Heng Kee Curry Mee: Why aren’t there more stalls selling this?
You can't talk about curry mee without referring to the two stalls at Hong Lim Food Centre. The one on the ground level is Heng Kee Curry Mee which started operations there in 1979. Before that the original hawker, Mr Tay Yong Heng was selling this curry noodles from a push cart along Synagogue Street since the 60's.
You might be wondering what is the difference between Ayam Kari Kapitan and the ubiquitous chicken curry that we are all familiar with? Well, in short, this curry is made without curry powder and instead of curry leaves, its fragrance is accentuated by Kaffir lime leaves and calamansi lime juice. I have been wanting to […]
Mention beef noodles and the first stall that comes to mind was the one that used to be at Scotts Picnic food court. The beef noodle there was one of the main reasons for visiting that particular shopping centre. If that memory has evoked a Pavlovian response, then you should quickly wipe off your saliva […]
Beo Crescent Hainanese Curry Rice: Shiokness to the Max!
There are some eateries that are so shiok that you just have to write about them again. My last story was written in 2008, but at that time, I didn't manage to get the back story from the owner as they were just too busy. This time round, I managed to have nice chat with Mr Pang Tao Chin, 72 who has been serving his incredibly delicious curry rice at this old school coffeeshop for over three decades.
HarriAnns Nonya Table: Third Gen Handmade Nonya Kueh!
With so many kopi places now going retro and offering old school biscuits and cakes, it was only a matter of time before someone starts offering traditional Nonya/Malay kuehs as another option to satisfy your need for a sweet delight in between meals.
Hong Seng Curry Rice: The Future of Hainanese Curry Rice
Meet Gen Y hawkerpreneur, Lim Jia Han who taking over the reins of his family's 20 year old hainanese curry rice stall in Redhill. He now wakes up early in the morning to start cooking the selection of 20 odd dishes at the stall every day.
Chicken curry, that familiar orangey red curry with chicken and potatoes that appears almost every time you see a set of bain-marie at a house warming party, is the kind of dish which is so ubiquitous that it is hard to pin down what it really is. To a Singaporean, chicken curry is that familiar […]