Fisherman’s Nagekomi Don $20 with salad, soup and dessert How you react to this blog post will show how much of a Singaporean you are. Singaporeans, as you are well aware, are attracted to good deals like a sotong (squid) to a fluorescent lamp. So when my friend Yukari Sakamoto, author of Food, Sake, Tokyo […]
Wok Inn Fish and Chips: Best Value for Money Fish and Chips in Town!
Updated 16 Jun 2015 Fish and Chips $5.80 Let me give you the bottomline right at the top. This is the best Fish and Chips in town for under $6. Actually, it is one of the most enjoyable fish and chips I have eaten, Full Stop. OK, granted that they don’t use Cod or Haddock […]
Homebaked Dough: $5.50 Ramen plus our latest Hawker Hunks
Stall Closed! Ramen Soup $5.50 I have always wondered why a bowl of Ramen costs $15 while a bowl of Bak Chor Mee soup costs $3. Well, the long and short of it is, we’ve been had. Yes, hoodwinked, taken for a ride, kena ketoked, pian gao gong gong. Don’t believe me? Go down to […]
Ayam Merah For those who would like to debate as to whether Hong Kong or Singapore is the real food paradise, I have only two words to say: Nasi Padang. Ok, so you might argue that Nasi Padang is really Indonesian cuisine, but here in Singapore, Nasi Padang just means Malay/Indonesian style dishes that is […]
Best Ramen in Singapore Contender #9: Baikohken: Best value for Charshu lovers
Shoyu Ramen $13.80 There are two more contenders left to my Ramen Rampage and it is getting a little tricky deciding who to include in the top ten. Over the last few weeks, I have eaten more Ramen than I have Maggie Mee in my lifetime and I am glad I am almost at the […]
One Egg Soup $3.90 I remember the time I started writing the blog over 3 years ago. One of the restaurants that really got everyone excited was Astons Specialties which had just opened their first restaurant at East Coast Road. Everyone loved the idea of Western food at great value. Since then, quite a few […]
Durian Puffs, $3.50 for 6 Ever wonder where the restaurant owners go to buy their food at wholesale prices? Well, one area is along Ubi Ave 2. Here, you can see all sorts of products which are sold to the retailers with shops in the more attractive parts of town. Along this stretch, you can […]
Soon Kee Teochew Muay: Something to look forward to during Reservist
The one thing I do look forward to during reservist training is the opportunity to discover food in the Northern part of Singapore. The Sembawang area is one of those places which you can still feel as if you had just made a pit stop during a road trip across Malaysia. For me, such environments […]
Kim’s Family Restaurant: Excellent Start to my Korean Quest
Kim Chee – “baechu” I guess like many people, my interest in Korean food started as a result of watching K drama. It didn’t really take off after “Stairway to Heaven” which I felt was a series to test your endurance for “Chee Kekness” (frustration). But interest begin to brew after “Sik Gek” and blossomed […]
Teochew Street Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle: A Most Elaborate Mee Pok Tah
Mee Pok Tar with the Works $4 I have alluded many times to the fact that us Teochews are really very fussy about the freshness. It is part and parcel of the cultural trait of being Teochew that everything must be “Chnee Chnee” (Fresh).
Uncle Gen’s Hong Kong Cuisine: The latest stall to make it to the Really Must Try list!
Hong Kong Steamed Rice with Chicken and Salted Fish $3.30 As the number of blog posts approaches the one thousand mark, it amazes me that there are still so many new places that are still waiting to be discovered. Indeed, Singapore might be a tiny red dot, but if the world atlas were drawn according […]
The Top Table: Looking for a Hang Cheng Pai Lobang?
Pan Fried Chicken Breast wrapped in Prociutto With all the financial doom and gloom being reported in the news daily, a lot of people are making the extra effort to look for great deals. So much so that we even have a thread in the forum for people to share information on great deals called […]