Sunday, August 26, 2007

Leon Kee Pork Rib Soup

If you are near the Alexandra Village food centre during weekday, I would highly recommend a food stall that should not be given a miss!!!

On top of the list is Leon Kee Pork Rib Soup (or known locally as Bak Ku Teh). I personally rank it as Miss CoCo's Top Choice for Bak Ku Teh. Located at #01-18, block 120, Bukit Merah Lane 1, this stall's opening hours is most difficult to grasp. But when it does open, you'll see that almost every table patronise the stall.

The Bak Ku Teh soup is served in clay pots, which means that soups stay warm longer. Every piece of meat is head spinning-ly tender and the flavour in the soup is so good, you want to drink up every last drop of it. But be warned ~ the soup is herbal in nature. I totally love how it makes the soup taste but I do know that some people just don't like herbal stuff. My advise is, try it anyway. Hey who knows, maybe your taste buds would make an exception for a good bowl of bak ku teh?

Don't forget to order their side dish of chai buei, which is the preserved vegetable. Honestly, I have tasted better chai buei. So it may not be the best, (that I would tell you where another time) but at least it is not horrible tasting. A bak ku teh meal would not be complete with your hot soup, your steaming bowl of rice and a little plate of chai buei. So... very important; must order.

My only complain for my favourite stall is the blatant lack of chilli padi to dip my yummy, tender, pork rib! Argh... Big chillis are tasteless one ok...

But even without the chilli padi, Cobby and I still enjoy our occasional meals at our favourite stall. So far we have not found any stall that serves a more flavourful soup, or meat so tender. So little obstacles like chilli padi would never deter us from going back again and again! Haha...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ah Mei Cafe

Ah I love the weekends. Sleeping late, walking around the house in T-Shirt, shorts and my kitty cat bedroom slippers, no makeup, best of all, weekend breakfast.

The lazy gene in Cobby and I rejoiced when we found this prata place so near our home.
Great food in close proximity! Yeah!

This place, Ah Mei Cafe belongs to the food court chain Banquet. It's a tiny little outlet with only one Indian cook making the prata and two other aunties taking care of the orders.

I was skeptical at first, we stumbled upon the shop by chance and due to the lack of other choices, so we gave it a try. I'm pretty picky when it comes to my roti prata. A good prata meal should consist of both good prata and good quality curry sauce. So far I know of some good places that have EITHER good prata OR good curry.

Surprise surprise! Not only does this little joint have hot, crispy and fluffy prata, but also fantastic curry!

Generally, stalls serve prata with thick chicken curry unless you specially ask for fish curry. At Ah Mei's, they only serve fish curry. The curry is delightfully tasty without being too thick or heavy, so you can happily dunk the whole prata into the curry and not feel bloated after the meal.

In fact, this morning I saw this couple pour the whole plate of curry onto their pratas and let it soak in all the goodness! (hmm maybe I should try that next time)

I always polish off the whole plate of curry sauce when I have prata at Ah Mei's. Haha...

I'm a traditionalist, so I usually have one kosong (plain) and one either with egg or egg and onion. Top it up with a giant steaming cuppa coffee with your morning newspapers. Ahh... Now that's life.

Ah Mei Cafe
Sun Plaza Shopping Center
30 Sembawang Drive
#01-39 Sun Plaza
Singapore 757713
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