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Ya Kwang Da Pai Dang

I would never have ventured into the Geylang strip just to eat if not for the location of the mother's church @ Lorong 23. There are simply so many other restaurants to try that are out of that sketchy area. That night, we picked up the mother from her church around 8pm and with three hungry stomaches to satisfy, the parents looked to me for suggestions. We ended up at Ya Kwang primarily to try their famous dish of crab tang hoon.

The huge platter of crab tang hoon ($32) looked particularly festive with the vivid green onions and clumps of red crab roe scattered all around. Korean tang hoon, slightly thicker than our normal ones, was used for this dish and the noodles had a real glossy gleam from all the gravy under the light. It was a mouthwatering sight indeed!

Peeling the crab was tedious but luckily it was not too difficult to retrieve the flesh as the crab itself veered on the larger side and it was fresh and cooked just to the right doneness. Surprisingly, my favourite part of the dish was not the crab, but the soft, springy tang hoon noodles. The gravy had absorbed all the sweetness of the crab and its roe, so you can only imagine how delicious the noodles tasted with all that flavour soaked right in.

We also ordered the clams with noodles ($5). Similarly, the gravy benefitted from all the juices from the extremely sweet and fresh clams. I thought the clams were a very generous portion too.

In an attempt to create a balanced meal, we ordered a portion of kailan ($5). Again, the plate of greens was huge. It was decent, thought some stalks were a little fiberous.

Anyway, we had quite a difficult time finishing all the food. We left full and satisfied. The crab tang hoon is definitely worth a try.

Ya Kwang Da Pai Dang
709 Geylang Lorong 37


The Dictator said…
lala is v v cheap wan...
Anonymous said…
very interested to briefly know your income range to satisfy your *epicureanous* appetite :D
Slurpingggggggggg at the crab
The clams with noodles looks tasty...
the hungry cow said…
Hey SE, i just had a meal there too! Two thumbs up for the lobster noodles and kurobuta shabu shabu. Will try the crab tunghoon the next time!

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