Here I am again with the second blog entry for the day. I am back to Roasted Sip again since I will be meeting Jennifer for dinner later in the evening at Brukori. I didn’t get any Korean food when I was in Singapore last week. So, I am getting my Korean fix tonight. LOL!
Sister had a breakfast meeting last Monday morning so I brought parents out for breakfast at ABC Brickworks Food Centre. They wanted to stay in for breakfast but I wanted to eat something else aside from bread and Siew Mai.
ABC Brickworks Food Centre is located in within walking distance from where we live and approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk from Alexandra Village Food Centre. ABC Brickworks Food Centre is double the size of Alexandra Village Food Centre.
Of course, it has more choices than the latter. My first stop was ABC DEJI Fish Head Bee Hoon Soup stall but the uncle told me that the soup was still brewing and would only be available half an hour later. I thanked him and left for the next available option.
BEE LOCK TING FISH BALL NOODLE
Stall #01-110 ABC Brickworks Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
Mee Hoon Soup | S$3.00
Dad wanted some noodles for breakfast and soup noodles in particular. So, I got him this bowl of Mee Hoon Soup from Bee Lock Ting Fish Ball Noodle. Dad who is a non-fussy eater commented that it was pretty good. It came with some fish balls, fish cake slices and some minced meat. Definitely a comfort food for cold rainy days.
SWEE KEE WANTON NOODLES & LAKSA
Stall #01-39 ABC Brickworks Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
Wanton Mee | S$2.50
Mom and I weren’t keen of soup noodles especially the hot weather. I was already sweating in and out from all the walking. So, a dry based noodle sounded better than a hot soupy one at the time. The Wanton Mee from Swee Kee was decent enough for my liking and it came with a good amount of Char Siu and Wanton.
The Wanton were served separately in a bowl of soup. The platter looked so plain so I extracted them from the soup and the picture looked better. The noodle was drier comparatively to the one from Dover Road Kai Kee Wanton Noodle. I liked the texture of the noodle from Swee Kee better.
Stall #01-19 ABC Brickworks Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
小笼包 | S$4.00
Spotted this stall when I was looking for more food after finishing my share of Wanton Noodle with Mom. The stall is operated by a lady from Mainland. Mind you, I didn’t ask if she was from the Mainland. It was obvious from her accent anyways.
东记拉面小笼包 is one of the recommended stalls for affordable XLB in Singapore. Having tried XLB in China before, none outside China was good enough for my liking. Some mentioned that the ones from Din Tai Fung were good but I find them too steeply priced.
I just realized that my camera focused on the soup spoon instead of the XLB itself. LOL! I do have to agree with the others that S$4 for 6 pieces of XLB was cheap. However, I find the skin thick comparatively to the ones I had in China before.
I like my XLB when they were packed with lots of juice from the pork. Sadly, the ones from 东记拉面小笼包 didn’t meet my expectation. The XLB came with a good amount of pork fillings and they tasted tad sour. It wasn’t sour in a bad way but more like vinegar was added in the process of mixing and marination.
JIN JIN DESSERT
Stall #01-21 ABC Brickworks Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
Power Chendol | S$2.00
Power Chendol is one of the bestselling desserts at Jin Jin Dessert. It was shaved ice with condiments such as chendol and red beans. Drizzled on top of the shaved ice were evaporated milk and their signature caramelized Gula Melaka. Due to the hot weather, the shaved ice melted extremely quick. Parents loved their caramelized Gula Melaka as it was fragrant.
The durian puree on top of the shaved ice was an add on, chargeable at S$1.00 per scoop. The durian puree was made with fresh durian as you can see the streaks of durian flesh. Frankly speaking, durian puree with Power Chendol didn’t leave me with a wow impression and I would recommend having Power Chendol on it’s own.