Beo Crescent Hainanese Curry Rice: Shiokness to the Max!
There are some eateries that are so shiok that you just have to write about them again. My last story was written in 2008, but at that time, I didn't manage to get the back story from the owner as they were just too busy. This time round, I managed to have nice chat with Mr Pang Tao Chin, 72 who has been serving his incredibly delicious curry rice at this old school coffeeshop for over three decades.
China Street Hainanese Curry Rice: Food for the Soul!
There has been much talk about Singapore seeking an intangible heritage item for the Unesco list. I am not sure if Hainanese curry rice would be iconic enough to be THE intangible item but I think there is enough grounds for it to at least make it into the shortlist.
Scissor Cut Curry Rice: The Origins of Scissor Cut Curry Rice!
Behold, the ugly, gooey, glorious mess that is Beach Road Scissor cut rice. Those of you who have been to the original branch at Jalan Besar will know what I am talking about. It really doesn't look appetizing to those who have yet to experience the epiphany of the eclectic mix of curry chicken, braised pork, stewed cabbage and chilli.
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. [email protected] is the kind of place where foodies like myself would imagine running. Just get a hole-in-the-wall […]