Category Archives: Location: Beach Road

Alex’s Eating House

To be honest, I have not heard of Alex’s Eating House. Until I ate at this place. Prior to doing a post on this Alex’s Eating House, I did a research on this place. Then did I know that, this place is famous. It is known for its char siew and sio bak(roasted pork) [some have mentioned that the char siew is the best in Singapore]. Well, enough say about track record or what is being said, here’s my post.

Alex’s Eating Place is located at Beach Road, opposite Shaw Towers. The eatery was packed during lunch time. Full house, every single table is occupied and there are other people waiting.

Roasted Duck, Char Siew, Roasted Pork (Sio Bak)

Having a big group, we managed to go to the back alley of the shop and got a table. Notice that most of the workers in this eatery are foreigners. It is real hard to grab the attention of one of them to take your order or to even ask for the bill.

Roasted Duck and Char Siew Rice

Ordered Roasted Duck and Char Siew Rice. It cost either $3.50 or $4.00. The Char Siew was not bad, however it was a bit too dry and as can be seen, each piece was way too thick. The Roasted Duck was had the same problem, each piece was ‘huge’. Moreover, there was little meat with lots of fat. Rice was hard. At the side of the plate there is cabbage which was so so. Really nothing fantastic. Well it was value for money. Oh, my friend ordered lotus soup, it cost just $1.50! cheap!

Anyway, at the back alley, it was very hot. Moreover, one of their worker was roasting pork (Yes! the whole pork ) outside. As a result, we went back to work smelling like we just went for a BBQ!

Will not be back anytime soon as the food is average. When I go back, this time I will try the sio bak. Also, taking note that they do their BBQ of pork outdoors, I can’t help but wonder if NEA approves of it and also how they ensure quality of food is consistent.

Alex’s Eating House
87 Beach Road, #01-01
Chye Sing Building 
Tel: 6334 0268
Opening Hours: Daily  9am – 6pm (or until sold out)

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Blanco Court Sliced Fish Bee Hoon

Blanco Court Sliced Fish Bee Hoon is located at Luk Luk Eating House which is an old old coffee shop. Dirty walls, dirty flooring that was cracked and olden days shutters. But the signboard was clean! 

Luk Luk Eating House

queue to the stall

Long queue, about a 25minutes wait during lunch time. Alot of people in the coffee shop was eating from this stall.

Blanco Court Sliced Fish Bee Hoon

I see bitter gourd, as a result, I decided to order the bitter gourd fried fish soup!

Bitter Gourd Fried Fish Soup with Rice $4.50

Asked for the soup without mik, so I expected the soup base to be clear. Quite weird that the soup had this faint white colour. The fish soup was average nothing outstanding about it. Bitter gourd was sliced thinly, which is a thumbs up. Wish that more fried egg was given! The fried fish was on the hard side. Just  a normal fish soup stall..

Its quite hard to find seats at this coffeeshop, it is filled to the brim during lunch hours. Notice that most people were eating the fish soup with their fish not fried and also without bitter gourd. Looks like this is the more popular version. Also, many people were ordering from the stall that sells claypot rice.

Recently, my friend working in Golden Landmark Hotel told me that the claypot rice at this coffeeshop is quite popular and delicious, such that she had to call to order 1st before going down. Will try it when I can!

Look at the queue, even when I am leaving the coffeeshop, the queue to the fish soup stall is still very long. I really wonder what did I miss out, how come its so popular. I have to come back and try the non bitter gourd and non fried fish version to find out what I have missed.

Blanco Court Sliced Fish Bee Hoon
341 Beach Road
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00am – 7.30pm
(Close on Sunday)

91 Fried Kway Teow Mee (Golden Mile 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

11am-9pm daily
Closed on Monday