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People's Park Complex Food Centre (Chinatown), Singapore

Saturday, February 22, 2014



People's Park Complex Food Centre, located just above Chinatown MRT Station (NE4), is one of gems in Chinatown. There are a lot of delicious food that you need to come back again and again for more. In recent years, the number of Chinese food stalls has mushroomed. There are more local food from China like dan dan noodles, big plate chicken (大盘鸡), mala hot pot, etc.
Here are some of the food stalls I ate. I will continue to update this page whenever I dine at food centre.

At Zhong Hua Mian Zhuang [中華面莊], it sells mainly noodles such as Big Plate Chicken, Beef Stew noodles, Zha Jiang Mian and many more.

The Braised Minced Pork Noodles or Zha Jiang Mian (炸醬麵) [see photo above] was topped with cucumber strips that gave a refreshing taste to the dish. The minced meat was fragrant. However, the noodles were a little overcooked. Perhaps it is because I love to eat noodles cooked in al dente style. Ignoring the al dente style noodles, the noodle dish tasted average on the overall. (Food rating: 2.5/5)



Oil Sprinkled Spicy Noodles (油泼扯子面) was very spicy. Served with flat broad noodles, the condiments include bean sprouts, and spicy chilli powder. When asked, I told the lady that I can eat spicy food. I was surprised when the noodles were very spicy. The sauce was delicious. However, the texture of the noodles were a little overcooked. If only, the texture of the noodles were as good as Jin De Lai's (金德来中华拉面). (Food rating: 2.5/5)

At the far end of the food centre, there is a very popular mala hot pot stall called Ri Ri Hong Mala Hot Pot [日日红麻辣 香锅 特色煮炒]. How do you order the food? Firstly, you choose the ingredients of your choice. Then, inform the staff the level of spiciness for your hot pot. Lastly, you will be given a queue number. Your number will be called when the food is ready for collection.



We ordered the following ingredients: beancurd skin, beef, golden mushroom, fried beancurd and firm bean curd. We also requested to medium spicy with two bowls of white rice. Ri Ri Hong Mala Hot Pot [日日红麻辣 香锅 特色煮炒] has a special sauce that I find it very delicious. The fried beancurd tasted the best among the rest of the ingredients because it absorbed the sauce like a sponge. You could taste the fragrant sauce very nicely. Next was the beancurd skin. The rest were great too. I can't wait to taste other ingredients which I have not ordered with the hot pot. For medium spicy, the spiciness was not too hot but you could feel the numbness on your tongue. I believe that the chef had adapted the spiciness to the local taste buds. (Food rating: 4/5)





Address: People's Park Complex Food Centre, 32 Market Road, Singapore, 050032
Price: $
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4.5/5

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