I am often asked which my favourite hawker dish is. This is a hard question to answer because like most people, I go through phases and crazes. But over the years I have been asked so many times that I have decided to give the standard answer as “Hokkien Mee”. Yes, I do love Hokkien […]
Today we pay tribute to the humble carrot cake. This is a dish which has its roots in Southern China where it started off as rice cakes. When it arrived in Singapore, the rice cake was fried with sweet black sauce which is a popular condiment in South East Asia. Then someone gave it a […]
I get very excited when I come across a bowl of hawker food that is done with passion. I get even more excited when it is done by Gen Y hawkers AND doing it better than a lot of the more established stalls out there. It is conventional wisdom that our new generation hawkers can’t […]
Coffeeshops like Heap Seng Leong might be a distant memory for some and stuff of legend for others. Most Singaporeans would have probably heard of the uncle in pajama pants making kopi. Some might not even know what a pair of pajama pants look like. For Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, they bring back fond […]
There are few places that I blog about twice and even fewer that I give a 4.75/5 rating. These are places where I go back again and again because I simply find the food so addictive that I think about eating it at work, at church, on the bowl, in the bath, when I get […]
It is good to know that Hillstreet Char Kway Teow will still be around for another generation. Perhaps it is not quite The End of Char Kway Teow just yet. That is if Mr Ng Yeow Kiat doesn’t give up whacking the wok. Right now, Mr Ng Jr takes turns to punish the wok with […]
There is a wide range of places where one can get a Sushi fix nowadays. On one end of the spectrum are those places which sell the idea of Sushi. The idea of Sushi being a piece of raw fish which just passes NEA food safety regulations placed on a nugget of rice of dubious […]
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head: 忘不了,忘不了! Empurau at last!
I have been waiting for the opportunity to taste the Empurau since I first blogged about Zai Shun last year. While I was enjoying his “Sultan” fish, the boss told me that there was an even more exquisite, more expensive, more tok kong, more legendary fish that comes from rivers of Malaysia — The Empurau […]
Fish Maw Soup Noodles $9 I have been an ardent supporter of Seng Kee Bak Chor Mee ever since they moved from Eunos to their own shophouse at Upper Changi Road. The owner, Mr Lee is your typical Teochew Ah Hia who would not comprise on freshness and quality of the produce he uses for […]
Legendary Bak Kut Teh @ Rangoon: 2nd Generation Hawkerpreneurs!
This restaurant was previously known as “Founder” There has been a lot of talk about preserving our hawker heritage recently. The main worry is about the lack of younger Singaporeans wanting to enter the hawker profession. This is certainly a big concern for certain dishes like Char Kway Teow. The problem lies in simple, basic […]
Victory Murtabak: 103 years and still going strong!
Murtabak is one just one of those dishes that never fails to excite. From the theatrics of the flipping the dough to the bubbling anticipation that builds while the flatbread is sizzling away on the griddle, there is very little not to like about Murtabak, except for what it does to your cholesterol levels! Like […]
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 […]