The Famous Kitchen: Unique Teochew/Cantonese Fusion Seafood!
Famous Kitchen is run by a brother and sister team. Jeffrey had spent a number of years and China and tries to infuse his dishes with tastes that he has picked up in his travels across China. One of the dishes that he had come up with is the salted vegetable fish which is based on the Sze Chuan steamed chilli fish but with the chillies taken out to make it more palatable for the local palate. This dish would go very well with a nice big bowl of plain Teochew porridge!
The draw card for 7th Mile Seafood is their Crab Bee Hoon which is cooked by a chef who used to work at Ming Kee Seafood. When I was on my Crab Bee Hoon hunt way back in 2007, Ming Kee was one of those places that was well known for their Crab Bee Hoon. At the time, the gold standard was still Sin Huat, but people are often put off by the infamy of Sin Huat whose seafood meals can cost the same as those from top end seafood restuarants. So, Ming Kee was a good alternative.
Keng Eng Kee Seafood: The Almost Extinct Singapore Zi Char Chef
The future of the Singapore born Cze Char Chef is bleaker than that of an impotent Panda. No kidding. Those of you who frequent Cze Chars will know that almost all of our Cze Char chefs are from Malaysia. If Malaysia should one day restrict their citizens from coming to work in Singapore, our Cze […]
Hui Wei Chinese-Thai Cuisine: On the Cze Char Trail
Unlike some of our other hawker dishes, Cze Char is thriving in Singapore. The reason is simple. Whereas you pay only $3 for a plate of Char Kway Teow, you can end up paying $10-$15 eating at the Cze Char, making it economically attractive. In addition, a lot of families don’t cook at home nowadays. […]
I feel incredulous when I hear people talking about the price of crabs. Take for example the situation at Yio Chu Kang Road. There is Crab Party selling crabs for $55/kg while House of Seafood down the street sells them for $48/kg. A lot of people say that Crab Party is more expensive but they […]
If you are a crab lover, you would no doubt have heard about Ga Hock’s salt baked crabs. I have been wanting to eat at Ga Hock for the longest time, but never managed to get down to it till now. I had always imagined the salt baked crab is like salt baked chicken where […]
Majestic Bay Seafood: Will there be Kopi Crab Copy Cats soon?
Will Kopi Crab be the next big thing in the Singapore seafood scene? Every now and then, a chef from somewhere will come up with a new crab dish which takes Singapore by storm. In the fifties, it was Mdm Cher with her Chilli Crabs, in the sixties, Long Beach with Black Pepper Crabs, and […]
Gu Ma Jia: It is really like eating at Aunty’s place
You can just imagine why Gu Ma Jia is called Gu Ma Jia (First Auntie’s House) right? Well, the story goes that Gu Ma has 5 brothers and 1 sister and is not only the eldest in the family but also happens to be the best cook. So the younger brothers and sisters often invite […]
Ocean Kingdom Seafood Restaurant: Of Foodies and Deadly Dishes
This restaurant is closed Humans have an innate fascination for novelty. I think I speak on behalf of most foodies here that one of the really exciting things about being a foodie is being able to taste something new. Actually, a foodie is like a collector of sorts. Some people collect stamps (I don’t know […]
This post is dedicated to my Papa One of my fondest childhood memories is when the crabs that my father bought escaped from the pail and we had to spend a good part of the day looking into every corner of the house to find them! My Pa is a big fan of crabs but […]
This place is closed Its hard to imagine Singapore having farms, but we do have small pockets of land in our tiny island that has been set aside for agriculture. They don’t produce enough food to feed all of us, but its nice to know that there are places that we can go to that […]
Kong Bak Pau $23 It’s a good thing to know that in fast paced Singapore where everything changes at breakneck speed that there are still some pockets of nostalgia waiting to be discovered. The Kong Bak Pau at Westlake is one such pocket. I am quite serious when I say that this Kong Bak Pau […]