Tanjong Pagar Plaza Food Centre is one of the few hawker centres in the Central Business District, but one could still find delicious and affordable food here.
My first visit to the food centre was during the busy lunch hours with a foodie friend. The place was crowded but we were lucky to get a table. We have to queue for 40 minutes for our meal. Will write about that later.
One morning, I brought my hubby to the food centre for breakfast. A friend had recommended the Hainanese curry puffs at Rolina. Bought one freshly made curry chicken puff (S$1.40) to try. Still piping hot, it was small compared to the usual curry puffs I have eaten. The skin was thin though .... taste was average.
Rolina Hainanese curry puffs
6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-16
This char kway teow (fried rice noodles S$3, regular) was another recommended dish by foodies. This stall uses a narrow type of rice noodles and it is prepared more like the Penang-style char kway teow.
My hubby does not eat cockles, so this picture does not show the authentic Singapore char kway teow. haha...
Tanjong Pagar Fried Kway Teow
6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-09
I was surprised to find 3 Chinese (non-halal) nasi lemak stalls in Tanjong Pagar Plaza Food Centre. Each stall has a queue in front of their stall, each stall has its own regular customers. Undecided which one to eat, hubby suggested buying from two stalls that have the longer queues.
At S$3 a plate, I have a fried chicken wing, fried fish fillet, an egg and sambal chilli from Makan Sutra Nasi Lemak Pandan Rice. There wasn't much selection of vegetables.
Their coconut rice is more fragrant and fluffy and the spicy sambal chilli tastes better.
Makan Sutra Nasi Lemak Pandan Rice
6, Tanjong Pagar Road, #02-39
The queue at Xiang Xiang Nasi Lemak was the longest, with several customers having takeaways. This stall, runs by an elderly couple, offers quite a good selection of accompaniments.
Their S$3 plate consists of a fried egg, otak otak, battered chicken wing and a fried fish. Good value for S$3. Saw a regular customer asked for some crispy fried batter crumbs and I requested for a scoop, got it for free. I paid 50 cents for a small scoop of sambal ikan bilis.
Their sambal ikan bilis with peanuts is popular and they also sell it in packed containers.
I prefer their battered fried chicken wing, it's more fragrant and crispy.
Xiang Xiang Nasi Lemak
6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-08
我第一次到丹戎巴葛坊熟食中心吃午餐时, 花了40分钟等我的食物。有许多在附近工作的上班族, 都在午餐时间蜂涌地到这里享受美味的食物。
这一天早上, 我与老公到丹戎巴葛坊熟食中心吃早餐。早上的人不多, 只有几摊需要排队。
看到老公的宗亲, 我们一定会光顾。手工制作的传统海南咖喱角, 馅料有鸡肉咖喱和沙丁鱼, 一个S$1.40。
这里有几摊卖辣死你妈 (椰浆饭) 的, 不能决定吃哪一摊, 就选两摊有很多顾客排队的, 希望比较各家不同的口味。哈哈。。。
这摊 Makan Sutra 的椰浆饭 (S$3), 真香! 他们的叁峇辣椒也不错, 搭配椰浆饭好吃。
由一对老夫妇经营的香香椰浆饭, 排队的人有不少是来打包的。一份椰浆饭有一条煎鱼、一粒煎蛋、一支炸鸡翅膀和一片乌达, 料比较多才卖S$3。他们的菜有比较多选择, 香脆炸鸡和叁峇花生江鱼仔很赞。
老公无法抗拒的炒粿条, 他爱吃不加蛤的炒粿条, 怪人。
Tanjong Pagar炒粿条用比较细的粿条, 炒出来的比较像槟城炒粿条。这盘炒粿条 (S$3) 只有豆芽没有青菜, 味道平平无奇。