It’s amazing how time flies! My last blog post on Cheng’s Delicacies was back in Nov 2007! Wow, 8 years went by just liddat (like that)! I can still remember the last visit there and how impressed I was with the Hokkien Mee and pork belly! I am not sure why I haven’t been […]
I have always loved satay. As a kid, satay was the easiest, tastiest thing to eat. In those days, it seemed to be a regular feature at every coffeeshop you visit. So, aside from selling kopi and teh, each coffeeshop would make their own pau and there will be someone grilling satay along the pathway […]
Prince Coffee House: Careful, that plate might be older than you!
Coffee Houses were all the rage back in the 70’s. Those were the days when “Western” food simply meant steak with baked beans and potato chips. The good old Coffee House is a term that you seldom hear of nowadays. I think for many Singaporeans of my generation, the term “Coffee House” would conjure up […]
You are probably wondering why I would blog about Ya Kun Kaya toast right? After all, everyone knows about Ya Kun. They are in all the major shopping centres and I dare say that most Singaporeans would have eaten at Ya Kun before. Are there anyone here who has never eaten at Ya Kun? Looking […]
Soon Lee Hainanese Porridge: Not Comfort Food, Comfortable Food!
When I was a kid, I don’t remember ever having Cantonese Congee in the hawker centres, do you? When my Pa said we were going to the market to eat Jok (porridge), it only meant the Hainanese style Jok where the rice is boiled till it is broken but still retains a grainy texture, unlike […]
Nan Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice: Mom and Pop Chicken Rice
Unlike Char Kway Teow, Chicken Rice is one dish that will continue to prosper. There is by far many more good Chicken Rice stalls in Singapore than any other hawker dish. This is probably because the dish appeals to people from all ages, from kids to senior folk and because of its ability to be […]
Selera Restaurant Curry Puffs: Will the real Rex Curry Puff please stand up?
This stall has shifted You all have heard about the famous Rex Curry Puffs right? You know of course, that there really isn’t a stall called Rex Curry Puffs. Rex was actually the name of a cinema which in its heyday was a name that kids would scream with joy whenever daddy or mummy mentions […]
Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice: How did Hainanese Curry Rice come to be?
Hainanese curry rice is defined by the four classic dishes of Pork Chop, Curry Chicken, Chap Chye and Kong Bak right? Ever wondered why? If you go to Hainan island, you will not be able to find Hainanese Curry Rice because this is a style of cooking that is only found in Singapore. The […]
130 Dempsey: Hainanese Steamboat the way Moma used to cook!
This place has closed Steamboat Buffet $18 nett What kind of restaurant will you get when you put two crazy foodies together with an Al Fresco Bar at Dempsey Road? The kind of restaurant I like, that’s what. 130@Dempsey is the kind of place where foodies like myself would imagine running. Just get a hole-in-the-wall […]
Tian Tian Curry Rice: The original Hainanese Pork Chop does not have tomato sauce!
Food like this really gets me excited. First of all, I love Hainanese Curry Rice. I think it is one of the tastiest things on earth. Secondly, I love Pork Chops. I think it is one of the tastiest ways to prepare pork. Thirdly, I experienced for the first time, what traditional Hainanese Pork Chop […]
Eleven Fingers Curry Rice: Extra Thumb, Extra Taste!
Braised Pork If I were to open an Economical Rice Stall, I would open one that sells Hainanese Curry Rice. The reason is simple. With Hainanese Curry Rice, you only really need six dishes. A good Chicken Curry, Braised Pork, Chap Chye……. Ok, you only need three dishes. The rest can be side dishes which […]
Killiney Kopitiam: A Tale about an Old Hainanese Gentleman
Kopi $1.10 I was told that if you wanted the best cup of Kopi from Killiney Kopitiam, you still had to go back to the original shop at Killiney Road where the coffee is brewed by an old Hainanese gentleman who has been making the Kopi there for the longest time. Now, I have always […]