Fishball Story: The economic reality of Gen Y hawkers
The stall has moved Douglas Ng (23) loved fishballs, especially the ones that his grandma makes. But the problem was that grandma only makes them twice a year and he wanted so much to eat them more often! So, soon after NS, he started his own fishball stall after a short stint doing fusion Cze […]
I get very excited when I come across a bowl of hawker food that is done with passion. I get even more excited when it is done by Gen Y hawkers AND doing it better than a lot of the more established stalls out there. It is conventional wisdom that our new generation hawkers can’t […]
Chia Keng Kway Teow Mee: Arguably the Best Mee Pok Tar in Singapore!
Mee Pok Tar (Special) $5, Fishball Soup extra $3 I have been blogging for 5 years now and have tasted my fair share of Mee Pok Tar. I don’t know why it took me all this time to eventually try Chia Keng, but let me just say this; I have finally found a Mee Pok […]
Making fishballs isn’t easy. “Yeah right, tell me something I don’t know” I hear you say. But I am actually telling you from personal experience. Yes, I have tried to come up with a recipe for fishballs and so far, I haven’t been very successful. When I speak with fishball sellers, they all tell me […]
Zhong Xing Foo Foochow Fishballs: This can be quite an addictive snack!
OK, I admit it, I actually quite like Foo Chow fishballs. My Teochew kakis would probably frown at my first statement because as a Teochew I am supposed to love our very own Teochew fishballs. But hey, when you bite into the ball out comes this burst of savoury pork flavour which is rather shiok! […]
Hui Ji Fishball Noodles and Yong Tau Foo: Best bowl of noodles this year!
Damien has been one of my most trusted makan kakis since the early days of the blog. He is one of the few people I know who is a second generation foodie. I believe he was weaned onto pureed Hokkien Mee from Geylang Lor 29 even before he could say the words “Hokkien Mee”. There […]
Tiong Bahru Fishballs: Fishball here, Fish cake there!
It is said that of all the major cuisines of China, Teochew food is probably the most suitable for the Japanese palate. The emphasis on freshness of seafood and the use of simple flavours to highlight the original flavour of the produce is very similar.When I was at Tsukiji market last year, I realise that […]
Lau Sim Shredded Chicken Noodles: You are only allowed a maximum of 7 giaos!
This stall is closed Shredded Chicken Noodles with Fish Dumplings (Her Giao) There is a popular saying amongst the Hokkiens that Teochews are very “Hao Lian” (Proud). Well, when you meet a hawker like the Mr Sim, you can’t help but agree that there is some element of truth in it. Having blogged so many […]
It was reported that a recent poll done by Shin Min newspaper voted Tampines Round Market the Best Hawker Centre in Singapore. OK, I agree Tampines Round Market has got a pretty good selection of Hawkers but I was suprised that it was voted the best. If you ask me, I think Old Airport Road […]
Li Xin Chao Zhou Fish Ball: Retro Next Gen Fishballs with Killer Chilli and Lard!
There are updates at the end of the blog With AlecEe, smart, iwatch_ueat and bashful hunter Does Retro, Next Gen Fishball sound like an oxymoron to you? Let me explain just what I mean. This newly opened Fishball stall is actually a branch of the famous stall in Toa Payoh Lor 7 which has been […]
Citizoom Minced Fish Noodle: Everything is made from Fish! Geylang East Central Part 1 of 6
With smart, iwatch_ueat and liverpool Now this is a great one for those looking for something novel and healthy. This place sells Shou Gong Yu Mian (Handmade Fish Noodles). Not only is the noodle made of fish, the brown crispy stuff is also made of fish, the wanton is stuffed with fish and the noodles […]
With our new makanbro, Liverpool1965! Tucked in the People’s Park Complex Food Centre is this stall with the longest queue I have ever seen!! And for something as unexciting (for me) as Yong Tau Foo! How can people get excited over Yong Tau Foo? Everyone gets a standard bowl of Yong Tau Foo with no […]