Thursday, June 19, 2008

Spine Meat Soup @ Kopitiam Clementi

On days that I feel like having soup with meat or salted vegetables that's not really salty, I go to the Bak Kut Teh stall at Clementi. (Not that it is superb, but it is nearby) It's one of the stalls at the Kopitiam branded food outlet. (Beside the previous Macdonald's that has been knocked down).

For years, I only order the Bak Kut Teh, but few months ago, I decided to try the Spine Meat Soup. I kinda like the salty soup with lean meat. Sis does not like it, preferring to eat the usual Bak Kut Teh.

(Side tracking, are you one who eats the same things from the same shop on the same days for years? I saw this one a friend's status on Facebook. "xx has eaten the same type of sandwiches every Thursday for the past 3 years. " I can totally connect with that!)

I like it because I like 'kiam chai' / salted vegetables. The taste of kiam chai (or sze chuan veg) always make me happy. Yes, I am peculiar. ;-p



I usually eat it with rice, plus a bowl of stewed kiam chai too. This kiam chai side dish is totally not salty haha.. But I like it. Especially the soft cloves of garlic that usually comes with it. I love to put the whole thing in my mouth and pull out the skin. Anyone does that too?



Talking about rice, the news on TV earlier said rice prices in supermarkets will go down next week. Do you think those hawkers who raised prices because their excuse was prices of rice has gone up, will lower them? I doubt so.



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12 comments:

nikeez said...

Is it the kopitiam beside the cinema whereby must go down the flight of steps?

Keropok Man said...

Yes. the one that is branded 'kopitiam' coffee shop. LOL

The cinema's gone. Mcdonald's gone too btw..

nikeez said...

Gosh, I looked and the giam chye and my stomach is growling now.

Keropok Man said...

aha! another fan of kiam chye!

Momo said...

what goes up will not come down :(

Keropok Man said...

law of gravity does not apply eh...

Momo said...

totally doesnt apply here in terms of price of things.

Anonymous said...

i like "mei chai" & "Ter Kar" as side dishes with steamboat @Whampoa market hawker centre. Havent been there for some time, though. excellent food there.

i like soft broiled garlic too, but i bite a corner of the skin off to eat the cooked flesh inside.

there was a "council against undue profiteering" or something?.. set up a while ago, perhaps can feedback to them about food costs?......

sw

Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

I'm not sure if kiamchai is healthy but it sure feels that way, kinda like a comfort food.... the soup just warms you up with its salty goodness! :D

Rachel said...

have you ever tried kiam chai ah (salted veg and duck)soup? My grandma used to make it. That is definitely comfort food for me but haven't had it in so long ...

mama bok said...

No way..! i'll eat the garlic this way.. hahha!!! love the kiam chye though.. i've always loved it too.

Keropok Man said...

sw,
council this and that, they need to be funded too right? aiya, left and right pocket thingy lah... :-(


kenny,
but it's still a veg. haha. healthy or unhealthy, we gotta have our veg. LOL...

rachel,
yes, kiam chai ak is yummy. the recipes with an added 'ter kar' (pork leg) in it taste even better! ;-)


mamabok,
garlic's good. i think it taste better than garlic pills right? LOL..

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