I got the most amazing colleagues! Yes, I am using superlatives here because they are simply awesome. They took this little Filipina for an authentic Singaporean food experience. No, they didn’t take me to the much publicised tourist food stop, the Newton Centre, rather they took me to what they said where locals go for good Singaporean food. Yey! My hungry stomach did a happy somersault. They took me to this hawker centre in Bedok called the Blk 85 Food Centre. Just a tidbit of information though, Blk 85 Food Centre is temporary closed for renovation, it was transferred just nearby in Blk 84 Temporary Fengshan Centre and will reopen next year. So we went to the temporary food centre in Blk 84.
Don’t worry though, it will be back by 1st quarter of 2013. It’s the construction at the back of the sign in the picture above. I hope it doesn’t mean that they will raise their prices. Fingers crossed.
A little Singaporean terminology 101 first before I start presenting to you my gastronomic adventure: Hawker Centre means an open-air complexes that has stalls of different foods. There are hawker centres in Malaysia and HongKong too.
Presenting Blk 85 (temporary) Food Centre:
What to order:
1. Fried Oyster Omelette
I first tried fried oyster omelette at Seafood Paradise at the Singapore Flyer. I instantly love it. Same goes to this dish in Blk 85. The mix of egg and oyster is just right and it doesn’t have that starchy taste. You dip it in the chilli sauce if you want a bit of spice.
Does that look yummy? This is a stingray with hot sambal sauce poured over it. I couldn’t take very spicy foods but I wanted to eat it anyway. The meat is so tender and delicious. But then after awhile the sambal sauce got a bit too hot for my tongue to handle.
|Soupy Bak Chor Mee|
|Dry Bak Chor Mee|