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KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee

James Chan

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Dare To Take Up The Spicy Chilli Ban Mee Challenge?

KL traditional chilli ban mee the chilli board

KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee

Originally located at Macpherson Road, KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee has expanded to Serangoon Garden Way. Judging from the lunch time crowd, they are as equally successful in Serangoon Gardens.

KL traditional chilli ban mee different levels of chilli

where’s number 3? don’t worry it didn’t disappear, it’s on your respective tables!

If you have never heard of them or tried their ban mee before, you’re in for a treat. Let me explain to you how their chilli system works. There are five different chilli levels to choose from (1 being the least spicy and 5 being the most spicy). The nice people at KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee don’t want to be responsible for you if you pass out in their store so they give the customer a free reign of the “chilli corner”. You alone have the control over how much chilli goes in (or not) and how spicy you want it to be.

I noticed some people not adding any chilli in their Ban Mee though. Come on, it’s called KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee for a reason no? You’re not getting the full experience without the chilli!

KL traditional chilli ban mee menu

Signature Chilli Ban Mee, with Level 5 Chilli, $5

I can’t speak for the rest of the menu but you can check it the rest of their offerings in the image above. I only ordered the Signature Chilli Ban Mee.

ALWAYS order the dry. It tastes so much better even though it gets gobbled down a lot faster than its soupy counterpart. Also, with the dry version, you can have fun with the chilli! I’ve never tried the Tom Yum one (it sounds mad spicy).

It’s really hard to describe the Level 5 in words. I love chilli, I cannot go a meal without some form of chilli or pepper. However, right after my first bite, my forehead and neck broke out in perspiration almost instantaneously. It tastes great, don’t get me wrong but it definitely has a “kick”.

My only gripe with this dish (like most places) is that the portions are minute. I’m a big guy, there should be an “off the menu” option of adding noodles or something.

Dare to take up the chilli challenge?

KL traditional chilli ban mee original ban mee with level 5

LEVEL 5 CHILLI mixed in the Original Ban Mee

Thai Milk Tea, $2.50

Pair your chilli creation with a cup of soothing Thai Milk Tea! It aids in putting out “gastro fires” that you might have caused in your mouth. They serve it in those traditional cups they used like twenty or thirty years ago. Not like you millennials would care but it’s BIG.

Psst, ask them for less ice. #auntyhacks

 

KL traditional chilli ban mee Serangoon Gardens

We’ll probably be doing a video and an audio summary for this so stay tuned!

KL Chilli Ban Mee
Address: 55 Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555951
Tel: 8737 0555
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 08:00pm
Address: 476 MacPherson Rd
Singapore 36812
Tel: 9052 0555
Opening Hours: 11:00am–7:45pm

 

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Brunch on Budget

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Tolido’s Espresso Nook – Brunch without Breaking Your Bank

It’s easy to find good brunch places in Singapore. However, it’s not easy to find ones that are not expensive. A brunch/breakfast and a coffee in Singapore generally sets you back more than 20 dollars!!!

When we come across a cafe which serves yummy and cheap brunches, we are ever so eager to recommend said cafe to our readers. It so happens that this week, we found such a cafe! Enter Tolido’s Espresso Nook on Crawford Lane.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook Salmon Carbonara

Salmon Carbonara, $17

The Menu

Tolido’s Espresso Nook serves all day breakfast, pasta and a few sandwiches. For breakfast, you get most egg variations here like omelette, scrambled egg or sunny side up. If you are vegetarian, there are few sweet selections you can choose from such as French toast or pancakes.

Fancy something more Italian in nature? They offer a decent variety of pastas albeit with a spicy twist. There’s also an interesting locally inspired dish like 462 prawn laksa pasta. Prices start from 10 dollars. We could not believe that our All American breakfast costs just 10 bucks. A great deal indeed!

Tolido’s Espresso Nook wall mural

wall mural decorating the cafe

The Ambience

The cafe is small and cosy with both indoor and outdoor dining options. Choose from a normal dining table or a couch to gobble up your brunch. The latter is usually occupied whenever we visit the place though. It can get pretty packed during lunch hour as there are many offices nearby so come early or after the peak hour if you want to avoid the crowds.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook All American Breakfast

American Breakfast Platter, $10

The Food

We’ve tried both breakfast and pasta here before. The food is decent although we would not say that they serve the best brunch in Singapore. Their serving of an American breakfast is relatively smaller compared to other places but how can we complain? It costs less than half of what most cafes in Singapore charge!

If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss their Pandan waffle, which comes with vanilla ice cream and Gula Melaka drizzled on top. We highly commend Tolido’s Espresso Nook for their effort in serving good and sincere food at an affordable price.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook drinks menu

handwritten beverage menu

The Coffee

Their coffee is lovely. They source their coffee beans from Yahava Koffeeworks. If you are a coffee addict like me, don’t leave the place without trying their cuppa.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook exterior

Tolido’s Expresso Nook

Where to Locate Them

Tolido’s Espresso Nook is located on the ground floor of an old building along Crawford Lane. Not many people may know where it is. It’s near Lavender MRT but I usually go there from Nicoll Highway MRT or sometimes walk from Bugis or Arab Street Area.

They are also open quite early in the morning on weekdays (8 AM). Do note that they are closed every Monday!

Tolido’s Espresso Nook signboard

Tolido’s Espresso Nook
462 Crawford Lane, #01-63
Singapore 190462
Tel: 6648 0178
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 8 AM – 6.30 PM, Sat & Sun 9 AM – 6.30 PM, Closed on Mondays

 

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