Chinatown Tan’s Tutu Coconut Cake Coconut / Peanut Tutu Kueh (5pcs) – $3. My favourite kueh tutu flavour of all time is coconut and nothing else, especially this type of gula melaka infused shredded fresh coconut, so comforting.
All things fried! Xi De Li Fried Fritters You Tiao – $1 Glutinous Bun – $1 3-in-1 Nian Gao – $1 A pity these fried items were a little cold, so I couldn’t judge base on its hot & fresh glories, anyway, the 3-in-1 Nian Gao is a must try, yam paste, glutinous rice within, sweet & goey.
Apa Rojak – the molasses mixed with fermented seafood didn’t taste strong as the traditional one, and specked with citrusy bunga kantan (gigner torch) to liven up the overall palette, nicely done! S$4 (S) / $5 (L)
Little Hanoi Noodle Bar: Vietnamese spring roll was light and refreshing. The fried version was also available under the stroke of owner’s creativity, it was made with a different pastry skin, packed with tasty minced meat and herbs. $3.90 each plate
Minced prawn paste on sugar cane sticks, and grilled! This one is good, remember to chew on the juicy cane. Sweet and savoury all at once. S$6.90 per plate
Mei Shi Quan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee Black (right) and White (left) radish cake $6. This was probably the most passable dish of all, the black version was way too sweet, white one was bland, probably just have their prawn mee.
Hot Hot Pot – Mala Xiang Guo. Pick your items and let them coat it in the herbed Szechuan chilli oil to make your day hot. This was the highlight of the tasting we feel, everybody loved it! $25 (for 4 pax)
Miso Japanese Cuisine Chicken Teriyaki + Salmon $6.80 The fish was flaky tender, chicken Teriyaki sauce was savoury and sweet.
Ah Chew Yong Tau Foo Mini Hot Pot – $7.60 (for 1 pax) / $11.50 (for 2 pax) I’d be honest here, I didn’t get to try this dish due to overloaded stomach. It sure looks inviting.
Li Xin Teochew Fishball Noodles Fishballs + Fish Dumplings + Fish Cake with Noodle $6.00 Fresh yellow tail fish was used in these daily hand made items, all of them was delicious and old school. Have them all!
You Men HK Roast Mix Platter Combination $19
Qiu Lian Traditional Ban Mee $4 A comforting bowl, the broth was flavourful, don’t worry, it does come with a soft boiled egg.
Original Fish Village Twin Fish Bee Hoon – $6.30 This fish soup was tasty on its own, crispy egg shredding atop, fresh fried fish chunks and also very fresh blanched fish slices against the semi-soft thick vermicelli was a good bowl. My favourite hawker food of all time.
Saravanaa Bhavan Indian Vegetarian Saravanaa Special Meal – $7.50
Woo Lee Jeeb Dae Bak Korean Cuisine Hot Stone Mixed Rice – $7
Chinatown Beef Noodle 4 Treasures Beef – $8 (S) / $12 (L) A pity this was served very late in the tasting session, I was so full that I couldn’t appreciate these cold beef noodle (dry). Tasted the chewy tendon which was alright, however, dining companion on the table commented the beef slices and tripes were super tender and delicious.
If I ever get off here from company shuttle on the way home from Tuas, I would try the fish soup, fish ball noodle soup, beef noodle and the hot hot pot at spiciest level again with friends.
Address: Food Republic at Westgate (3 Gateway Drive, #B1-28/29)…Jurong East MRT