Nasi lemak has got to be one of my top ten best breakfast idea of all time! It might seem like a simple dish of coconut rice, chilli, fried egg and ikan bilis, but a mouthful of fragrant rice mixed with the sweet chilli and a few slivers of ikan bilis is as tasty as any Michelin Star meal in my books!
At 50 cents each, you would be hard pressed to find a cheaper, more satisfying shiokness anywhere else. This simple snack of curried potatoes wrapped in a crispy shell and a cup of teh tarik might not make it as a course in a degustation menu, but no Singaporean would deny that it really does hit all the right gastronomic spots!
So far Cendol Melaka comes closest to the one I remember from Teochew Cendul in Penang. It is the type that is sold along the streets of Malaysia. Light, refreshing with just a pinch of salt to give it that rounded mouth feel. Nobody would ever dare say that it is as good as the best ones in Malaysia but it is certainly amongst the best that you can find here in Singapore.
There is nothing more satisfying than roti prata and teh tarik for breakfast. To have this at a roadside coffeeshop is the quintessential breakfast for me. Oh, I do love the American breakfast, wanton mee, black carrot cake, kaya toast and nasi lemak for breakfast too, but somehow, roti prata is just extra special. It […]
I have been wanting to blog about Nasi Bawean from the very early days of the blog but somehow I didn’t manage to get around it until recently. The problem is that the stall is so popular that it often sells out by the time I finish seeing my last patient and rush down for […]
Fatman Satay: Iconic Satay since the Satay Club days
I think that there are very few food places that could elicit as many fond memories and nostalgia as the Satay Club at Esplanade. For those of us who can remember eating there, it was the epitomy of the Satay experience in Singapore. And in those days, when you ask around about which Satay stall […]
I last blogged about Famous Islamic back in 2007 when the blog was barely six months old. Since then, they have moved further up North Bridge road, dropped the “Famous” from their name, and the given a much needed makeover. There has been very mixed reactions to this Biryani. Some people, especially those from overseas […]
Rendezvous Restaurant: Childhood memories of Nasi Padang
I have a few childhood memories of food that I recall very distinctly. My first meal at Rendezvous is one of them. It was the first time I ate curry and fell in love with it. Before Rendezvous, I wouldn’t touch curry because I wouldn’t eat spicy food, but it was the Ayam Korma which […]
Nasi Padang River Valley: Less spicy, more sweet, Yummy all round!
This restaurant is closed If you love Nasi Padang, I am sure you would have at least heard of Nasi Padang River Valley. This place is probably one of the most well known places for Nasi Padang in Singapore and it is quite a known fact that one of their regular customers is the Sultan […]
Rumah Makan Minang: Of Padang and Minangkabau Cuisine
We all enjoy Nasi Padang, but how much do we actually know about it? I would be the first to admit that I am guilty of calling any stall that sells rice with Malay style curry dishes Nasi Padang without much thought. But that is not entirely inaccurate as many of the dishes that are […]