JB Ah Meng burst into our Zi Char scene in 2009 with their white pepper crabs going for $20 for 3 . I still remember reading about them in the forums and promptly made my way down to sample the food. They have made great strides since then and even gotten themselves listed in the […]
I remember my first encounter with the BBQ Stingray. It was in a little coffee-shop in Teban Gardens in 1987. Before that, I don’t think I have ever eaten stingray. In fact, I don’t think I have ever eaten stingray in any other form since. Stingray, it seems has been created only for this one particular dish, just like no one really eats kohada in any other way other than as a sushi topping.
The fish soup is excellent and it has a good combination of a deep flavour with a luxurious mouthfeel that is well balanced and not overly rich so that you can easily finish a whole bowl of it without feeling guilty.
Time flies. The last time I wrote about Kok Sen restaurant was back in 2007 which was 8 years ago! At that time, I would never have imagined that I would still be blogging about food in 2015! Anyway, if you are one my readers who actually read the post on Kok Sen which was […]
Keng Eng Kee Seafood: The Almost Extinct Singapore Zi Char Chef
The future of the Singapore born Cze Char Chef is bleaker than that of an impotent Panda. No kidding. Those of you who frequent Cze Chars will know that almost all of our Cze Char chefs are from Malaysia. If Malaysia should one day restrict their citizens from coming to work in Singapore, our Cze […]
This place is closed! “This reminds me of a story, looooong before your time, in the Southern province of China……” I am sure that many of us are familiar with this line from “Under One Roof” which was made famous by Moses Lim’s character, Tan Ah Teck waaaaaaay back in the 90’s! Somehow, I still […]
Kong Kee Seafood Restaurant: A taste of Real KL food!
KL Hokkien Mee $10 (Small $5) Having returned from KL recently I posed the question to our facebook fans on whether we could get a decent KL style Hokkien Mee in Singapore and the name Kong Kee came up a few times. So I had to go down and see for myself whether this KL […]
Hin Fried Hor Fun: Hor Fun with Prawn, Beef and sliced Fish
Beef Prawn and Fish Hor Fun $5 Fried Hor Fun is one of those dishes that you tell whether it is good or not by smelling it. Amazingly, there are not many foods like that in our hawker centres. Let’s see, Mee Pok, Chicken Rice, Char Siew Rice, Fish Soup, Poh Piah, Rojak even Hokkien […]
Yuan Wei Seafood Restaurant: Unlikely place to find the best Penang style Char Kway Teow!
Seafood Fried Kway Teow $18 (prices start from $10) Yuan Wei is one of those little hole-in-the-wall places that you would probably just walk past without blinking an eye. But it is a little secret which our makan kakis, notably Champagne have been keeping to themselves. Well, not really, they have been organizing many makan […]
With ieatfamily Half Chicken $12 This is my 20th post on White Chicken so I think I have some credence to say that after all the dust has settled, there is one White Chicken in Singapore which in my opinion still stands out as the one in which I would travel halfway around the island […]
This stall is closed! Hor Fun $4 There are some places which I just fall in love with at first sight. Koon Kee is one of them. ChinChyeGuy’s dad told me about this place which sells a pretty mean Hor Fun and since I have been searching for a Hor Fun with wok hei, I […]
Kok Sen Restaurant: Just how do you define Cze Char?
With Damien, iwatch_ueat, smart, liverpool and Tag Big Prawn Bee Hoon Soup $11.50 What’s the difference between a Cze Char and a Restaurant? Is it just because a Restaurant has air-con and a Cze Char does not? Or is it that the dishes are different? Perhaps it is the prices or service that is different? […]