Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Armenian Street Fried Kway Teow and Prawn Fritters
Does anyone remember the Armenian Street char kway teow that had its own call to fame at one time (maybe like 10 years ago)? I saw a stall claiming Armenian Street heritage tucked away inside the narrow coffeeshop at 15 Upper East Coast Road, at the junction with Jalan Tua Kong. Yes, where Rajah's Curry is. But some people say this is not related to the original stall, which has shifted to North Bridge Road. Oh well.
I tried it, out of curiosity. Hmmm, it was not too bad, but no big shakes. I always use the Hill Street one at Bedok South as my yardstick, and so far nothing beats that, for me. But this one is fine if you're not fussy.
They also sell various ngoh hiang or wuxiang prawn fritters. The prawn fritters were a bit cold by the time I got to eating them, so they tasted less than ideal, but kudos to the stall for their dipping sauce, which is rather unusual and complex. Sorry but the photo of the sauce didn't turn out well. I didn't bring my usual camera, so my little point-and-shoot had trouble with the lighting at dusk.
ARMENIAN STREET FRIED KWAY TEOW AND PRAWN FRITTERS
15 Upper East Coast Road (facing Jalan Tua Kong)
Posted 12:04 PM