Have you ever eaten at someone’s house and found the food so delicious that you wished they would just open a restaurant so that you don’t always have to find an excuse to invite yourself over for dinner? Well, that is roughly how Empress Porridge came to be. Actually they started by making their porridge […]
Nam Wah Chong (Ah Chew) Fishhead Steamboat Corner: Serving Steamboat Since 1927!
Pomfret Steamboat In my last post on Fish Head Steamboat, I alluded to the fact that Nam Wah Chong is probably the earliest Fishhead Steamboat that is still in operation. The boss here tells me that it was his paternal grandfather who started selling Fish Head Steamboat way back in 1927 in merchant road. I […]
Whampoa Keng Fishhead Steamboat: One Man, Two Wives and Fish Head Steamboat
Pomfret Steamboat (L) $55 Fishhead steamboat. Is this another uniquely Singaporean dish or did it come from China? Doris, the lao ban niang (lady boss) at Whampoa Keng, tells me that she remembers eating this style of steamboat when she was still a kid living in the Char Jung Tao area (lit Wooden Ship Port […]
130 Dempsey: Hainanese Steamboat the way Moma used to cook!
This place has closed Steamboat Buffet $18 nett What kind of restaurant will you get when you put two crazy foodies together with an Al Fresco Bar at Dempsey Road? The kind of restaurant I like, that’s what. [email protected] is the kind of place where foodies like myself would imagine running. Just get a hole-in-the-wall […]
This Stall is ClosedWintermelon Soup Base I hated steamboats when I was a kid. As a child, I preferred food that were fried, grilled and deep fried over those that were steamed or boiled. Somehow eating a piece of boiled chicken didn’t quite appeal to me as much as eating fried chicken. I guess tastes […]
Fortune Cuisine: Steamboat and Charcoal BBQ Buffet
Please make sure you read the comments before going! With SCS Butter, Happi Mummi and ieatFamily Singaporeans are always on the lookout for a great bargain. And the best way to gauge if a something is a great bargain when it comes to food is when you leave the restaurant thinking: “How the heck do […]
Nomin Seafood Restaurant: Claypot Seafood Steamboat with Five Wines!
Seafood Steamboat $30 add $18 for extra plate of ingredients I get plenty of emails from people recommending food places that they would like me to blog. The list of recommendations is so long that it is hard to decide which one to go try. So often it is those really outstanding ones that catch […]
Thien Kee Steamboat: A Place to hold your Hainanese Clan Dinner?
With the ieatFamily Hainanese Steamboat set $32 Singapore’s Chinese population is made up of 41% Hokkien, 21% Teochew, 15% Cantonese and a mere 5% Hainanese. But when it comes to food, the Hainanese are right up there with their hugely popular Chicken Rice and of course, Singapore’s favourite brew, the good old Kopi and Kaya […]
Happy Pot: Romantic Bak Koot Teh Steamboat for two
With SCS Butter, Happi Mummi, Amagada and the kids Can’t stand it. This scene just makes me want to sing this famous Hokkien Song: Wa neng lang, (Both of us) Jit ta qio tio jit kee shio hor sua (Both grabbed the one little umbrella) Hor jing tua (In the heavy rain) Wa lai jiao […]
Paradize on Earth: I found Paradize…and it’s a Steamboat!
With SCS Butter, Happi Mummi and ieatFamily I never used to like Steamboats. To me, dunking pieces of raw meat into chicken broth was not as exciting as a good plate of fragrant Hokkien Mee. I mean, all the boiled pieces of meat tasted the same. It’s not shiok like a good bowl of laksa, […]
I have never been a steamboat person. Dunking a piece of meat in chicken soup just doesn’t turn me on. For me, meat has got to be grilled, fried or deep fried with a nice marinade. How tasty can a piece of boiled meat be? All that changed when I had my first beef shabu […]