SINGAPORE: Once in a while, you might want to explore the lesser-known path. Today is one of those days that brought me to Loyang Way Food Village along Loyang Way. Everyone would think that this unassuming food court is just an ordinary food court inside an industrial estate catering for folks working for the aerospace and marine industry in the area. Therefore, one would be least expected to find some great food. BUT...Don't go in the evening or on a Sunday. Most of the stalls are closed then.
Buried deep inside Loyang Industrial Park are 3 great finds in this tiny food court. It is not easy to get to it without a car.
Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles
This is not their only stall, with the second one in Bedok. However, this is where they have started. Prices start from S$5, and the options to have other add-ons such as pigskin and Onsen Egg. If you want to pamper yourself, go for the Extra-Large big prawns at S$13.8.
We went for the smallest bowl of prawn noodles, and it comes 5 pieces of half-prawns. The hawker beautifully layout out the prawns; you can tell they take pride in making this dish. Before serving, she threw in 2 to 3 spoons of fried shallots. This bowl of oniony shallots, porky pork lard tossed in in-house made chilli noodles is simply AWESOME.
Tong Garden Hong Kong Roasted Rice
This might be the second most popular stall after the Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodles. Located at the corner of the food court, you might not spot it if you don't look around closely. Nevertheless, it is pretty obvious if you look for queues during lunchtime. It also has the lowest price for a meal among the 3 recommendations here.
They served fabulous roast duck, crispy pork belly. Their char siew is awesome too which you can taste distinct smoky char, but some might find it too sweet. You have to get the soup, which is free and self-serve. The savoury soup has some strong peanut flavour which you can't get enough of.
64 Char Siew Wanton Noodles
64 Char Siew Wanton Noodles has the making of great wanton mee. Nice noodles with pork lard. It is not the al-dente type. Accompanied by plum wantons, exactly 4 wantons. Being a sucker for wanton mee, I love all types of this classic dish. The only feedback I would give is the char siew which is ordinary. It will be perfect if you get a plate of sweet char siew from Tong Garden Hong Kong Roasted Rice, tossed it into the noodles, and mixed them all up. I am sure that will elevate the wanton mee to the next level.
This might not be the place to be if you are living far far away. However, for those in the east, you now have another option to head to if you need a new place for lunch.
Address: 64 Loyang Way, Singapore 508754