Sunday, February 22, 2009

Whole Foods Grocery, Los Angeles

I was craving a salad today which is one of the things they do well in the US. Whole Foods is a chain of supposedly healthier grocery stores that can be found in most American cities. This particular salad was around USD 6.50 (priced by weight) and is a mixture of kale, red leaf lettuce, carrots, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and beets.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Xinjiang Restaurant, Shanghai

Not sure what this place is actually called but they serve Xinjiang/Uighur food in a modest setting. It's not really halal since they have beer and wine on the menu but the food tasted damn good. Love the lamb skewers. Love 'em. The "black" beer and fried potatoes (barely visible in the background) complemented the lamb perfectly.

The wife is in Singapore but I'm pretty sure she would've been into this place too.

Sorry, no address. Shanghai, Puxi side? Actually I have no fucking idea where this place is.

Total bill came to RMB 40 or so.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tian Tian, Maxwell Hawker Centre

Didn't take photos the first time I ate here so this is pretty much what chicken rice should look like.

Tian Tian is totally solid. It's the rice here that sets this stall apart from all the pretenders. Cucumber slices are served on the side rather than under the chicken. Don't bother with the greens though cuz they suck. Fook Seng is still my favorite but that's kind of like saying I like Wild Turkey better than Jim Beam.

Tian Tian
Maxwell Hawker Centre
corner of Maxwell Road and North Bridge

MRT: Outram Park or Tanjong Pagar

I didn't get the stall number but it's next to a tofu/soya milk place.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pontian Wanton Noodles, Kovan

I'm rediscovering Kovan hawker centre. When we first moved to Serangoon this hawker centre was one of the places we frequented but somehow over the past few months we've started eating in Hougang more often.

What makes Pontian's wanton mee unique? The noodles are tossed with a slightly spicy chili sauce and topped with fried wanton skins. Aside from that it's pretty standard issue. Complaints? The greens were slightly overcooked and the soup needed more spring onions.