When I wrote about Heaven’s Indian Curry in 2011, I spoke with the stall owners about my dream of eating freshly made Putu Mayyam in Singapore. At the time, Letchmi told me that it was certainly possible and all they needed was a good location for another stall. Fast forward to Nov 2012. I was […]
Simon Road Oyster Omelette: Earth Shatteringly Crispy Oh Luak!
This stall is closed 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 […]
The latest culinary trend in town and indeed around the world is undoubtedly Spanish cuisine. In the last few years, its refreshing to see many Spanish eateries opening up here in a market saturated with Italian eateries. I have yet to really venture into Spanish cuisine but with this post, it is now official that […]
Victory Sugar Cane Juice: Have Sugar Cane will travel?
I think that it is fair to say that most of us take Sugar Cane juice for granted. It always plays 2nd fiddle to satay, hokkien mee, chilli crabs and laksa and we usually just order it from the closest stall or from the Aunty who bothers to come over to ask for orders. Who […]
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 […]
It really is too bad that my friend Keith couldn’t make it for our Ultimate Hawker Fest. His rendition of the local Kopi using freshly pulled Expresso and a secret blend of corn and butter would have been a fitting salute to the humble Kopi! But for those of you would want to experience what […]
There are two things about Skirt that I am very excited about. Firstly, they are the first steak house in Singapore who are aging their own beef and secondly, they are one of the few to use an Argentinian Parilla to grill their meat! In a market where the competition for the patronage of serious […]
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 […]
Tan’s Tu Tu Coconut Cakes: Durian, Chocolate and Cheese Tutu!
When I invited Jacky from Tan’s Tutu to be part of the Ultimate Hawker Fest, he was scratching his head wondering how to make an Ultimate version of their legendary Kueh Tutu. Aside from being the 3rd generation descendents of Tan Yong Fa, who popularized the dish in Singapore, they are just about one of […]
I have always enjoyed our local Da Pau much more than the Hong Kong version that you eat at Dim Sum restaurants. I like it when you tear off the piece of paper and the bottom comes off, releasing the steam and aroma of the juicy pork within. I like it even more when you […]
Making Popiah in Joo Chiat since 1938 I have to let you know about my friends Zita and Vicky at Kway Guan Huat Poh Piah. When I approached them 3 months ago to help me with the Ultimate Hawker Fest, they agreed without hesitation because they knew that it was a charity fundraiser and they […]