This plate of char kway teow (fried flat noodles) is probably THE healthiest in town (don’t be deceived by the oil) . Glistening oil aside, this stall at Golden Mile Food Centre on Beach Road doesn’t use pork or lard in their cooking. A majority of char kway teow stalls use pork or lard as a staple ingredient, (as some of us know) thus giving the dish a bad reputation for contributing to sky-high cholesterol levels.
However, stall 91 not only proudly proclaims their adherence to healthy cooking, they demonstrate it with a pile of blanched leafy greens and fried ikan bilis (anchovies) toppings. Each dish comes in $3/$4/$5 portions. Now this is what I’d call almost guilt-free indulgence. Give them a shot after 25 August (they’re closed from 11-25 August ’08) and find out how char kway teow [****] can still be yummy without the pork or lard. Cockle (batu ham) lovers will be glad to know that stall 91 automatically includes it unless you specify your preference.
Yes, it’s durian chee cheong fun (steamed rice roll) [***] you’re looking at. It’s topped with crushed peanuts and stuffed with a durian filling. Though I’m not a fan of durian, I could taste why durian lovers would like it. The cheong fun was permeated with the robust flavour of durian, and was a steal at $2 a plate (as pictured here). Other stalls to consider at Golden Mile would be the original Sweet Stone Parad’Ice outlet – where you can order authentic Belgian waffles fresh from the waffle-maker. I noticed a beef noodles stall that looked rather enticing…I’ll update this post when I’ve got the chance to try it.
In the meantime, try a healthier diet…you may just like it.
Taste – 7/10
Price – $
Service – 7/10
Ambience – 5/10
Accessibility – 6/10
[$]-cheap like peanuts: ($10 & below/person)
[$$]-average Jane ($15-$25/person)
[$$$]-you might wanna tke tht card out..($30-$60/person)
[$$$$]-extremely exorbitant ($70 & above/person)
[* to *****] – rating(s) for individual dishes
505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583
11.30 am onwards (daily)
Dress code: Casual
Nearest MRT: Lavender
Buses: 961, 145, 100…