The Original Katong Laksa: It really is the Original!
We are living in the days of fake news, fake food, fake brands and fake accolades. I don't know about you, but it really irks me when new restaurants pop up claiming to trace their lineage back to the 60s or to be the original one from Tiong Bahru or Toa Payoh or Queenstown. But if you try to dig a little deeper, you hit bottom pretty soon, because the claims turn out to be as shallow as the soup in a fine dining establishment.
Roxy theatre used to be the most happening place in the Eastern part of Singapore. Built in 1931, it provided entertainment to generations of Singaporeans before it was finally closed in 1978. Aside from the movies shown there, it was also famous for its hawker stalls
HarriAnns Nonya Table: Third Gen Handmade Nonya Kueh!
With so many kopi places now going retro and offering old school biscuits and cakes, it was only a matter of time before someone starts offering traditional Nonya/Malay kuehs as another option to satisfy your need for a sweet delight in between meals.
Finding a stall like Geylang Laksa is like landing a 600kg Bluefin tuna. In order to grow to that size, the tuna had to be able to siam (escape) the millions of hooks in the ocean which has managed to ensnare 96% of its compatriots over the years. With a net as wide as the […]
I have wanted to try Roti Babi ever since I read about it in our forum. The most famous place for this dish of bread stuffed with pork is at a Cze Char called Yut Kee in KL which is on my list of places to visit one day. So when I heard about this […]
928 Yishun Laksa: Why Curry Laksa and Assam Laksa both called Laksa?
Have you ever wondered why the Penang Assam Laksa and our local Curry Laksa are both called Laksa? I will tell you in a while. But first, why have I driven all the way to Yishun today? Well, a few people have commented that I there was a lack of stalls in the North listed […]
This Stall is Closed Original Katong Laksa $3 Here I go again about Marine Parade Laksa. Aiya, every time I mention Marine Parade Laksa, the same story will be rehashed. My story of my dating days with Rockett Girl at Marine Parade Laksa is one of those “Grandfather Story” which shows that I am indeed […]
Beef Laksa $5 The mere mention of Beef Laksa would surely get many a foodie’s antennae buzzing. After all, when was the last time you ate Beef Laksa? Unless you know of Hong Heng, then probably the answer is “Never!”. That being the case, if you are a foodie, then you would want to make […]
Cantonese Delights: Laksa Yong Tau Foo – One word – Shiok!
Laksa is just the kind of thing you yearn for when you have been umami deprived. It’s the kind of thing that you would need to eat when you have just been on a raw vegetable diet for a week for whatever inconceivable reason. Yep, nothing quite hits the spot as a bowl of fragrant, […]
Laksa $3 to $4 It must have taken a healthy dash of chutzpah and two generous pinches of egotism to call a few hairs growing out of a mole on your chin a Janggut! Out of curiousity, I asked my Malay friends what a janggut was, and they told me that it is supposed to […]
Laksa – Singapore’s Ultimate Shiok Food To me, Laksa is one of the tastiest things on earth and one of Singapore’s culinary contributions to the world. It is the kind of food that, when done right, has that “Oooomph” that would compel you to bellow out an almighty “Shiok!” just to get that intense emotion […]
Penang Food Trial 3: The Iconic Penang Hawker Dishes!
Everyone talks about Penang Laksa. You either love it or hate it. But it is one of those things you have to try when you are in Penang and one of the most famous stalls is the one at Ayer Itam market which is just at the base of the trial to Kek Lok Si […]