There are so many food stalls that serves good food at Old Airport Road Food Centre. Sometimes, you would be spoil for a choice on what to eat. Decided to try Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow after walking around the food centre.
The lunchtime queue. waited for about 20 minutes. There was about 5 people in front of me. Some ordered more than 1 plate, hence the long wait.
The cost per plate.
man people team. The lady wearing green takes the orders, relay the orders to the lady in white at the left of the above picture, collects the money and prepare the plate with banana leaf. The guy in the background is the chef. Each plate of Kway Teow is fried separately. Even if you order 2 plates, no worries it is also fried separately. I am glad that he did not fried it together so as to serve more customers. Kudos to them for not taking the lazy way. Each plate is fried with lots of love care and effort! Imagine frying it non-stop!
This lady is the one who prepares the ingredients for each plate of Kway Teow so as to save the chef the hassle of wasting time preparing.
Fried Kway Teow $4
The kway teow is served on banana leaf. The kway teow was fried with black soya sauce and sweet sauce, hence the colour. It was quite well fried as each piece of noodle and kway teow was coated with the sauce. The cockles were just so-so. Overall, it was a delicious plate of kway teow. However, 2 things were lacking. Firstly, if they had used lard, it would have added the extra oomph. Secondly, more slices of chinese sausage could have been added to enhance the taste. Despite this, I will still recommend this stall, one of the better kway teow stalls around.
Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow 老夫子炒粿條
51 Old Airport Road
#01-12 Old Airport Road Food Centre
Somehow, somewhat, this outlet seems to be known for being the healthiest Char Kway Teow (fried kway teow). Normally Char Kway Teow is uses pork or lard to enhance the taste of the dish which is extremely unhealthy as it causes increases your cholesterol leve and is very oily. Somehow I think this stall has found its unique selling point! Look at the publicity it is getting.
Can’t help but comment that there are so many instructions. ‘One set of chopstick and spoon’. Well, I saw a lady sneaking another chopstick away while the lady was serving another customer =). ‘No supply of empty plates’. Even ‘your food will be ready shortly. Please remain here.’ Can’t help but wonder the need for this instructions. Maybe too many customers have ordered 1 plate and took 4-5 chopsticks?
No Pork No Lard
The sign with ‘No Pork No Lard’ and ‘Fried with Minimum Vegetable Oil’. I guess these are the signs which lead many to comment that it is the ‘healthiest’ fried kway teow. How true is this serious I do not know. As to me, it was self proclaimed. And the word minimum differs between different people.
Fried Kway Teow $3.00
Wow this is the first time I add char kway teow with lots of vegetable piled on top and its topped with fried ikan bilis (anchovies). I believe the vegetables are blanched, not fried. Looks like this is really the most healthy char kway teow!
This plate of char kway teow is not oily. With the fried ikan bilis, it provided a crunchy taste. However, it was too sweet and seems to lack the knockout punch of lard and also chinese sausages. If I am really craving for char kway teow, this plate will not satisfy my craving. But if you want to be healthy, maybe this is really the dish for you. But again healthy means not only less oil, it also means less salt and sugar. In any case, I still prefer a plate of normal char kway teow which is cooked with sinfully delicious yet unhealthy lard to provide the knockout punch!
91 Fried Kway Teow
505 Beach Road #01-91
Golden Mile Food Centre
Closed on Monday