Posted by: hyacinthus | September 6, 2007

Food Ratings are Subjective

One should note that food ratings are subjective and relative to the rater by his/her judging standards and food experience. 

This is how I rate food. 

0.9 & below > Not fit for human consumption. Basically, not edible.
1.0 – 1.9 > Edible but not good enough to be sold as food
2.0 – 2.4 > Edible and can be sold as food
2.5 – 2.9 > Average – aroma, taste, presentation, healthy and value for money
3.0 – 3.9 > Good  – aroma, taste, presentation, healthy and value for money
4.0 – 4.4 > Very good – aroma, taste, presentation, healthy and value for money
4.5 – 5.0 > Excellent – aroma, taste, presentation, healthy and value for money

Alright, back to food at Amoy Food Centre. 🙂

源春驰名卤面 Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee 
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

I bought this at S$2 for takeaway. Tastes good and the Singapore homeviewers rated it best for U Channel’s Yummy King programme. But, I don’t really like noodles made with ghee. So, my rating is 3 / 5. If it’s my dad, it’ll probably be something like 4 and above. 🙂

利兴哪唏“Nasi Lemak”

This stall is next to the stall that sells famous lor mee above. You’ll notice 2 long queues during weekdays at lunchtime. Sometimes, people get confused which queue to join 🙂

There are a few choices to go with your rice – chicken wings, fried ikan bilis, fishcake, fried ikan kurau, fried egg etc. Their rice is fragrant and you can taste each grain. Must try their chicken wing and fried ikan bilis. Delicious! Furthermore, it’s only S$2 per packet for 4 choices.

For me, this is a 3.3 out of 5. Though, it’s really good in aroma, taste and value for money, it’s not healthy to eat this too frequently and it doesn’t look presentable wrapped up like that.

利兴海鲜汤 Li Xing Seafood Soup

The stall sells fresh / fried fish Soup with Rice or Noodles. I bought fresh fish porridge at S$3.50 for takeaway. It’s more like Teochew style cos the fish soup was poured over steamed rice as shown below.

This is a fish paste wrapped with beancurd skin. In mandarin, it’s call 香鱼豆支 (it’s supposed to dip with sweet sauce.)

My grandfather (at least a decade back when he was still alive) used to buy many back for us  from the old Amoy Food Centre whenever he goes to the Singapore Pools betting centre at McCallum Street on Saturdays. It reminds me of him. I remember the taste of it then was much softer than this version. Wonder if it was the same person who had made this or the amount of fish paste used was reduced over time?

Each bag as shown below is at S$1 for takeaway. A bit hard to bite. Would recommend that you dip this in the fish soup for a while before eating.

The bean sauce that goes with the fish porridge. Not to be added into the porridge! It’s to add some flavour to the fish slices. I don’t like it cos it’s too salty.

This porridge (2.5 / 5)  and fish paste wrapped with beancurd skin (2.7 / 5) is okay but I’ll prefer that the porridge is not so salty and the fish paste wrapped with beancurd skin softer. 



  1. Yes … Lor Mee is nice .. but it’s a lil frustrating sometimes as $2 is not too filling while $3 wld be a bit too much .. hahah .. i’m so hard to pls :p

  2. Can buy ah balling for dessert.

    That will fill you up and offers some variety 😉

  3. Hyacinthus, did you try the lor mee at Old Airport road Market? I heard it’s quite famous.



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