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:: Tau Kwa Pow @ Katong ::

:: Tau Kwa Pow @ Katong ::

And so, we had lunch at the corner coffeeshop that has
Stood the test of time amidst Katong's changing facade.
The natural forces of weathering have reduced the dilapidated Red House Bakery
Of all life, and not-so-natural forces of social erosion has
Led to the proliferation of $1 internet cafes manned by obvious non-locals
And DOTA-centric gaming cafes that operate round the clock.
Katong Mall has turned into a kindergarten of kingergartens, and
The long queues outside Aston's have become a common sight.
Nearby, Haagen Dazs has been replaced by a slimming centre,
While the upper levels of the row of shophouses have morphed into
a dojo for Tae-Kwan-Do, Bodycraft the (mini) gym, and the latest -
An art gallery, in full glory to curious passengers on moving double-decker buses.
Despite the shift in times, a hardy few remain.
Like the salted Chicken place, and the few enduring Peranakan eateries .
And this coffeeshop, which serves appetizing poultry fare in the day,
And turns into a bustling beer garden at night.
Even so, things are not the same.
"The tau kwa pow has shrunk," M remarked.
"The plate used to only be able hold two pieces," he added.
Now it holds three.
We will see what happens
Five years later.


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I've passed by it many times myself. Finally last year, I decided to give it a try. It came into my system at about 2pm on a fine afternoon. It exited at 4pm.

haha...the way you describe hor..haiz..2 pm enter, exited at 4pm =p

I love the tau kwa pau! Yeah it has shrunk so much! But still very yummy!

well at least the plate is still filled, even if it takes 4 pieces of tau kwa pow.

hmmm tau kwa pau..
dun think i tried before...must try next time!! quite near my place also..

im an easterner too!!
stay bedok res..near to ubi side..so katong side is very near my place =)
and i visit my cousin most wkends also
and he stays east coast..so next timE can ask him drive down to makan at this place..muahha...but he'll prob complain abt the parking..=x

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the social erosion that i was pinpointing was referring to the face-to-face physical interaction, that is slowly being replaced by virtual personas on the world wide web. as well as game personas. as opposed to sitting together for a picnic or a mahjong session.


I love that area's food. =j
The whole street/road has delectable food. Yum yum.

hey w, nice to read this piece abt the tkp. the only time my mum would bring me out for a treat (when i was in primary school) was during june school holidays. and it was mainly to eat the tkp from that store. they used to have pigs ears too back in the mid-70s.


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