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Among countries in South East Asia, Singapore is perhaps the only country that Malaysians often argue with when it comes to origin of food as well as who has the best of certain dishes. Truth is, while a lot of famous “Singaporean dishes” probably originated from Malaysia, our southern neighbors do have quite a lot of original food worth sampling.

teow chew pork noodle at Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre, Singapore
Teow Chew pork noodle – pork ball, meat, and liver

The day after the first ever Nuffnang Awards, instead of following the tour, we decided to head to Ponggol Nasi Lemak Center at Upper Serangoon Street to try the pork noodle for brunch. According to Cheng Leong, this is the absolute must have whenever he comes to Singapore.

Though being in one of the only two professions that can legally lie, we trust Cheng Leong the lawyer when it comes to food.

Singapore Teow Chew Pork Noodle
Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre

Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre is just a short walk from NE13 Kovan station. The smallish hawker center houses over half a dozen stalls with at least a few operating around the clock. We ordered from AMK House of Teochew Noodles that operates 24 hours a day.

The stall offers a few dishes, but everyone ended up ordering the same dried version of Teow Chew pork noodle for $3 a bowl.

teow chew pork noodle, haze, KY, FA, Gareth, Kim, Cheng Leong
Haze, KY, FA, Gareth, Kim, and Cheng Leong

The dish is basically similar to wantan noodle but with a healthy dosage of pork meat, a few pork balls, liver (if you prefer), mushroom, some vegetables, and plenty of deep fried shallots in a vinegar based sauce with a bowl of soup at the side and some red chili padi as condiment.

Even with a heavy dose of skepticism at first, the pork noodle turned out to be really nice. It’s a combination of taste that I never really had before, and I really liked the sauce that works not unlike the experience you get from having xiao long bao with vinegar. It was very tasty.

ponggol nasi lemak center map

If you’re around Singapore, this would be a decent place to eat. I’ve read that the nasi lemak is pretty good too.

Address:
Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre
965 Upper Serangoon Rd,
Singapore, 534721,Singapore
GPS: 1.361822,103.886611
Tel: 6281 0020

The must-have applications on BB 8520

For those who just bought their Blackberry 8520 from Xpax and are new to Blackberry, here’s a few applications that I consider a must have. These are the software I advised every BB users to install, and they are all free (as in free beer type of free)

1. UberTwitter
This is of course, a must have for anyone with a twitter account. Twitterberry might have a cooler name, but UberTwitter absolutely pawns in terms of functionality and user friendliness. It supports basically everything twitter has to offer, including picture upload, geo tagging (with cell towers or GPS), RT, reply all, DM, etc etc.

2. Opera Mini
While the Blackberry built in browser is pretty decent, Opera Mini offers a much better user interface in web surfing. The browser also goes through a proxy that compresses and reduced image size for faster downloading. Other than that, the wealth of short cut keys make web browsing a much simpler affair with less fiddling on the trackpad/trackball

3. BBM version 5.0
The BBM version 4.6 that comes with Blackberry 8520 is perfectly usable, but the upgraded version offers a better user interface, ability to add display picture, and also the very interesting Blackberry Group that allows calendar, task, and file sharing capabilities.

4. Google Apps
Google Map, Gmail, Google Latitute, Google News, Google Readers and more are available for your BB 8520.

5. Blackberry App World
For everything else, there’s the Blackberry App World.

Discuss : Teow Chew Pork Noodle at Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre, Singapore

  1. noodle was awesomesauce!

  2. OOoo what’s the other profession?

  3. Yeah I have read that the Nasi Lemak is very good too there, the only thing is to pack a GPS the next time I am there so that I don’t miss out the good food. Hmm…but don’t think there’s any Teow Chew Pork Noodle here in KL right?

  4. kimberlycun,
    agreed!

    Tan Yee Hou,
    Magicians ;)

    JD,
    GPS is helpful especially if you drive, else MRT or taxi would work too ;)

  5. yuck! Y like so kotor one? hahaha… xD

  6. AMK TEOCHEW NOODLES FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. One of their hawker fare worth eating in Singapore is the pork noodle in vinegar. Very nice and refreshing! It’s called “bak chor” noodles right?

  8. that sure look like one bowl of pork goodness!

  9. Tey Cindy,
    It’s not, it’s awesome!

    xes,
    Yesss!

    eiling,
    Yess, I think it is, not sure about the name

    Chef Mel,
    Oh yess!

  10. Pork noodles looks interesting! I like pork liver too, very nice stuff.

  11. Huai Bin,
    Oh yes it’s awesomest!

  12. This looks tasty! Would want to try someday.

  13. Just uploaded video here. Feel free to use it :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esc8iXPnBqk

  14. Food promotions,
    Yess do it!

    xes,
    Ooo I didn’t know there was a video!

  15. oooh, it looks so good. hmm, i think the one i had at changi village didnt look half as good, and as a result, i wasnt impressed. there was a darn long queue for the nasi lemak at changi village though.

  16. fatboybakes,
    ooo, interesting, try this next time! :D

  17. Oh this is what we call the Bak Chor Mee, originated from the Teochews in Singapore. Very comforting food for many Chinese Singaporeans. And with a touch of vinegar makes it very shiok. The famous one is in Crawford Lane, near Lavender MRT. Anyone who wants to know the direction can ask me. :D

  18. STUMPBO,
    oOo good to know, thanks! :D

  19. i have a quest…the blackberry app world doesnt apply to msia. i cant seem to d/l it. how did u do it?

  20. audrey,
    You need to find a direct link for those who’re not using BB within US/UK/Canada, try to read http://forums.crackberry.com/f35/app-world-ota-link-those-us-outside-us-canada-uk-197055/

  21. […] Went to Singapore to attend the first ever Nuffnang Awards. Cheng Leong took us to a very nice Teow Chew pork noodle lunch at Ponggol Nasi Lemak […]

  22. Hi – the reason why Malaysia and Singapore food is so similar is not because many Singapore dishes originated in Malaysia. Rather it’s due to their shared background, history, culture in Malaya, i.e. the long time period of centuries before the messy 1950s and 1960s independence/separation issues. Malaya rather than Malaysia, it’s an important difference.

    Like you, I am keen on celebrating both the similarities and differences in the food of both countries.

    From a Singaporean whose favourite foods are (Penang) CKT, (Penang) laksa and (Singapore) Hokkien mee

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