I normally go for a bowl of beef noodles
or and beef soup from a particular stall when I am in what is more commonly known as Lavender Food Centre but on one Sunday afternoon when the usually bustling stall was closed, I had to graze elsewhere.
I spied plates of guotie on a number of tables and decided to have a go myself. The Guotie (12 pieces for $5) were golden nuggets containing a tasty filling of pork, ginger and chives with a satisfying chewy skin with crisp parts.
For a simple carbo fix, I opted for the Zha Jiang Mian ($4) at the same stall. The noodles were handmade in-house and smooth but were a tad soft for my liking. The rich minced pork sauce was generously slathered over the noodles and strips of cucumber. A dash of black vinegar brought everything together. This cow is already having spag bol fantasies of a deep tomato flavour and substituting the pork for beef....moohehe,
Mum decided to try the Shanghainese Fried Rice Cakes ($4.50) but it turned out to be bland and unappealing.
Not wanting to waste food, I mixed the rice cakes together with some leftover Zha Jiang Mian Sauce for a better result. LOL.
Sometimes I need to thank the unexpectedly closed stalls, else I would not have tried others.
New Century Food Paradise
380 Jalan Besar Road
Chew On This: Buy back frozen Guotie (30 pieces for $10) and enjoy them in the comfort of your home!