Wednesday, March 19, 2008

KFSeetoh Food Trail, Part Three: Chinatown

Chinatown, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

The last leg of the food trail took the visiting guests to Chinatown. Actually just across the street from Maxwell Food Centre where they last ate. So convenient, huh? Singapore is really too small. But I'm not complaining.

I guess Seetoh just had to show them the Austrian guy who set up a stall in Chinatown selling German sausages. Erich's Wuerstelstand has now expanded and includes a corner shop closeby, called Imbiss & Backstube (means Snack & Bakery, if I'm not mistaken).

Pork sausage in crispy bun, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

We tried the Bosna - "special German pork sausage in crispy bun" (S$5). The sausage was quite tasty, but the bun was too hard and chewy (like a baguette). Not too appropriate, we thought, as the hard texture was distracting.

The only other tiny problem we had with this thing was - OMG DEATH BY MUSTARD!!!!!!!

I looked at the array of muffins and rustic rye breads but was not tempted, so I just took a pretzel (S$1.50). Alas, it was disappointing. The texture was almost like ordinary bread. Tastewise? I lost interest after my first bite. Werner's Oven's laugen brezels are WAY better. Heck, even Auntie Anne's are better!

The final stop of the trail was at Traditional Desserts, a couple streets away. It's also known as Mei Heong Yuen Desserts. I didn't really like the atmosphere or the cold steely gaze of the mainland China waitresses. But their popularity must mean something. This place specialises in hot and cold Chinese style desserts (including favourites like peanut/sesame/walnut cream) and savoury treats like steamed carrot cake.

Mango sago with pomelo sacs, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

We had room for only one dessert - mango sago with pomelo (S$2.50). Our portion was extremely thick, creamy and sweet, so much so that we relished the slight bitterness of the pomelo sacs. But it was fine when we added some cold water to dilute it. A refreshing end to the street food marathon.

40 Sago Street
Tel: 6224-4420

65-67 Temple Street
Tel: 6221-1156


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