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I don’t care, this counts towards my red meat quota however questionable the nutrient content is supposed to be!

McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese

McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese

On an arguably healthier note, this braised duck at Tanglin Halt Market is absolutely delish!

Braised Duck with Rice

Braised Duck with Rice

Braised Duck Noodles

Braised Duck Noodles

Also, beef stroganoff from Swensons, which was totally lacking in vegetables, but tasty nonetheless.

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Beef Stroganoff

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Just opposite Thomson Medical Centre (TMC) there is a nondescript coffeeshop called Sin Mee Eating House with a few poorly lit stalls.  One of them is Bee Kia Seafood Restaurant, and they sell a very tasty beef hor fan (like a wider kway teow).  I was recommended this beef hor fan by my cousin, and I went to check it out since it fit in just nicely with my red meat hunt.

The beef is extremely tender and comes in generous portions.  I also like that they do not skimp on the vegetables.  My favourite part is the noodles though.  The texture is firm yet chewy, and it has the smokey smell that I love.  I could just eat the noodles plain and be very happy!

Seafood restaurant with good beef hor fan!

Seafood restaurant with good beef hor fan

Makes for a yummy lunch!

My yummy lunch!

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, especially if you’re visiting someone at TMC!

Bee Kia Seafood Restaurant is located at 1 Thomson Road, 326 Balestier Hill Shopping Centre.

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Istimewa Nasi Padang is one of my favourite nasi padang (Malay rice and dishes) places.  I still remember Jon sneaking home food from there during my first confinement when my Mum was stricter with what I could or could not eat after delivery.

This place is hot stuff.  Lunch queues are always long, snaking around the coffeeshop.  And a good indicator of quality food is the number of cabbies who go there to eat everyday.  The taxi drivers know best!

They have a wide variety of yummy dishes to choose from, making choosing what to eat a battle between greed and belly space.  They are famous for the rendang (dry curried meat), and that was what I was there for that day to fulfil my red meat quota.  The beef rendang was so tender and very lemak (Malay for rich and robust tasting, usually for food cooked with coconut milk).  Their sambal chilli is also kick-ass.

Many of the office workers flock there in groups and order a range of dishes to share.  That’s the best, then you get to try more stuff!

Try to reach early (before 1130am) if you want to avoid the queues, but generally the queues move very quickly because there are usually about 4-5 people serving customers during lunch time.

The long snaking queue

The long snaking queue all the way round the bend

Nearing...

Nearing…

My turn!

My turn!

Beef rendang, sambal kangkong, sayur lodeh, with sambal chilli

Beef rendang, sambal kangkong, sayur lodeh, with sambal chilli – yum!

Istimewa Nasi Padang is found at the coffeeshop at 28 Hoy Fatt Road.

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I was around the Arab Street area.  And when I’m around Arab Street I always get the urge to pop into Zam Zam.  And since I have to eat red meat everyday, I had no choice but to go in to eat.  Surely you understand.

For you poor souls who do not know what Zam Zam is, it’s only the best place to eat murtabak in Singapore.  Their mutton murtabak is fantastic – generously stuffed with meat and onions, cooked with a perfect balance of spices to give a wonderful aroma and flavour.  The prata on the outside is done to crisp perfection, and the cracking sound of the prata as you push the fork into the murtabak is wonderful.  Mmm…just writing this makes me want to go there and eat it again.

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Stuffed to the max!

Stuffed to the max!

Lest you think only the mutton murtabak is good, the chicken murtabak is surprisingly good too.  One would imagine that chicken tends to be dry and stringy when shredded.  But their chicken murtabak is moist and juicy, with a very unique flavour.  The spice mix is different from the mutton murtabak.

Their other food is really good too, but their murtabak is my favourite.

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Again, I’m so grateful for variety in Singapore, which makes keeping up the red meat intake so much more fun.  We had a fabulous beef burrito and chimichanga (fried burrito) at Margarita’s at Dempsey for lunch one day.  I love, love, love Mexican food and always have a problem choosing from the menu.  There are just too many yummy things to pick from!  As always, the food was comforting and bursting with a mix of flavours, and I was extremely satisfied with my meal.

Beef burrito

Beef burrito

Beef chimichanga

Beef chimichanga generously stuffed

As for my other meals, when I’m not eating out I usually just do a simple beef dish at home.  The burger was an indulgence though!  Mmmm.  Homemade burger patties are the best.  My grandaunt was craving burgers, so we made a huge batch and went over for a burger party!

Beef stir-fry with capsicum and onions

Beef stir-fry with capsicum and onions

Pan fried beef slices with pasta

Pan fried beef slices with pasta

Homemade beef burger

Homemade beef burger with onions and cheese

One of my friends recently asked me whether it’s boring to have to eat red meat everyday.  And my answer was, no!  There really is a huge variety of ways to consume it.  Vive la variété!

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And the eating continues.

One thing that I’m really grateful for is that we have such a great variety of cuisines to choose from in Singapore.  I think if I had to eat red meat cooked in only one particular style I would tire of red meat very quickly!

I’ve been getting my red meat fill from all sorts of places – fast food, coffeeshops, restaurants, and home cooked.  I’ve eaten it cooked in Western, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Chinese styles.  With so much variety, I hope to keep up this red meat thing without getting sick of it.

It’s all for you baby!

Eating Red 3

 

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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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