Hill Street Char Kway Teow @ Singapore


Hill Street Char Kway Teow @ SingaporeBack in Late October, I attended Windows 8 APAC Launch in Singapore, courtesy of Microsoft. 🙂 And since I arrived a day before the event, I thought I’d go around for some food hunting.

I’m as clueless as a hamster when it comes to finding points of interest in Singapore, and a little Google search lead me to this page about Hillstreet Char Kway Teow.

The address says “16 Bedok South Road – #01-187 Bedok South Market and Food Centre” but I miraculously found it at Chinatown Complex Food Center.

I have no idea how I got there but I did.

Hill Street Char Kway Teow @ Singapore

OK so this place is a food court, it’s nothing fancy. Just 2 elderly couple working on mass producing CKT.

Hill Street Char Kway Teow @ Singapore

So I ordered, and it looks like I’m the young man among the elderly crowd. The food didn’t came fast, at all. I can’t blame them (story coming later). It was some 10 minutes or so before my dish arrived but before that, let’s talk about the CKT.

Hill Street Char Kway Teow @ Singapore

I ATE IT. I HATE IT. Haha, yes, I refuse to eat it ever again because it’s just not my taste BUT here’s the thing – the people there LOVED IT!!!

It’s not the type of CKT that I liked, those from Penang, Taiping or Ipoh. No, it’s not even close to those. This CKT, despite being “fried” is far from being dry. It has this uncanny resemblance to Hokkien Mee but yet it’s not. It looks like kway teow but part of it seems to be noodle. O_o I was puzzled already by then, not only was I having problem with the taste, I couldn’t fathom why it’s even called a CKT.

Taste wise it was sweet, and after halfway (forced myself) through the dish, one could actually get used to it and may even like it. I didn’t fall in love with it at all but I was already fine with the taste by then. It was just very unfortunate that no one came over to ask me about drinks. 🙁

I mentioned I waited 10 minutes or so for the CKT, and I mentioned people there LOVED IT, right? Yes, you see, I can’t help but noticing that the couple was working non-stop, dish after dish. There were quite a few people before me, and after my dish was served, I saw the couple rested for a bit but it wasn’t long. It was about 3 minutes later, a couple of young ladies came over to order the CKT to takeaway.

Let’s just say that this CKT seems to be a favorite for the people there, I didn’t like it but the crowd already shows that people actually loved the CKT so give it a try, this might be something that tickles your taste buds. 😀

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