Tuesday, April 10, 2007

5 Yum Yum Sup Sup (5 yummy-eatery tag)

Just finished a travel tag, then received a foody tag from LB. You think I EFVFNSG. (Eat Full Very Free No Sh*t Give, Hokkien version arh, jia pah kar eng, bo sai pang, Mandarin version, 吃饱太闲没屎拉!)

But because of the offer to make me candlelit dinner and get to sleep at your place (where there will be no extra hammock provided) if I go to Italy..... so oblige you lah.

I have so many favourite eating places, it is so hard to choose only 5. I'll select those near my house which is near to Katong. So that when any of you readers come to visit me, you know what I would bring you to eat.

There are lots of mouth-watering food in Singapore. I'm just showing some of the food I eat frequently, I'm boring, not the food, ok? hehehe......

1. Katong Laksa











Hailed as Singapore’s national dish, it is a humble dish of rice noodles, shrimps, cockles, fish cake and chilli paste in thick coconut-based broth. It has won over fans including expatriates, visiting dignitaries and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. 328 Katong laksa is a must when you are in Singapore.

2. Chin Mee Chin Confectionery










I love coming here for breakfast. Its milk tea and custard puffs are my favourites.

204 East Coast Road (Near to Church of the Holy Family)

3. Lor 21 Geylang Hokkien Prawn Noodles & Beach Road Prawn Noodles


These are actually two different stalls selling 2 different versions of Prawn Noodles. They are within walking distance of my house and I take the soupy one for breakfast and the fried one for supper. hehehe.....


4. Hong Kong Tea House


The Chinese version of Starbucks. Some afternoons would see me curled up on its comfy sofa with my laptop and with a cup of their Special Tea & Coffee Combination. I love their dimsum.

86 East Coast Road Block A Katong Village

5. Marine Parade Hawker Centre (opp Parkway Parade)











Oh Nasi Lemak, Mutton Rendang, Thosai and Prata,
Chicken Rice, Roast Duck, Wanton Noodle and Ciabatta.
At any time of the day and night,
If you are feeling famished, come to the east, you'll be satisfied!





The rules:
1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
eastcoastlife (East Coast, Singapore)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states)
[..and let them know they’ve been tagged]

I tagged :

1. tigerfish (US of A)
2. zeezee (Brazil)
3. firehorse (Malaysia)
4. Windy (UK)
5. RennyBA (Norway)

Any of my readers who wish to do this food meme, please feel free to do so and link it back to me so I can read about the fabulous food you have in your state, province or country. I love to look at food, not so much on the eating part... because I must be on a diet. hehe....

52 comments:

  1. Wah... how come chio chio de aunty's meme always so long 1? Luckily this time I not ganna. :P

    The hong kong tea house looks great. Got free WIFI somemore ah? 24 hr ah?

    WAH.... I must check out that place....

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  2. ya dk,
    check it out.

    Try their xiaolongpao and silk-stocking tea - I prefer their tea& coffee combination.

    Not expensive sum more.

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  3. bravo bravo well done...the food looks yummy!! will try those places when I go to singapore next..

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  4. See? You did a fantastic job!! Great work! Fun, wasn't it? And everything looks so nice.. Even the zigzag layout! Love the look of the Prawn Noodles. Really EFVFNSG!!! Thanks...

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  5. Nicole,
    Hi and thanks for dropping in. Contact me when you're here.
    Cheers.

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  6. lbbbbb.....
    aiyaaaa... dun tease me lah! I try and try still got zigzag, I dunno how to use photoshop mah! I spend 4 hours just on aligning the text & pics. argggghhhh!

    The prawn noodle photo was taken from ieatishootipost site. paiseh, have to take it down. I must admit he takes very good photos.

    I jia ba boh sai pang lah!

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  7. wah wah wah.... the num 4 and 5 sounds so yummy leh... eh.. okay 2 too... wah wah...

    all this place nearby katong? Where is katong ar? near what MRT station ar?

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  8. Katong is on the east side of Singapore (7 mins' car drive from Changi airport)near Parkway Parade; the east coast beach etc.

    Nearest is Paya Lebar MRT station but still got to take a bus from it.

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  9. oh tt breakfast place got some gd reviews, my s-i-l in SG. raves bout it too, u're killing me at 3:17am, but tt's ok as long as u don't tag me hahahahaha, j/k !:) wait..not, I'm serious ! *grin*

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  10. LOL, the prawn pictures still look great!! You still did a great job! I so proud!

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  11. hahaha.... melting wok,
    I want to tag you wan but knowing you not very free, because only one post per week, so give you chance first.

    The breakfast place is good lah, very old place, nice beverages and bread. mmm.... ahhh, got to go tomorrow morning!

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  12. lb,
    Thanks. You come, I bring you to eat that and the rest and some other places. k?

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  13. EastCoastlife, y dun u add the address of the places?? It will be easier for us readers to find these eateries.

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  14. Hi there, thanks for the interesting task! You know what, this is the first tag I ever have...

    Hmm... I've got to think hard of the eating places (with pics) and who to tag next.

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  15. Hi zee zee,
    Oh you want the addresses? No problem. Will do it.

    I thot so highly of myself arh, thot people will call me go makan together. haiz.... buay kian siao.(thick-skinned!)

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  16. Oh Windy,
    Your virgin tag?!! hehe....

    You can click the other links for reference, they did very well. I'm the lazy bum who didn't put in much effort :P

    Hope you have fun doing it.

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  17. Ok, I think I have missed out on a number of good food from the East. But it shall be fine.

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  18. wei oceanskies,
    Want to do another Katong/Joo Chiat Trail? I be the tour guide and together we take pictures, oogle at the architecture and try the various eateries.

    I want to do a Peranankan trail. 

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  19. Sure. Your son said you are good in planning itenaries for tours leh.

    actually, I have someone by the name of Tony, who have so kindly offered (see comments on this post) to organise a visit to Peter Wee's Katong Antique Shop (which has a lot of Peranakan trail), and I think it would be nice. Would you be keen to check that out, or we can do a free-and-easy one based on your plans?

    Of course, I would probably end up writing of it, but it is a pleasure to do so. =)

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  20. oceanskies,
    Katong Antique Shop is one of my must-visit stop.We can go on our own, heard that Pater Wee is the right person to talk to on Peranakan culture and traditions. I shall make an arrangement to visit him and view his Peranakan collection.

    I prefer to be on free-and-easy so I can stop and rest as and when I need to.

    I'm planning a trip to Malacca to buy some Peranakan crockery and to tour its historical town and of course, to eat Nyonya food!

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  21. is that the 'real' katong laksa? or your fav only?

    i eat katong laksa in holland v! hahah...

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  22. keropok man,
    In Katong, sure eat the authentic 328 Katong Laksa lah! The one that used to be at No 51.

    The lady boss is Nancy and she is going to New York soon to cook for overseas Singaporeans and New Yorkers.

    Actually No.49 laksa also not bad.

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  23. OMG, I have to go to that Chin Mee Chin and Hong Kong Tea House man, I am a sucker for all these nostalgic old buldings! :) The food lousy oso never mind!

    Eh, I ask you, the 328 Katong Laksa, is it near Ceylon Road? Last time when I attended St Hilda's (after the PLMGS fiasco) it was at Ceylon Road, really miss that place! I heard the Hindu temple on Ceylon Rd has been rebuilt and is very big now... must go back and take pictures!!!

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  24. Shilpa!
    You have to go to these two for their drinks and snacks. Yummy food! not lousy ok.

    328 laksa has a branch near Ceylon Road but I prefer the HQ nearer my house. Yes, the Hindu Temple has been rebuilt and it looks fabulous! Must take pictures.

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  25. So many laksa? So far I only have asam laksa. And I want some nasi lemak too. What? Mutton Rengdang? I only have the beef kind.

    When I go to asia I will need to bring a spare stomach so I can try everything. :P

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  26. I know where is the hongkong cafe liao. Think I've been there before. (before it was open) Last time is Joo Chiat police station, then got 1 time is tampines rovers football clubhouse. Right? :D

    Maybe I should take 1/2 day leave one day and go there. haha.

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  27. Ah! I am so hungry now that I have seen the pictures of all that wonderful food.

    My mouth is watering.

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  28. ECL, I like Italian food; there's nothing like lasagna.

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  29. so u think i very free cos more than one post per week lah! Kekekeke...
    I will try my best, ok! Lucky now i not in SG, if not i sure do the same katong post wan...

    Now I dont' even know which one is 328 liow....I know there is 49,51,328, but I don't know which is which :O ...the 328 is NOT at the corner one isit?

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  30. Like you, one of my close family friends stay in the East Coast area, formerly at Martia Road and now somewhere nearer Siglap. The area is certainly a treasure trove of delectable delights, and many is just a stone's throw away from your place. For me, my neighbourhood isn't too shabby either, and our common food haunt is the nearby Chinatown area.

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  31. Awww, how sweet of you to tag me. You know I love to share food traditions and read about yours as well as share mine from Norway. I'll do the best I can to catch up with you:-)

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  32. SA,
    I like assam laksa too but this katong laksa has coconut milk in it, which is richer in taste and can be fattening :)

    Besides beef and mutton rendang, there is also chicken rendang. I make great rendangs, recipes given by my Indonesian friends :)

    You need to start training for your Asia trip. If I bring you to different places to eat, 4 meals a day, no repetition of dishes, 30 days still not enough!

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  33. dk,
    You're right. Former Joo Chiat Police station.

    Oh, so that's how you want to spend your half day leave :)

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  34. Teacher Dave,
    Hope you can come to Singapore for a visit and I could have the opportunity to bring you around. And you could taste all these food!

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  35. Oh Captain Picard,
    I love lasagne too! Aren't you going to be adventurous and try some Asian food?

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  36. tigerfish,
    I know you are not free but with your special talent in cooking, I'm sure you would recommend us some great eats in California.

    328 uses the katong laksa name. It used to be at No.51 but because the coffee shop owner raised its rent, it bought the shop at 328 so as not to be at the mercy of coffee shops.

    No.49 was its rival. Rumour has it that the owner stole the recipe from Nancy (owner of 328) and started her own stall. I find the taste of the laksa from No 49 quite similar to 328.

    I would bring foreign guests to 328. My son is a regular at 328 and he's on very good terms with the lau pan niang!

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  37. cool insider,
    I love to go Siglap too. There are many eateries which I would love to recommend.

    Chinatown is another place that has great food. There are many emigrants who set up shops here and the choice is fabulous. Jaymes just bought my Chinese guests there on Sunday and they had a ball!

    Another awesome gastronomic place is Geylang. Oh my, maybe I should organise a Bloggers' Food Hunt one of these days! :)

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  38. Oh Renny!
    I'm so glad you're willing to do this tag.

    I'm fascinated with the culture and traditions of different countries. Of course food is one of my main loves.

    Most Asians have the misconceptions that there's nothing good to eat in European countries. They think there's just the boring steak, salad,fries and chips.

    I have read your blog and in awed of the food you have in your country. I wish for you to share with my readers the wonderful cuisine of Norway!

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  39. next time we go eat laksa at 328, we will mention your name!

    hehe...

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  40. hahaha... keropok man!
    No use :(

    You have to bring Jaymes! hahaha... he can really charm the lady boss!

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  41. pinkie,
    You're living in Singapore, want to eat can come anytime to the east leh! When arh?

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  42. So when can borrow Jaymes for a discount? Hahaha

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  43. etel,
    East Coast is not far lah, in Singapore, how can anywhere be far. Come lah, I give you a treat.

    Your so-call GD in the east, he neber treat you to food here meh? tsk tsk tsk.....

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  44. that's how the Singapore Laksa looks like. I have heard about it plenty times but never have the chance to taste it yet ;)

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  45. Hello chen!
    If you come to Singapore, I'll bring you to try it. The best in Singapore! :)

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  46. I'm happy enuff with Banquet at Jurong Point mah...

    Heh heh heh

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  47. haha Azrin.
    You live in the west! I like Banquet at Jurong Point too, lots of choices! Happy eating!

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  48. Hi Eastcoastlife,

    I have try all 4 except the Chin Mee Chin Confectionery. Must go try one of these days. Anyway, have you tried the laksa at Jurong point's Kopitam?

    I think its superb and much better than 328. You shld really go try it. Yummy...PS: Try the shanghai la mian store too.

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  49. Hi noiseyboy,
    Thanks for visiting.

    Oh, there is better laksa in Jurong Point? I will try it, and the Shanghai La Mian too. Thanks. :)

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