Posts Tagged With: Sembawang

Handlebar @Sembawang

Our friend offered to drive us somewhere ulu for dinner, and we figured that the Handlebar was definitely located at an ulu enough place, and almost inaccessible at night without a ride. We did walk to this place during broad daylight before, back when Bottle Tree Village was still around, and it was a fair bit of walk! So much easier with a car 😀

2016-07-30 20.42.44We were seated by one of the benches, and it was fortunate that we had called in advance to make reservations, for it was full house tonight!

  • Blossom Onions ($12++): Crispy and sweet, this was an very enjoyable starter for sharing.
  • Cocaine Wings ($14++): We opted for 3 mild and 3 medium heat levels. Depending on your taste buds, mild was too hot for hubby, medium was very acceptable to our friend, and I thought that medium heat had a lingering spicy aftertaste that lasted quite a while.
  • Righteous Ribs ($28++): The meat was tender, and potatoes were very nice! The side salad was a welcome green for our overly carnivorous meal.
  • Slap Yo Momma Pork Chop ($26++): We opted for a mix of both fried and grilled bone-in pork loin. The fried version was really good, but inside the crispy surface lay a very thick and juicy pork loin. The grilled version was a tad too dry, except for the fatty parts.

We liked the environment, and it was very relaxing to chill here. Water was available freely.


  • Location: 57 Jalam Mempurong S(759057)
  • Hrs: 5pm – 1am (Tue-Thu), 5pm – 2am (Fri), 3pm – 2am (Sat), 3pm – 1am (Sun)
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Sembawang Traditional Claypot Rice@Sembawang

2016-07-10 12.38.14So we decided to pop by afterall!

We were actually not really hungry, and thought that it would be difficult to tabao the claypot rice if we could not finish it, hence we had:

  • San Lou Been Hoon 三楼米粉 ($4.80 nett for small): The other item with the largest picture on the wall, the exterior crispy charred bits with the soft bee hoon inside was yummy!
  • Salted Egg Sotong 咸香苏东 ($12.80): The coating was excellent, for it was very fragrant, and not at all sweet! Many times, the salted egg concoction was more sweet than salty, but this was not the case. You could taste and see the salted egg yolk goodness, the real stuff! Unfortunately, the sotong was a tad too overcooked.
  • Qing Long Cai 青龙菜 ($12.80): We liked the homely feel of this dish, and this veggie was a bit like chives, with a bit of crunch.
  • Teh C Kosong ($1.60): Oh my, finally a decent cup from the usual places where I get my usual teh c kosong!

Note: Warm water is available at 20 cents per cup. We could not finish the food and ended up tabao-ing, incurring an additional 50 cents for 2 plastic boxes (not too sure if there would be additional charges if we opted for plastic bags instead). Only cash is accepted here.


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Common Chefs Cafe & Bakery @Sembawang

We were too early for claypot rice (they opens at 11am), so we decided to head for brunch at the nearby Common Chefs Cafe & Bakery, which opened only 2 weeks ago (22 Jun 2016).

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East Bistro 東小馆 @Sembawang

We had past by here a few times in the evening, and it was usually very quiet. This time, we decided to come here for dim sum, resolutely walking past the relatively empty white beehoon along the way.

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Sembawang White Beehoon @Sembawang

Lunch spread!

Lunch spread!

After our mini brunch (actually we had wanted to come straight from home, but alas, this place only opens from 11.30am, and we were really getting hungry), we made our way to You Huak Restaurant (友发餐室, better known as Sembawang White Beeboon! We made sure to reach slightly before 11.30am, because we were worried about the crazy crowds, especially when it was showcased in the newspapers a few weeks ago (when they announced another branch at Punggol).

We managed to reach around 11.25am and got the last table! So happy that we did not have to queue 🙂 Seems like they opened much earlier today, as some of the people were almost done with their food. We were just settling down and browsing the menu when, just like magic, at 11.30am sharp, a queue suddenly formed, stretching the entire length of the shop 😮

We settled for White Beehoon ($8 for medium size), Sambal Pedas (臭豆, $7 for small size), Sambal Lala ($8 for small size), and my favourite Sour Plum drink ($2.20), while hubby had mineral water as usual ($1.20).

Food arrived rather quickly, just like the previous few times that we were here. While the beehoon was still delicious, we felt that the rich seafood gravy was too little today, and was not enough to give the beehoon a really good soak. Today’s sambal lala was alright, and I still think the version at Causarina Road is the best! The pedas was delicious as usual 🙂 I just hope that the standards will not keep sliding…

If you are thinking of trying the beehoon here, it would be best to come before 11.30am, or at odd hours like 3pm, to avoid the crazy queues. But if the queue is really too long, there are still many other food options nearby… In fact, the restaurant next door offers its own version of “wet white beehoon”, but this version is definitely not comparable.

Note: There is no GST or service charge.


  • Location: 22 Jalan Tampang (Opp Sembawang Shopping Centre) S(758966)
  • Hrs: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Thu-Tue)
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