Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: Tiong Bahru Food Market

One of the things I love about Singapore is definitely the wide range of food that we have, despite being a tiny little dot on the World map.

Of course, local hawker fare is something I would highly recommend you to experience when you're in town! 

No air-con, no 5-star services, just some good ol' down to earth comfort food that have growth up with us. 

Yes, it was a couple date at one of the most popular hawker centers in Singapore, Tiong Bahru Food Market.

Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Chwee Kueh, #02-05.

When one talks about Tiong Bahru Food Market, one can never miss out on the famous CHWEE KUEH. 

Many claim to be the authentic Tiong Bahru Chwee Kueh, wells don't be fooled. There is the one and only JIAN BO TIONG BAHRU CHWEE KUEH that you should try. 

Also ordered some kueh to share. Not exactly the best or most famous ones, I was just craving. :D 

Min Jiang Kueh. Again, this was pure craving. I didn't quite like the pancakes cause they were the chewy type which I don't really fancy. 

Tiong Bahru Pau, #02-18/19.

I enjoyed the siew mai and egg tarts. However, the char siew pau was kinda disappointing.

The pau's skin was good, however the filling was so dry and lacks the fragrance of char siew. :(

White and black carrot cakes. 

I'm sorry I couldn't remember the stall which we bought the food from. Do look out for the blue plates then? ^^ Anyways, we felt that the carrot cakes do worth a try. They were really well fried and most importantly, they don't give a very greasy after taste. 

Tiong Bahru Lor Mee, #02-80.

Besides the famous JIAN BO CHWEE KUEH, Lor Mee is definitely another MUST-EAT whenever you're at Tiong Bahru Food Market. There are two well-known stalls here, 178 Lor Mee (green bowl) and Tiong Bahru Lor Mee (yellow bowl). I can't say which is better because they each have a strong group of supporters. I definitely prefer the latter. 

Compared to 178 Lor Mee, which is famous for it's 'shark meat', Tiong Bahru Lor Mee goes for traditional. Just some good ol' ngoh Hsiang, fish cake, braised meat and egg, fried dumpling and flat yellow noodles that we are familiar with. 

Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Noodles, #02-30.

Have you heard of the 不见天 aka armpit meat of pigs char siew wonton mee? Yups, it's from this specific stall.

Springy yellow noodles topped with slices of super tender char siew. It's no wonder people are willing to queue a good 30mins just for a plate of this goodness. 


Liang Liang Garden, #02-75. 

Of course no meal is completed without some desserts. Featuring their sweet potato soup, shark fin cheng tng and milo dinosaur ice kachang. 

I would recommend the shark fin cheng tng to everyone as it's not just cooling and refreshing, the bowl was also filled with ingredients! Of course there isn't any shark fin, it was just jelly toppings. 

Can't believe the 4 of us actually ate so much! :P Looking forward to more feasting with you Qian Qian! <3 

Anyways, be prepared to queue at least 15mins for the famous stalls! ^^ 

Tiong Bahru Food Market & Hawker Centre
30 Seng Poh Road,
Singapore 168898


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