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 […]
No Name Hainanese Curry Rice: Maximum Ommph, Minimum Fuss
Crispy Fried Pork There is really only one word that would adequately describe this meal and that word is SHIOK! Somehow “really tasty”, “yummy”, “delectable” and all the other adjectives don’t really capture the emotional response as well as the word “SHIOK” or even better, “D__n SHIOK!”. It just rolls off your tongue and I […]
With Holydrummer, Holybunny, Wahcow, Cactuskit, Khim, Amagada, DennizKwong’s Premium Pork Belly Satay $1ea I had a dream. I dreamt that I was eating Pork Belly Kushiyaki (Butabara) and all the wonderful juice was bursting out in my mouth as I sank my teeth into the springy flesh. But in my dream, instead of the plain […]
Ah, an anonymous reader quipped that being Teochew I only liked the grainy kind of porridge. Not true, not true. My favourite kind of Jok is actually the Hainanese style one which has broken grains in it. I guess it might be something I grew up with. I remember eating Jok almost every Sunday morning […]
Twe Kee Chicken Rice: Mom and Pop still doing it the traditional way.
With ieatjr Tucked in a small corner coffeeshop in the East Coast is an elderly couple who are still making chicken rice the same way they have been for 30 years. If you have ever wondered what chicken rice tasted like in the old days, you better get here quick, cos these good old mom […]
Yeo Keng Nam Chicken Rice: Should the Rice be fried first?
With the ieatfamily I used to believe that in order to prepare a good chicken rice, the rice had to be fried with garlic first to coat the grains with a thin layer of flavoured oil before cooking in chicken broth. That was how my Hainanese mother-in-law taught my wife to cook it. When I […]
Kwong Satay: Satay with Hokkien Mee, my favourite combination!
This next entry is very risky. Let me explain. First this satay is relatively unknown. Unlike those famous stalls that a lot of people can attest to, this one I am basing only on my taste buds. Secondly, the satay it is not even made by the stallowner but it is actually sourced from a […]
I would bet that if you brought an Ang Moh friend to eat this Hainanese Curry Rice, he would think you were pulling a quick one on him. It’s a plate of rice topped with an unthinkable mixture of gooey chicken curry, braised pork and slimy soft cabbage gravy. If you had never eaten this […]
Cheng Delicacies: Its what’s not on the Board that matters!
Chicken Chop Curry Rice $4.80 I don’t quite agree with the signboard which says that this restaurant serves “Traditional” Hainanese cuisine. To me it was more like Singapore dishes with a Hainanese twist cooked by a typical Hainanese lady. In addition, the dishes have been modified to suit the new generation of Singaporeans. Take for […]
Thien Kee Steamboat: A Place to hold your Hainanese Clan Dinner?
With the ieatFamily Hainanese Steamboat set $32 Singapore’s Chinese population is made up of 41% Hokkien, 21% Teochew, 15% Cantonese and a mere 5% Hainanese. But when it comes to food, the Hainanese are right up there with their hugely popular Chicken Rice and of course, Singapore’s favourite brew, the good old Kopi and Kaya […]
After over a year of blogging, I must admit that I am getting a little spoilt. It is getting harder and harder to find dishes that really make me go “Phwa Say!!” I guess the threshold to delight keeps getting higher and higher because once you have tested the best, the rest just don’t thrill […]
I really don’t know why Hainanese Food has such an effect on me. I am not sure if it is the nostalgia attached to it since I have so many fond memories of old Hainanese Coffee Houses like Silver Spoon and Cairnhill Steakhouse. Many Hainanese men worked on “Ang Moh” ships where they learnt how […]