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Dunman Road Food Centre, Singapore

Second Lunch, Day Two…

My quest down the food trail with the Here Be Geeks guys continued on, thanks in part to Andrew Zimmern. You see, as we were sitting and finishing our meals over at Bedok, I got a tweet from the Bizarre Foods host telling me I could not miss the laksa at Mary’s Corner. And as Andrew has never steered me wrong, we were soon on our way!

Turns out that Mary’s Corner has recently moved and is now located inside the Dunman Road Food Centre near Joo Chiat, so you know…

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However, much to our shock and dismay, Mary informed us she was not serving laksa that day!!

So we went with two of her other specialties. First up was Tau Kwa Pau…

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Tau Kwa Pau is deep-fried, stuffed tofu. It’s rather complicated, actually, so I’ll direct you to where Dr. Tay over at “I Eat. I Shoot. I Post.” explains it all here.

The other dish we got from Mary was her ngo hiang, or Chinese five-spice pork rolls! (Thanks, lim-inality and halfjill!)

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And since we were at Dunman Road and were in the mood for noodles, we ordered up a dish of more traditional char siu wonton mee to share…

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Turns out the place we got it from is notorious for supposedly having a very potent chilli sauce that has many folks running for the toliet after a few bites…

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I didn’t find it all that bad, to be honest.

Well, we tried our best, but it looks like I’ll have to wait till my next trip to Singapore to try Mary’s Corner’s laksa.

And remember to call ahead next time!

Filed under Singapore STGCC hawker laksa tofu noodles pork

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Chinatown Complex, Singapore

Second Breakfast, Day Two…

Butter coffee and kaya toast only whet our appetites, so we headed over to the Chinatown Food Centre for round two!

We began with noodles at “OK For You”…

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Run by a lone woman who makes every bowl from scratch to order…

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We went with her simple wonton mee..

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It was near perfect in its simplicity as is…

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…but her famed special chillis took the bowl to a whole other level!

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Especially this one, which had a pickled component in it that she would not divulge. Unless I paid!

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Next up was Chang Ji Gourmet, for a few of the quick “economical” dishes they are known for…

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Fish & Peanut Porridge…

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And fried mee…

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Both only about 75 cents US each!

We didn’t eat here, but the name made me laugh…

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Dragon Village Hainanese Curry Rice caught my eye, not only because I fell in love with the dish the day before…

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…but because of the trays heaping with freshly fried pork cutlets!

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How could anyone pass this up?!

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Cut by hand with scissors…

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This place offered a spicier, more Indonesian style curry on top…

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Go see these folks if you ever visit!

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Then it was off to the curry rice joint with not only my favorite name…

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…but favorite sign of the day as well….

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Their fresh from the fryer cutlets also cut with scissors as the name of the joint clearly tells you…

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The curry here was made with more coconut milk than the previous places I tried which made it quite sweet…

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But still oh so tasty!

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They also offered lor kaw…

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Or deep fried pork “meatballs”…

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Yes, these ladies make some “damn nice” curry rice!

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