Remember Lavender Food Square? They used to house famous hawker stalls like Kok Kee Wanton Mee, Miow Sin Carrot cake and Albert Street Prawn Mee. The hawker centre, together with the neighbouring Eminent Plaza were demolished in 2014 and in its place now stands ARC 380. The building has been in operation since 2018, but […]
Shanghainese Scallion Oil Noodles Recipe: Super Simple, Super Shiok
This classic Shanghainese scallion oil noodle recipe ranks as one of the most satisfyingly shiok, yet stupefyingly simple recipes that I have ever come across. It is a classic in Jiangnan cuisine! All you need is a pack of fresh noodles, scallions, dried prawns, oil and soy sauce and you can make yourself a plate […]
Dingtele: Shanghai Sheng Jian Bao and other dim sum!
There are a couple of dumplings which are very good at Dingtele. I Their shen jian bao were very good, though I would have liked the skin to be just a tad sweeter. Lewis tells me that they use fresh Indonesian pork and it's flavourful and soupy without any off-putting porky stench. You have to be careful when eating the bao because they literally burst when you bite into them. I had soup all over my hands and my pants!
Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao: Heartland Xiao Long Bao!
Xiao long bao can rightly be considered next generation hawker food. By that, I don't mean that it is made by next generation millennials, but by the next generation of immigrants from the northern parts China.
Shanghai Renjia: Chemically Engineered Exploding Shen Jian Bao
If you define “favourite restaurant” as the place that you eat at most often, then Shanghai Renjia would be our family’s favourite restaurant. My kids have literally grown up eating there and we would be there at least once or twice a month. I first discovered them in 2007 while on reservist at Nee Soon […]
I remembered the first time I ate at Shanghai Renjia back in 2007. I was so excited about the place that I went home and immediately wrote it up. That’s how I prioritize all of my posts. That excitement usually translates through my camera lens as well as through my writing. Other articles spend months […]
You Peng Fresh Mian Jiao Zi Guan: The Xiao Long Bao Test
Xiao Long Bao $7 for 10 Ever felt like a few Xiao Long Bao but don’t really want to spend the time or the money to eat at the restaurant? Well the solution is to go find a hawker that makes Xiao Long Bao and buy a basket or two to accompany your plate of […]
Hand in Hand Beijing Restaurant: Xiao Long Bao is here to stay
With Sumosumo, Champagne, Mr Yakwang, Jems and our latest makankaki, lovejadeXiao Long Bao $6.50 for rack of 8 Some foods come and go, but I think in the case of Xiao Long Bao (XLB), it has gone past the stage of being a fad to becoming a firm favourite amongst Singaporeans. And I would not […]
They have opened in their new location in Ang Mo Kio Xiao Long Bao $4.80 for 5 I don’t remember ever eating Xiao Long Bao (XLB) when I was a kid. I think it is something that has taken Singapore by storm in the last decade. The beauty of the XLB is the spoonful of […]
Shanghai Delights: Delightful Indeed: Sim Lim Square Food Centre Part 1 of 3
With PK, smart, liverpool, tamago, yummydummies and iwatch_ueat Next time you are at Sim Lim Square and are feeling peckish after all that shopping for computer stuff, make sure you visit this Shanghai Delights stall at the food court. I guarantee (Did I say guarantee? I take it back. No guarantee, no refunds!) that you […]
I thought that Shanghainese dumpling and la mian cuisine was quite a recent trend in Singapore until I found this 30 year old little Shanghainese Food Stall in the old Margaret Drive FC! Oh, you mean the Shanghainese were around 30 years ago! Ah Soh Des Ka! Started by Sebastian’s father over 30 years ago, […]