27.5.15

Alexandra Village Food Centre

We're slowly eating our way through Alexandra Village Food Centre, a sprawling hawker centre that's most active weekday afternoons. Most stalls cater to the working crowd drawn from the factories/offices nearby, so while the stalls are inundated with long snaking lines of the lunch hour crowd, it's really the best indicator of which stalls to patronize. 

Hong Kong Yummy Soup

I see a lot of OLs ("office ladies") here. The steamed soups are about the most nutritious food you can get in a hawker centre, where lard and oil and salt are chief components of a chef's repetoire. The soups are more rustic than what you'd get at a fine-dining restaurant, or at home, but hey, at about $4 a bowl of steaming wholesome goodness, who's complaining? The Spare Ribs Soup with Winter Melon ($3.50), brewed for its "cooling properties", is wonderfully delightful in our sweltering heat.

Stall facade for reference


Hong Kong Yummy Soup #01-51

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Leon Kee Claypot Bak Kut Teh

The KL-styled Bak Kut Teh ($4.50), thick with the herbal tones of dang gui, wasn't as heady as I'd expected. I prefer this, as the robust ones tend to give me pounding headache. The pork ribs were tender and lined with fat, maximising juiciness. A necessary accompaniment, fried dough fritters ($1) were on hand to soak up the porky soup.


Leon Kee Bak Kut Teh #01-18
Open Thursdays to Tuesdays from 8am to 10pm; Closed on Wednesday

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106 Nasi Lemak

The Nasi Lemak ($3.50) was pretty decent; fluffy rice fragrant with coconut was topped with fried chicken wing that was succulent and crispy, a semi-fried egg that still had runny yolks, and a mildly spiced otak. Loved the punchy sambal that was as sweet as it was spicy.

Stall facade for reference


106 Nasi Lemak #01-12
Open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 7pm; Closed on Sundays

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Alexandra Village Food Centre
Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1

1 comment:

FoodieFC said...

I also love soaking the fried dough fritters into the BKT. But personally, I prefer the teochew style BKT which is peppery =)

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