Monday, October 28, 2013

8 days eat - Around the Singapura island in search of GOOD FOOD

Was invited to go on 8 Days Eat Food Trail together with hosts Belinda Lee (No need for introduction. Most of us should know her) and Leslie Tay (Blogger IeatIshootIpost) along side with other foodies.

Super duper excited.
Kept my stomach empty except a bowl of cornflakes in the morning.

Being such a foodie overseas (which my friends can attest to. I kinda grab and put everything I see along the streets in my mouth) , I confess though I've followed my brother along his food trails - mostly atas ones - I've not yet tried all the good local Singapore food that people talk about.

So today IS the day. Yay!

Off we go! 
Belinda getting to know us better.
She's really friendly and comfortable to be with!
She made the effort to remember our names and to know a little about our life. And constant interaction!

Our first stop!
Thosai Spring Leaf Prata Place @ 1 Thong Soon Avenue Springleaf estate S787431.

I have gone there a number of times but usually I just have the normal pratas.
But our dear hosts introduced us to the OMG "Portobello Mushroom Cheese Thosai" , "Portobello Mushroom Cheese Prata" with the "Teh Chino" and dessert "Red bean prata" 
Personally I like the Thosai better because I find it lighter and easier to digest. 
I finished mine and stole half of Jessie's. 
Dipping it into the Masala - OoOO!
I think it was butter Masala.

See how much cheese and mushroom. : Lovely!
Okay. Looking at the pictures is making me drool...
And armed with Teh Chino - Shiok!
Then ending this meal off we the red bean prata.
(After posting it on instagram, alot of people were amazed at this. I was too!
Its like a cheaper version of Taiwan red bean cake) And because its so thin, its not very filling. Hence just nice for dessert. And it comes in 25 small pieces.
Ok. I like my food in small portions so can share around. Even if I eat it all eventually, still... share. haha...

2nd station was the Mutton Soup at Haji M Abdul Rajak Stall @ 17 Upper Boon Keng Food Centre #01-03 S380017.

My partner 'in crime' and another sisters' group were delighted and were rushing forward to this place. Both of their eyes literally lit up at the bowls of 'kam bing soup"

See the joy on the faces! And while digging though it, she was commenting " Tendons! Attack! Collagen!" And they used the straw to suck out the 'i dont know what' from the marrow!
You can catch my partner 'in crime' shot on Leslie's Instagram.
Decide to spare her being 'flashed' here. hahahahaa. I thought it was cute though. She thinks otherwise. lol.

Sadly I am not a big fan of Mutton.
(Ok. This reminds me of Mongolia. That whole goat)

Station 3. I was really happy when I saw it was somewhere near my place. Because that meant I can pop by often in future. Ang Mo Kio! Hokkein Mee Xiao Di Fried Prawn Noodles @ Blk 153 Serangoon North Avenue 1 Guan Hock Tiong Eating House S550153.

The sambal was good. A tiny winy spicy for me. But the noodles was wet and good. And most importantly, prawns felt fresh. And guess what, the owner is a 26 year old 'chap' who decided to brave across all obstacles to open this shop - to retain the traditional way of cooking hokkein mee.

I do like this.
But I still find it loses a little to the one at Tiong Bahru market. Whose noodles is crispy yet as wet as this. I like the mixture.

The pretty siblings being interviewed :)
Station 4: I was glad we were going on to desserts!
And its my favorite Putu Piring. Haig Road Food center @ Blk 14 #01-08 s430014

I love Malay kuehs. Since my mum's hometown in Malacca, its one of the must eats when we go back. And this putu piring taste the same as that!
I finally found my putu piring fix in Singapore.

If I manage to find someone who also does the Gula Melaka Sugar donut. I'm so gonna melt!

This stall has been here for 20++ years, run by the husband and wife. You can see the beautiful photo on their sign. And they are quick. Though the queue is long, they serve quickly which is a ++ point.
Eat it when its piping hot. Gorgeous!With the freshly grated coconut. Their sugar is from java.

Station 5: More desserts.
At first I was wondering if it might be like that in Hongkong which I did not really like because it being too yolky and gooey. However this was good! Just nice! Though a tad too sweet for me - but I know those with sweet tooth will find it yummy! And it was served to us hot from the oven.

Egg tarts from Tong Heng Confectionary @ 285 South Bridge Road S058833

And together with the tea to neutralize the sweetness. Great job!
The 'do my faces' match
And beautiful Belinda doing the interview.

And after a long day of constant eating, we were at our final stop.
 Cold crabs from Singapura Seafood Barbeque.
I love the soup. Very sweet and tasty.

And leslie's favorite noodles.
Reminds me of KL.

What a wonderful day spent.
Kudos Foodies!
Keep the Singapore spirit going!
And once again a BIG THANK YOU to 8 Days Eat for this opportunity.

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