Look, play, eat & drink – our walking food tour of Geylang

What to do this weekend? We recently did a two-hour walkabout and food tour of Geylang to enjoy the laid back feel of Singapore and to try some nice food and drinks along the way. The entire walk is only about 1 km, but it is meant to be done in a leisurely manner, with many stops along the way.

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Yong He Eating House Geylang 永和豆浆油条大王

The Chinese name of Yong He Eating House in Geylang says it all – 永和豆浆油条大王 – king of soya bean milk and fried dough sticks (you tiao)! There are actually three items on the menu that we like at this old coffee shop at the corner of Geylang Road and Lorong 24A. The dough sticks, the soya bean milk and the savoury soya bean curd.  Yong He was one of the places we stopped by when we were on a walk around Geylang recently.

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Brawn & Brains Coffee

The former Singapore Badminton Hall is now a mixed-use venue. It houses a yoga studio, a rock climbing and gymnasium facility. The only thing that was of interest to us was the cafe on the ground floor – Brawn & Brains Coffee. It takes up the best location directly facing the main entrance on Guillemard Road, near Geylang.

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Cheap and Good Lunch – Noodles at Old Airport Road

Roast Paradise at Old Airport Road

Roast Paradise at Old Airport Road

Eating out in Singapore can be very affordable if you go to a food centre. The setting of a food centre may be very basic but that does not mean the food there is necessarily average or ordinary. We have been visiting the Old Airport Road Food Centre for lunch recently. There is a whole array of good affordable food to be found there. In this post we shall highlight a few stalls with good noodles at Old Airport Road Food Centre.

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Bean Curd & Satay at Old Airport Road

Old Airport Road Food Centre

One of the simple pleasures of life in Singapore is having a good nutritious meal in a humble hawker centre for less than $10. I  had a thoroughly enjoyable meal of bean curd and satay at Old Airport Road Food Centre recently. The meal, which provided lots of proteins, some carbohydrates and vegetables, was delectable and all for the grand total price of $8.60. Continue reading →

新美香卤面 Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee of Old Airport Road

Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee of Old Airport Road

Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee

Located at Old Airport Road Food Centre, Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee 新美香卤面 is famous for its lor mee. You know that a hawker stall in Singapore is not an ordinary one when it has its own Facebook and Twitter accounts and mentions of it in food blogs are as numerous as there are people standing in the long queue at the stall. Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee at Old Airport Road is one of those food stalls in Singapore where waiting in the queue for 20 minutes or more will be considered normal. I was at Old Airport Road Food Centre one day at either a very lucky time or a witching hour because there was no long queue at Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee stall. I could not pass up the opportunity to take-away a bowl of lor mee. Continue reading →