Sunday, August 12, 2012

~ Welcoming the re-opening of Hougang 1 ~

After months of hacking and renovation, Hougang 1 (previously knowned as Hougang Point) reopens with a new and refreshing look. We have been faithful patrons of the mall with weekly visit to its NTUC Xtra prior to the revamp last year. Certainly glad to see Hougang 1 reopening its door for business once again.

Hougang 1
Address:  1 Hougang Street 91, S538692

Its a combination of new and old, retail and F&B outlets. Kopitiam, KFC, McDonalds, Prima deli and Sakae Sushi still retain their operations here as we welcome Wang Cafe, Delifrance, BBQ Chicken, Powerball and Gong Cha joining in the crew.

Other retail outlets spotted are QB House, Schon, Hangten, Watsons, Hock Hua Tonic and more.
NTUC Xtra still remains at level 2 of the mall throughout the renovation works. This is still our favourite spot whenever we are at Hougang 1.

Its great to see the mall rejuvenates itself after the major overhaul. Particularly satisfied with the new toilet facilities as the old ones were very run down. Most of the stalls have opened and its great to see the crowd back once again.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

~ Authentic Mun Chee Kee Pig's Organ Soup ~

We usually dine out with our kiddos during the weekends. As we are big eaters, to avoid the hassle thinking what individual preferences are, and at the same time being as economical as we can, very often we find ourselves ordering a few dishes and sharing the food.

Hubby always enjoy a bowl of pig's organ soup and naturally, he spotted this stall along Jalan Besar after we finished our shopping. Apprently, Mun Chee Kee is pretty popular, with a long history and a couple of outlets in Singapore. This new outlet for example, is nicely setted with wooden tables and benches. The huge, outstanding posters backdrop depicting Singapore in the older 60s, and clearly labeled price menu definitely caught our eyes to step in and give it a try.

Green tea and Lemonade @ 0.50 cents each. Somehow, I enjoy my cold drinks being served in metal cups, giving me that extra cooling feel and enjoyment. ^_^

My personal favourite - Preserved vegetables (梅菜) - $2. Will not miss ordering this one if I am having my Bak Ku Teh. I like my 梅菜 to be sweet to go with the white rice and this definitely suit my tastebud in terms of sweetness and softness. The only minus point is there's too much oil.

Braised Pig Trotters - A pretty sinful dish but its also one of our favourite. This dish also comes with black vinegar but knowing the children and I dislike vinegar, Hubby ordered the normal braised pig trotters instead. Our kiddos love the meat as well as its skin. This is good to share among the family as it would be too much for one to manage.

Finally, the main attraction and a must order dish if you are at Mun Chee Kee. Pig's organ soup - $5.50. We enjoyed the soup which is not too pepperish or oily. A good mixture of toufu, meat balls, mixed organs and vegetables. It goes perfectly well with rice if you are dining alone.

We spent about S$15 for our dinner (including 2 cups of drinks and 4 bowls of rice) and our tummies are full with satisfaction. The stall is well ventilated by ceiling fans and it is located in the heart of Jalan Besar. A nice place to enjoy and share your meal with family and friends.

Name: Authentic Mun Chee Kee Pig Organ Soup
Address: 207 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208893

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

~ Updates from BPDGTravels ~

Apologies for the lack of updates and blog posts as BPDGTravels is MOVING....

Well, not exactly moving in blog space but rather our family is in the process of shifting to a new home. The upcoming months is going to be tiring as we will be busy with renovation works and also juggling with our daily committments.

Nevertheless, we will continue to blog (slowly but surely)!

Apart from continuing to share the various family events and fun places, we will also begin to blog on another of our favourite past-time .... FOOD!

Stay Tune and We'll Be BACK!

~ BPDGTravels ~