Tanjong Rhu Pau can still be found in Tanjong Rhu, which is something you cannot take for granted nowadays in Singapore. However, the shop that you have to look out for is Chin Sin Huat Eating House. There you will find the delicious small pau which they call Tua Bak Pau or Big Pork Pau. Tanjong Rhu Pau also has outlets in Geylang and Thomson.
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.
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.
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.
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 →