November 23, 2010

Cheap Eats @ Whampoa Drive

On my final day in Lion City, we both finally were able to find the hawker centre near our hotel.

Somehow, we both regretted not having gone to the place earlier...

EV's sister recommended Whampoa Drive's hawker centre to us for its famous rojak. We never got to try it as it opened at night. We both decided to pay a visit for brunch on our last day.

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This was the first thing I spotted...


It was under the stall named "Chinese Pancake". My parents called it Ban Chang Kueh, which is a thick pancake sandwich with lots of peanuts. At this stall, we found that the filling could either be coconut, peanut or red bean. We chose peanut and coconut. Each slice costs SGD0.60 - a steal considering the amount of filling they gave us.

I recognized this place from one of the food programmes I saw on AFC, so, I'd guess it must be good.

Absolutely delicious!! Unfortunately, in KL, the chinese pancake stalls are quite stingy with their filling. By the time we finished the pancake, the bottom of the box still had a lot of peanuts and coconut shreddings...

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Another kueh we found was the Chwee Kueh. It's a Teo Chew dish of steamed rice cakes topped off with minced preserved vegetables. Apparently this is hard to find in KL but quite popular in Kuching. EV was very excited to find this...

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Despite all the yummy kueh, we still wanted to have something substantial. So, we ordered from this China handmade noodle stall which had seafood noodles. We both opted for the dry noodles with fish slices.

The noodles resemble our Pan Mee with its fried anchovies (ikan bilis), mushrooms and vegetables. The only missing ingredient is the minced pork. Since the shop serves only seafood, the minced pork is left out.

I made the grave mistake of mixing everything (dried chillies and all) together...

The dried chillies are flaming hot! It didn't hit me until the 5th or 6th bite when I started to feel heat all over my mouth!! The worse part - the drinks stall nearby didn't have any ice...

I had to abandon my noodles early and paid the price later by visiting the toilet 4 or 5 times before boarding the flight.

A great place to visit! Highly recommended if you're around the area.

5 comments:

  1. Yeah! Considering that big portion...it is really cheap huh! :D

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  2. Hi Tekkaus,

    Yes, it is quite worth it even after the currency conversion.

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  3. WE have those Chinese pancakes here too. It's called "tai kou meen" in Cantonese.

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  4. Hi Mei Teng,

    Yea... We do! Thanks for reminding me about the Cantonese name. Our local varieties is limited to the peanuts version. I've yet to find one which offers different variety like the one in SG.

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