Million Stars Goreng Pisang: Do you eat Tempura but Shun Goreng Pisang?
I had some pretty amazing Tempura during my trip to Tokyo and that got me trying to make some Tempura at home. For those of you who have ever tried making Tempura, you would know that is is not as easy as it looks. It’s quite an art to get the batter to that crisp […]
Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake: A Blast from the Past
Nostalgia doesn’t get better than this. If you really want to experience a slice of Singapore’s history, you really need to head for Tanglin Halt Market and try the peanut pancake there. The old couple who has been selling the Peanut Pancake there tell me that they don’t use commercial yeast to make their batter. […]
Rolina Curry Puffs: What did Grandpa and Grandma do after they ran away together?
Curry Puffs $1.20 Here’s a little story that will put a smile on your face. See the couple in the photo? They are Mr and Mrs Tham who run this little stall in Serangoon Gardens Food Centre called Rolina. Mr Tham is now 72 and he tells me that he has been selling curry puffs […]
Nan Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice: Mom and Pop Chicken Rice
Unlike Char Kway Teow, Chicken Rice is one dish that will continue to prosper. There is by far many more good Chicken Rice stalls in Singapore than any other hawker dish. This is probably because the dish appeals to people from all ages, from kids to senior folk and because of its ability to be […]
You like chye poh (preserved radish)? I absolutely love it. It is one of the most addictive of foods! Give me an omelette topped with chye poh and a bowl of hot steaming porridge and you got yourself a very happy Teochew Ah Hia. Ever wonder why chye poh is so addictive? Well, as with […]
Mattar Road Seafood: The last stall on my Hawker Legend Trail
When I started my blogging adventure four years ago, there was a list of hawkers which I set myself the target of blogging. These were the Makansutra Hawker Legends. This was the very first list that Makansutra had come up with. Subsequently, they have come up with lists every year, but have called them Streetfood […]
Xi Le Teng Dessert Stall: 70 year old lady, 70 cents dessert
Red Bean Soup – 70 cents Red Bean Soup always reminds me of my kindergarten days at the PAP. It’s nostalgic in a sort of a bad way ‘cos I always remember it is the worst red bean soup in the world. Rather than having whole beans or even half beans, it’s just the shell […]
Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun Specialty: Liverpool’s Favourite Hor Fun
Mention Mei Ling Food Centre and the one stall that comes to mind is the Hor Fun. You probably would not know the name of the Hor Fun stall as most people would simply refer to them as “Nor, that Hor Fun from Mei Ling St Food Centre lor!”Liverpool has been telling me about this […]
Serangoon Gardens Bakery and Confectionary: Good old Curry Buns!
Luncheon Meat Buns As with many things in life, the simple things are often the best. When it comes to soft buns, we Singaporeans have been spoilt for choice since Breadtalk started the trend of the fancy soft buns years ago. Before that, we were all quite happy with our curry buns, hot dog buns, […]
With my Teochew Ah Di, WahcowMee Pok Tah $3 Here’s another one of those stalls that you better be quick to taste because the original hawker is already past 72 and even though he still looks like a “Lao Yankee”, and behaves like one, he himself admits that at most he has 10 years of […]
With Cactuskit, liverpool, keano, smart, jems and damien Tofu with Beansprouts If you are hankering for some really shiok dishes to make you eat more rice, then you can try heading down to the Smith Street Food Centre to check out this little Mom and Pop Cze Char who specializes in Cantonese style cuisine. Actually […]
Chia Keng (Che Jian) Hokkien Mee: Now that’s what I call traditional HKM!
With Amagada If you are looking for a truly traditional Hokkien Mee, then this is the place to get it. It’s got it all. The opeh leaf, the crunchy pork lard, boiled melt-in-your-mouth belly pork, cut chilli and most importantly, a stock made from Sea Prawns or “Sua Lor” as it is called in Hokkien. […]