Crab Tang Hoon, Lobster Noodles & Kway Chap @ Ya Kwang
I wanted to restrain myself for the sake of watching my cholesterol intake but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. My plans went out the window once the aroma of the dishes wafted to my nostrils. I figured that I could abstain from rich food for the next few weeks to make up for my gastronomic indiscretions. *Yeah, right!*
(Flat Rice Noodles served in a Soy Sauce Broth & served with various side dishes)
(Left: Braised duck, eggs & salted vegetables Right: Braised Pork)
It is usually served with braised pig offal, braised duck meat, braised pork, braised hard-boiled eggs, stewed salted vegetables, and a few kinds of braised beancurd [eg. Tau Pok - Fried Beancurd Puff & Tau Kwa - Pressed Beancurd]. Depending on the skill of the hawker, the thinness and smoothness of the sheets can vary. The kway were thin, soft and silky smooth. The broth was flavourful with a hint of star anise. This has to be the best Kway that I've ever had!
(prior bookings required for lobsters)
The Boston Lobster Noodles came highly recommended by Alice.
The flesh from the lobster was succulent and firm. I loved the dish as the noodles had absorbed the rich flavour of the fresh lobster.
Crab Tang Hoon @ S$28
(price varies according to the size of the crabs)
Top Row: Steamed Clams, Steamed Bamboo Clams & Choy Sum with Mushrooms
Bottom Row: Teochew-style steamed fish, HK-Style steamed Salmon Head & Fresh Coconut
The mosaic above shows the rest of the dishes that I tried. My preferred dishes were the Steamed Clams, Choy Sum and Teochew-style Steamed Fish. If you enjoy vongole like I do, definitely go for the Steamed Clams!
Jason (the owner) had quit his job as a SQ flight attendant to start the business. I'm glad he did else I wouldn't have had the opportunity to savour his Kway Chap, Lobster Noodles and Crab Tang Hoon. These 3 dishes are definitely a MUST-TRY!
Ya Kwang Dai Pai Dong
709 Geylang Road (at the corner of Lorong 37)
HP: 9817-0006 (Jason Tan)
Open Daily from 11am to 11pm