curry from an over 40 years old recipe passed down generation to generation. The red and fiery looking curry is accompanied with a luxurious serving of tau pok, chicken, fish cake and potato.

Curry Mee 4.2/5

You may not believe it but the curry gravy brings the bowl of different components together and it actually works in a wonderfully and delectable way. The greasy curry was so addictive that I just can't stop until I emptied the whole bowl. I guess I just have to leave my diet plan to another day.

Heng Kee Curry Mee
Hong Lim Food Centre
Blk 531A Upper Cross Street
Singapore 510531
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (NE Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 1030am - 230pm
(Closed on Sun & PH)

1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk to Hong Lim Market & Food Centre by cutting through Chinatown Point. The food centre is located behind Chinatown Point. Journey time about 5 minutes.