My quest for the origins of Singapore hawker dishes has brought me to this BBQ seafood stall at Yuhua Village Food Centre where I met the lady who claimed to be one of the first hawkers to serve BBQ Stingray in Singapore!
I remember my first encounter with the BBQ Stingray. It was in a little coffee-shop in Teban Gardens in 1987. Before that, I don’t think I have ever eaten stingray. In fact, I don’t think I have ever eaten stingray in any other form since. Stingray, it seems has been created only for this one particular dish, just like no one really eats kohada in any other way other than as a sushi topping.
Mattar Road Seafood: The last stall on my Hawker Legend Trail
When I started my blogging adventure four years ago, there was a list of hawkers which I set myself the target of blogging. These were the Makansutra Hawker Legends. This was the very first list that Makansutra had come up with. Subsequently, they have come up with lists every year, but have called them Streetfood […]
This restaurant is closed Warm Salmon Mousse with Garlic Bread Have you ever stood at the foyer of HDB Hub in Toa Payoh and looked at their map of Singapore? It can be quite unsettling to see all the housing estates taking up much of our island and identifying all the places that you know […]
My first introduction to the BBQ Stingray was during my dating days in RJC. I never used to like seafood until I met Amagada. What to do? You want to impress your potential in-laws you need to put in the effort which includes enjoying what the girlfriend’s family likes as well as washing the windows […]