Tuesday, 27 April 2010

our local food court

I have often made comments to my friends or written in my blog about our local community ...... well here I am telling you again!!

This image shows you our local food centre which is part of the Bukit Batok Community Centre building:

We are very lucky to live in the Bukit Batok area, in the Western part of Singapore. We live in a private condo called The Jade, which is very conveniently located beside the West Mall Shopping Mall. We are close to many points of interest, the Bukit Batok MRT, the Bus Interchange, the Bukit Batok Nature Park, and the Bukit Batok Civil Service Club.

But we are also very close to the Bukit Batok Community Centre food court, where we enjoy the Bee Hoon and other goodies at least once a week, sometimes more often! But it not just about the food..... the people there are so friendly and welcoming. When we first went over there 3 years ago it was a little daunting to be the ONLY westerner eating there... but now we are recognised and people call out greetings to us. 

We do appreciate the warm feeling of hospitality that is part of the Bukit Batok Community.
 I have previously blogged about Saturday Mornings at the local Kopitiam where the local population sit and have their kopi while reading the papers.

Last week I took our friends Jim and Julie - that were visiting for a few days - over to try the bee hoon ..... they loved it and wanted to return. So we saved our 'special dinner date' for when John arrived home from his business trip to the US ..... he was hanging out for a local meal and was missing it terribly. So Sunday night was our dinner date with Jim and Julie. They were not disappointed with their repeat dinner of bee hoon, though we did add other dishes to it this time including Fish slice, spinach and black mushroom, vegetables etc... as seen in the following photos!

and the above meals combine very well with an ice cold Tiger!!

We had six dishes between the four of us and the total food bill was $27.00 SGD. You can't beat that!

am sure others live in nice community area's too ....... but if you have not explored your local community or eaten in one of the many hawker food centre's close by to where you live, do so as I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.


daphne said...

i happen to chance upon your blog and am glad to see that you're enjoying singapore! :)

Leone Fabre said...

Thanx Daphne for your comment .... I cannot access your blog or profile as it is saying it is 'private'.

Can you send the URL for your blog please??

Annabel S Koh said...

I so know this place!! It's like 5 mins walk from my place!! But I've never ordered anything but satay from the stores. What's the dish called in the 5th pic, with the broccoli? And in the 8th pic, the noodles with the shrimp? Like what is the actual name on the menu? The menu didn't have pictures so I am always afraid to order anything I've not tried before... but those 2 pics look good!! Also, does that food court allow dogs? Since it's al fresco? Thanks! Annabel.

Leone Fabre said...

Annabel ... cannot link thru to your blog! Please send the URL. :-)

Great eating place here at Bukit Batok, can try anything as it is all good and the people there are super friendly.

Have seen dogs there, though we do not take ours.

maybe see you there sometime?