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.
Carne: Premium, Grassfed, Organic and all the Jazz
Let me say at the outset that if you go to Carne expecting to be blown away by the burger created by the Chef behind the World's No. 1 restaurant, then you would be setting yourself up for a major dissappointment
Remember Lavender Food Square? They used to house famous hawker stalls like Kok Kee Wanton Mee, Miow Sin Carrot cake and Albert Street Prawn Mee. The hawker centre, together with the neighbouring Eminent Plaza, were demolished in 2014 and in its place now stands ARC 380. The building has been in operation since 2018, but […]
My son James and I had actually embarked on another burger survey before the Circuit Breaker was announced to update our Best Burger list which we wrote in 2016. Half of the burger joints we listed had since been defunct and what has happened in the last four years has been the rise of the […]
Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Alexandra Village Industrial Estate Food Trail
I am doing a series of food trails into the industrial estates to uncover good eats that might have escaped your foodie radar. I think there is a general idea that food centres located in industrial areas cater mainly for workers in the estate so most of us won't think about venturing into an industrial estate just to find food.
The Ranch by Astons: Aged USDA Prime Beef Steaks, competitively priced!
The Ranch offers high end steaks at competitive prices. The service might not be as flash as what you get at an American run steakhouse like CUT, but if you are just after a piece of aged USDA prime steak, this is the place you can get it at a competitive price.
Burgs by Project Warung: Gourmet Burger $4.50 with fries!
There are two young fellas in Golden Mile Food Centre who are showing us that a gourmet burger really doesn’t need to cost $15. In fact, for $4.50, you can get a flame grilled beef patty made from freshly minced, chilled Australian beef, caramelized onions, pickled chilli and melted cheese in a soft, artisanal hamburger bun with fries included! I don’t know about you, but that is what I call a happy meal!
KEK Zi Char Burgers: Introducing the Sotong BLurger!
Behold the "Sotong BLurger! -- Eat oredi sure blur like sotong!"
The Sotong BLurger is basically deep fried calamari rings bathed in a creamy salted egg sauce between two toasted buns!
But wait, I hear you say, sotong in a burger?! You siao (crazy) or what?
Burgers have come a long way since I first wrote about the ieat Superburger in 2006. My vision of what a perfect burger should look like a decade ago has evolved somewhat over the years. Ten years ago, what I wanted was a BIG burger with all the trimmings: the bigger the better. Now, I am more focussed on the basics, ie the quality of the beef patty and the bun that accompanies it.
Naked Finn Farmer’s Market 2016 – ieatishootipost Naked Finn is celebrating its first year anniversary at their new restaurant by organizing a farmer’s market where they are making available their range of specially sourced seafood and condiments to the public! This should be good news for foodies looking for excellent quality ingredients! Owner Ken […]
10 best places to eat in Malacca!: ieat’s First Malacca Food Trail
I had an amazing weekend eating my way through Malacca! It was my first food trail there and it will not be the last! Here is collection of all my facebook entries I did while on the food trail for your easy reference! 1. Aunty Koh Cendol The award for the Best Cendol in Malacca […]
Time flies! It’s been 6 years since I sat down with Astons in his then brand new stall at East Coast Road to craft my dream burger with a wonderful hand chopped burger pattie, bacon and onion frost which is above all, sold at a very affordable at $12.50. I wonder how many readers here […]