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FairPrice Finds! – Colt 45

Found this at Fair Price Xtra at Nex (Serangoon)

Colt 45!

Fairprice Finds (Purefoods Luncheon Meat)

Found this at Fairprice at Nex (Serangoon).

Purefoods Luncheon Meat!!!

I hope they start selling Purefoods Corned Beef really soon!

Food and Gadgets

When I first started this blog last March 2008, I just wanted to have a place where I can share my thoughts and opinions...

Now, I believe my blog is a mess and its time for me to create a separate blog for gadgets and food...

http://ice15toys.wordpress.com/ - for gadgets
http://ice15food.wordpress.com/ - for food

Both sites are still empty and I'm hoping to add content in the next few months...

Filipino Food in Lau Pa Sat, Singapore: Cantunan atbp.

*I have just received information that Cantunan atbp. is now closed*

 

Here’s a new stall that brings a smile to my face… Catunan atbp. At Lau Pa Sat!

Yes, this is a new food stall in addition to Tapa King, Panyeros, Mang Kiko’s and Happy-V.

The reason Cantunan brings a smile to me is that I remember my college days when we used to eat in cheap stalls along the street which we easily called Hotdugan and Cantunan! Obviously, one sells Foot long hotdogs and the other sells Lucky-Me Pancit Canton.

What makes Cantunan special is that I don’t think there are other Filipino stalls here in Singapore who sells Quek-quek, Puto Bumbong, Bibingka and Binalot.

Although I didn’t get the chance to try much on my visit, it’s a big plus for me that they are open for lunch on a weekend and that service as also good.

Here’s a quick shot of their menu’s which I took.

To wrap up:

Food that is readily prepared is available: No

Food is prepared as you order, although the wait is not that long.

Day Visited for the first time: Saturday

Time/Meal: Lunch

Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: Maybe

Its still Lau Pa Sat, so basically, you can bring almost anyone.

Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Yes

Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Yes

Filipino Food in Harbourfront Center: Rapsa

Now here’s something that’s a big surprise to all of us…
A stall in Food Junction which serves Philippine Cuisine… Rapsa!
Food Junction in Harbourfront Center can be found on the Third Floor.
Location is great since Food Junction always has ample space, proper ventilation and reasonable prices.
If it’s your first time to eat Filipino Food, this might be the perfect place for you.
Prices are not as expensive as Bonifacio and 7,107 Flavours.
Crowds and ambiance are not like those restaurants found in Lucky Plaza (Jologs) and Tanjong Pagar (Kamayan)
And it’s not as busy as the stalls in Lau Pa Sat (Happy V, Panyeros, Mang Kiko’s and Tapa King)
As per my guidelines:
Food that is readily prepared is available: Yes (although some of the items in the menu are prepared upon ordering)
Day Visited (the stall is inside Food Junction, cleanliness is good and its self service)
Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: No (it’s a food court…)
Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Yes
Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Yes
If visiting Rapsa for the first time, their Grilled Pork Belly is a must try, they also have Roasted Pork Skewers and Roasted Chicken.
Rapsa’s menu changes almost everyday but their grilled items (Pork, Chicken and Squid) are available all the time.
Service speed needs to be upped a notch since lunch time queue is really bad. But looking at the entire picture, its good food, good price in a good place…

Tapa King Singapore

Update: Sadly, this place is no longer open for business. (CLOSED)

Tapa King is now in Singapore.

Presently located in Lau Pa Sat, it will definitely satisfy your cravings for their Tapa King, Queen (sweet and spicy Tapa) and Prince (sweet Tapa).

They also have Spicy Tuyo (dried fish).

More commonly known as Tapsilog, Tapa has been a popular item in Philippine restaurants since its easy to prepare.

http://www.tapaking.com.ph

Lucky Plaza

Lucky Plaza is the only place in Singapore where Filipinos can buy specific Philippine products. Ever wonder where you can buy an instant (Lucky Me) pancit canton? Bottled sardines? And even Philippine Soy Sauce and Vinegar. You can all find them in Lucky Plaza.

Shops in Lucky Plaza also offer remittance services to the Philippines, they have better rates and cheaper remittance fees.

There are also Restaurants serving Filipino Food inside Lucky Plaza, the more popular ones are Kabayan and GP Asia.

Lucky Plaza is also a home to shops selling electronic devices, although I will not recommend you to buy gadgets here, there are times when shops do offer good prices/deals.

One of the more reputable camera shops is Lord’s.

This mall’s atmosphere is very different from its neighboring malls in Orchard Rd. but if you’re a Filipino in Singapore, you must try visiting Lucky Plaza at least once.

Filipino Food in Lucky Plaza: Jologs

Update: Sadly, this place is no longer open for business. (CLOSED)

Jologs by Café Calle Real is a Filipino restaurant in Lucky Plaza.

Jologs may be a negative word for some but in Singapore, they serve one of the best “SiLogs”!

SiLogs means a meal with “Si” Sinangag (garlic Fried Rice) and “Log” Itlog (Fried Egg).

The most popular “SiLog” has got to be Tapsilog which is Tapa (Marinated Beef) with Sinangag and Itlog!

Now to summarize my experience:

Food that is readily prepared is available: To hard to tell, but I think YES

You cannot see where they prepare the food, but once you find a seat, you don’t have to wait for too long before the food arrives.

Day Visited for the first time: Saturday

Time/Meal: Dinner

Day Visited for the second time: Wednesday

Time/Meal: Dinner

Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: No

Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Maybe for the adventurous

The thing is, Jologs is located in Lucky Plaza and their space is a bit cramped. If your foreign friends can deal with all these, then you may invite them to eat in Jologs.

Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Yes

If we will only talk about the food, definitely a must try!

Jolog’s is located at #04-03 Lucky Plaza Singapore 238863

Their contact number is (+65) 6887-5724 and their website is:

http://cafecallereal.com/aboutus.html

Filipino Food in Lau Pa Sat: Mack’s, Happy V (formerly Jolly V), Panyeros and Mang Kiko’s Lechon

Lau Pa Sat, almost everyone in Singapore knows about it, so going to the place is not that difficult. Of all the food stalls there, four (4) serves Filipino Cuisine.

Mack’s Chicken Inasal

*****Sad to say, Mack’s is now closed*****

Panyeros

Happy V Fried Chicken (formerly know as Jolly V)

And Mang Kiko’s Lechon

Although they all cater to the Filipinos working and visiting Singapore, the food on their menu does not compete with one another.

You will also often see foreigners ordering from them, especially at Happy V.

Since basically Lau Pa Sat is a food court, we can assume that the experience  for all three stalls is almost the same.

Food that is readily prepared is available: Yes

Day Visited for the first time: Friday

Time/Meal: Dinner

Day Visited for the second time: Sunday

Time/Meal: Dinner

Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: No

Not unless your department wants to have a corporate meal in a hawker center.

Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Yes

It’s Lau Pa Sat so basically, I’m sure majority of your friends have been there.

Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Depends!

Mack’s Chicken Inasal – Yes, their menu is very Filipino although most of the time, they only can offer 3-4 dishes. You may plan to eat Tapsilog but on your visit, they only have Chicken Barbeque.

Mack’s is the only place in Singapore where you can ask them to prepare a “malasado” fried egg.

Panyeros – They do not have a regular menu. You can just pick which one’s you’ll like to try.

Happy V – Fried Chicken and Rice! The only difference is the gravy! They also have Pizza, Pasta and Burger Steak but these may or may not work with your guests since we all know that Filipino Pasta is sweet.

Mang Kiko’s Lechon – I will have to say Yes, it’s lechon! But come to think about it again, its only roasted pig.

Filipino Food in Lau Pa Sat: Mang Kiko’s Lechon

Update: Sadly, this place is no longer open for business. (CLOSED)

Just saw this stall in Lau Pa Sat front of Panyeros last Sunday.

Sadly, I was not able to try any of their food as they were closed for their equipment’s maintenance.

This must be the first stall in Singapore that sell’s Lechon!

Anyway, I’ll make updates once I have time to visit Lau Pa Sat again.

Mang Kiko’s Lechon is located at Stall #27 at Lau Pa Sat.

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