Coming to Chomp Chomp Food Centre never fails to bring back a strong sense of nostalgia and memories of the good old JC days when I was still in Nanyang Junior College more than a decade ago. Taking a bus to Serangoon Gardens to eat at Chomp Chomp and to visit my aunt/grandmother was like a weekly ritual.
I love hawker centre food because of its variety and low prices but it is not easy to find tasty food at just any hawker centre.
A recent visit to Chomp Chomp had prompted me to try some familiar stalls for its notable dishes.
Carrot Cake ($3 from Fried Carrot Cake, Stall 24)
Perhaps hawkers these days are getting more health conscious. This carrot cake wasn’t as oily as I expected it to be. But the egg bits were tasty but anyway, I have always loved eggs. I had tasted better carrot cake elsewhere so this wasn’t fantastic.
Fried Oyster Omelette ($5 from Ang Sa Lee Fried Oyster, Stall 33)
I decided to order just plain oyster and eggs without the gooey sweet potato flour mixture. Now this was a little too oily for me! I should have told them ‘less oil’. So my hubby ate them all. The oysters were slightly overcooked and overall, I found it a little overpriced at $5.
BBQ Sambal Stingray ($10 from Lucy BBQ Seafood, Stalls 5/6)
The fish was yummy! Though not the best I had. The sambal was not overly spicy so you could still taste the freshness of the stringray. A very meaty slab of stringray which almost melted in your mouth instantly!
Satay (40 cents per stick from Chomp Chomp Satay, Stall 13)
I heard this is the oldest satay stall in Chomp Chomp Food Centre but the little morsels lacked that slightly burnt taste. In fact, only the tips of the chicken bits were ‘well done’ than the rest.
BBQ Chicken Wings ($1 each from Chong Pang Huat, Stall 26)
Probably the best BBQ wings I had ever eaten in my life! Squeeze the lime over the wings and dip them into the ooooh-so-spicy chilli sauce for that extra punch! The good-sized wings were BBQ-ed to perfection. Nicely burnt and slightly crispy skin. Chicken meat were smooth and juicy. At only $1 each, what’s there to complain?!
Medium-size glasses of sugar cane ($2 each, Large-size at $3 each from Stall 25)
Superbly refreshing to gulp down a humongous glass of sugar cane! When I saw the L-size glass while placing order, I told the stall owner to please change my order to M-size instead. In the end, we finished both M-size glasses without fail and in fact, wanted to order more! It’s a must-order when you’re in Chomp Chomp!
Ice Kachang ($2 from Ding Karo Paradise, Stall 15)
Another humongous dessert. Oh, I love things BIG! 🙂 It was different from conventional ice kachang where you only get red beans, coloured jelly, attap chee and sweet corn at the bottom. This came with red beans, longans, grass jelly, sea coconut, fruit cocktail, nata de coco (hope I didn’t miss out more ingredients) surrounding the shaved ice! Yummy!
Chomp Chomp Food Centre
20 Kensington Park Road
Opens: From 5pm till late daily