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!
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 […]
Chai Wee Cuttlefish: Freshly made Pig Ear biscuits and Cuttlefish!
When was the last time you ate Pig Ear’s Biscuit? For me it must have been perhaps a year ago. But if I asked you what was the last time you actually went out and bought a pack of Pig Ear’s Biscuit to eat then I am sure that many of you might be staring […]
One of my fondest food memories as a kid is a particular Pau that my dad used to buy from Toa Payoh Lor 5. It was from a little pau stall run by an elderly Hainanese couple. My dad always called it “Hainang” sic pau. I am not sure if the stall actually had a […]
Only The Best: Get your autographed and numbered copy today!
Many thanks for your support! The pre-order copies have all been sold! Promo video of “Only The Best” shot at the Ultimate Hawker Fest Over 250 people have already placed their orders for the first 300 copies (autographed and numbered) of “Only The Best”! Many thanks to everyone for your support! If you are still […]
My New Book Only The Best!: Be the First to own an Autographed Copy!
Thanks for all support! All pre-order copies have sold out! I am very excited to announce that my latest book has just been sent off to the press! We are expecting delivery on 16th November and it should hit bookstores everywhere before December! We are also organizing a special Annual General Makan (AGM) Session on […]