Daily: 11:30 - 23:30
Closed: Alt Mon
Located along Tai Thong Crescent, this stall is famous for their ngoh hiang.
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.
Lao Zhong Zhong “Fine” (Should be “Five” we thought?) spices Wu Xiang is the famous Ngoh Hiang stall that started near the previous Old Thong Chai Chinese medical hall at South Bridge Road. Over the years, it has shifted several times and now finally settled down in one of the coffeeshops at Macpherson. Talking about good Ngoh Hiang or Wu Xiang in Singapore, Lao Zhong Zhong is a clear winner in the Ngoh Hiang category. Why is that so? Of course, there are good Ngoh Hiang stalls around and you can find one or two good types of Wu Xiang out of the many exotic variations available at the stall, however, most of the balance assortments are usually atrocious and in the end only left you with more disgruntlement. What truly make Lao Zhong Zhong stands out amongst the rest are their quality, taste and price. It is the key elements that help to formulate the winning formula for Lao Zhong Zhong. Please refer to www.ieatandeat.com for details review.
Famous Ngor Hiang previously near the old Thong Chai Medical Institute. The crispy prawn 'crackers', the ngor hiang, the guan chang and the prawn 'cakes' (something like fish cake) are my favourites. The chilly sauce is fragrant with just a suitable amount of chopped peanuts and onions. But prepared to wait during the weekend nights. Bonus -- there is another stall selling porridge at the same coffee shop, which is very nice too. Just think of it -- nice hot bowl of porridge, together with some crispy Ngor Hiang ... Yum!