Champion in Braised Pork Belly Rice! Die, die must try!!
Tonight, we decided to check out a smaller night market, 遼寧夜市 Liaoning Night Market. It was only one stop away at 捷運南京復興站 Nanjing Fuxing Station from our hotel.
Upon reaching the station, in our excitement, we exited the nearest gate to find ourselves facing two exits, and nowhere to walk to Exit 2 😮 The station map indicated that it might be a long walk to the other end, so we sought help from the station control. The staff seemed to meet blur tourists like us all the time, and very calmly gave us a laminated card and guided us through the gate and sent us along the direction to the correct exit, located at the green line side. We then passed the card to the staff at the other counter and we were good to go!
Once we were out of Exit 2, we made a right turn to 遼寧街 Liaoning Street, away from the huge pedestrian crossing. We then walked though a somewhat curvy small road to reach 遼寧夜市 Liaoning Night Market. This is a rather local night market and there is no clustering of stalls or closure of roads. We tried out 2 of the more popular stalls.
Busy from open to close
It’s an early Sunday and we were due for an Escape Game at Prinsep Street so we came earlier for a dim sum brunch!
Victor’s Kitchen has been in business for a long while and has been on many Must-Eat list also for a long while. It’s tugged in a little corner of Sunshine Plaza, and the stall floor space is not too large either. We counted close to 8 tables arranged in a school tuck shop style and diners are expected to share table (搭檯) like in Hong Kong.
There was already a queue formed when we reached around 10:15am (they open at 10:30am). The auntie let us in 5mins earlier but did not switch on the lights. She also cautioned some diners to lower their volume. Not sure if she broke any ‘rules’ by letting the diners into the stall early.
Categories: Breakfast, Central
Tags: Bencoolen, carrot cake, char siew bun, chee cheong fan, chicken feet, dim sum, dumpling, glutinous rice, liu sha bun, pork rib, porridge, spinach
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
New branch at Toa Payoh
Simple decor but great food
It’s Tim Ho Wan @Toa Payoh this time! In case you didn’t know, Tim Ho Wan is Hong Kong’s most famous dim sum restaurant because it is one of the cheapest One-Star Michelin restaurant in the world!
We discovered that it was finally opened to public yesterday (8 Sep 2013), so we decided to just pop over to see what’s the crowd like! The queue was not too bad, considering we got seats within 30min, close to 8pm. That was also because there were only 2 of us; bigger groups had to wait longer for a bigger empty table. They also placed stools outside the restaurant so we can just sit, chat and wait.
Categories: Central, Dinner
Tags: carrot, char siew bun, chee cheong fan, chicken feet, Chinese, dim sum, dumpling, noodle, restaurant, siew mai, Toa Payoh