Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TakeMetoSG--Kopitiam at Northpoint Shopping Center

The deal breaker is the day 1. Shoot me where to eat and how will  our parents wholeheartedly accept the smell and taste of food they have never tried before. Unlike youth who are very open to trying new food and other cuisine. Most of our parents are very closet hahahah...

Nonetheless, we still can't escape the fact that we will eat food that are not common to our buds and of course smells differently. hahhahah.

So we went to Northpark Shopping Center at Yishun Avenue which is just a shuttle away from where we are staying. If I am to compare this mall here in Manila, It's like SM Manila small size, just enough to variety of stores for your immediate necessities and accessible. Same with the Kopitiam, or based on how I understand it, it's like the food-court.

Unlike the food-courts in usual malls here in the PH, each stall offers different menu. None of them have same thing to sell. Either they differ on the course or cuisine offered. Guess, it's also a good strategy to allow each store to be easily noticed and have a good revenue. benefit to the customers as well so they have wide selections. Bad on the other hand, since there is no competition, one has to settle to whoever is selling, whatever it is that you are craving.

Here's what we had...
Welcome to Singapore! Realization that I had when I really find it hard to communicate to the staff. hahaha... And of course, converting Singaporean dollars to Philippine Pesos... hahaha just to know the expense and worth of what we are eating... hahhaha

Fried Hokkien Mee. The dish consists of egg noodles and rice noodles stir-fried with egg, slices of pork, prawns and squid, and served and garnished with vegetables, small pieces of lard, sambal sauce and lime. wikipedia

The taste. Its texture of mixed noodles with a sauce is slimy with a very rich seafood smell and feel. Though, it taste bland at first, but when you put the lime and the sambal sauce, It's perfect that makes you crave for more! hahaha

 (Sambal is sauce typically made from a variety of chili peppers and secondary ingredients such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, sugar, lime juice, and rice vinegar or other vinegars.)

Then day 1 didn't end without us trying the hainanese chicken. 

Boneless chicken, steamed and/ or fried partnered with baby pechay hahaha and drizzled with roasted garlic and ginger. Best to eat with hainan rice of course, rice steamed with chicken broth...

I have tried this so many time in the Philippines but it really taste different in SG. It's their national dish anyways! hahahha Theirs is less salty so chicken broth is dominant and with the vegetable it became refreshing.

Food Court and Asian Restaurant
#B2-10, Northpoint Shopping Centre (930 Yishun Ave 2), Singapore