Heap Seng Leong Kopi + butter coffeeshop

星期二特写 (Tuesday report) ran a series on Coffee (南洋香) sometimes back.

The documentary aims to highlight our coffee heritage, from the coffee plantations in Indonesia, the roasting of coffee beans in factories, to the traditional stalls in Singapore. Old school coffee shop (传统咖啡店) still brew their coffee in socks 🙂

One of the highlighted stall is Heap Seng Leong Kopitiam, located at Block 10, North Bridge Road, and it is famous for adding BUTTER into it’s coffee ! This mixture might not goes down well with everyone, but the older folks do not mind.

Yup, even Boon Yee cannot believe it. Who would put a slice of thick butter (normally goes with kaya-toast) into our Kopi?

..in the spirit of adventure..

While the kids gobble down their egg yolk. Daddy thought he would scout around the old premise.

Some of the furniture and accessories might have been from the earlier decades.

When Daddy got back, Boon Yee and Boon Xin had finished every last drop of egg, and every crumb of bread !

Verdict :
Butter in Kopi – 7/10 – too oily for Daddy
Toast & Egg – 8/10 (normal)
Atmosphere – 9/10. Fantastic ambiance, old style music in the background, drinking our kopi in style.

If the old uncle customers are not swearing, Daddy will give 9.5 for ambiance.

Video : Munch Munch, let Boon Yee and Boon Xin show you their “enjoyment”

The two coffee stalls highlighted under 南洋香 are listed below :

1)Heap Seng Leong Kopitiam
Blk 10, North Bridge Road, #01-5109
4am-8pm daily

2)Seng Hong Coffee Shop
Blk 58, Lengkok Bahru

3) Keng Wah Sung is not featured in the TV series. But they are my no1 Coffee stall in Sinagpore. The razor thin slices of toast are superb, go easy on the butter. (Blog)

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Let Daddy digress a bit from Butter to Cheese. Those not-so-young folks will associate butter with the brand SCS (since 1905). Imagine our surprise when SCS deliver some cheese to us, and the flavours include BBQ and Black Pepper !

Some amazing parents even showcase their cheese creations in SayCheeseSingapore contest

Boon Lay Food Centre

Tuesday Report (星期二特写) is currently running a series of documentaries on Hawker centres and hawkers (生活气场). It talks about how Hawker Centres have changed with time, and the challenges faced by hawkers. Through hawkers are humble people, they always reach out to help others in their community.

And of course, you do not talk about Hawker Centres without mentioning the food !

Wei is having his exams soon, and has been barred from events and playgrounds 🙁
But our family love to explore new food venues, that explains why we roam from Sengkang to Boon Lay :p

Why are there so many BBQ seafood stalls in Boon Lay ??

Five spices (五香) was one of the highlighted stalls. Kids love the prawn crackers and fillet, while Daddy love the old school sausage and peanut gravy.

The last stop for us was Ice-Garden. After the spicy sotong and 五香’s chili, we need to cool down.

Ice Kachang anyone? The kids enjoy the jellies and making their “ice berg” tumbles.

We heard Ice Garden’s boss came out with 78 cool designs, and the queue never stopped.

*image credit from Tuesday Report Fanpage

We had wanted to take-away Orh Nee (Yam paste 芋泥), but too bad sold out 🙂

From 06 May onwards, Blk 221A Food Center will be closed for two months of renovation.

More about Boon Lay Hawker Center :
– Boon Lay Place Block 221A PO 641221

The food above are from :
#01-06 – Malay Nasi Lemak (we did not try, due to LONG queue)
#01-161 – BBQ seafood (Sotong is 3/5)
#01-164 – Ngoh Hiang (3/5, gravy is nice)
#01-133 – Ice Garden (wide selection, but dessert 3.5/5)

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From Tuesday Report, Daddy discover butter-Kopi 南洋香 too !

1)Heap Seng Leong Kopitiam
Blk 10, North Bridge Road, #01-5109
4am-8pm daily

2)Seng Hong Coffee shop, Blk 58, Lengkok Bahru

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Our Cheng San Market playground 🙂

Click for SengkangBabies’ food journey, more photos to make you hungry.