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. […]
Diamond Kitchen: Passionate Gen Y Cze Charpreneurs
With all this talk about the demise of our hawker culture, it is refreshing to meet some Gen Yers who are doing an excellent job with our local cuisine. Meet Josh and Deven, the dynamic duo who runs Diamond Kitchen. Well, there is also the chef who is responsible for the food. But I didn’t […]
Eastern House of Seafood: Good and Cheap Cze Char!
The restaurant has relocated. You know what makes Malaysian Cze Char different from Singapore Cze Char? You might find this question a little superfluous, but there is a reason why I ask. Most of the Cze Char dishes in Singapore are cooked by Malaysian Chefs, so you would think that it should taste very much […]
This restaurant is closed 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 […]
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 […]
Siang Hee Seafood: Coffee Crabs hit the heartlands!
I have been a huge fan of Siang Hee Seafood since I first blogged about them in 2008. Ah Yoke is one of those hawkers who are really passionate about cooking and she is always experimenting with new recipes. She came up with a few of her own creations over the years, like her Luo […]
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 […]
Seng Kee Bak Chor Mee: Its like visiting your Uncle who happens to be a great cook!
Crab Bee Hoon Seasonal Price Our Seng Kee uncle is busy trying to build up his Cze Char business in the evenings and has been experiementing with different dishes to put on the Cze Char menu. The kakis have been patronising the Crab Bee Hoon over the last month or so and I have personally […]
Registration is now Closed! Registration is now opened for the ieat Crab Fest! There will be 8 courses consisting of crabs, crabs and more crabs. So it is advised that you eat plenty of vegetables for breakfast and lunch because dinner is not considered a balanced diet! The details are as follows:Date: 13 November 2009Time: […]
Roland Restaurant: History of Chilli Crabs, this is as Singaporean as it gets!
Singapore Chilli Crabs: At Uniquely Singaporean Dish I don’t think anyone disputed that Chilli Crabs is as Singaporean as the Merlion up till about a few weeks ago when the Malaysian Tourism Minister claimed Chilli Crabs as a Malaysian dish that has been highjacked by Singapore. Rather than achieving her goal, I think the Tourism […]
The ieat Global Crab Fest:: Featuring Crabs from around the Globe!
Our next makan session is probably going to be the most interesting one to date. Initially, I had thought about holding a Crab Fest where we will be cooking crabs in 8 different styles, but as fate would have it, I discovered after our dinner at Chin Huat that rather than just having Sri Lankan […]