Archive for April 2011
Tasty Barbecue Charcoal Grill is one of those places that I’ve been eating at for a damn long time and I’m pretty sad that they had to close down because the Queenstown area is slated for redevelopment so the hawker centre is going to be levelled as well.
Paella is a rice-based dish that originated in the mid-19th century in Valencia, Spain. Ironically although most of us associate the paella with Spain, the Spaniards themselves associate the paella with Valenica instead of Spain.
Well no matter if it’s Valencia or Spain, a paella is still a delicious and hearty meal – great for families to share! There are 3 main types of paella: the paella valenciana (Valencian), paella de marisco (seafood) and paella mixta (mixed).
As the paella valenciana was originally peasant food, the meat in it tended to be either chicken or rabbit and sometimes snails were added as well. The paella de marisco swaps out those meats for seafood and the paella mixta is basically a freestyle paella, although the most common is to use seafood with chicken and that is what I went for.
Kok Sen Coffee Shop is a very ordinary old coffee shop along Keong Saik Road and it’s a place we settled on for a weekend lunch as my family used to come here a lot in the old days.
Ah Hwee Prawn Noodles is an old-fashioned prawn noodle stall located in the quiet area just across the entrance to Little India, where Selegie Road turns into Serangoon Road.
It’s an eating house from a past era with its faded walls and grungy tiles; there’s a sense of nostalgia when you take a seat to order your food, sheltered from the scorching heat and bustling traffic by the road.