Category Archives: Area: Ang Mo Kio

HauZhouDao Food Shop 好粥到火鍋館

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HauZhouDao Food Shop 好粥到火鍋館 is a shop that specialises in steamboat buffet. The shop is located at Ang Mo Kio Central, at the Blk 712 where Sports Link is at. Have been here at least 10 times over the years.  This shop has been around since late 2005. Here’s a post on a recent visit, about 1month back when the weather was cold cooling. Went there on a Friday night, just after it rain earlier in the afternoon.

HauZhouDao Food Shop 好粥到火鍋館

For Adult, the price is $15 Nett from Monday to Friday. During Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holiday, it is $16 Nett. No GST or Service Charge. The choice of soup are porridge, chicken and/or tomyam.

Outdoor

They have only a few tables indoor. Most of their sitting capacity is outdoor. Do not worry that it will be too hot after you start eating. This place is well ventilated and there are many fans at the ceiling and at the side of the wall. The only worry will be if it rains and there is a strong prevailing wind that blows the rain in. Or insects which are attracted to the warmth of the light after a heavy rain.

Chicken & Tomyam

Ordered the Chicken and Tomyam soup. Normally, we would order Chicken and Porridge. But this time decided to eat something spicy due to the cold weather. If you order just porridge, clay pot will be used instead so that the porridge will not be burnt.

Cooked food

Vegetables

Seafood

Meat

Ice Cream

Oh, the drinks are free flow too. Syrup drinks such as orange and lime. There is a wide variety of food available. After eating, you can go ahead and enjoy the ice creams. Everything here is self service and you can have as many servings as you want. But of course, take only if you can finish it.

One concern, I have is that the quality of the ingredients here might have deteriorated  (too strong a word) went down slightly. Particularly the mushroom, crabstick and corn. Other than that, I would say that the reasons why I keep coming back are because it is reasonably priced, good service, cozy environment. [the ingredients, the environment .. makes it feel as if I am eating at home =) ] I rate their service as good mainly because although they do not have service charge, they still provide service that would put outlets that charge service. They will keep refilling you soup base, assist you if you want the fan to be tilted to a certain direction, bring you more utensils when you require it. Basically, I think their mission is to make you feel at home and provide you with a world class service. Kudos for not charging service charge and provide such a good service.

Overall, I still find it value for money (cheap and good) and definitely will be back for more!

HauZhouDao Food Shop 好粥到火鍋館
Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
#03-4056
Tel: 64586552, 90020656 (HP)

Opening  Hours: Mon to Fri 230pm to 1030pmSat, Sun and PH  1230pm to 1030pm 

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Tip Top Curry Puff (2nd post)

My 2nd post! The first post can be found here. Tip top is my favourite curry puff. In fact, I rate it still as the best curry puff in Singapore. Used to eat Old Chang Kee’s curry puffs long ago. But in the past 2 years, Old Chang Kee’s curry puff lost its appeal to me. Seems to taste as though it was factory made, not made individually.

The coffee shop has undergone a renovation. And tiptop has changed its outlook too. The sign board looks weird, maybe because I am too use to the old one. The whole place looks so white and bright. I prefer their old humble outlook.

$1.30

Hmmm, sad to say the price of Tip Top Curry Puff has increased to $1.30 that is the same price as Old Chang Kee’s curry puff. But well, let see if its still as nice.

Tip Top Curry Puff $1.30

It seems that the curry puff has shrink sightly. When cost increase, the size and portion should remain the same and not smaller..  But well, the taste of it is still as delicious. Will not go into the details as I have already wrote about it in my first post. Still as good, still the best curry puff in Singapore. But please, if you increase the price, do not decrease the size.

Tip Top Curry Puff
Hiap Hua kopitiam(Right behind Jubilee)
Blk 722 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
#01-2843
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily

Herbal Soup (AMK Hub)

Always been a fan of herbal stuff. So when I was at Ang Mo Kio Hub Food Court, decided to go to the Herbal Soup Stall.

 

Menu

 

 

Mini Herbal Chicken $4.00 + Rice $0.50

 

 

Mini Herbal Chicken $4.00

 

This was what I ordered. Dig out the herbs and place on top of the chicken. Too little herbs… and lousy quality too. How did I know? Because I am one of those who actually eat the herbs. Actually by looking at the herbs, its obvious that its some lousy quality herbs. The herbal soup base at the bottom was to salty. I believe that salt has been added to enhance the taste. Can’t taste any herbal taste as it was overpowered by the salt and the herbs was either to little or lousy quality.

The chicken was soft, tender but tasteless. None of the herbal essence was infused into the chicken. I would say its quite disappointing. When the main ingredient (herbs) is compromised, essentially the whole dish can goes wrong.

If you are in the area (Ang Mo Kio) and have a craving for herbal soup, you might wanna walk 10minutes and try this instead.

Herbal Soup
Ang Mo Kio Hub
NTUC Foodfare
#03-12