Healthy and delicious fish soup with a wide variety of fresh fish to choose from, quality vegetables and a big emphasis on safety and health. I used to think "healthy hawker food" was an oxymoron. Not any more! There is a great future for healthier hawker dishes, but stalls need to think out of the box like Wang Yuan and not just toss in some extra veggies just to earn the healthy label.
With all the Chinese New Year feasting, I am sure everyone is looking for something that would help to ease the conscience of having binged on high fat, high salt, high sugar foods like Bak Kwa and pineapple tarts, right? Well, here’s one place that I can recommend for healthy, yet tasty food — something […]
OK, so you have been pigging out a little too much lately and feel a little bloated and a lot guilty. So you are looking for something a little bit more healthy in order to satisfy your conscience. Perhaps you even have to face your cardiologist (or your wife, mother or whoever) soon, and dread […]
Review and Photos by JoaoPickled Tea Leaves with Ripened Tomatoes and Mung Beans $12++ We Singaporeans love our hawker food. Char kway teow (extra hum), laksa (again, extra hum), chicken rice (with the skin on of course) — these are just a few of our guilty pleasures. Even though a part of us knows that […]
Egg white with dried scallops and morel mushrooms in Potato baskets As Chinese, we have been brought up to be aware of the medicinal values of the food we eat. Whether some foods are “Warm” or “Cold” and that chicken should be avoided when one is having a cough and soy sauce is a no-no […]
Reviewed by Damien The Chocolate Travona Cakes ($28.80/500gm and $56.80/1kg) First established in the far eastern enclave of Changi Village, the proprietors of Chef Icon heeded the calls of their regulars to centralize their operations and moved closer to the CBD. I’m extremely glad they did. Now nestled in a quaint conservation shophouse along Kampong […]
Organic Potato and Paneer Burger $24 Many people assume that just because I write a lot about hawker food that I am advocating unhealthy eating. Actually I write about hawker food because I love to explore Singapore culture and write about the lives of our heritage hawkers who have played a pivotal role in the […]
This Stall is closed Do you all remember “The Count?” from Sesame Street? They call him “The Count” because he loves to count things. Now, guess why Taukwa is called Taukwa? Well, it is not a trick question. He is called Taukwa because he loves to eat Taukwa. And so this stall which sells fried […]
One of the things that I often get asked during consultations is whether the condition they are suffering from is a result of “heatiness” (Juah). And it is not just the elderly who ask me this question, I also get asked by teenagers at times.Now, we never learnt about the antidote for “heatiness” in medical […]
Madam Saigon: No wonder the Vietnamese are so slim!
Starter Sampler $29.90 (6pax) This is a wild guess, but I reckon that more women like Vietnamese food than men. We are talking about Singaporeans of course. The reason I say this is because Vietnamese food is pretty healthy and low in oil and coconut milk. I think if we did a survey, the number […]
All Natural Kitchen: You make me feel like a Natural….Man!
This Stall is closed Chicken Wraps $4.50 Ok, time for a post to highlight some healthier stuff for our gym going, organic insisting, calorie counting friends who want to make sure that their tight T shirts remain comfortably tight but not bursting at the seams. Yes, there is a market for people who want to […]
Piao Ji Fish Porridge: Long Queue plus Pay More, still people come!
With Amagada, ieatjr and ieatprincess Sliced Fish Soup $5-$7 With the increased emphasis on a healthier lifestyle, I am making a conscious effort to eat more vegetables and trying to substitute meat with fish instead. That does not mean that I am giving up on lard and beef burgers. But as with all things, moderation […]