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Good Morning Nanyang Cafe 早安南洋 (Sembawang)

*Been busy lately and am going overseas for work for 1 week. Next post is likely at least 1.5 weeks later* =)

First ate at Good Morning Nanyang Cafe at its Chinatown’s outlet. Back then there was only that outlet and I have not started this blog. The Chinatown outlet was too far for me to visit frequently. I was thrilled when I heard that they have recently opened another outlet at Sembawang Shopping Centre. I have been craving for their Orange Ciabatta Toast for sometimes!

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe is similar to Yakun, Killiney and Toast Box seling breakfast sets such as Kaya Toast, half boiled eggs, coffee/tea. Their differentiation point is their kaya(which is home-made) and Orange Ciabatta Toast.

Decided to visit this place for late lunch (230pm) on a Sunday.

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe seems to have undergone some changes. The signage has changed. The menu has changed with some new items. The price has also changed. One thing I must mention is that their location at Sembawang Shopping Centre is a prime location! It is located Just along the main entrance of the shopping centre. With the glass walls, anyone who walks into the shopping centre will definitely see Good Morning Nanyang Cafe!

Moreover, noticed that the shop was quite crowded (230pm to 4pm). More than Fish & Co next door which was virtually empty except for one customer.

Notice the sink hidden at the left? Now you can crack your half boiled eggs and eat your toast with ease without the need to walk to the toilets to wash your hands.

Menu

Menu: Toast Sets and Local Delights

Tea

The tea was too sweet. Should have ordered their coffee instead since everyone (online)  has been praising about its coffee.

Queue Number Tag

Queue number tag for the rest of the orders (Orange Ciabatta, Laksa and Mee Rebus).

Laksa $4.00

Surprisingly, the Laksa was served faster than the Orange Ciabatta. There were pieces of dried toufu, fish cakes, hums, 1 whole piece of hard boiled egg, a piece of prawn accompanied by thick bee hoon. The prawn was firm and has been de-shelled, it was fresh. The laksa gravy was slightly spicy. As a whole, it was not lousy nor was it fantastic. Felt it could have been more fragrant and that more dried shrimps could be added. For now, I would still prefer 928 Yishun Laksa (have been almost 1 year since my last visit there).

Mee Rebus $3.60

I am not an expert in eating Mee Rebus (can’t comment much). The sauce was not bad accompanied by yellow noodles, beansprouts,  toufu, 1 whole hard boiled egg, 1 piece of lime and pieces of green chilli.

Orange Ciabatta Toast $2.80

Ciabatta is an Italian white bread made with yeast and wheat flour.

The Orange Ciabatta is unlike the tradition toast you get in Yakun and is much softer.   It is baked with orange peel served with butter and kaya spread. It arrived warm and came slightly later than Laksa! (though that Laksa would come later as some cooking is required. Much effort has been done to make this Ciabatta.) Oh yes, did I mention that the kaya is home-made. The Kaya tasted different from Yakun’s and was much more fragrance (not overly sweet) with a hint of coconut. I can eat this everyday! Yummy!

The Orange Ciabatta is a must try! Because of this item, I would rate this as a ‘die die must try!’ store.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

The good news is that there is free shuttle bus to Sembawang Shopping Centre for residents living in Yishun, Sembawang and Woodlands. The bus service is quite frequent. Operating hours of the bus service is stated in the flyer above.

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe 早安南洋 (Sembawang)
604 Sembawang Road
#01-01 Sembawang Shopping Centre
Tel: 8133 1882
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9am – 9pm
Sat–Sun & PH  8.30am – 9pm

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe 早安南洋 ( Hong Lim Green Community Centre)
20, Upper Pickering Street Singapore
Tel: 8133 1882
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 730am – 730pm 
                          Sat, Sun & PH 830am – 530pm

 Good Morning Nanyang Cafe 早安南洋 (Shenton Way)
108 Robinson Road #01-00

Tel: 8133 1882
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri  7.30am – 7pm 
                                 (Closed on Sat–Sun)

 

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Laksa (Yishun)

This laksa stall is commonly known as the ‘928 Yishun Laksa’. Why 928? Because this tiny stall is situated at a little corner of Blk 928. This is Yishun’s most famous and best laksa. It is a household name in Yishun. And this stall has been around since I was in Secondary school.

928 Yishun Laksa

Go to the correct stall. The stall is at the right side of the picture above. Do take note at the left side of the picture with the shutter down, there is a similar laksa stall there. For me, I prefer the one at the right, which is sells the best laksa in Yishun.

The stall

Its just a tiny stall. But dun under estimate its the power. Laksa comes at $2.50 or $3.00. Yes, the owner sells laksa only. And there is always a queue. Oh yes, this stall is featured frequently on TV (food shows), magazines and websites for example Makansutra. 

Queue for laksa
 

Laksa (large) $3.00

Laksa

Forgot to tell the uncle no hum. As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words. Look at the ingredients. Reasonable amount of fish cakes, dried toufu, crabsticks, fresh bean sprouts, half hard boiled egg, lots of thick bee hoon and hum.  Laksa leaves and sambal chilli paste which you can add according to your preference. The laksa gravy is fragrant, rich with bits of dried shrimps, right amount of coconut milk and chilli. It is not oily too. This $3.00 is worth the money.

The downside is that there is limited space to sit and also be prepared to sweat it out eating this as there is only 1 small fan. But I would say this is one laksa worth sweating and paying for.

928 Yishun Laksa
Blk 928 Yishun Central 1
#01-155
Singapore 760928
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 11am to 7pm
Closed on Mon

The stall might close earlier than 7pm if the laksa gets sold out.

The Original Katong Laksa (Queenstown Shopping Centre)

I remember eating the Claypot Laksa at Alexandar Village Food Centre quite some years back. Since today I was around the area, I decided to have it for dinner. But sadly the Food Centre was under going renovation. As a result, I decided to check out Queenstown Shopping Centre. Inside I notice this banner saying The Original Katong Laksa. Seeing no where else to eat and seeing several people eating, I decided to give this a try.

Laksa $3.00

This cost $3.00 and its such a small bowl. The ingredients inside were so little too. Notice the prawn? Its actually only 1 piece. They just cut it into half that is why it looks like 2 pieces. The laksa gravy taste seems as if too much coconut has been added. Nothing fantastic about it. The chilli at the side is not too bad. For $3.00, I felt that more ingredients and noodles could have been added.

The one at Yishun Blk928 is taste so much nicer and even at $2.50 it is more filling.

I was not full after the meal, in the end I went to Ikea 5 minutes away for another round of dinner.(check out the next post)

The Original Katong Laksa

Located at level 01-59 of the shopping centre. Did not find out what was the opening hours