菜市面荘 @ East Coast Road, revisited
Where do you go to if you need to satisfy your food cravings in the wee hours of a cold, chilly night?
Singapore’s weather is really erratic these days – rain and shine coming together or days of cold chilly night with light showers or extremely hot afternoons. I guess global warming is really felt all over the world.
With such weather, I do not feel like going out but having agreed to have dinner with my fiend, I have to pulled myself out of house. We were debating what to have for dinner – ramen, korean, zhichar, chicken rice, bah chor mee.. Bah Chor Mee sounds good. It was already getting late and many places would be closed or taking their last orders by the time we get there. As I am one person who does not like to rush through my meal, I always try to think of places that would give me at least an hour to finsh my meal. 菜市面荘 @ East Coast Road came to mind as my friend brought me there once and the food was good. Best of all, they are open round the clock, that is, 24hours!
I kinda missed their Dan Zai Mian which I did not order but got to taste and like it hence made up my mind that I want to eat that for dinner. When we reached there, I was a little disappointed to find that they have changed their menu and there is no more Dan Zai Mian!!!! No more Bak Chor Mee too! 🙁 Instead, there was FishBall Noodles and Mini Wok Noodle小碗面.
This is their new Signage. No more Bah Chor Mee 🙁 Instead, Fishball is the main predominant ingredient here. Since we have travelled all the way here, we decided that we should just sit down and eat.
The outdoor sitting area with the banner of their new menu.
My Teochew Mee Pok Dry 朝洲面薄乾($4). I saw the same ingredients from the Bak Chor Mee in my fishball noodles! The minced pork, sliced pork and nicely stewed chinese mushrooms!! Yeah! Still as nice. I like this better as there were more ingredients in this noodles. Other than those mentioned, there were fishballs鱼圆, fish dumplings 鱼较 and slices of fish cake鱼饼 too! Yum Yum.. The seasoning though, was too heavy on tomato ketchup today.
I remembered to snap a picture of the soul of the noodle – Crispy Pork Lard.. LOL.. There are only a precious few in each bowl of noodles. Not many people add pork lard to their noodles nowadays because of health reasons and partly because of the extra labour required to prepare it.
My dining companion’s order of extra large Teochew Mee Kia Dry朝洲面乾 ($5) as he was starving!
The portion was so big that it seems to overflow from the bowl!! I am amused by the amount of noodles and ingredients in it. I, definitely would not be able to finish it!
When you put two gluttons together, there is always food for sharing. 😛 We ordered the Fishball Soup鱼圆汤 ($4) . Look at how many fishballs there are in the soup. The soup was a tad salty today as the uncle had added a tad too much of the preserved vegetable Cai Bo. The fishballs was springy and tasted great.
Our $13 Dinner. 🙂 Simple yet satisfying!
菜市面荘 @ East Coast Road (along the same stretch as the Beach Road Prawn Noodle House along East Coast Road)
Photos taken with SE C905 and Iphone 4