We had a great time at 南丫島 Lamma Island previously, and this time, we decided to check out 長洲 Cheung Chau.
There was also an ongoing discount for ferry tickets till end of 2016, so it was an additional motivation to go pay a visit 😛
First, we had a nice dim sum breakfast at hubby’s favourite yumcha place at 蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House, because of its great atmosphere.
The food quality today was much better than our previous visit! We absolutely adored the steamed mushroom 😀
Anyway, after a leisurely breakfast, we walked to Central Ferry Pier No. 5 to wait for the next normal ferry at 09:00.
We have been to Serangoon Gardens and to the famous Chomp Chomp Food Centre for several times but not to this market & food centre.
Located just before the circle, hubby remembered a famous Char Kway Teow stall there years ago (but alas it has closed already, because the old couple retired). The food centre has been completely refurbished and it is now more airy, bright and clean!
So today, we decided to do a small ride and small walk to Serangoon Gardens and have some local brunch! Found quite a few gems 🙂
Categories: Breakfast, Central
Tags: beancurd, carrot cake, curry puff, hawker, jelly, kopi c, kway chap, luncheon meat, noodle, Serangoon Gardens, teh c
Hubby had read about this supposedly famous dim sum in Chinatown, so we decided to check it out! It was rather crowded on a Friday evening, so instead of joining the queue and waiting for a table within the air-conditioned shop, we chose to take the last remaining outdoor seating. Food was served very quickly, and the staff were also very efficient at clearing the plates; they pop by to pick up the empty plates at least 3 times while we were eating. We also liked that we could order some items such as carrot cake, and custard bun by pieces instead of the usual by the trio style.
We have been wanting to check out Punggol Settlement, but unfortunately, it was really out of the way for someone without a car, and our friends did not really express interest in going 😦 So when Mr L suggested a double date, we readily agreed!
It was… REALLY Far!
The views were also sadly disappointing, partly due to the haze, and partly because the sea view was really, erm, just looking at the construction. Aiyah, I had thought that the views were lovely! Luckily the couple didn’t take my suggestion to have some pre-wedding photo shoot earlier this year.. Haha…
Surprise from mr bean!
We were surprised that there was savoury beancurd available here, and quickly got ourselves a bowl of Signature Savoury Beancurd ($3.50, inclusive of GST).
Hot beancurd topped with spicy minced meat and fried onions, it tasted like tofu that we get from the usual zhi char stalls, just that it was a little too salty.
Quite an interesting twist to the usual beancurd 🙂
- Location: 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Toa Payoh Hub #01-17 S(310490)
- Website: www.mrbean.com.sg
- Hrs: 7am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 7:30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
Note: Song Yuan BKT has ceased operations at this location.
Thin and few slices
We had a craving for bak kut teh and decided to check out this place… Though the lack of crowd was a bit worrying, haha! There was also no prime ribs soup option… So… We had a few questions marks in our mind :p
We ordered a Pork Ribs Soup ($6), Braised Pig’s Intestines ($6), Bean Curd Skin ($3), Kai Lan ($4) and a bowl of Steamed Rice ($1).
The pork ribs soup looked quite sad with 5 tiny ribs floating inside, but the braised pig’s intestines looked even sadder… Haha… The soup was quite salty, and the meat was quite tough… There were even pieces with more bone than meat. The intestines were not cleaned thoroughly as there was a stinky taste to it, and somehow, the insides of the intestines were gone!! 粉肠，粉肠，没粉怎么叫粉肠? Disappointed!!
The kai lan was a bit better, but there was just too much sauce, so it was quite salty. The best dish was actually the bean curd skin… *faintz* Rice was quite a huge portion, we both could not finish it. While the rice was not overly tough, you might want to add some soup or gravy to soften it a bit…
We are not coming back here again 😦
Hor Fun Two Ways 严家鸳鸯河粉
This was a relatively new kid on the block, and had replaced a similar restaurant. It always looked quite empty , so we thought we ought to give it a try before it is gone :p
The deco was simple and unpretentious with the tables arranged just like the previous restaurant that it replaced (so we thought it was just a change of name and not owner). But it turned out that this was the 2nd branch of Yam’s Kitchen in Singapore (the other one is in Pasir Ris Downtown East) and there’s also one in Bangkok!
There was an offer for Curry Fish Head ($13.80++ instead of the usual $20.80++ for the small version), provided you spent a minimum of $30, so in addition to the curry, we decided to try the Hor Fun Two Ways 严家鸳鸯河粉 ($8.80++), Gold Medal Otar Bean Curd 金牌乌打豆腐 ($9.80++ for 5 pieces), Golden Sauce with Oat Vegetables 金针香麦菜 ($8.80++) and drinks.
We haven’t been to this place since when we first started dating 😛 But bro mentioned this place last week, so we thought that we could come here as an alternative to the getting-pricier Quality Hotel porridge buffet.
Categories: Central, Dinner
Tags: beancurd, buffet, chicken feet, chicken wing, curry, durian, egg, Orchard, Orchard Grand Court, pork belly, porridge, restaurant, Taiwanese