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 […]
When I asked Mr Teo, the Muah Chee man who is still making his dish by hand to take part in the Ultimate Hawker Fest, he told me that he will get back to me on it. I hadn’t heard from him after a month, so I thought that he wasn’t too keen to take […]
Only The Best: The Ieatishootipost Guide to Singapore’s Shiokest Hawker Food. Out in November!
I am just putting the finishing touches on my new book which is has my listing of all the best hawker stalls in Singapore together with nuggets of trivia about our Heritage cuisine! Plus, I have included my Durian guide so that you can have a photo reference of the common Durians that are available […]