I stumbled upon the Zion Road Food Centre as it was close to my hotel and I was on the lookout for char kway teow, fried thick rice noodles. I wasn’t hungry at all, mind, but when in Singapore…
There was a queue outside the stall, suggesting its popularity. I think I waited about ten minutes to order, not too bad.
How was it? Hmm… I’ve read how people value the “wok hei” of the stall’s fried noodles but for me the taste bordered on plain burnt. Perhaps the fault lies with me, that after first falling in love with char kway teow in Penang, I’m forever devoted to the Penang style.
Still, I’m glad I tried this fried delight, and next time will also check if the stall uses lard or a (slightly) healthier vegetable oil.