Walk into Song Fa Bak Kut Teh during a busy lunch time and what do you see? People. Lots of people. Lots of people holding pork bones gingerly with a pincer grip teasing the meat off the bones while trying not to get too much soup on their fingers. Look closely. What do you really […]
Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh: Quintessentially Teochew!
Singaporeans do prefer the local pepper and garlic version of Bak Kut Teh! Our recent facebook poll showed that 60% of Singaporeans prefer our local Teochew style Bak Kut Teh to the Herbal style which is more popular in Malaysia. I guess that explains why so many of our Bak Kut Teh stalls have chosen […]
Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant: Teochew Chef behind the Wok!
Address updated: 27 Feb 2016 I always get excited about restaurants where the Chef also happens to be the owner of the restaurant. I get even more excited when I find out that the Chef happen to be a 2nd generation owner who has been wokking for the last 30 years. That usually means that […]
Redhill Lor Duck Rice and Noodles: Oh Yes, I found my Braised Duck!
I have never been crazy about Braised Duck. There, I have said it again! When I searched my blog archives I was amazed that I have already written about my ambivalence towards Braised Duck twice, both in my post on Lian Kee as well as Cheok Kee braised duck! Gosh, I only just realised that […]
Centre Satay Bee Hoon: What’s so difficult about making Satay Bee Hoon?
I guess you might be wondering what is so difficult about making Satay Bee Hoon that there are so few hawkers willing to do it? Well, for one, the sauce is not easy to make. To make a good Satay sauce, you need to roast the peanuts with the skin on, then remove the skin […]
Chao Shan Cuisine: As Teochew as the Teochew Ah Bah that runs it!
Liver Rolls and Pork Aspic $28 The best type of Teochew food are the ones that are cooked by a Hao Lian Teochew Ah Bah (Teochew man proud of his craft). Even better if the Teochew Ah Bah has been cooking Teochew food for the last 30 years! Even more better if the said Ah […]
Ok, maybe you might wonder if Fish Head Curry is indeed a Singaporean invention. It is said that Fish Head Curry is not found in India and that it was resulted as a fusion between the Chinese love for Fish Head and an Indian Curry King's incredible Fish Curry. The Malaysians of course will dispute that and claim that it is yet another dish that they invented that Singapore had stolen.
Choon Seng Teochew Porridge: $80 steamed fish in a Coffeeshop!
Stewed Cabbage – Typical Teochew Muay dish Sometimes when I look at scenes from Tsukiji Market and catch a glimpse of a huge Tuna, I wonder to myself, “How did this Tuna, which must be at least 20 years old, manage to escape being caught all these time?” I felt exactly the same way with […]
Soon Soon Teochew Porridge: Comfort food you can eat everyday
Peh Dou Her (Steamed Rabbit Fish) I wonder how many families actually still cook Teochew porridge at home? When I was a kid, a typical weekend lunch might consist of watery porridge, fried luncheon meat, steamed fish, lup cheong and chye poh omelette. It’s really very simple, peasant food and I never really thought much […]
Delicious Duck Noodles: Deliciousness since the year Man landed on the Moon
Ah Tanglin Halt. The name conjures up memories of dark alleyways, bare concrete and the 1 room flat where my maternal Ah Gong and Ah Mah used to live. Actually, it was quite scary. I did not have fond memories of visiting Ah Gong. But I was very young then, maybe 5 years old so […]
For the people living in Char Kway Teow land, a new hope has dawn. When Adam couldn’t cope with the stress of looking after the garden of Eden all by himself, God created Eve to help him. It was a young Joan of Arc who saved France from British domination in the Hundred Years war […]
Peanuts. I think peanuts are very underrated. If you think of it, peanuts are actually very tasty. But I think it is so common and so cheap that people overlook it for the more sexy Cashew nuts or Hazelnut. But I am sure I am not the only one who enjoys eating peanuts, especially the […]