Of late, I have started re-visiting some of the hawker stalls which I have written about years ago. When I first wrote about Chey Sua back in 2009, it wasn’t that easy to interview hawkers. In those days, social media was a relatively new and so an inquisitive blogger was greeted which much suspicion. Nowadays […]
Ang Mo Kio 107 Carrot Cake: Friendliest Hawker Award!
So what do you do when the boss just won't get off your back, the goldfish is starting to swim sideways and you just found out that your brand new smartphone has just gone missing? Well, it's time to look on the bright side of life, get something good to eat and let yourself be infected with a contagious smile.
Turnip Pudding? Did the Michelin Guide get it wrong?
The internet has been abuzz with news of 17 hawkers making it to the Bib Gourmand list of the Michelin Guide this week. As usual, Singaporeans have been quick to decry the selection of stalls and pointing out some glaring errors in the list. One of them was about the Guide calling the “carrot cake” […]
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 […]
Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kueh) Recipe: With Japanese Radish!
I have been wanting to write this carrot cake recipe ever since Chef William Soh wowed everyone with his carrot cake during our Ultimate Hawker Fest last year. As with many of my other recipes which I have blogged about, there is always the question of “Why Bother?” since you can just go to the […]
Fu Ming Carrot Cake: It don’t matter if it’s black or white
I have been a little bit crazy over carrot cake lately and have been on a quest to create the ultimate carrot cake at home. I have tried several different recipes and I am just about finished with a recipe which I will blog about soon. Before you can try to come up with the […]
Miow Sin Carrot Cake: It tastes as good as it looks!
I revisited Lavender Food Square recently and was very pleasantly surprised by the carrot cake there. I have written about them years ago and at the time, the old uncle was quite tight lipped about his carrot cake. I must have caught him at a better time now, either that or he has mellowed down […]
Lau Goh Carrot Cake: The History of Carrot Cake (Chai Tau Kueh) revisited
Ask any baby boomer about White Carrot Cake they will tell you about the Legendary Lau Goh Carrot Cake at People’s Park. In its heydays in the 70’s, Lau Goh was unrivalled. When others were selling carrot cake for less than a dollar a plate, he was already selling it at $1 plus and despite […]
Carrot Cake $2 I used to say that there were three types of carrot cake, the white, the black and the one with cream cheese frosting. But you know what, I was wrong, there are actually more. Within the white carrot cake category, there are still several variants. There is the commonly seen loose one, […]
Lim Hai Sheng Carrot Cake: Its good to be Hao Lian (proud) when it comes to food
I think it has been some time since I was reminded that Teochew people are really “Hao Lian” (proud). Well, at least they are really proud of their food. We Teochews call such people “Hao Lian Bah” (proud male). Ah Bah in Teochew is the equivalent of “dude” whilest the “dudet” is call “Ah Niah”. […]
Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake: The Last Bastion of Tradition!
I never thought I would still be able to eat a REAL Chai Tau Kway (Carrot Cake) in our day and age. There are of course more and more hawkers who are trying to differentiate themselves by steaming their own carrot cakes instead of buying them from the suppliers. But most of these hawkers make […]