Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Kampung Ubi Industrial Estate Food Trail
This is the 2nd in a series of food trails where we try to uncover good eats hidden in our industrial estates! These areas are often overlooked as places to go for food because we just assume that they cater only to the workers in the estate. But if you dare to go in and […]
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.
Boon Keng Fish Head Bee Hoon: Fishmongers know fish
But, as you know, just because a fish is fresh doesn't necessarily mean that it is the best. Where the fish comes from also plays a big role and the price also depends on whether the fish are airflown or shipped to Singapore.
It is hard to write about an eatery when expectations are so high. Firstly, Ka Soh has been around for a long time and is regarded by many as a Singaporean institution. Mention fish head beehoon and har cheong gai and its name would invariably turn up! And then, there is the fact that they are on the listed in the Michelin guide as a Bib Gourmand restaurant! With these two accolades, you won't be blamed for expecting the food to be stellar.
Yong Kee Seafood Fish Soup: Yummy Yam and Fish Head Soup!
The clear fish soup is good but it was the fish head yam soup that I felt really sets it apart from other fish soup stalls. The soup stock is made from a variety of dried seafood without the addition of pork bones and the owner himself would visit Senoko Fish Market in the wee hours of the morning to pick his fish for the day. The fish head yam soup is sweet, full bodied and very satisfying. Perfect for days when you yearn for fishhead steamboat but can't gather enough kakis to share a pot.
The fish soup is excellent and it has a good combination of a deep flavour with a luxurious mouthfeel that is well balanced and not overly rich so that you can easily finish a whole bowl of it without feeling guilty.
Healthy and delicious fish soup with a wide variety of fresh fish to choose from, quality vegetables and a big emphasis on safety and health. I used to think "healthy hawker food" was an oxymoron. Not any more! There is a great future for healthier hawker dishes, but stalls need to think out of the box like Wang Yuan and not just toss in some extra veggies just to earn the healthy label.
Hau Chu Seafood (Chop Lian Hin): Old School Zi Char in Teban Gardens!
There is nothing more old school than a coffeeshop with a black signboard with carved chinese characters painted in gold. It’s so old school that it is slowly becoming fashionable again! Coffeeshops like Chop Lian Hin which still have the original black and gold signboard seem to have that kind of positive vibe which sends […]
Ichiban Seafood Sliced Fish Soup: Food, Food everywhere, but nothing good to eat!
Update: 9 Dec 2015 Address of the stall has been updated I am sure you have felt it before. You walk into a large food centre and there are food stalls everywhere but none of which are worth your calories. That has happened to me many times at Seah Im Food Centre which is why […]
Whampoa Fish Head Steamboat: Why women do all the work while men sit and enjoy life?
Fish Head Steamboat Let’s face it. It is a man’s world. Ladies, please don’t get me wrong, I am just stating this as an observation, not promulgating it as a value. Just consider the two Fish Head Steamboat places that I have blogged about who incidentally are both known as “Whampoa”. Over at Whampoa Keng […]
Nam Wah Chong (Ah Chew) Fishhead Steamboat Corner: Serving Steamboat Since 1927!
Pomfret Steamboat In my last post on Fish Head Steamboat, I alluded to the fact that Nam Wah Chong is probably the earliest Fishhead Steamboat that is still in operation. The boss here tells me that it was his paternal grandfather who started selling Fish Head Steamboat way back in 1927 in merchant road. I […]
Whampoa Keng Makan Session: A night of Singing, Entertainment and Great Food!
The Whampoa Keng Makan Session will go down in ieatishootipost history as one of the most fun makan session of all time. The best part is that it wasn’t even planned! All I requested of Sharon was that she come up to sing one or two songs for us but it ended up like we […]