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Monday, 28 January 2019

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Hawker Centre Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

I have been wanting to try Cantonese Delights at Hong Lim hawker centre for years but was always put off by the long queue. I finally tried it today because l was early and had some time till my next meeting.

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

As l stood in the queue, l asked the lady ahead of me what is good at Cantonese Delights (one of the reasons l haven't eaten here is l don't know where to start trying from their extensive menu). I asked the right person - lady is a regular and she gave me a few pro-tips which l put to good use right away.

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

I was alone, so for my maiden visit l ordered curry chicken mee and added fried chicken cutlet on the side - a hack taught to me by the lady.

All these for S$6.

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

The curry chicken noodles had the aroma which l missed from my childhood (l was just talking to buddy John about this). The curry was thick creamy savoury sweet spicy - l love the old school taste and aroma.

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

Someone was just asking on Facebook whether curry must have potato - I don't know lah, but to me it's yes, yes, yes because it makes the curry sweeter and I like the taste and bite of curry infused boiled potato. Also, the first curry that I have ever tasted as a child had potato 😋

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

The chicken drumstick was tender and juicy like poached chicken at the best chicken rice stalls of Singapore. The juicy smooth chicken flesh was naturally sweet. 

Curry chicken noodles is just one of Cantonese Delights' many menu items, but it "got fight can win (as we say in Singlish)" the famous curry chicken specialists of Hong Lim hawker centre.

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

The chicken cutlet was okay as it was crisp outside, tender inside but it was not specially memorable. Taste was savoury with underlying chicken sweetness.

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

The sweet savoury soya bean based soup was like those one gets at good yong tau foo stalls. Truth be told, the soup was nice but doesn't pair very well with either the fried chicken cutlet or curry mee. 

By the way, Cantonese Delights is also popular for their yong tau foo (which I will try next time).

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

No one normal eats curry mee with fried pork lard but Tony is Tony lah... Nice - crisp, crunchy with porky taste in the grease.

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

Recommended for you 👍 Really good and cheap chicken curry mee you must try if you are a curry fan. Sweet, very lemak, mild spices. I shall be back for more Cantonese Delights dishes.

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃
Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

Restaurant nameCantonese Delights 广东家乡小吃 
Address:  Hong Lim Food Centre, #02-03, 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 051531  
GPS:  1.284966, 103.846049  🌐  1°17'05.9"N 103°50'45.8"E  
Hours: 10:00am to 9:00pm 

Non Halal   

Date visited: 28 Jan 2019




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2 comments:

  1. The chicken cutlet was supposed to be dunked into the chicken curry

    There is also the laksa yong tau foo to try. The laksa has a prawn umami flavour as opposed to the sweet chicken curry.

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  2. Enjoyable review, thanks. Haven't lunched at this wonderful stall for some time - really delicious chicken curry mee and cutlet, good laksa yong tau foo, tasty dumpling hor fun etc. But what I truly appreciate besides the superb and reasonably-priced food is the pleasant and polite service and attitude of the two stallholders.

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