Singapore’s Top Ten Hawker Dishes:The UNESCO Hawker Food Trail!
Today is a new day for Singapore's hawker culture and for our hard working hawkers who have been faithfully serving us their hawker delights over the years! It's official! Singapore's hawker culture is now listed on Unesco's representative list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity, which is a phrase that I can never remember correctly as it has more words than the number of ingredients on a plate of Char Kway Teow!
Singapore’s Top Ten Zi Char Dishes: The Ultimate Zi Char Trail
Previously I took you on a Food Trail for ten iconic hawker dishes, this time we are going to visit 10 zi char stalls for 10 signature dishes! These are some of the most memorable dishes that I have eaten over the last 12 years while writing this blog. If you wanted a whirlwind tour of the Singapore zi char scene, you could hop on a cab and just visit each stall for the one dish and it could all be done in a day!
Of late, I have started re-visiting some of the hawker stalls which I have written about years ago. When I first wrote about Chey Sua back in 2009, it wasn’t that easy to interview hawkers. In those days, social media was a relatively new and so an inquisitive blogger was greeted which much suspicion. Nowadays […]
Nam Sing Hokkien Mee: The History and Origins of Hokkien Mee!
In this year’s National Day Rally speech, our Prime Minister announced that our hawker culture being nominated for inscription into Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This, he says, will “help to safeguard and promote this unique culture for future generations”. Well, I am all for our hawker culture to be […]
Beo Crescent Hainanese Curry Rice: Shiokness to the Max!
There are some eateries that are so shiok that you just have to write about them again. My last story was written in 2008, but at that time, I didn't manage to get the back story from the owner as they were just too busy. This time round, I managed to have nice chat with Mr Pang Tao Chin, 72 who has been serving his incredibly delicious curry rice at this old school coffeeshop for over three decades.
The Original Katong Laksa: It really is the Original!
We are living in the days of fake news, fake food, fake brands and fake accolades. I don't know about you, but it really irks me when new restaurants pop up claiming to trace their lineage back to the 60s or to be the original one from Tiong Bahru or Toa Payoh or Queenstown. But if you try to dig a little deeper, you hit bottom pretty soon, because the claims turn out to be as shallow as the soup in a fine dining establishment.
It's amazing how time flies! Next year will mark the tenth anniversary of ieatishootipost! When I started the food blog in Aug 2006, I had absolutely no idea how the blog would change my life! I am greatly blessed by some of the people I have met through the blog and the things that I have never thought I would ever get to do, like appearing on TV and publishing books! These are not the kind of things a typical family doctor gets to do!
I have been asked on many occasions by overseas visitors for suggestions on what to eat when they visit Singapore. After writing this blog for the last eight years and having published two books, I feel that I am ready to pen some thoughts on 10 things that any visitor coming to Singapore must eat.
Eng Ho Hokkien Mee - Shot with the eo Snapshot mode What does Eng Ho, Nam Sing, Chia Keng and Ah Hock Hokkien Mee have in common? Well, if you are a Hokkien Mee aficionado, you might immediately point out that they all use thin bee hoon instead of the thick laksa bee hoon in […]
Fatman Satay: Iconic Satay since the Satay Club days
I think that there are very few food places that could elicit as many fond memories and nostalgia as the Satay Club at Esplanade. For those of us who can remember eating there, it was the epitomy of the Satay experience in Singapore. And in those days, when you ask around about which Satay stall […]
New Market Teochew Braised Duck: Slurpilicious Porcine Epidermis (Pork Skin)
It’s interesting that you can belong to a church for over 20 years and there are still many people get to meet for the first time even though they too have spent much of their lives there! So I met this senior gentleman after service one day who happen to be a Hokkien who prefers […]
Simon Road Oyster Omelette: Earth Shatteringly Crispy Oh Luak!
The truth of the matter is that I eat Oyster Omelette only once or twice a year. It is something of a guilty pleasure and I don’t like to feel guilty too often. This time round I had a good excuse to eat Orh Luak because I wanted to take a new photo for my […]