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Simple Food @ Tampines (The Food)

Posted by icyelite on September 17, 2008

In my opinion, I would still prefer Roma Deli as compared to Simple Food due to the ambience in Roma Deli. The first time I went to Simple Food, I take away lagsana for dinner. To my dismay, I brought back a sour-taste lagsana. I called them back to “complain”, they suggested for one-to-one exchange. But I rejected because I had already reached home with a hungry stomach, no more energy to go change again when I still need to take 2 buses to get there.

Despite this scenario, it didn’t stop me from visiting them. However, I was resisted to order lagsana again. Other foods like chicken chop and such, which is freshly cooked, should not have this problem unless they did not keep the mock meats in the fridge.

The 2nd time I visited them, I lunched in together with my cousins. Simple food has a special offer menu. They had a standard set meal that comes with a drink, soup of the day and main course. I ordered a set meal with vegetarian seafood chicken chop as my course. The soup of the day is creamy mushroom soup, which tastes quite bland and watery. I feel that my creamy mushroom soup is thicker than theirs just that mine is not creamy.

Take a look at the food I had ordered on my following visits to Simple Food:

Special Offer Menu Soup of the Day
Seafood Fish Chop Hawaiian Fish Chop
Baked Rice Mango Salad

The different flavors of fish chops are something which Roma Deli did not provide. So if you wish to eat some western food, you can go to Simple Food. In fact, Simple Food sells cai fan that you can order dishes and eat together with rice. In addition, they are selling Zi Char like hokkien mee, fried bee hoon, etc.

Read Simple Food @ Tampines (Introduction & The Shop) again.

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Simple Food (Introduction & The Shop)

Posted by icyelite on September 17, 2008

Simple Food is another foodstore that sells oriental, western and italian cuisine just like Roma Deli. As compared to Roma Deli, Simple Food’s ambience is like a coffeeshop. Simple Food serves more variety of food in the menu as compared to Roma Deli. Price wise, both are on par. In addition to the western food served like Roma Deli, I think they served chinese Zi Char food too.

Address: Blk 462 Tampines St 44 #01-64 Singapore 520462
Telephone: 65 6782 6142
Email: contact@simplefood.com.sg
Operating Hours
:Tue to Fri. 08.30am-09.30pm
Sat & Sun. 09.00am-10.00pm
Open on alternate Monday, on every public holiday, and on every 1st & 15th day of Chinese calendar.
Website: www.simplefood.com.sg

Simple Food is not near to any MRT station. The nearest MRT station is Tampines MRT and you need to take a feeder bus before you can reach the destination. Simple Food is located diagonally opposite the side of Tampines JC, this landmark is easy for you to locate Simple Food.

Front outlook of the shop Posters pasted on the wall

The outlook of the shop looks just like a coffeeshop. First glance, the front view of the shop is decorated with the menu on top. At the side of the walls, it has been pasted with posters all around.

Continue reading Simple Food @ Tampines (The Food).

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DJ Bakery

Posted by icyelite on June 30, 2008

DJ Bakery, is selling swiss rolls too, similar to Rich & Good Cake Shop. However, the quality may lose out abit to Rich & Good Cake Shop. Its may seems to be a simpler, cheaper and not as reputable as Rich & Good Cake Shop.

Seems like the first paragraph keep saying that Rich & Good Cake Shop is better than DJ Bakery. However, in my opinion, both shops have their pros and cons. DJ Bakery has their pros in locating in several locations of singapore and it is a cheaper version of what Rich & Good Cake Shop is selling. DJ Bakery are located at strategic neighbouring areas as follows (there maybe slight errors when typing the add/tel/fax):

  • Head Office/ Factory
    • Blk 7 Hougang Ave 3 #01-56 Singapore 530007
      Tel: 64875735   Fax: 64875271
  • Branch
    • Blk 827 Tampines St 81 #01-1134 Singapore 520827
      Tel/Fax: 67872855
    • Blk 201D Tampines St 21 #01-1145 Singapore 524201
      Tel/Fax: 67868355
    • Blk 213 Bedok North St 1 $01-117 Singapore 460213
      Tel/Fax: 64491385
    • Blk 266 Serangoon Ctr Drive #01-253 Singapore 550266
      Tel/Fax: 62882245
    • Blk 204 Hougang St 21 #01-123 Singapore 530204
      Tel/Fax: 62843860
    • Blk 183 Toa Payoh Centre #01-252 Singapore 310183
      Tel/Fax: 62505589
    • Blk 8 Hougang Ave 3 #01-22
      Tel/Fax: 63430098
    • Blk 531 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2441
      Tel/Fax: 65532802
  • May Heng Confectionery Trading
    • Blk 743 Yishun Ave 5 #01-535 Singapore 760743. Tel/Fax: 67532975

Flavors that I had eaten so far, there are more flavors available:

  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Kaya
  • Mango
  • Yam
Take a look at the swiss rolls from DJ Bakery, they provide alot of flavors too. My favorites are coffee and chocolate.

If I had a better camera, you will be able to see that the texture of the swiss roll is similar to that of the Rich & Good Cake Shop. Similar small holes/pores can be found. Smooth texture.

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Eight Immortals Vegetarian

Posted by icyelite on June 18, 2008

Eight Immortals Vegetarian Pte Ltd (Ba Xian) is a popular foodstall by most of the vegetarians. There are many outlets in Singapore. However, one bad point is that most of the outlets are located at the west of the Singapore.

Here is the name card I got from one of the outlets, Bukit Batok.

  1. Restaurant – Blk 721 West Coast Road beside Chinese Temple/C.O
  2. Restaurant Arena Country Club – Upper Jurong Road (opposite Safti Camp)
  3. Boon Lay MRT – JUrong POint level 3 foodcourt
  4. Lakeside MRT – Boon Lay Place Blk 221 Coffeeshop (24hrs)
  5. Boon Lay MRT – Jurong West Blk 638A Poineer Mall L1 Foodcourt
  6. Jurong West Blk 964 Coffeeshop
  7. Bukit Batok MRT – Bukit Batok Blk 632 Coffeeshop
  8. Outram Park MRT – SGH Hospital Level 1 foodcourt
  9. Woodlands MRT – Causeway Point Level 5 foodcourt (Halal)
  10. Sembawang MRT – Sun Plaza Level 3 foodcourt
  11. Toa Payoh MRT – Toa Payoh HDB Hub Level 2 foodcourt
  12. Tampines MRT – Tampines Mall Level 4 foodcourt
  13. Little India MRT – KK Hospital Level 1 foodcourt
  14. Ang Mo Kio MRT – AMK Hub Level 3 foodcourt
  15. Novena MRT – Tan Tock Seng Hospital Level 1 foodcourt
  16. City Hall MRT – Suntec Basement foodcourt
  17. Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre Coffeeshop
  18. Sengkang MRT – Riverville Mall Level 2 foodcourt
  19. Sengkang MRT – Compass Point Level 4 foodcourt
  20. Bishan MRT – Junction 8 Level 4 foodcourt
  21. Clarke Quay MRT – Great World City Level B1 foodcourt
  22. HarbourFront MRT – Sentosa Palawan Beach foodcourt

Although all outlets belongs to Eight Immortals Vegetarian, but every outlets has different chef and definitely the food may taste slightly different. In fact, I would only say the food at Eight Immortals Vegetarian are average. One plus point is that they happen to place their outlets at strategic locations where you can’t find any single vegetarian stalls at that place.

The outlet I visited most is the one at Bukit Batok. I always like to order their special meal for the day. They had lor mee, mee siam, yang rou mian, etc. A special meal each day and it repeats each week. Will take more pictures of the food that I had ordered next time.

Some foods that I had ever ordered:

Lor Mee

Comments/opinions on the food that I had tried before:

  • Lor Mee from Bukit Batok MRT – had additional 2 dumplings on that day because auntie said some ingredients has finished and I had 2 eggs too. It looks good that I had good ingredients but to my dismay, the lor mee was quite salty that I couldn’t finish the food at all.

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Pu Ti Shu Shi @ Tampines Blk 137

Posted by icyelite on June 15, 2008

Pu Ti Shu Shi is located at tampines blk 137, the round market. In the morning, the round market has alot of people. Last time, when I was young, my parents used to bring me to the round market for breakfast. The only store that we frequent is Pu Ti Shu Shi.

Address: Blk 137 Tampines New Town Street 11 #01-30 Singapore 521137

In the morning, the food stall does not have much variety, there are only 2 types that I can remember. They are selling vegetarian bee hoon, that you can served together either with curry or with gravy or plain. When you take away the bee hoon, the stall owner is still using their own designed meal box, with their stall information printed on it. It is made of styrofoam that you need to use rubber bands to close it properly, definitely gravy will leaked out if you did not take it properly.

In addition, they are selling kway chap, which is my favorite. I would recommend you to eat kway chap there than to take away. Eat it while it is still hot and you can see that the stall owner actually added alot of dark soy sauce in it. It is so obvious that your kway becomes dark-colored very fast. Eat along with some chili, wooh, best combination. Kway Chap is not available on weekends and on 1st and 15th of the Lunar calendar.

In the afternoon or coming to afternoon, they will be selling some cooked foods and they will cooked it on the spot. They are closed at night.

Some pictures:

Their Styrofoam Box Delicious Kway Chap

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