Ah Hor Teochew Kway Teow Mee @ 165 Kitchener Road

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Just across the road from City Square Mall is a coffee shop housing a very popular Teochew noodle stall. 

I have kiv-ed this stall at the same time as the braised duck rice stall because they are categorized under the same area. This noodle stall called Ah Hor Teochew Kway Teow Mee has since moved from the address (12 Verdun Road) recorded in my list.

According to Dr Leslie Tay, the old stall used to be under an elderly man in his 70s who had a penchant for long sleeved shirts with flowery prints.

However, when I was at their new location, the havoc uncle is no where to be seen. Instead, the cooking was done by a middle aged lady with a young man taking orders.

South Buona Vista Road Famous Teochew Boneless Duck Rice - Closing At The End Of November! @ 16 Sam Leong Road

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There is a braised duck rice stall with a rather lengthy name located near Mustafa Centre.

Its owner, Mr Ang Chiap Teck - brother-in-law to the founder of the famous Lim Seng Lee Duck Rice at Buona Vista - set up the business here at Verdun Road in 2013 after Lim Seng Lee closed down during that same year.

As a mark of respect to his brother-in-law who had given him his blessings to revive the 45 years old business, Mr Ang did not continue with the Lim Seng Lee brand. Instead, he named his business South Buona Vista Road Famous Teochew Boneless Duck Rice.

I have kiv-ed this stall for quite a few years now but have never gotten round to paying them a visit.

While getting out of bed one Saturday morning, I suddenly made up my mind not to put it off any longer and took the train to Farrer Park MRT station. Cutting through City Square Mall, I exited the mall and crossed the road to the opposite side where the stall is located inside a coffee shop named Kim San Leng.

There were no customers that Saturday morning so I was able to order a plate of braised duck rice for $4 immediately.

Singapore's Very First Vertical Kampung @ Kampung Admiralty

Friends of mine would probably know that I am a huge fan of Studio Ghibli's animated feature film Laputa: Castle In The Sky which tells the story of an ancient civilization on a mysterious island that floats in the sky.

We all know that is not quite possible in reality, however, what if I were to tell you that we do have our very own version of Laputa right here in Singapore?

Well, sort of and it is located at Admiralty, to be precise.

Kampung Admiralty is Singapore's very first vertical kampung, a retirement village for the elderly built with every amenity and service they needed all under one roof.

The basement is where the car park, supermarket and a bank are located while retail outlets and a community plaza are on the first floor. A hawker centre occupies the second floor followed by a medical centre on the third and fourth. The sixth and seventh floor comprises of a eldercare centre, a childcare centre, a function hall and a roof garden while the eighth to eleventh floor is the sky terrace.

*There is no mention of the fifth floor and the lift bypasses this level.

Siamkia Thai Cuisine - $2.80 Minced Pork Omelette With Rice @ Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre

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While checking out Kampung Admiralty Food Centre, I chanced upon this Thai food stall called Siamkia Thai Cuisine.

What I like about them is their economical pricing. Their tom yum goong - the priciest item on their menu - is selling for only $6.

However, I decided to have their minced pork omelette (kai jeow moo sab) with rice instead, which happens to be their cheapest dish at only $2.80.

There is nothing more simple and comforting than having an omelette with rice. And not just any omelette mind you, but a Thai one.

San Yi Xuan - Mixed Mushrooms Chicken Rice Served In Bamboo Tube @ Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre

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San Yi Xuan at Kampung Admiralty Food Centre is run by two Chinese nationals offering specialties from Jiangxi, China which is one of the partner's hometown.

Their menu included several rice-based dishes served in bamboo tubes, Chinese soups and grilled fish served with either mala or preserved vegetables.

After a quick browse on the menu, the mixed mushrooms chicken rice served in bamboo tube ($3.50) caught my eyes.

It did not take long for my order to be ready. I was surprised to see a side dish and a bowl of soup all inclusive in the price.

Nasi Ayam Panggang @ Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre

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The Malay and Indian stalls are all located in the same cluster at one side of Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre. 

This very next stall that I wanted to try, called Uncle Penyet, is located right in this section.

As you can probably guess, the stall sells ayam penyet set ($5.50) but it is not the fried smashed chicken that I am here for because I am more interested in the ayam panggang set (grilled chicken).

When I saw the photos of their ayam panggang set ($5.50), I am sold. Everything about the dish, from the colors to the plating just seems so perfect together.

Chye Lye Ah Ma Mee Sua @ Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre

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Located right next to the lor mee stall at Kampung Admiralty Food Centre is Chye Lye Ah Ma Mee Sua and I am there to try something called the tau chiam ($4.50), a kind of noodle made with soy bean and wheat.

Since I am early, a queue has not formed yet but that does not mean I do not have to wait as the three staff inside were each busy with their own chores. 

The one taking my order is cutting chili while the one at the back is pounding minced pork. As for the one cooking my order, I cannot see what she is doing since she is hidden behind the glass panel all plastered with photographs taken with ministers and famous personalities.

It took about five minutes for my bowl of noodle to be ready.