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Posted by Monica Chia on 23-Dec-2020 08:00:00
Monica Chia

This is Part 2 of 3 series of the food blogs from The Community Service Interest Group (CSIG) in the School of Life Science and Chemical Technology (LSCT) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

CSIG aims to encourage students from LSCT to serve the community.  During the pandemic, all volunteers activities with direct physical contact with our elderly residents is suspended.  Hence, the group decided to contribute to our Home with this series, recommending hawker food which  are elderly-friendly.  These are their food adventures at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh Hawker Centre.

Sheng Mian 生面 (contributed by Laurenne Sim)

shengmian

I purchased the dry option of Sheng Mian but there was also the soup version for those who prefer something more hearty. There were three price points - $3.50, $4 and $5 making this quite affordable.

My bowl of Sheng Mian was quite spicy even though I removed most of the chilli paste. The noodles were very tasty with a QQ consistency (Al Dente), hence enjoyable to the bite. It also came with two large prawns and plenty of vegetables which gave a good balance of protein, fibre and carbohydrates. The soup was very light and not salty at all.

Ratings (with 5 as highly recommended):
Overall Food: 4.5/5
Price: 5/5

Mushroom Minced Meat Mee Pok (contributed by Ng Tze Yang)

Mushroom Minced Meat Mee Pok

The Mushroom Minced Meat Mee Pok from the Xing Heng Hong store was pretty affordable at $3 a plate.

Though the Mee Pok was slightly bland to my taste, I enjoyed the generous amount of ingredients. The soft yet chewy noodles were mixed in with the savoury sauce. Contrastingly, the mushrooms provided a refreshing sweetness to the dish. The addition of bean sprouts and greens gave a nice crunch, and I liked the flavours and textures of the minced meat and the meatballs.

I am sure many people would appreciate the several large pieces of pork liver which are a great source of essential nutrients.

Ratings (with 5 as highly recommended):
Overall Food: 3/5
Price: 5/5

Fried Fish Soup (Contributed by Bryan Ong)

Fried Fish Noodles

For $4, there was a choice of fried fish or boiled fish for my soup.  For another 50 cents, I could get a bowl of rice or a choice of noodles.

The fish soup was very hot and it smelled good from the start. There was a good amount of tomatoes and lettuce in the soup which made it healthy. The broth was rich and the added milk  enhanced the taste and fragrance of the soup. The amount of fish given was sufficient. The fish was tender and not oily even though it was fried. The thick beehoon did not absorb the flavor of the soup but it was nice to the chew, which made the dish suitable for the elderly.

Ratings (with 5 as highly recommended):
Overall Food: 3.5/5
Price: 3.5/5

Chicken Feet Noodles (Contributed by Liew Khai Bing)

Chicken Feet Noodles

The Chicken Feet Noodles from Stall #59, Hai Kee Noodle was affordable at $4 a plate.

There was a mushroom, some vegetables and 2 pieces of chicken feet. The plate of noodles was accompanied with a bowl of soup. The chicken feet and mushroom were tastily braised but the vegetables were quite bland. I have to carefully savour the chicken feets to avoid choking on the small bones.  Overall, I enjoyed the dish and will come back for more!

Ratings (with 5 as highly recommended):
Overall Food: 4/5
Price: 4/5

This is Part 2 of 3 series of the food blogs from The Community Service Interest Group (CSIG) in the School of Life Science and Chemical Technology (LSCT) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

CSIG aims to encourage students from LSCT to serve the community.  During the pandemic, all volunteers activities with direct physical contact with our elderly residents is suspended.  Hence, the group decided to contribute to our Home with this series, recommending hawker food which  are elderly-friendly.  These are their food adventures at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh Hawker Centre.


Ngee Ann Poly LSCT (CSIG)

Part 1 : Come, Open Rice!

Part 3: Savoury Comforts

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of St. John's Home for Elderly Persons.

St John's Home for Elderly Persons is not a government-subvented Home and depend largely on the public's generosity to enable us to continue our work as a Registered Charity.

Please support our Home by donating generously: https://www.giving.sg/stjohnshomesg

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