Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Hong Lim FC
Hong Lim FC is an institution - i've blogged about it before (go check the archives) and the food there has been consistently good - and moreover it is so good that it keeps drawing in the lunch crowds - esp the office crowds. when we were there at about 1pm the place was packed like sardines in tins - there were people eating, waiting for tables, waiting around, sharing tables, queiineg for food, super hot and stuffy. argh. but all for the food. which in Hong Lim is really really good.
so i had the famous Heng Kee Curry Mee, which had spawned a legion of imitators, and is one of the special dishes hong lim is known for, so much so that in maxwell there is even a stall stating that it is the special 'hong lim curry mee' - well, can't beat the original one eh. but it was soooo soo good. the curry gravy itself is very robust, hot, spicy, rich, full of indian spices, like the way curry is meant to be, u know, it leaves a lingering punch to the tongue but is rich and aromatic - it was great amazing stuff - that's what good cholestrol laden food should taste like, rich, sinful, artery-cloying, all that good stuff - and the great thing about curry mee is that the chicken itself is smooth and chill (in temperature) so it adds a nice contrast to the curry, and in fact both compliment each other so that the curry actaully makes the chicken tatse much better and have much more flavour! the chickenly flavour realy comes out......and the noodles were cooked just right, al dente.
my first time trying. ill definitely be back.
Hiong Kee Dumplings
Here are the famous hiong kee dumplings at the 2nd floor next to the duck stall; and these were given 2 and a half chopsticks by makansutra and it certainly lived up to the billing. i ordered the one with chestnuts, mushrooms, pork and salted egg and everything was very good; the rice was very fragrant and absorbed all the flavour of the ingredients inside, while the salted egg was super delicious and savoury and all the ingredients very fresh giving the dumpling so much rich savoury flavour. mm.