The adage “Teochew lang haolian” (Teochews love to boast) never fails to validate itself whenever I meet with a (good) Teochew hawker. This time it’s Mr Tay Ah Liat, 73 who has been selling kway chap for almost 50 years! He started his craft as a young 20 something year old at the now defunct […]
Wei Ji Braised Duck: Keeping a family legacy alive
There are many heartwarming stories rising from our hawker heartland. Selling food and providing transport is a lifeline for many in most societies. Visit any metropolis and you will find new immigrants either selling food or driving taxis in order to provide for their families when they are unable find work in their own trade or profession. This was certainly the case for Singapore in the early days when many of our forefathers became hawkers or rickshaw pullers in order to eke out a living.
Lao San Kway Chap: Oh, so Kway Chap is supposed to be like this!
Excellent Kway! This really is one amazing bowl of Kway Chap. Bob has been raving about this in our forum but it was only when decided to focus my efforts on Ang Mo Kio that I finally got to try this Kway Chap. The reason for targeting Ang Mo Kio is because of the upcoming […]
Tong Lok Kway Chap: There’s No School like Old School!
The Kway in Kway Chap Kway Chap. The two words that always remind me of my days in the operating theatre assisting in colorectal surgery. I have shared it before in a previous post, but it’s just something I have to share again for the benefit of our newer readers. Colorectal surgeons love Kway Chap! […]
Garden Kway Chap: At least this Famous stall is going to last another generation
The hawker scene in Singapore is undergoing a change much like the rest of our society. Not enough Singaporeans want to clean tables and serve food anymore, so we have to hire people from China to help us. Not enough Singaporeans want to work in retail, so we have to hire people from the Philippines […]
Penang Food Trail 2: Streetside Night Spots Part 1
One thing I really enjoyed about Penang is the fact that they still have real streetside hawkers who come out at night to peddle their wares. These type of hawkers have long since dissappeared from Singapore except for the contrived ones along Lau Pa Sat and Gluttons Bay. There is a certain charm as well […]
This stall is closed Well, we Singaporeans are an honest bunch. We know our faults and we openly admit them. Impatient, rude, unforgiving and downright Kiasu. We sigh in frustration when we experience graciousness in other societies and lament that we can’t be the same. Hey, all is not lost. Deep inside each and everyone […]
Ya Kwang Kway Chap: Heavenly Kong Bak, $10 Crab Bee Hoon, Yuppie Kway Chap and Peking Rectums!
This Stall is Closed Just in case you are wondering what this stall actually sells, the answer is…..anything that the owner Jason is passionate about. Well, the mainstay of the stall is the Kway Chap which was recommended by one of our readers, Iris. She described this as a Yuppie Kway Chap that would appeal […]
Loh Mei: The one and only stall?: People’s Park Food Centre Part 1 of 3
With iwatch_ueat, damien and liverpool This is one of those blogs which I have a hard time writing. I write best when I am enamoured with the food. So why even include this stall in the blog? Well, I was told this is the “Last of the Mohicans”, the “Final Dodo” even rarer than an […]
Chuan Lai Kway Chap King: The First is actually the Last
This blog is dedicated to all the Surgeons that I have worked with. I know how you all yearn for Kway Chap after a long hard day at the operating theatres! If I asked you to guess what the first picture showed, only those who are Kway Chap Afficianados and those who have done a […]
To-Ricos Kway Chap: Pure Porcine Parts Pleasure Old Airport Road Food Centre Part 2 of 9
With ieatMaMa, iwatch_ueat and superfinefeline If you are the type that does not like to waste food, then you would be very happy with this blog. With Kway Chap, every part of the pig is eaten, including the rectum, fallopian tubes, small and large intestines as well as the skin and the meat. Nothing is […]