Meaghan’s Visit to Singapore – East Coast Lagoon Food Village
Many months ago, I get to know Meaghan through twitter because she was looking for suggestions for good food in Singapore. So when she arrived in Singapore, I offered to bring her to one of the hawker centres for dinner – East Coast Lagoon Food Village.
You must be wondering, why didn’t I bring her to my favourite Old Aiport Road Hawker Centre or even Kebun Bahru Food Centre? Well, I also want to explore the part of Singapore which I am not very familiar with, so I chose to travel all the way to the east!
Meaghan came from Georgia but worked in Hong Kong for many years. For this trip to Singapore, she stayed in Matchbox hotel and knew a new friend, Lisa. Both of them are so friendly and adventurous when it comes to trying our local food!
Leng Heng serves authentic Teochew cuisine and one of the highlights for that night is definitely the stall’s Salted Vegetables Duck Soup ($16). It is so hard to find a good bowl of Salted Vegetable Duck Soup.
This bowl of piping hot claypot soup was enriched with the flavour of the duck, yet well balanced through the inclusion of the salted vegetables. Leng Heng certainly has lovely salted vegetables duck soup. It will be my 2nd choice, after Hup Seng Braised Duck Rice.
We order their BBQ Sambal Stingray ($16) to go with it. The stingray was well grilled while keeping the meat moist and tender. I love their cincalok which gives a tangy, robust taste. However, I find the sambal chilli not fragrant enough. The lady boss (we call her Lao Ma) is very jovial and friendly. Have a chat with her to find out what’s the freshest ingredients they have that day!
Stall: Ahmad Spring Satay & BBQ Chicken Wings
We have heard so much about Haron Satay Stall. But it was a public holiday when we were there and almost every stall had long queues. So I couldn’t care much to find the famous stalls and ordered the one most convenient, in this case, Ahmad Spring Satay & BBQ Chicken Wings.
I reckoned that we won’t be able to taste much difference to the satay unless we put all the satay stalls side by side and taste them all. All the satay hawkers grill their satay outside the stall. The satay here was well marinated and we can eat it alone without the dipping sauce. Oh, they sell BBQ chicken wings too, which is very juicy and succulent!
Stall: 21 Fried Oyster. Fried Hokkien Mee. Prawn Noodle
I wanted to let the two ladies try the hokkien mee here, but obviously the good stalls have super long queues. So we chose the one with the shortest queue and well, I wasn’t surprised that it doesn’t taste good.
The cook had already pre-prepared a wok of noodles and when orders was being places, he just transfered some noodles into another wok and stir fry a few times before served. The noodles was very dryt and tasteless.
The fried oysters was much better. Enough fried eggs and generous amount of oysters considering that it was only $4.
Stall: Lagoon Chicken Curry Puff
The last dish (or rather, snack) we had was the Lagoon Curry Puff. I think this has got to be the most spicy curry puff I have had in my memory (I am a fan of Tip Top Curry Puff).
The owner made their own puff skin, which was thick, flaky and not too oily. The curry chicken cubes and potatoes were tender and soft, and I even had a slice of onion in my puff! However, be prepared that this curry is piquant and spicy.
Hope Lisa (extreme left) and Meaghan enjoyed the Singapore food! Look forward to meeting them again!
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