10th March 2015.
Clementi, easily reachable from my school by Bus 96, is one of the early HDB estates developed in Singapore around the mid-1970s to early 1980s, and named after Clementi Road which was in turn named after Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, a colonial governor in the 19th century. It has been a while since I have visited Clementi Town Centre, I remember taking MRT and bus there daily when I was in primary school, the town centre has since changed quite a lot. You could read up about the old town centre here.
HONG XING LI HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE (宏兴利海南鸡饭) | Quite Salty, otherwise okay.
This food stall dates back to the 1980s and I decided to have the Roasted Chicken Rice Set (4.50 SGD). What is special is that they served soup with chicken feet with black beans. Although the roasted chicken was tender, the accompanying sauce was very salty for me and so is the soup. Otherwise, this is okay.
FOUR SEASONS CHING TENG (四季清汤) | Very Good.
Unit: #01-42 | Opening hours: 9am to 9pm
This Cheng Teng is a native of Toa Payoh and has since branched out to a few places around Singapore. Packed full of ingredients like candied lotus root, wintermelon, dried persimmons, barley, gingko nuts, white fungus and dried longans. I like that the ingredients have varying textures and the sweetness comes from the combination of the ingredients such as the dried longans rather than from rock sugar alone and on top of that the sweetness was just right for me.
Each bowl of Cheng Ting cost $2 and comes in both hot and cold.
Clementi Market & Food Centre
448 Clementi Avenue 3