The beancurd craze has spread out of Old Airport Road Food Centre. Recently, Lao Ban Soya Beancurd has opened a branch at Maxwell Food Centre. While 51 Soya Bean has also opened a branch, at Golden Mile food Centre.
I was at Golden Mile Food Centre eating recently when I chanced upon 51 Soya Bean. I am guessing that the stall was recently opened as there was no crowd. Was there at 1215pm on a weekday. I sat near the stall while waiting for my chicken rice.
51 Soya Bean's Price
Cold Soya Bean Drink $1.00
Since there was no queue, we ordered the Cold Soya Bean Drink. It is quite small, not enough to qench my thirst. But it was certainty very refreshing!
After finishing my meal, there was a short queue at the stall which was cleared within minutes.
Original Cold Beancurd $1.50
The Cold Beancurd is soft, silky, smooth with jelly-like appearance. Somehow, in terms of taste it was not even on par with its (51 Soya Bean) main branch. Certainty no melt in your mouth sensation. I guess my expectation was too high. An average beancurd, do try it if you have never try such a new kind of beancurd before.
51 Soya Bean – Main Branch
51 Old Airport Road
#01-72 Old Airport Road Food Centre
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
51 Soya Bean (Golden Mile Food Centre)
505 Beach Road
#B1-04 Golden Mile Food Centre
Tel: 9388 1098
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 8.30pm
The name can be misleading. Its not really a restaurant, there is no air con. Instead Northern Thai Restaurant is located in a coffeeshop.
Northern Thai Restaurant is located in this coffee shop.
Not too long a queue. Order your food, get the number and find a seat. Virtually everyone in this coffee shop are patronising the Northern Thai Restaurant. And the coffeeshop around 80% full during lunch time. Quite an achievement as I felt that it was ulu. Not like its 5minutes walk away from the MRT station.
Rice $0.50, Northern Thai Special Tom Yam Soup $4.50
Northern Thai Special Tom Yam Soup $4.50
This is quite a unique bowl of tom yam soup. It is cloudy and looks orangey. That reminds me, no chili oil was added. Yet, it was still spicy. There were hints of basil, lemon grass and chili padi. I was researching online and realised it is likely that coconut milk was added.
The Omelette was shiok too. It was fluffy and ingredients were well spread. The only down side was that beneath the omelette is a layer of oil. But well, for good food, its ok to be unhealthy. At least it was worth it.
Northern Thai Restaurant
1 Tyrwhitt Road (Between Kitchener and Tyrwhitt Roads)
Opening Hours: Mon–Sat: 8.30am – 5pm
(Closed on Sunday & public holidays)
Happy Chef Western Food is located in Tai Hwa Eating House. Does the coffee shop name sounds familiar? Well its in the same coffee shop as Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle stall! If the queue at the Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is too long, fear not, there is Happy Chef Western Food!
Not to be out done, Happy Chef Western Food has its fair share of publicity and interviews.
Chicken Schnitzel $6.00
Chicken Shnitzel comes with generous servings of vegetables, fries and a huge chunk of chicken that was well marinated. The chicken was not oily and was soft and tender. The vegetables was boil, another plus, who says you can’t try to be healthy eating western food.
This is another hidden gem in a coffee shop. I can’t wait to try the other items available. Who says you can’t find good quality western food at affordable price?
Happy Chef Western Food (Crawford Lane)
Blk 466 Crawford Lane
#01-12 Tai Hwa Eating House
Tel: 6398 0773
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 1030pm
Happy Chef Western Food (Ang Mo Kio)
Blk 554 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Street 5, #01-2040
Tel: 6458 2546
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 1000pm