Hi from Batu Pahat! Loving the traditional kaya toast/bread breakfast. The kaya here is more towards the brown coconut-heavy style while Singapore seems to prefer the green pandan-heavy style. The kaya was sweeter than usual, since they added some gula melaka, with generous silvers of tiny chewy dessicated coconut. Together with the freshly toasted bun and hot kopi-c, my breakfast was awesome.
Have a good weekend folks!
Chance can be a funny thing sometimes. Randomly decided to settle down for lunch at this coffee shop and thought we’ll try some putu piring that looks a lot like kueh tutu. Before I knew it a significant queue built up behind me and patrons infront of me were buying quite a few packets to take away. So naturally my curiosity was piqued and by the time (20mins wait) I got my hands to my brown paper packet I couldn’t wait to try it.
3 ladies worked continuously to make the round steamed rice cakes with a palm sugar centre. The process is similar to kueh tutu, layer of rice flour + spoonful of filling + second layer to complete the cake before steaming it.
$2 for a set of 5 cakes, served with grated coconut. These were so good, the warm cakes melted in my mouth with the gooey gula melaka oozing out. Combined with the cold slightly salted coconut, maybe because I had it immediately, the hot-cold sweet-salty combination was nothing short of amazing. Many people bought the dessert as takeaways but do try to have them right away if you can! So happy with the surprise find 🙂
Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring
Blk 14 Haig Road Food Court, #01-08, S(430014)
970 Geyland Road, Tristar Complex, #01-12, stall 7, S(423492)
Chocolat N Spice has been around for a long time, starting with humble roots at tanjong pagar and despite all their fame have remained humble. We got some boxes of muffins from their Shunfu Market branch, and the old favorite attracts a long queue of eager customers.
I remember how Tiong Bahru Market used to be, with the wet market, row of shops selling children clothes, toys, mini marts, tiong bahru bao where the queue is super long and all the hawker stalls…I know they were renovated long ago but it’s the first time I actually when up the new market, bringing my mom along to let her reminisce about the old times and food stalls.
Singapore must be a island of food fads and I think the latest one to hit us is tau hway that’s more similar to Beancurd pudding. I’ve previously wrote about Lao Ban, the famous old airport road beancurd which my family isn’t fond of. While around queensway, mum bought back Riche Beans, because she saw a “handmade” sign. Ahh the effects of marketing.
I’m surprised to say that their Original Beancurd, $1.50 (they have almond flavor too) is actually quite good! Sweet and soft, it’s a little firmer compared to Lao Ban’s but that suited us better because that reminded us more of tau hway. Maybe it’s because it has a stronger soya beany taste while I thought Lao Ban’s was a little thin on soya bean taste. I was also just afraid Lao Ban’s would turn into liquid any minute type but just enjoyed Riche’s. Riche Beans version also didn’t have that thin film of soy on top, plus point! Certainly a good choice if you are in the west.
Avocado juice from Mr Avocado, $2.50. One of my all time favorites, creamy sweet green goodness. Maybe because they don’t blend with ice, it’s a lot smoother than others I’ve tried. Their Durian juice, $2.50 is very good too, though I find it a little jelat when I get near to finishing.
And there’s my picks for Alexandra Food Village!