Good morning! I woke up earlier this morning so that I can come to Roasted Sip to get some work done before picking Mom from the airport. She’s on the air as I am typing this blog entry. Hopefully, I’ll be able to finish this blog entry before it’s time for me to pick her from the airport.
Without further ado, let’s get this blog entry rollin’!
On my birthday last week, my family and I went to Ghim Moh Food Centre for breakfast. We didn’t have any itinerary planned for the morning so we went free and easy. Sister suggested that we go Ghim Moh Food Centre so that she could stock up her fridge at the Giant nearby.
HAI NAN HOMETOWN CURRY
Stall #01-24 Ghim Moh Food Centre, 9 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270009
Pork Rib Curry (Small) | S$5.50
Our first stop at Ghim Moh Food Centre was Hai Nan Hometown Curry. Lucky for us, they just started operating that day after being away for a week or so. Sister who had tried their Curry Chicken Cutlet Rice sang praises.
I got Pork Rib Curry in smaller portion for Dad as his lunch. They serve this in two sizes – S$5.50 for small portion and S$7.50 for a larger portion. It didn’t come with rice so I ordered rice for 50 cents and added on a baguette roll for S$1.00.
The baguette was freshly made for the day. It was deliciously good and complimented the curry gravy well! Dad commented that the curry gravy thick and packed with flavors. The pork ribs were well cooked. They were tender and easily tore apart with just a fork!
GHIM MOH CHWEE KUEH
Stall #01-54 Ghim Moh Food Centre, 9 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270009
Another highly recommended stall at Ghim Moh Food Centre is Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh operated by a pair of old couple. Sister got this for us to try while I was queuing for Hai Nan Hometown Curry.
Chwee Kueh is one of Singaporean local delicacies. It’s not commonly found in Brunei but I came to know about it at work. What’s a Chwee Kueh you may ask? It is rice pudding cake topped with salty toppings like preserved radish.
What do I think of Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh? The rice pudding cake has a “Q” texture. They tasted bland in my opinion but compensated well by the salted black soybeans. It could be salty for some but acceptable for my taste bud. It would be nicer if less salty.
Stall #01-52 Ghim Moh Food Centre, 9 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270009
Granny’s Pancake is located two stalls away from Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh. The queue at Granny’s Pancake can be long but I liked that they were fast with their service. They were having three kinds of fillings to choose from – peanut, red bean and coconut.
Peanut Pancake | S$0.80
Would you look at the overflowing peanut fillings?! The peanuts were roasted with a nice aroma coming out. They were tossed with sugar for a sweet taste. The pancake had a “Q” texture that I loved. This was definitely one of the best Peanut Pancake that I had so far.
Coconut Pancake | S$0.80
Sister who previously had their Peanut Pancake was intrigued to try their Coconut Pancake. She commented that she preferred the Coconut Pancake better than the Peanut Pancake. I on the other hand preferred Peanut Pancake better as I find the Coconut Pancake too sweet for my liking.
Another bonus of the day was the spotting of an old school ice-cream parlor just outside Ghim Moh Food Centre. We don’t get to see this in Brunei but common at some places across Singapore.
Yam Ice-Cream | S$1.20
Sister mentioned that Dad was intrigued when he saw similar old school ice-cream parlor the other day after dinner. So, I got him one to try and at the same time I could snap a picture of it for my Instagram profile. Andrea who is currently residing in Melbourne commented that she misses this old school dessert.
Anyways, there were plentiful of flavors to choose from and one of them being Green Tea. I got Yam since parents love Yam flavored ice-cream as opposed to other flavors. It was sandwiched in a slice of rainbow colored sandwich bread. You could opt for waffle biscuit if you are not so into rainbow colored sandwich bread.