Double Happy Bak Kut Teh, Zion Road
Stall 29 at Zion Riverside Food Centre always fascinated me a bit. Sure, it was just a bak kut teh stall, but they also had some little fish for sale along with it. And when I usually went there, the fish were already sold out...the little ones, anyway. Either that, or the place was closed altogether, as they don't seem to be open for dinner. Today I came down here early enough that they still had some of the little ones left for breakfast.
So how was the fish? Pretty much just like it looked: cold and lifeless, but in a good way, where nothing but the fresh clean taste of the fish shone through, perked up perhaps with just a little squeeze of lime and/or that garlic chili dip on the side. My conscience certainly thanked me for eating something so simple. I only brewed my tea to half-strength this time too (and I'm still a bit jittery).
And oh yeah, the bak kut teh was fine: it wasn't as peppery as others, but in some ways that was a good thing, especially with that scallion garnish. I couldn't help but chuckle at Captain Oveur in Airplane! when I was through with the fish though.