Those of you reading this who are based in Singapore will know what I mean when I say it didn't stop raining for 24h on Saturday a week and a bit ago. And it kept raining on and off on Sunday. It sucks, as it might only be drizzle but it really doesn't make you want to leave the house. So we were all chatting (moaning) on Twitter about the rain and saying it would be easier to be all together, how we could watch movies etc, and suddenly friends and their kids were on the way over, with another friend planning to meet us after she finished work! Very cool :) So over they came and we watched Bond (the adults) and Monsters vs Aliens (the boys) and then we decided to wander over to Whampoa Drive Food Centre, not far from our house. And we were very glad we did, and our other friend met us there.
It is a great place, with lots of choice, totally local (we were the lone foreigners there getting a lot of interested curious looks :) ) and a place where people go to hang out for the evening. Below is what we got...
|BBQ chicken wings - they get grilled straightened out|
|Beef noodles - the boys loved them|
Otak, a fish (paste?) grilled in a banana leaf. Must be good as this is all that was left by the time I managed a picture!
Dumplings filled with mushrooms, bean sprouts and peanuts, served with chilli and soy sauce $3.50 for 5
|Mushroom, bean sprout, peanut dumplings|
|Chicken curry puff - $1.20 I think|
Handmade dumplings from one of the uncles, we were wondering why they took so long but got it once they arrived, totally made fresh! These were pork and mushroom.
The following grilled cuttlefish with sambal plus the stingray below came up to $18 and were cooked fresh.
|Cuttlefish with sambal|
|Grilled stingray fish with sambal|
If you have read my blog before or you know me personally, you can imagine I didn't eat much of the dishes above! So I went off to the Perankan stall for rice and veggies with a yummy curry sauce. The plate below only cost me $2.50! An amazing amount of food for that price, luckily the girls helped me out with finishing off the veggies but we admitted defeat in front of the mound of rice and had to leave some. I had 2 types of green veggies, tofu and aubergine/eggplant. Yum yum yum.
|Veggies with rice and Perankan curry|
And now for the battle of the oyster omelette, from 2 different stalls. Not sure which one was the winner. Our friend made us laugh by buying one, when last time she had oysters she was sick, and then proceeded to have one mouthful and declare it too oyster-y :) The boys were happy to help out though so it got finished.