The Hainan Story Chapter One – 24/7 Singapore Cafe
By @FeiEats Growing up half-Hainanese, I always knew that my maternal dialect group is a minority amongst the Chinese community in Singapore. Hardly anyone is able to speak the dialect and in the older days, even the Hainanese hawkers would speak either Cantonese or Hakka. Only later did I learn from mom (who learnt from her parents) […]
Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Sin Ming Industrial Estate Food Trail
We continue our exploration into our industrial heartlands to uncover good food and hidden gems! In today's trail, we will uncover a coffeeshop where toast is still done over charcoal and where you can see poh piah skin being made by hand. We will also showcase a stall making blue pea mee hoon kway and a cafe that serves a mean lu rou fan! So hit the play button and let's go!
Ah Seng Hai Nam coffee is nothing short of a living museum which we can be proud of. The passion that drives the family's insistence of doing everything the old school way in the face of modernization is a true inspiration for us all.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the poster girl for the future of our kopi culture! After searching high and low, I finally found Faye, a next generation kopi barista who, after spending years brewing espresso coffee has decided to return to her roots and take over the family kopi stall founded by her […]
Food Glossary: Good Morning Nanyang Cafe Re-booted!
This place is closed I first met Byron way back in Nov 2006 when the blog was just three months old. He had come across the photos on my blog and wanted to engage me to take some photos of his food for him. That was when I discovered, what I would still consider to […]
Tong Ah Eating House: No more iconic but Kopi and Toast still shiok!
Tong Ah was quite arguably the most iconic Kopitiam in Singapore. Since 1939, their coffeshop which was located at the junction of Teck Lim and Keong Saik road was the place to drink a cup of kopi, munch on super crispy toast and enjoy a 270° view of time slowly ticking by. Unfortunately, like a […]
10 best places to eat in Malacca!: ieat’s First Malacca Food Trail
I had an amazing weekend eating my way through Malacca! It was my first food trail there and it will not be the last! Here is collection of all my facebook entries I did while on the food trail for your easy reference! 1. Aunty Koh Cendol The award for the Best Cendol in Malacca […]
Coffeeshops like Heap Seng Leong might be a distant memory for some and stuff of legend for others. Most Singaporeans would have probably heard of the uncle in pajama pants making kopi. Some might not even know what a pair of pajama pants look like. For Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, they bring back fond […]
We are looking at the end of the traditional Kopi Man. Oh, our Nanyang style coffee heritage will live on with the likes of Killiney, Ya Kun and Toast Box, but you are not going to be able to find anymore of the traditional Kopi sock masters in our next generation. The reason is very […]
Dong Po Colonial Cafe: Traditional Cakes to go with Kopi!
Singapore’s very own coffee culture has come a long way since Ya Kun started the ball rolling by ushering in the concept of Kopi Cafes in the 90′s. Before that, Singaporeans were only able to enjoy Kopi and Kaya Toast at individual kopitiams. So if you wanted Ya Kun’s kopi you had to head to […]
Ho Tit Coffee Powder Factory: A Call for Heritage Status for our Traditional Crafts
Much has been said about the need to preserve our culinary heritage. So far it has been largely a NATO (No Action Talk Only) affair. However, I am glad that we Singaporeans are slowly waking up to the fact that we need to do something to preserve our precious culinary heritage before it all disappears […]
It really is too bad that my friend Keith couldn’t make it for our Ultimate Hawker Fest. His rendition of the local Kopi using freshly pulled Expresso and a secret blend of corn and butter would have been a fitting salute to the humble Kopi! But for those of you would want to experience what […]