27 Mar 2015
I was driving around the Macpherson area one evening and saw a new development at the former Jackson Food Centre. This food centre had lots of good stalls which have moved away and some closed for good.
I decided to drive into the lane next to the development and found a corner food court at Tai Thong Cresent. As I was driving past , I spotted this stall at the corner – Lao Zhong Zhong Fine Spice Stall. I had earlier skipped lunch and was feeling a little hungry. As I had about 20 minutes before my next appointment, I decided to order some for old times sake.
The variety is good and I picked up five items, so as not to spoil my appetite for dinner in 2 hours time.
I ordered the fishball, prawn cracker, carrot pastry, ‘Ngor Hiang’ (Pork roll) and ‘Tau Kwa’ (Bean curd). All were fried and served in less than 5 minutes. All were good. I especially love the tau kwa, which was very fresh. The carrot pastry was also good. Nice and crispy.
Most importantly, the chilli dip was good. It had diced onions and grounded peanuts, which came a nice texture and crunch.
I was worried the portions were too much, but it was just nice.
Go early to avoid long queues.
My order came up to $3.50. Comparing the pricing for such stalls in shopping centre food courts, I reckon, the pricing would come up to $5. So good value here.
It was a good snack, and my whole meal from ordering to eating all my food was in less than 15 minutes, allowing good time to be on my way to my appointment nearby.
Now that I know where they are located, I will be back here again.