Breakfast at Serangoon Garden Market
SINGAPORE: Serangoon Garden is another food enclave with not one but two Hawker Centres, which are less than 200 meters apart. Unlike Chomp Chomp, which is a popular supper spot, Serangoon Garden Market is a breakfast and lunch place in the neighbourhood. Half a section of Serangoon Market is where you get fresh produce, and the other half is a food section with about twenty to thirty stalls.
Here are Top 5 food you can get from Serangoon Garden Market.
Aliff Nasi Lemak
Aliff Nasi Lemak has another branch in Bedok, and they are a very popular Nasi Lamak stall with a good following. Aliff Nasi Lemak uses Aged Basmati Rice, perfectly cooked with a very creamy flavour. However, I do find it slightly salty when having it with the chilli sambal. On the other hand, I am very impressed with the Fried Chicken Wings, as it has a distinct Tumeric flavour. I bet the chicken wing will taste even better when it is fresh out of the deep fryer.
Garden Street Kway Chap
To have Kway Chap from Garden Street Kway Chap, you must either have a lot of patience or you turn up when they just open, right before the queue is formed. Fans of Garden Street Kway Chap swears by it. When I was there, it took me more than 45 mins to get my food. Jason, the founder's grandson, took over the stall in 2005 after he decided to stop flying as a pilot. He is meticulous in the way he prepares the food. Each piece of the ingredient must be adequately sliced and placed beautifully on a plate like a piece of art. As a result, the Kway Chap is both a visual treat and a gastronomy of Teochew origin.
Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle
Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle is a famous Bak Chor Mee at Serangoon Garden with a long queue, but at least it is faster than getting the Kway Chap. The noodles are al-dente, flavoured by the braised mushroom sauce, which is slightly sweet. I couldn't taste the spiciness from the chilli, but it was alright once I had it with the cut chilli padi.
Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle has the dry Minced Meat Noodles and the soup Minced Meat Noodles at S$5/S$6. They also have the fish maw soup or the fish maw soup with noodles at S$11/S$13.
However, what I craved about is the Teepo (Dried Sole Fish). It is simply addictive. For S$1.5, you can get a good size piece.
Serangoon Garden Bakery & Confectionery
Whenever I see an old school bakery, I will get very excited. I want to get everything with old-time classics, such as luncheon meat, curry, otah and sausage. Priced between S$1 to S$2, you can see a queue of regulars every weekend who will buy the buns in 10s. When you buy so many buns, they will pull out a cake box to put them in it so that the buns will not be squash by each other. Fortunately, they were very quick in taking my order, and they packed it fast. It's an excellent comforting breakfast.
Pancake King is famous for its peanut pancake. However, I love their butter cake and banana butter cake. The banana butter cake is S$1.8 apiece. This is a lovely dessert to go. They have other bakes too. The Chocolate Delight is S$3.8 a slice. It looks delicious, but I have not tried it yet.
Address: 49A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555945