Let’s go for another Singaporean hawker centre makan session! Today, we’re going to the Zion Riverside Food Centre, just across the road from Great World City.
All items are S$1.00 each, so this platter cost S$5.00.
The fishmeat toufu and taupok are rather unique items, not commonly sold elsewhere. The former is a piece of firm beancurd covered in fish paste, then deepfried. The latter is beancurd puff or skin stuffed with fish paste. I prefer the former as it is more soft and juicy. The vegetable fritter is very crispy, but it is very oily too. The popiah, filled with turnip and carrot, tastes pretty ordinary. The mini yam roll is another unique item. Sweetened, mashed yam and crushed, roasted peanuts are rolled up in spring roll wrappers. Extremely fragrant, but a little over-fried, making it too hard.
This is R’s order. He really likes kway chap. Beside the bowl of rice noodles in broth is the plate of braised hard-boiled egg, beancurd, pork belly (only a measly 3 slices), and pig’s organs (I’m not sure if they’re intestines or tripe). No comments because I didn’t try this dish.
This is one of my favorite hawker dishes. Yellow Hokkien noodles and rice vermicelli are stir-fried, then simmered in a tasty prawn and squid stock. Chives, beansprouts, prawns, squid, and egg are then added. You squeeze fresh calamansi juice over the noodles and enjoy it with chilli sauce. Yum!
I’ve had this dish at different places, ranging from excellent to forgettable. I’d rate this one 6.5 out of 10. There’s too much noodles, and not enough ingredients. The noodles could also have been simmered longer to soften and soak up the flavors of the stock.
Hope you enjoyed our makan session!
Zion Riverside Food Centre
Zion Road / Zion Close