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Cecil Lee
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Auditing nearby Cambridge Road.
Stop over at Pek Kio.

85123400-8C83-46E3-A732-D69F0A8FE013.jpegPek Kio Etymology

1. Pek Kio, or "white bridge" in Hokkient, refers to the quaint neighbourhood enclosed by Moulmein Road, Balestier Road, Race Course Road, Kampong Java Road and Thomson Road. 


2. One of the earliest references to Pek Kio was a newspaper article published on the Singapore Standard on 2 October 1953. 

3. In the newspaper article, it was reported that the tenants of the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flats had formed an interim committee to establish a community centre called Pek Kio Owen Estates Community Centre. 

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5. Also known as "Little England," roads in Pek Kio were named after towns, cities and counties in England - Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Dorset, Durham, Gloucester, Hertford, Kent, Norfolk, Oxford and Truro.

6. Other roads, including Owen Road, were named after British officials. G.P. Owen was then secretary of the Singapore Cricket Club and the Singapore Sporting Club (now known as Singapore Turf Club).

7. Today, the white bridges are located over the canal opposite KK Women's and Children's Hospital whereas the red bridge is situation beneath the Kampong Java Flyover.

8. [Below] Local call sign for: “Haven’t finished yet!” Don’t remove!

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9. Pek Kio Food Centre with some of the more popular stalls shown below:-

The centre photo: Soon Huat Teochew Porridge & Kway Chap has lots of varieties and is one of the most popular stall in the morning:-

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Wanton Mee, Prawn Mee and Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun:-

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This stall (see below) faces Block 44:

Their  Wanton Noodle and Chicken noodle stall is less popular. Thus less waiting time:-

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Their chicken noodle at $4/- with the accompanying source for the noodles is fragrant and overall nice. But I still prefer the one at Clementi Central Market at only $3.50/-.

As their chilli has a lot of garlic over-taste! Not to my liking. Thus only asked for the accompanying source + add lots of vinegar green chillies.


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Kway Chap: $2/- pig skin, $3/- large intestines. Noodle is $1/-. Chilli was okay..

What a waste, overall nice. But unfortunately, the large intestines was not properly prepared e.g. washed.. as it still has the lingering smell that it was not properly cleaned.

As it is kinda smelly... and shouldn’t have to be like this. 

Most likely will not eat, here again.

BLK 301 Punggol Central FC

 

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Satay stall about to open soon…

 

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Location: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre

Wow! pig ears!

Must eat. As nowadays rare find. Used to also be sold at the Ngoh Hiang assorted stalls selling those red sausage meat with the pink starchy sauce.

$4/- in total 

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Drink coffee from? Of course ... Old Place Coffee!

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New kid on the block : Block 252 Jurong East Street 24 coffee shop (next to the market)

$7/- because ordered specific items..

Generous portion of the kway chap noodle. Even comes accidentally  with a strand of yellow noodle…

Like the help yourself condiments especially the chilli sauce.

Overall flavourful, but would have hoped that the chilli is more tangy rather than sweet..

Otherwise no overpowering- aftertaste like some other stalls…

There is also a Dim Sum stall called Tian Fa at this same coffee shop. Not tried it though. But their steamers exterior seems to look plastic.. not of bamboo material.. okay I may be wrong here.

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