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We have found it! Yippie!

I loooooove tahu telor (deep fried toufu dish with lots of egg) but it’s so hard to find nowadays, I don’t know why. I used to frequent a Malay stall at the Clementi coffeeshop near the carpark, but it stopped serving tahu telor. For the longest time I couldn’t find it anywhere, except at the Tangs restaurant where they made a very good, but pricey version.

Today we ventured to Bedok Corner Food Centre. Oh my. The food there looks very very good, and we will definitely be back to try the various offerings. Many stalls have won awards for their food and have newspaper clippings proudly displayed on the front of their stalls. The cheng tng, the jiu he eng cai (cuttlefish and kangkong dish), the boneless chicken rice, the satay…I need to bring my father here (though I suspect he, being even more clued into the best hawker food around, has already been here). They even have roti jala! So so hard to find.

Anyway, the minute I spotted tahu telor on the signboard of Ole Ole Javiyan, I knew what I wanted for dinner. I have a weakness for this dish. The soft toufu, covered with crispy fried egg – fried until the eggs are bubbling, airy and light. Mmmm…so nice. If you’ve never tried tahu telor, please do yourself a favor and go try it!

(This is a very poor quality photo, sorry about that. I didn't have my camera with me and I just had to snap a pic)

My tahu telor tower (This is a very poor quality photo, sorry about that. I didn’t have my camera with me and I just had to snap a pic)

I was in toufu heaven when I bit into my first mouthful. Super crispy eggs wisps contrasting with the soft toufu, accented by the crunchy peanuts and spicy sauce. I thought it wasn’t as good as the one in Clementi, but I’ve missed this dish so much I was just so happy to eat it. And it’s good enough, and anyway, the Clementi one is no more.

So pleased I know where to go for a tahu telor fix now.

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Been keeping up the red meat intake.

Day 2: Burger from District 10 @ UE Square.  I love this place for its weekend bouncy castles.  It’s one of the few places around that you can truly enjoy your meal while the kids are entertained for hours on end.  We held Ellery’s 3rd birthday here in December (gotta write a post out on that!), and have come back another two times since.

The burgers here are really good.  Overall, for me I think they score higher on taste and presentation than the Huber’s burger.  Plus, the environment wins hands down.  The burger comes with a thick juicy beef patty, a fried egg, bacon, tomato, cheese, lettuce and onions, topped with a black and white sesame seed bun.  The fries that are served alongside it come out crisp and hot.  I’m not a fan of soggy fries.  This is one burger I can’t resist ordering whenever I’m there.

Burger from District 10

Burger from District 10

Day 3: Beef Hor Fun.  Well, that was what I ordered, but I ended up giving away most of the beef to the kids so I really just had hor fun.  So I guess that doesn’t really count.

Day 4: Beef steak from iSteaks Grill House @ Holland Village.  It’s the first time I’m eating here.  They serve Australian and New Zealand beef in a few cuts.  Given I have to eat steak cooked well done since I’m pregnant, there’s really no point going to the fancy steak joints.  Hawker centre / coffeeshop steak is just fine.  This steak would probably have been better medium-rare, but for a piece of meat cooked through, it was alright.  I do like that they were generous with their sides.  I had a nice pile of broccoli and a stack of onion rings.

iSteaks Grill @ Holland Village

iSteaks Grill House @ Holland Village

My steak

My steak

Day 5: Instant noodles with beef & an entire packet of spinach (green leafy veg helps with iron too).  Sometimes there’s nothing shioker than instant noodles.  So to up the nutrient count, I added beef slices, a ton of veg, and chilli padi, of course.

Iron packed meal

Iron packed meal

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