Singapore Zam Zam Mutton Briyani @ 697 North Bridge Road

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My visit to Zam Zam was entirely accidental and unplanned. No prior homework was done for my visit to this century-old business specializing in Briyani and Murtabaks.

I actually ended up here after I took a wrong turn while on my way to Blanco Court Prawn Noodle. I did not even know that Zam Zam was located in this area!

Nevertheless, I carried on my way to have my Prawn Noodle as that was the main purpose of my trip. After having my noodles, I figured there is still room for a Murtabak so I made my way back to Zam Zam which is a two-storey shop house. 

The upper floor is air-conditioned with long tables while the lower floor is the kitchen where all the action took place and with a relatively smaller seating capacity.

Blanco Court Prawn Noodle 白兰阁街大虾面 @ 243 Beach Road

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Prawn Noodle has always been one of my favorite noodle dish but unfortunately, the one near my place tastes plain sweet of rock sugar which is a big turn off for me. Since I have not had a nice bowl of Prawn Noodle for a very long time now, I decided to google for one and go eat it.

I narrowed my selection to the Blanco Court Prawn Noodle which have a long history in Singapore. The main reason for choosing this was because the location is somewhere near my previous workplace. 

Ironically, while I was working in the area, not once did I venture beyond the Golden Landmark side as I always head to Tong Seng Coffeeshop at Liang Seah Street for lunch.

L32 Handmade Noodle @ Tampines 1

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I have heard about this very famous handmade noodle stall at Geylang Road for a while now. The stall had a rather strange name called L32 which actually stands for Lorong 32, with reference to its location at Geylang.

Geylang is rather out of the way for me so when I found out that they had a branch at Tampines, I was overjoyed.

Tampines is not that near to me either but it is much more accessible than Geylang. The branch in question is located at Tampines 1, inside the food court on the fifth level. I finally found the opportunity to make my way here after sending my parents off at the airport earlier this week.

I took the MRT from Changi Airport to Tanah Merah and transferred to Tampines. Upon reaching, I realized the food court is Kapitans by Kopitiam.

Arnold's Fried Chicken @ Yishun 10

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I heard that Arnold's Fried Chicken have been around for 30 odd years. Online reviews have touted it as one of the best fried chicken around and with such awesome reviews, I guess it is time for me to try it for myself.

Although they have four outlets island-wide, none are located near me. The nearest outlet would have to be the one at Yishun but then, I hardly ever go there. Perhaps, that is the reason why I have not heard of them before.

I planned a visit to the outlet at Yishun, which is located inside Yishun 10, the Cineplex that Jackie Chan and Carina Lau came to officiate its opening during the 1990s. (I remember it was such a big sensation then with many star-struck fans turning up, hoping to catch a glimpse of the superstars)

Aspirasi Food Stall "Ayam Penyet" @ Seah Im Food Centre

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After Dad's appointment at NUH, he requested to have the Ayam Penyet at Seah Im Food Centre which we had previously. The Ayam Penyet that we had then was from Farisha Muslim Food (#01-31).

This time, I suggested that we try the Ayam Penyet from Aspirasi instead as it is the famous one at Seah Im Food Centre. I mean, if you google for Ayam Penyet at this food centre, Aspirasi is the only name that turn up in the search results although there are more than one Ayam Penyet stalls here.

Aspirasi specializes in fried chicken rice served with your choice of sauces: Sambal ($4); Sweet & Sour ($4); Lemon ($4) and Black Pepper ($4). Other than these sauces, you can also opt for the normal Chicken Rice ($3.50) or Penyet ($5) that comes with a whole chicken leg.

Alternatively, they have Fried Rice with Chicken ($5) and Fried Rice Tomato with Sambal Chicken ($5.50) which is quite popular as well.

Farasha Muslim Food "Ayam Penyet" @ Seah Im Food Centre

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A while back, I brought the folks to Seah Im Food Centre to try out the Lor Mee from Shi Ji Noodle Stall.

After our meal, Mum spotted the next table having the Ayam Penyet from Farasha Muslim Stall. Tempted by what we saw, we ordered one set to share among the three of us.

The name Ayam Penyet translates as "smashed chicken" which means the chicken is flattened by smashing after being fried to a crisp. I have actually seen the stall at NUH's food court using a mallet.

A dish of Indonesia origins, I have eaten Ayam Penyet quite a number of times, but it is the first for them. 

The Ayam Penyet ($5) here comes with a chicken leg, cucumber, raw cabbage, a cube of tau kwa, a piece of thumb-length tempeh and sambal. The rice and soup are served separately on another plate.

Shi Ji Noodle Stall Duck Noodle 獅記麵食攤鸭面 @ Seah Im Food Centre

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I have tried the Lor Mee from this Shi Ji Noodle Stall (獅記麵食攤) located at Seah Im Food Centre a week ago and I am back to try their Duck Noodle.

You can read about the stall in my previous entry here.

So, I arrived a little after lunch hour and there are not many customers around. The friendly uncle is sitting outside the stall chatting with the other stall owners. I ordered a bowl of dry Duck Noodles and he went back inside the stall to prepare my order.

It was then I overheard him conversing with somebody from the stall behind him in fluent Thai. #impressed