Friday, June 20, 2008

[Singmalay Part 4] [Katong Laksa Prawn Mee 加東叻沙蝦麵]

[Singmalay Part 4]
I still havent tried all the Singmalay food here, but according to reviewers for Katong, the Laksa is not that spicy, so I ordered the Laksa.

It tasted much better than the one in Jordan.

Firstly the broth had a very fragrant coconut aroma.
It had a really creamy coconut taste and wasn't just a sweet taste with strong prawn broth in it too.
Secondly they used "mung noodle" which went well with the broth.

The other things such as tofu puffs tasted really good as it soaked up the broth.

Will come back to try the Prawn Mee and the Spare rib tea.

[Katong Laksa Prawn Mee 加東叻沙蝦麵]
Shop D1, G/F, 155 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

[Singamalay Part 3] Katong Laksa Prawn Mee 加東叻沙蝦麵

[Singamalay Part 3]
Went there on a Tuesday, after the pouring rain!!!!

A very busy restaurant located in Wanchai, seemingly more well known than the previous two.

Ordered the Traditional Mee Siam, the Beef Rendang and cold Barley water.

Beef Rendang:
Beef lumps in coconut milk which I didn't really like it, I found it very smelly as if the milk had gone off.
The rice was rather soggy.

Mee Siam:
OOOOh I really love this dish!! Thin rice vermicelli was used, and it was mixed in some sort of spices, anyway the soup base with really refreshing, and zingy, slightly sour and strong in a spicy sense.
The prawn tasted very fresh and there was orange matter in its head.

[Katong Laksa Prawn Mee 加東叻沙蝦麵]
Shop D1, G/F, 155 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

[Singmalay Part 2] YEOH'S BAH KUT TEH 楊氏肉骨茶

[Singmalay Part 2]
Went here because Sing Ma Restaurant was under refurbishment.

Ordered their house special: Laksa, and the Bah Kut Teh (original).

The soup was strong with coconut, nicely flavoured, not too rich and not too spicy.
The noodles in the laksa was a mixture of rice vermicelli and "oil noodles".
Anyway there were lots of other standard things on the laksa, such as beancurd, prawns,etc.
Personally I liked the soup, but I disliked the noodles, because they don't really soak up the soup, so quite tasteless.

Bah Kut Teh:
There were many versions offered here which was good, especially for non pork eaters. The soup was flavoured just right, not too strong or salty.
To me there was a strong taste of chinese mushrooms (shiitake).
The ribs that came were a little dry, or maybe cos they have been in the pot for quite some time.

[Singmalay Part 1] - Sing Ma Food Restaurant 星馬軒餐廳

[Singmalay Part 1]
I can't believe it! This was supposed to be one of my first pieces for the Singmalay series.
I came all the way to try Sing Ma Food Restaurant, and it's under refurbishment!
Luckily I have done my research and there is an alternative around Jordan called Buk Keh Teh or something like that!!!

Sing Ma Food Restaurant 星馬軒餐廳
Address: Shop D, G/F, 26 Parkes St., Jordan

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Encounter with the silver straw @ 貢茶 Gung Cha

The shop name and design gives it a ancient dynasty feel about it, almost like crouching tigers, when the shop is actually from Taiwan.

Only 6 series of drinks available 1) Foamy milk tops with various teas, 2) Plain teas 3) Milk teas 4) Fancy drinks 5) Fruit concoctions.

Anyway I chose the Foamy milk top with green tea, because the Taiwan teas do not usually mix milk with the lighter teas, ie green tea, unless it is the flavoured ones such as taro milk tea.

The cup was big, same as Easy drink Easy Go, clear green tea at the bottom with a layer of foamy milk on top. I was rather impressed with the straw, because it was silver, my favourite colour, and first time I have seen a silver straw, also it was rigid.

I poked the straw in without stirring the tea and milk together to try the green tea, tasted the Jasmine aroma and the sweetness of the sugar. I drank almost half without stirring the milk, then I set the drink aside, the milk itself slowly infused with the tea, turning from a clear colour to milky toffee colour.

After it was mixed properly, it was nice and creamy, it reminded me of clotted cream, since some of it remained slightly clotted in little lumps. A totally different taste to the plain green tea, very smooth and silky, and almost like drinking a very light cream.

Then finally, after finishing the drink, there should be cream on the lid which you can also indulge into it too.
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