Wen Ji HK Roasted Delights - Poached Chicken Curry Noodle @ Blk 359 Bukit Batok Street 31

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Update: Wen Ji HK Roasted Delights has permanently closed.

I tried to Google for this roast stall called 文记港式烧腊 at Blk 359 Bukit Batok Street 31 but nothing relevant turns up in the search engine as the stall does not have a full English name. 

Underneath the Chinese stall name on the signboard are simply the words "HK Roasted Delights" but with a generic name like that, how to stand out among the sea of "HK Roasted Delights" out there? 

When I Googled the Chinese name, it leads to a "Man Kee Hong Kong Style Roasted" at 710 Clementi West Street 2 which I doubt the two are even related.

I guess the lack of a anglicized name does make it harder to appear in search results.

Anyway, this roast stall is located in the same coffee shop as Ah Kow Mushroom Minced Pork Mee at Bukit Gombak (yes, that Ah Kow previously from Hong Lim).

Nameless Economical Fried Bee Hoon @ Blk 359 Bukit Batok Street 31

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I stay a couple of bus stops away from Meng Soon Huat Food Centre but I have no idea that there is actually a economical bee hoon stall at this coffee shop.

To begin with, this nameless stall does not have a signboard and it operates out of a rojak stall (there is a A4-sized paper on the glass printed with the word rojak in Chinese). All evidence that leads to the existence of a economical bee hoon stall is wiped out the moment they pack up for the day.

And the most crucial part is, they begin business daily (except Mondays) at the ungodly hour of 4.30am till 9am. 

So you see, I have a legit explanation for not knowing. I only found out about this by chance when I Googled the coffee shop 'for fun'. 

The coffee shop is located at Blk 359 Bukit Batok Street 31 - a stone's throw away from Bukit Gombak MRT Station.

Tian Tian Lai Lor Mee @ Blk 359 Bukit Batok Street 31

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Update: Tian Tian Lai Lor Mee has permanently closed.

Lor mee is one of my favoritest thing to eat but regrettably, non of the ones from my neighborhood can meet my expectation. As a result, it is a ongoing mission of mine to always be on the lookout for a nice bowl.

When I found out about Tian Tian Lai Lor Mee at Blk 359 Bukit Batok Street 31, I was thrilled since it is not too far from my place.

Changi Nasi Lemak - Mala Fried Bee Hoon @ Blk 323 Bukit Batok Street 33

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Update: Changi Nasi Lemak has permanently closed.

Previously, I mentioned that Gorilla Curry is the rebranding of Lao Cai Curry

In this post, I am going to share about Changi Nasi Lemak which is located right next to Gorilla Curry in the same coffee shop at Blk 323 Bukit Batok Street 33. 

Both stalls are actually run by the same family under the same management. The caricature of Lao Cai on the signboard from the previous location now graced the front of the new stall.

Although Changi Nasi Lemak is known for their nasi lemak, I am more interested in their mala fried bee hoon which is something totally new to me.

Gorilla Curry @ Blk 323 Bukit Batok Street 33

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Update: Gorilla Curry has moved out of the coffee shop due to rental issues. Follow their Facebook page for their next location.

I have been following Lao Cai Curry on social media for a while now when they were still at Blk 537 Bukit Batok Street 52. They have since rebranded as Gorilla Curry and moved to Blk 323 Bukit Batok Street 33. 

Their interesting menu of curry chicken, braised pork and mala fish are what caught my attention but even though they are located very near me, I have not found the opportunity to visit them until now. 

I arrived at about 8.30am, feeling extremely excited to order their signature chicken drumstick curry rice ($4.50) but was informed that they had no drumsticks at the moment and if I would accept two chicken wings as replacement instead. 

I could not remember the exact reason given for the lack of drumsticks but I agreed to the change nonetheless.

Mian Wang 1971 - Salted Egg Yolk Calamari Hokkien Noodle @ Blk 537 Bukit Batok Street 52

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There used to be two brothers running their respective food stalls in a coffee shop at Blk 537 Bukit Batok Street 52. 

The brother managing Mian Wang 1971, specializes in fried Hokkien noodle while the one managing Lao Cai Curry, specializes in curry rice. 

The latter has since moved out to another coffee shop in the vicinity while the former remains at the humble coffee shop near Little Guilin at Bukit Gombak.

What makes the Hokkien noodle here interesting, is that you have the option to pair it with salted egg yolk calamari, mala calamari, sambal belacan pork belly, flamed red braised pork, chicken cutlet and sambal lala.

I decided to drop by one late Friday morning to pick up brunch while on my way home after my physio.