For the people living in Char Kway Teow land, a new hope has dawn. When Adam couldn’t cope with the stress of looking after the garden of Eden all by himself, God created Eve to help him. It was a young Joan of Arc who saved France from British domination in the Hundred Years war […]
Day Night Fried Kway Teow: The Search for the last Char Kway Teow Men!
With the publication of my book, “The End of Char Kway Teow”, this particular hawker dish has suddenly become an icon for endangered hawker dishes. So I am on a mission to find the last of the Char Kway Teow men and in particular, I am hoping to find some Gen Y Char Kway Teow […]
Shen Cheng Char Kway Teow: The last of the Char Kway Teow Men!
Char Kway Teow $2.50 My book, “The End of Char Kway Teow, and other Hawker Mysteries” will be published soon (mid Dec). I have been working on the book for the last six months and now we are just putting the finishing touches on the cover. The title of the book is derived from my […]
Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow: Not classic Char Kway Teow but I like it!
I have often lamented that there was a lack of really good Char Kway Teow nowadays. So when some of our kakis started talking about this less well known Char Kway Teow stall over at Old Airport Road Food Centre, it did not take me long to organize a makan session there to find out […]
Hai Kee Char Kway Teow: The Famous one from Queenstown has moved here!
Char Kway Teow $4 portion (prices start at $3) Frying a plate of Char Kway Teow is a dying art in Singapore. Of all the hawker dishes, Char Kway Teow is the most artisanal because the essence of a plate of Char Kway Teow lies almost solely in the hands of the hawker. The other […]
Guan Kee Char Kway Teow: Longest Char Kway Teow queue I have seen
A Bib Gourmand Eatery 2019 Char Kway Teow $2.50 There still exist a generation of Singaporeans who continue to exemplify the spirit of our founding fathers of hard work and dedication to even the most menial of tasks. Just take the Char Kway Teow Uncle at Guan Kee for example. I was at Ghim Moh […]
Yuan Wei Seafood Restaurant: Unlikely place to find the best Penang style Char Kway Teow!
Seafood Fried Kway Teow $18 (prices start from $10) Yuan Wei is one of those little hole-in-the-wall places that you would probably just walk past without blinking an eye. But it is a little secret which our makan kakis, notably Champagne have been keeping to themselves. Well, not really, they have been organizing many makan […]
Penang Food Trail 1: Penang Char Kway Teow – Round One goes to Penang
Contestant #1: Kedai Kopi Sin HuaRM 3.50, RM 4 with duck egg We wasted no time to get to our first food stall. I had skipped breakfast and the inflight meal, so when we touched down in Penang we headed straight for some Penang Char Kway Teow. Our first photostop was the Temple of the […]
Meng Kee Char Kway Teow: A Char Kway Teow that’s worth the Calories
Char Kway Teow is almost a bad word in Singapore. Ask anyone to name you the most unhealthy hawker food and Char Kway Teow will probably be one of the dishes mentioned. It is afterall, nothing more than starch fried in lard and flavoured with fish sauce and sweet black sauce. And then there is […]
Hillstreet Char Kway Teow: I have eaten the rest, this is still the best
It is good to know that some things never change. Almost 2 years ago, I blogged about Hillstreet Char Kway Teow and even in the early days of the blog, I already gave this old man a 4.75/5 for his Char Kway Teow. I think it was the very first time I awarded a 4.75/5 […]
Heng Huat Char Kway Teow: Healthy…..yet Still can Eat
With Damien Char Kway Teow must be one of the top three dishes with the worst reputation for being unhealthy. Just ask anyone which is the most unhealthy hawker dish and I think most people will mention Char Kway Teow. To counter this bad rep, an increasing number of Char Kway Teow stalls are putting […]
Tanjong Pagar Fried Kway Teow: Should the Kway Teow be thick or thin?
With AlecEe, Kat, zanzoo, iwatch_ueat, liverpool, pk and smart The review of this Char Kway Teow is mixed. I thought that it was very good, but others in our group thought it was good but not that good. However, being a 30 year old stall, I am sure that they will have their regular supporters. […]