Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood in Sennet Estate, you will find two popular coffee shops along Tai Thong Crescent. But first, I will be introducing the first coffee shop - Lao Zhong Zhong Eating House.
Lao Zhong Zhong Eating House offers a variety of great foods. It is very popular as all its stalls offers super delicious foods.
Mr Duck serves a variety of mouth-watering dishes like duck noodles, duck rice and of course, Kway Chap. Mr Duck also delivers right to your door step via food delivery apps like Deliveroo. I had dined and ordered food delivery and both experiences were superbly great.
The Kway Chap is one of my personal favourites. So what is Kway Chap and what keeps people coming for more? Kway Chap consists of two parts: the flat rice noodle sheets in dark soy-based broth; and a plate of braised dishes like pork offals, duck meat, firm tofu (tau kwa); fried tofu (tau pok), hard boiled eggs and braised preserved vegetables. (Food rating: 4/5)
You may either order a set with a standard list of food items or you can customise your own favourites.
I like the savoury braised sauce cooked with numerous spices. I am not able to describe the aromatic fragrance into words. All I can say that it is divinely delicious and perfect.
Besides the noodles and the braised items, the most important item that we cannot go without is the hot sauce with vinaigrette.
My next introduction is the Lao Zhong Zhong Five Spice Stall (老中中餐食五香酥虾饼). Locals also name it as ngoh hiang.
Lao Zhong Zhong has about 14 items on their menu. Prices vary per item. In the menu, there are water chestnut cake, Teochew pork sausage (灌肠), squid, firm tofu (tau kwa), fish ball, fish nugget, prawn cracker with egg, spring roll, ngo hiang roll, prawn cracker with tofu, century egg, octopus, etc.
How to buy:
You can pick any item from the display of your choice. Hand the plate of items to the staff at the counter who will fry the items and cut into bite sizes. The staff will give you a buzzer. When the buzzer vibrates, you pick up the food.
The chilli sauce was the key and most important condiment. The sauce was topped with crushed roasted peanuts and chopped onions. Besides the sauce being spicy, you could taste the sweetness from the peanuts. The peanut crumbs also added texture to the sauce.
All the food items were freshly prepared and my personal favourites are the firm tofu, sausage, fishball, prawn crackers, and ngoh hiang. (Food rating: 4/5)
Interestingly, this stall does not offer fried bee hoon or the warm pinkish sweet starchy sauce.
Address: 29 Tai Thong Cres, Singapore 347858
Rating: 4/5 ★★★★
Recommended dishes: All of the above. :D