today I am going to introduce to you a very popular eating place known as Chomp Chomp located @ Serangoon Gardens. For those of you whom are expatriates in Singapore, you might just want to check out this place if you prefer an alternative to Newton Food Centre. Here, you can savour the local foodfare at really good prices. The atmosphere here is lively and very vibrant. With pubs that open till the wee morning, the night scene here is something to look out for if you just want a quiet drink in a neighbourhood kind of setting.
Chomp Chomp is a good eating place for big groups of people as well. However, one disadvantage is this, finding a place to sit down and have a dinner is difficult. It’s not impossible but its really tough, and you got to be really patient in order to find the perfect spot for dining. There are dozen of stores there selling BBQ food like Stingrays, Otah, Satay and there are also other stores that sells Desserts, Drinks, Popiah, Rojak, Oyster Omelette, Noodles and etc. To be really honest with you, each store has their own unique way of cooking and hence, the taste of a BBQ Sambal Stingray for example, may different from store to store. So, you got to really frequent Chomp Chomp and try ordering from different stores so as to find the perfect taste that you’re very comfortable with.
The best thing about eating at Chomp Chomp is probably the awesome pricing! The food is not that expensive and its shown on the store’s signages, unlike the stores in Newton Food Centre that tends to rip people’s pockets unknowingly.
The Rojak cost me $3 while the Popiah cost me $2.40 for 2. Both of them are from the same store and they taste really really good! You should try it!
The Oyster Omelette is not bad but I might not buy from the same store ever again because the oysters are not fresh! It cost $3 anyway. My friend, Aldaias knows the best place for Oyster Omelette and I will post an entry about that very soon!
Char Kway Teow
The Char Kway Teow is average for my taste and it cost $3. In fact, the best Char Kway Teow I have ever tasted in my life is situated at Marine Parade Food Centre, near the Macdonald’s. The name of the store is Apollo Char Kway Teow. Do check it out and perhaps you might just know the reason why I say its the best Char Kway Teow.
The Longan Drink cost $3 but seriously, its very tantalising and super refreshing! What’s more, it’s so huge that it can serve 2 people!
The Ice-Jelly Cocktail cost about $2 and the taste is just so-so. The jelly tastes super bland and its kinda hard. In fact, the best Ice-Jelly (or also otherwise known as AiYu Jelly) that I have ever tasted is the one my mum makes at home. So, its priceless. If you want to taste some or perhaps find out how my mother makes them, do drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share with you more.
The last dish that Baby and I ordered was the BBQ Chicken Wings which costs us about $4 plus for 4 pieces of chicken wings. Pardon me for not putting up any photo of the Chicken Wings as we were both so engrossed with the wings that in the heat of the moment, we totally forgotten to take a picture of them.
In total we spent less than $20 for 2 persons and that makes up about $10 per person. For such high quality and inexpensive food, there’s a reason to visit Chomp Chomp!