Saturday, September 29, 2007

What shall we eat today?

Mummy : What do you want for lunch?

Princess : CR

Mummy : What's CR?

Princess : Chicken Rice, no no, CSR

Mummy : And what is CSR?

Princess : Char Siew Rice

Mummy : Oh hahaha.

What have we done to our children? Acronyms have become such a big part of our lives, even the kids are picking up on them. What with ECP and SLE and PIE. Even I get confused sometimes. ;)

At the junction of Joo Chiat and East Coast Road, there are two coffee shops diagonally across from each other. In the coffee shop, if some of you might know, where they used to sell the famous tau kwa pau, there is a fishball noodle stall. The coffee shop is pretty rundown despite the fact that they had a renovation not too long ago. I also find that old dirty-looking places tend to have the best foods. Hehe. Anyway, have not had the fishball noodles in years so just felt like having it today. For $3, I got a big bowl of noodles with 4 fishballs and plenty of fishcake, plus minced pork and beansprouts. Was nice, except there was plenty of crispy pork skin which I don't quite like.

Note - The former tau kwa pau is no longer at this coffee shop. Another stall called Mary's has taken over and sells the same thing, and in case you are wondering, it's not the original one.

We next went over to the other coffee shop diagonally across and picked up a packet of CSR. This stall also used to be at the coffee shop where the fishball noodle is now (am I confusing you yet?), and they have a lovely soya sauce chicken noodle. I have that sometimes.

And the once famous tau kwa pau stall can be found here. A pity most customers do not know this and Mary is benefiting from it. They sell not just tau kwa pau but duck rice as well. So if you happen to be around that area, check them out.


Sue Sue said...

What is tau kwa pau?

singairishgirl said...

sue sue - Tau kwa pau? Ok, how do you explain tau kwa. You know what is tau kwa, or you don't? I don't know how to say in English. Anyway for the benefit of those who don't, it's like tofu but a harder version. They slice it in half the the middle, and stuff fishcake, half-boiled eggs, cucumber, etc. I'm only trying to recall filling from yonks ago when I had them. These I didn't eat as they were bought for my grandma.