Over the weekends we went to Singapore for a super short trip as Haze & Angel wanted to visit an art exhibit and a Singaporean friend. We drove down on Friday night and naturally waking up hungry the next day looking for wholesome breakfast to start the day.
Our Singaporean guide traversed half the country and brought us to Canopy Garden Dining at Ang Mo Kio, promising a place with pretty good egg benedict. We weren’t at a position to suggest anything else, so we rolled along.
Canopy Garden Dining at Ang Mo Kio
Canopy Garden Dining is pretty much a restaurant within a garden, with plants surrounding the mostly alfresco dining area and even a rooftop that’s planted with greenery.
We reached at almost noon with the hot sun up above, so seated outside was a little warm though acceptable. I’m guessing the dining experience would have been greater in the morning.
Egg Royale, with poached eggs and smoked salmon
We came here for the egg benedicts, so we ordered both the Egg Royale and Classic Egg Benedict ($15).
Unlike most places that takes forever to prepare a pair of proper poached eggs, our serving arrived in about 5 minutes. I was really impressed with the speed.
Both dishes came with a side of salad with vinaigrette and sautéed mushroom. The poached eggs were perfectly prepared and draped with hollandaise sauce on English muffins. The classic version came with ham, while “royale” with smoked salmon. We really liked them.
Classic Egg Benedict and Buttermilk Pancake
If you’re into pancakes, the buttermilk pancake ($8.5) here is worth trying as well, it comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and maple syrup.
Additionally, coffee served at Canopy Garden Dining is also of pretty decent quality.
In all, it’s a rather pleasant place for a lazy weekend breakfast in this otherwise overly fast paced country.
Address: Canopy Garden Dining Bishan Park II, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 569931 Singapore GPS: 1.362467, 103.847094 Tel: +65 6556 1533
While not being a huge fan, I do occasionally enjoy a good bowl of pan mee every now and then. So when Haze’s friend Angel told us that she was going to bring us to the famous Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House at Taman Berkeley, I jumped on the opportunity.
Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih (Pan Mee) at Taman Berkeley
The Klang style pan mee, or what locally referred to as mee hoon kuih (麵粉粿), is not very similar to the version you find at KL, with a few distinctions – lettuce is used instead of potato leaves, there’s pork innards, and the dish is usually served with soya sauce and chilli padi on the side instead of home-made chilli sauce.
you can also add a poached egg, and pork liver comes standard
Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House is certainly one of the busiest restaurants I’ve ever been. Sharing table is a norm here, and if you don’t have the patience to wait up to 45 minutes, the primary reason of this long wait is due to the fact that each bowl is cooked separated from scratch. A sure sign of hawkers taking their craft seriously.
The claim of fame here is the hand torn noodle itself, they are silky smooth and absolutely fantastic. The soup is subtle and sufficient, but I do miss not having some hot chilli sauce and the potato leave, though that’s maybe just a habit I need to kick.
the “Michael Jackson” here is barley + cincau
A bowl of mee hoon kuih here goes for only RM 3.50, for RM 0.50 more you can add an egg, extra vege, or fried onion goes for RM 1, more ikan bilis? RM 1.50.
Rather cheap and plenty good hawker food, but do schedule at least an hour or more for a meal here.
Address: Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House 19 Lebuh Bangau, Taman Berkeley, Klang Tel: 017-336 6183 GPS: 3.060055, 101.463443 Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm daily
The golden standard of bak kut teh is the soup, that strong herbal taste with a thick porky flavour that we all love, and almost without fail, we would ask for refill… or so I thought.
A couple weekends ago we were introduced to Ah Her bak kut teh by a local Klang girl and her family. According to her, this is a place where you get perhaps 1/3 bowl of soup, and there’s no refill, but it would be one of the best bak kut teh you’d ever had.
I must say that I had my doubts.
Ah Her bak kut teh at Pandamaran, Klang
Her in Ah Her means fire in local Hokkien dialect, and I suppose that’s just the boss’ name.
Located between Jalan Polis and Jalan Chianniah deep within Klang town, Ah Her bak kut teh’s set up was not unlike many food courts, semi alfresco with a zinc roof on top, plenty of electric fans, and no walls. On the Sunday that we were there, the place was packed. Business starts at about 5-6 pm and the last bowl of bak kut teh goes out before 8:30 pm.
Ah Her bak kut teh at Pandamaran, Klang
Bak kut teh here is served in their individual bowl (RM 9 per bowl) and you get to choose the cut that you like, there’s intestine, big bone, small bone, 3 layer pork, stomach, ribs, and more.
The locals usually order their favorite and basically eat their from their own bowl, but it’s not uncommon to share. Another place with similar style would be Mo Sang Kor at Taman Berkeley, also at Klang.
Like what the photo shows, you don’t get a lot of soup.
ribs, fatty meat, intestines, 3 layer pork, big bones, take your pick
The real deal here, to me, is the meat. It was by far the tastiest pork I’ve had, full of intense herbal flavor that is somehow not overpowering, and all cooked till it’s so tender you could cut them using the spoon.
The soup too was very thick and strong, almost consistency of stew. I really love it, even though there’s no extra serving. You truly learn to appreciate and treasure them.
thank you Angel and family, it was a great dinner
If you’re a bak kut teh lover, you owe it to yourself to make a drive to this place. I went to another bak kut teh a couple weeks later and find myself not being able to finish, gahh.
Now I really want to try all the other bak kut teh in Klang.
Address: Ah Her bak kut teh jucntion between Jalan Police & Jalan Chianniah Pandamaran, Klang Selangor GPS: 3.006168, 101.413631 Tel: 012-370 1217