Fragrant Garden Teochew Cuisine opens in Pasir Ris!
Fragrant Gardens has been our go to place for Teochew food ever since I first ate there in 2014. Over the years, I have gotten to know the family very well and the owner/chef, Mr Koh has even appeared in a few videos to teach us how to cook classic Teochew dishes like Steam Pomfret, Salted Fish Minced Pork and Orh Nee!
Wei Ji Braised Duck: Keeping a family legacy alive
There are many heartwarming stories rising from our hawker heartland. Selling food and providing transport is a lifeline for many in most societies. Visit any metropolis and you will find new immigrants either selling food or driving taxis in order to provide for their families when they are unable find work in their own trade or profession. This was certainly the case for Singapore in the early days when many of our forefathers became hawkers or rickshaw pullers in order to eke out a living.
Fragrant Pig Trotter Bee Hoon: Eating Pig’s Feet will Keep You Looking Young!
I always tend to associate pig trotters with the elderly. I think it is a cultural thing, but we Chinese always talk about grandma eating pig trotters. Nowadays, pig trotters are becoming fashionable again with celebrity chefs like Fergus Henderson advocating nose to tail eating. It wasn’t long before the scientists also got into the […]
Heng Gi Goose and Duck Rice: True Heritage Braised Duck
When you talk about braised duck, this is the one stall that is a bit of a legend in Singapore. The old man has been selling braised duck for over 60 years since he was a small boy helping out at his fathers stall along Tewchew street. Before Tekka market closed for renovations, I heard […]
Ah Seah Eating House: Ultimate comfort food for a Teochew Ah Hia
Teochew Porridge is the ultimate comfort food for a Teochew Ah Hia like myself. Although I would be the first to admit that though I have 100% Teochew DNA, my selection of dishes to accompany my porridge won’t be able to score me a distinction if I were sitting for the entrance exams for admission […]
Lao Liang Pork Trotter Jelly: They don’t do it like this anymore!
With iwatch_ueat and SCS Butter Now this is a dish you don’t often get to see nowadays. (Actually I don’t think it was ever that common). I admit that this was the first time that I was introduced to this Teochew Dish myself. It is yet another nail in the coffin of my self delusional […]
Teo Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle: Melt in your Mouth Braised Pork Soft Bones
I simply love braised pork soft bone, don’t you? I just could not resist ordering a bowl of this Braised Pork Noodle. The Pork Soft Bone has been cooked till you can finish the whole bowl of noodle without leaving anything in the bowl or on the table next to the bowl. Talking about throwing […]
Xing Ji Braised Duck: Good Enough to switch loyalties!
This stall is closed On assignment with Professional Photographer, Alec Ee Set for 2, $8 Photo by Alec Ee On this occasion, I was invited to join professional photographer, Alec Ee to a photoshoot of his favourite Braised Duck stall which according to him is better (in a different sort of way) from the famous […]
Boon Tong Kee Kway Chap: Old World vs New World Hawkers: Zion Road Riverside Food Centre: Part 2 of 3
With iwatch_ueat, damien, smartgoh and The HolyC You know, I am beginning to realize that just as wines are divided into New and Old World wines, each with a distinctive taste, Singapore Hawker Fare can also be divided into Old World and New World tastes. Food that comes from a 40 year old wok and […]
With PK, yummiedummies, iwatch_ueat, liverpool and smart This stall is famous for serving out a braised wild boar. Since I have not eaten wild boar in recent memory, I decided to try it out to see what a pig on the wild side would taste like. We were dissappointed to find that instead of wild […]
Loh Mei: The one and only stall?: People’s Park Food Centre Part 1 of 3
With iwatch_ueat, damien and liverpool This is one of those blogs which I have a hard time writing. I write best when I am enamoured with the food. So why even include this stall in the blog? Well, I was told this is the “Last of the Mohicans”, the “Final Dodo” even rarer than an […]
Tang Cheng Chicken Rice: Back after 10 years in exile!: Part 2 of 6
With liverpool, iwatch_ueat, smart and tamago We stumbled upon this brand new stall which looked very promising. According to the owner, they are previously a popular stall in Jurong before they took a 10 year break. (This is according to them, if you had patronized their stall before could you please let us know?) Anyway, […]