I will write something about my tasting experience. But this time round Miss HB expressed her undying rave about Hup Lee Bee Hoon. So off we went to Swee Sian Eating House at Yishun.
In terms of Economical Bee Hoon. Hup Lee is the better ones i have taken.
I do not advocate using the term “best” because it is subjective in the tongue of the one tasting. But this Hup Lee to me is good.
All the side dishes were tasty and does not overwhelm with grease. Chilli is old school sweet and tangy, similar to Chili of Nasi Lemak. Good blend with everything that’s on my plate.
If you’re concern over which to order – Bee Hoon or Fried Dark Noodles or Kway Teow. Be confident to order any which you like. The standard is pretty much the same – good.
My personal food tasting starts with Bee Hoon.
Overall a delightful experience. Worth the trip.
Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon
Address: 01 Yishun Avenue 5, Singapore 760101
Mon to Sun: 0700 – 2200
Located beside Siglap Centre. Parking is little hard during dinner. Careful not to park anyhow, summon auntie and uncle extremely on around the vicinity.
Fu Lin Tou Fu Yuen is one of the better tasting local Yong Tau Foo delicacy. You can see from the images, there’s deep fried Yong Tau Foo vs water boiled Yong Tau Foo. Paired with either Chor Bee Hoon (Thick Rice Noodles) or Steamed Plain Rice. (They only have 2 selection)
Deep fried vs Boiled Yong Tau Foo //
If you wish to try the authentic taste Fu Lin offers. Try the Deep fried Yong Tau Foo. This will be the default cooking method.
You are health conscious, then go for their alternative*
Go for the boiled Yong Tau Foo. This will be my personal choice.
*Do request for your Yong Tau Foo to be cooked with water. Not deep fried.
I have to point out the main highlight of Fu Lin Yong Tau Foo is in their dark starchy gravy is the reason why i kept going back again and again.
But, to do takeaway is really another level of goodness. They separate gravy and Yong Tau Foo in different packaging.
The gravy is extremely flavourful.
I can’t say much when eating in, the standard varies. So my personal option is to do takeaway.
Next highlight will be the sweet sauce and chilli sauce combo. Excellent balance. I like mixing into my rice noodles to enhance the taste.
I haven’t try the Yong Tau Foo Fusion outlet at Telok Ayer Street. Might head there one day.
Try to go during Lunch Hours, it somewhat taste better than Dinner time. My opinion though.
Photo Credit : 福本英樹
Cafe Frangipani is ingeniously situated in a corner roughly opposite Starbucks Roppongi. When most stuff around Roppongi looks expensive. It is the most affordable when you have no where to go.
Frangipani – it’s a very unique place in Tokyo.
What miss HB and I did was we went to Roppongi in Tokyo by Taxi (¥1500), the purpose of hitting day wants to look at the Christmas lights. Upon reaching miss HB did not like the lightings so we got stuck there, we didn’t know what to do especially when we are hungry, so we went around to look for cafés restaurants and some bars. And you know what you found out?
Just main course will cost at least ¥3000, I wasn’t prepared to pay about ¥5000 (per pax) for my dinner. So we just walk and spotted a panel with photos huge omelette rice. We good outside, the fragrance got our attention, so we went to find out about the pricing, low and behold it’s not expensive!
The place was fully packed, so we have to poke in and out of the store to see if anyone notices us. Finally I think the boss noticed us and asked if we are interested to enter to have dinner. We have to wait for at least 15 minutes. Finally it’s our turn.
Anyway you see mini Volkswagen bus set up from nowhere and in there, a set of tables for four pax.
First order was always beer. 1/2 Pint Asahi. Something to note in Tokyo not many places serve Asahi Beers. Sapporo or Kirin are more common in Tokyo.
Next was salad, taste light and refreshing.
The following dish was Pizza, it is exceptionally and surprisingly nice. the portion was enough for two. We always enjoyed my pizza and spaghetti with Tabasco sauce, lots of Tabasco sauce.
Now, we come to the main dish, giant omelette curry rice. The portion was so huge, we will wondering how are we able to finish this dish. The whole presentation looks very appetising.
So we went ahead with our first bite, okay…you can skip this dish.
What’s nice in this place was the whole atmosphere where everybody just talks loudly, every tables were merry people, one Birthday Celebration and one Post Wedding Celebration (Bride dressed in Traditional Japanese Ceremonial costume, up close view). We stayed in Frangipani Cafe for close to two hours.
Got to speak to a Japanese girl which you can send in my gallery, who speaks good English. She returned from her studies in Australia. And we ask if there’s any clubs in Roppongi Hill which are fun and affordable. She suggested a few and we come to know that she is staying in the Roppongi hill Area. This is just a part time job for her. Rich Girl!
We went to look for clubs according to her instruction. Unfortunately, stumbled into a dubious one. So after looking around for bit more. We decided to call it a day.
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Sometimes taking a lone journey have its perks and a great one. When I’m with someone else, I need to consider what they want and reach to a consensus before heading to eat.
I’m alone and I just walked pass my 3rd (yet to) conquest. I knew I needed to get this Keisuke trilogy done. (3 more to go…hoohoo)
Here I go (alone) into Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons – Bugis Branch, felt like an oddball. I was being stared at. No one in the restaurant actually think anyone would come eat alone huh? Like…what’s wrong? Is it really a taboo to eat alone. Anyway, I whipped my X100 out and began snapping away.
This time round, I am more clinical at approach. I will taste every single piece of ingredients on its own.
I find the other 2 outlets tasting better. Still good nonetheless.
Noodles – normal // Seaweed + Cha Su + Pork Sukiyaki slices + Tamago
One of the tastiest pork I’ve eaten! Pork Sukiyaki deserves an award. Tonkotsu slices are satisfying, standard similar to Tonkotsu King – Orchid Hotel branch. Tamago – egg lacks punch. So far, Ramen texture is standard across Keisuke branch. As a whole, this precious bowl of ramen is a little bland for me, Ramen stock tasted too thick and lack depth. It could be because I picked the Winter version of Four Seasons Ramen. Bean sprouts is a winner as refreshing appetizer. I would love to head back to Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons and try the other three flavours.
I must confess, I am a fan for Shoyu soup base. My first choice will always be Shoyu soup based Ramen if there is any Shoyu ramen in the menu. So Tonkotsu based ramen is not my favourite. But I have to eat for the hype it’s having.
Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons
158 Rochor Road
Operating Hours // 11:30 ~ 14:30(Lunch) and 17:00 ~ 22:30(Dinner)
Tel // 65-6333-5740