Sunday, 19 January 2020

ENG's Wantan Noodle (Vivo City)

I have heard so much about ENG’s wanton noodle before but not given it a try as it is located away from where I stay.

Ironically, in a twist of events, the recent dispute between the founder's son and business partner over how the original stall was run resulted in them splitting. Which led to Eng’s Wanton Noodle expanding aggressively across the island.

This happened when the business partner decided to exit the business and transferring the lease to the chief executive of Lao Huo Tang (老火汤), who decided to bring Eng’s wanton noodles to the heartlands to make it more convenient for customers to grab a bite instead of going all the way to Tanjong Katong Road.

If you are still confused, ENG's Wantan Noodle is managed by Lao Huo Tang while ENG'S Char Siew Wantan Mee is by the founder's children. By now, you may have noticed ENG's Wantan Noodle appearing in many heartlands. Besides Vivo City, they are also at many other locations such as Westgate, Bukit Panjang, Eastpoint Mall, AMK Hub and 287 Tanjong Katong Road, Northpoint City, Causeway Point and Tiong Bahru Plaza.

Their menu at Vivo City is limited as the unit space is small. They sell only Wanton Mee, Wanton, Ngoh Hiang, Oyster Sauce Vegetable and Drinks. The pork lard is free flow. The outlet at Northpoint sells Toast and Soft Boiled Eggs too.

This is the large version of the dry Wanton Mee which cost $5.50. The wanton noodles was cooked perfectly. The texture, springiness and taste of the noodles was spot on. It was good enough such that you can keep slurping only the noodles and not feel jelak (sick of eating).

The Fried Wantan $3 did not stand out. The filling and taste was typical of the fried wantan you can get elsewhere.

The $6 Fried Ngoh Hiang was average too. As a Teochew, I may have been too particular about this dish and am too used to having chestnuts in my Ngoh Hiang (which provides a crunchy bite).

Taste wise, I was expecting to be wow. Although I was not wow, I must say that the taste of the wanton mee, specifically, the noodles was above average. Surprisingly, considering how fast the business has expanded. I can foresee myself coming back just for the Wanton Mee again and again.

ENG's Wantan Noodle
#B2-26A VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk
Singapore 098585

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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Hor Fun Premium (Alexandra Village Food Centre)

$4.50 Mixed Hor Fun
Hor Fun Premium specialises in Hor Fun. Its offering also includes Mui Fan and Pork Ribs Rice. I am a fan of Hor Fun and after the owner of Four Seas Fried Mee & Rice•Fried HorFun (Albert Centre Market & Food Centre) retired, I have never found one of similar quality. While Hor Fun Premium did not match the exact standard and quality of Four Seas, it is the next best.

What makes this stall stand out is that the Hor Fun was fried under high heat, infusing the wok hei aroma in it. I would have thought that this is a given. But in reality, it is not. I have eaten Hor Fun so many times where this aroma is not present.
The $4.50 Mixed Hor Fun comes with prawns, slices of fish and meat with vegetables. It would have been perfect if it had comes with squid and more egg. The hawker has probably used an egg for a few plates of Hor Fun, which unfortunately is a common practice. Taste wise, it was decent. The ingredients were fresh and well fried.

This is the $4.50 Beef Hor Fun. What stood out was that the beef was amazingly tender.

The good news is that because the stall only sells these few food items, the turnaround is very fast. Hence, most of the time, there is no queue.

Hor Fun Premium (Alexandra Village Food Centre)
#01-78 Alexandra Village Food Centre
120 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Singapore 150120
Opening Hours: Daily 1030am to 230pm, 5pm to 830pm

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee 天天来炒福建虾面 (Toa Payoh)

If you are a fan of Hokkien Prawn Mee, you would have probably heard of this stall before. Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is a very popular Hokkien Prawn Mee located at Toa Payoh Lorong 1. Unlike its stall name, even if you visit the stall daily, it does not open every day.

Personally, I have always wanted to visit this stall for many years. But due to its location, I did not visit the stall. It is 10 minute walk from Braddell MRT station and 15 minute walk from Toa Payoh MRT station. Yes, it is walkable from Toa Payoh MRT station, provided you know all the short cuts! I only found out about this recently.

I heard that there are long queues during lunch time and that it would be at least a 30 minutes wait. Hence, I visited in the morning for breakfast. As I went at 8am on a weekday, there was no queue. The Hokkien Prawn Mee comes in $4, $5, $8 and $10 version. There is also a $18 version suitable for 3 to 4 pax.  

Unlike the version at Golden Mile Food Centre, Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee’s version is creamy and gooey. Overall, it was delicious as each strand of noodle was coated with sweet, tasty and fragrant sauce (broth). The serving given for $4 was generous too.

Interestingly, the noodles seems to have been cut as they were shorter than usual. This made it a lot easier to eat using the spoon, instead of chopsticks, which to me is a better way of enjoying the Hokkien Prawn Noodles. This is because, each spoonful would be accompanied with more sauce/broth.

Ps: I am never good with language especially when it comes to dishes such as Hokkien Prawn Mee. But I must state that this is a very decent plate Hokkien Prawn Mee.

Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee 天天来炒福建 (Toa Payoh)
Blk 127, #02-27
Lorong 1 Toa Payoh
Singapore 310127
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 8am – 2.30pm
                           Closed on Mon

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