I put the word out on our facebook page and got a long list of popular cafes from which I specially selected 5 which are owned and operated by young Singaporeans which served a great cup of coffee plus good food. I specially chose the homegrown ones because I wanted to encourage them to develop a cafe culture that is unique to our little island. Granted that inspiration would come initially from great coffee cities like Melbourne and Rome, but over time we should see a coffee culture that can be easily recognized as Singaporean.
1. Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Crispy Roti Prata This is a personal favourite of mine. This stall is run by an Indian couple in an old traditional coffeeshop where you can sit on the five foot way to eat your prata and watch time ticking by. The prata dough is handmade and the prata is […]
I am often asked which my favourite hawker dish is. This is a hard question to answer because like most people, I go through phases and crazes. But over the years I have been asked so many times that I have decided to give the standard answer as “Hokkien Mee”. Yes, I do love Hokkien […]
Today we pay tribute to the humble carrot cake. This is a dish which has its roots in Southern China where it started off as rice cakes. When it arrived in Singapore, the rice cake was fried with sweet black sauce which is a popular condiment in South East Asia. Then someone gave it a […]
One of the most common questions I get asked whenever I meet new friends is “Where is the Best Char Kway Teow in Singapore? Or for that matter “Where is the Best Hokkien Mee, Laksa, Yong Tau Foo etc etc”. Of course I direct them to this blog where they can read about the various […]