Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lao Zhong Zhong Ngo Hiang (老中中五香酥虾饼) - Cheap & Good Wu Xiang @ 29 Tai Thong Crescent [Near Potong Pasir MRT]

As a trigger happy person (for my cameras, not guns), i have the tendency to take a lot of photographs; so much so that backlogs are frequent occurrences and there are quite a number of cases when it's hard pick my ageing memory to blog about them.

Lao Zhong Zhong is one of the examples as i still have photographs taken a few years back stored in my hard drive; pictures i will never get to post in the online realm (given i have a better quality camera now).

Serving Teochew style wu xiang rather than the more common Hokkien style, its popularity can be somewhat gauged by the enormous stack of ingredients expertly piled up by the staff!

For those who are into authenticity, it might please you to know that Lao Zhong Zhong had been around for more than half a century (original location was at South Bridge Road, near the old Thong Chai Medical Institution) and had gained a strong following over the years for its quality ingredients and economical pricing.

What we had - prawn fritter (the super deep fried one), prawn and egg fritter, chestnut egg, century egg, spring roll and fish cake; all for only S$4.20!

Loving the chilli - tangy, sweet, spicy with sprinkles of chopped onions and grounded peanuts! I am quite okay with most chilli from wu xiang stalls but this was an elevated version with a more memorable texture and taste!

Now on the ingredients; surprisingly, the well known orange chestnut egg wasn't the best i had (the one that i thought was better came from Maxwell Food Centre). The rest were good enough for the pricing although i was extremely impressed with the deep fried prawn fritter which wasn't as oily as expected and i was in fact craving for more after we were done! 

I was totally caught off guard by the prawn and egg fritter as we usually don't find any egg inside! It's a pity though that the flavour of hard boiled egg overshadowed the taste of the prawns; nevertheless, i do like my eggs! 

Friends who knew i had visited recently shared that i should have added one more item to my order aside from the guan chang which i don't take; the sotongs!

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Location
29, Tai Thong Crescent (corner of Tai Thong Crescent and Siang Kiang Avenue), Lao Zhong Zhong Eating House [Walking Distance from Potong Pasir MRT Station]

Map
As above.

Pricing Menu
As above.

Nearby Makan Place 
River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles was right opposite Lao Zhong Zhong Eating House. For my review, click here

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