What will you do if you are confronted with two Char Kway Teow stalls adjacent to each other? This was what happened to Lao Beng when he was at Blk 75 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh Food Centre.
I was pretty sure that I had eaten from both stalls donkey’s years ago but simply could not recall which was the better one.
So, how did I decide eventually? I used “time” as a factor.
I asked myself: “Am I in a rush?” “No.”
Thus I decided to order from the stall that had the most orders in the last five minutes I stood there, which was the Cockle Fried Kway Teow stall on the right.
I ordered the $3 portion from the auntie. The uncle can be seen frying the kway teow first and putting them into a container to his left.
Thereafter he will cook the individual order accordingly, e.g. more dark sauce, cockles to be fried well done, etc.
It took about seven minutes for my char kway teow to be ready. This plate of piping hot char kway teow smelt really nice.
Upon tasting it, I could feel the sweet, moist taste enveloping in my mouth. It was oily but tasty enough for me to continue this sinful indulgence.
For a plate of $3 Char Kway Teow, the servings of the chinese sausage and cockles were reasonable.
Lao Beng’s Verdict
To be fair to the other char kway teow stall, I shall reserve judgment. I will find time to try the other stall and decide which stall is better. If you and your friends were to visit this Food Centre, please go ahead and try out both stalls and decide which stall is best for you.
Cockle Fried Kway Teow
Blk 75 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh (Food Centre)