The foodie friends, Ian and Philip recommended me to Uncle Kun Delicacies (根叔美食世家) at block 74 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Food Centre one weekend. Arriving at the food centre, the food centre was already buzzing with crowds for breakfast and it was not hard to spot Uncle Kun's stall with the long snaking queue. Uncle Kun used to be the chef at Shang Palace and Mouth Restaurants before opening this stall 8 years ago offering restaurant standard food at food centre/hawker centre.
Commonly Lor Mai Gai is served in a circular shape but at Uncle Kun Delicacies the Lor Mai Gai is in rectangular shape. The Elongated glutinous rice is sandwiched with generous slices of chicken, mushroom and there is even salted egg yolk. While I enjoyed how the flavours from the different ingredients worked harmoniously together, I thought the glutinous rice was not sticky enough.
The Yam Cake has a smoother texture compared with those that I have tried elsewhere. Comes with delight chunks of yam, this is best consumed together with special homemade sweet sauce.
Wok fried to a very fragrant aroma, the plate of Glutinous Rice topped with peanuts will delight your palate with its grainy bites of enjoyment.
The Fried Beehoon may look ordinary but the fragrant and springy beehoon felt like the morning sun sending sunshine to each patron beaming with warm and lovely flavours.
In addition to the normal delights at Uncle Kun Delicacies, the stall will also sells some dim sum items on weekend. These freshly made Siew Mai was probably one of the best I ever had. Not only were they huge, the skin was thin and smooth wrapping around the well seasoned meat stuffing. Compared to the price I need to fork out to something smaller and may not be as appetizing, this definitely worth every cents I paid.
For those that needs a probably lunch for their grumbling stomach, despair not as Uncle Kun Delicacies also offers steamed rice on their menu. There are 4 choices in Steamed Rice with Spare Ribs & Bean Sauce,Steam Rice with Preserved Vegetable & Pork, Original Three Treasure Rice and Steamed Rice with Chicken, Salted Fish & Chinese Sausage. My favourite was the Steamed Rice with Chicken, Salted Fish & Chinese Sausage. The fragrant pot of rice was further lifted by the chinese sausage and salted fish, bursting with flavours.
This is Uncle Kun in the picture. Age may have caught up with him but definitely not his spirit in dishing out delicious Cantonese fare. Although the official timing of the stall closed at 130pm, it is advisable to go early as most of the items are usually sold out before that.
Uncle Kun Delicacies (根叔美食世家)
Block 74 Market & Food Centre
Blk 74 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
Nearest MRT: Toa Payoh (NS Line)
Tue-Sun: 6am – 130pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Toa Payoh MRT station. Take Exit A or C. Walk towards Toa Payoh Library. Continue onwards to the main road (Toa Payoh Lorong 4). Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time 8 minutes.