Ask me what I love most about living in Singapore and the answer would be pretty obvious.
I simply adore the variety and affordability of food here. Food is available at every corner, nook and cranny. I kid you not. And trust me, food prices start from $1 (sometimes, lesser) and $3 is enough to ensure you fill your stomach. Of course these food are not going to be available at your posh air-conditioned restaurants, but rather at the many hawker centres and coffee shops that's peppered all over the island.
Singaporeans all know that to get a satisfying and simply delicious meal you don't have to travel far and wide. All you have to do is to walk to the near by coffee shop (or food centres/foodcourts) and hot cooked food is easily available.
Now, food lovers around the island can tell you which are the better hawker centres. And I'm going to talk about one of them right now.
In fact, the title of my post already gives it away. Yep, it's called Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. For my overseas readers, that's simply the name of the road it's situated at. Recently, when I was on the bus, going past the area, I discovered that the building where the hawker centre used to be was dark and quiet. It turns out that they're going to renovate the old building. But the hawker centre is just behind it, in makeshift stalls.
A few days ago, I decided to have dinner there with my mum and sister. We were actually looking for some eatery at Upper East Coast Road but due to my miscalculation, we missed the stop and so we settled for Old Airport Road.
Here's a peek at what we ate:
chinese kueh - these ones were made fresh and I love the tenderness of the sticky dough!
fried hokkien mee - these wasn't fantastic. too watery. i really prefer the Thye Hong one at Food Republic
fish meat bee hoon - this soup is milky and quite light. is it evaporated milk or milk powder? anyhow, this is one of my fav. noodle dish.
braised pork set - it was served with tasty brown gravy, potatoes and carrots. rather satisfying.
the stall where we got ourselves lime juice with soursoup.
Speaking of soursops, my mum bought one home from the market yesterday. Will post about it soon. She hardly buys soursops! I used to be very wary of this fruit because of it's appearance. But I really love it now. It's soft tender flesh is really lovely.
There you have it: a brief look at Singapore's delicious hawker centre food. In total, I don't think we spent more than SGD $25. We actually ate fresh chee cheong fan with char siew too but I forgot to take a picture. That one was super yummy I tell you! They make it on the spot and the sauce goes well with it. And talk about the chilli... Hmmmmm....
Okay, enough of food for now. My exams start tomorrow! I'm going to go back to my books this instant. Tata all!