If you are a regular at NEX like us, you'd be delighted to know that the old Shokuten at B1 has just been transformed into &JOY Japanese Food Street which features 8 dining concepts in a single location. These are mainly fast service restaurants where you can enjoy an authentic Japanese meal, from as little as $8.80++!
Hawker centres have traditionally been the place where Singaporeans can find cheaper versions of restaurant food. In the 60's, it was the Hainanese who brought Western dishes like steaks, pork chops and chicken chops out from the expensive restaurants and into the heartlands. In the 90's the same thing happened with Italian pastas. The trend continues with the latest being a slew of gourmet hamburger stalls to hit the neighbourhood.
Pang’s Hakka Noodles: Ex-Antoinette Chef turns Hawker
Remember Antoinette? I've always remembered them for their lovely French pastries but I could never get a seat there when it was still at Mandarin Gallery. So, it came as quite a surprise when Chef/Owner, Pang Kok Keong suddenly closed the cafe and became a Hakka noodle hawker!
You may recall that I wrote about Jin Fine Dining back in 2014 when they first opened. At the time, Chef Thomas created quite a buzz with his $80, 8 course set menu which featured everything you'd look forward to eat at a Japanese restaurant for one great price.
Western USA Cheese : Old World Techniques with New World Styles
Mention “American cheese” and you would probably think about the processed sliced cheese that you find in a burger or the cheese sauce that is slathered over your nachos at the cinema. It might come as a surprise that the USA is the biggest cheese producer in the world with a legacy of excellence stemming […]
By @FeiEats When my friend invited us for a meal at her sister’s newly opened Izakaya, we certainly weren’t expecting Ippai to be a modern and sleek restaurant located at Dorsett Residences. The place looked expensive, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover that the prices were not too bad and more importantly, there were […]
Leslie’s Banana Cake Recipe: The Best Recipe 40 cakes later
I shall join all the other bakers on the internet to proclaim that this Banana Cake Recipe is the BEST one ever! Yes, it has to be, since I have tried many of the other "best recipes" on the internet and found them wanting. So after many months of trials and 40+ banana cakes later, here is my version of the BEST banana cake ever!
Both my dad and I share a love for satay - especially a juicy stick of Hainanese pork satay! So when my dad asked me if I wanted to join him on a Satay trail around Singapore to "Make Satay Great Again", I did not hesitate to say yes! So with that, we embarked on our Ultimate Hainanese Pork Satay trail.
The one thing I look for when they announce each year's new Michelin Star list is whether another of our hawkers managed to get a star. I have been disappointed every year since Tai Hwa and Hawker Chan won it in the inaugural guide. Now that Hawker Chan no longer has his star, we are left with only Tai Hwa. When will we see another local dish getting a Michelin Star? I know some foodies eschew the stars as something of a gimmick, but a Michelin Star is instant worldwide recognition which puts our dishes immediately on the world stage. So, I would really like to see another hawker dish winning a Michelin Star.
Yun Heng Ipoh Hor Fun: Hidden Gems in Old Shopping Centres
One thing that sets old shopping centers apart from the new ones, apart from the nostalgic musky scent, is the number of unassuming little eateries just waiting to be discovered. I must admit that they have not really been on my radar for a while, but the discovery of this unpretentious little stall has really piqued my interest.
Old Village KL Pork Noodle Soup: Cheap and Good, Comfort Food
This whole hawker thing is actually quite simple. You just need to be able to make something familiar, delicious and cheap and very soon you will get a long queue. Then, word will start spreading on social media and before long, you will be opening a second stall. If you don't believe me, just keep your eye on this particular stall. This unassuming little stall had just opened barely a month ago and they have already attracted a perpetual queue from the time they open at 7am till they sell their last bowl at around 2pm!