Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Alexandra Village Industrial Estate Food Trail
I am doing a series of food trails into the industrial estates to uncover good eats that might have escaped your foodie radar. I think there is a general idea that food centres located in industrial areas cater mainly for workers in the estate so most of us won't think about venturing into an industrial estate just to find food.
Do you all remember the ice cream man who would go around the neighbourhood ringing his bell? “Cling cling, cling cling ……” Everyone will know the ice cream man was around and us kids will start clamouring for ice cream. But what is a housewife to do when you live in a flat with three […]
Chef Kang Noodle House: Michelin Star Chef Wanton Mee
What can you expect when a Michelin star chef makes a humble dish like wanton mee? Well, you would expect that every component of the dish to be meticulously sourced and prepared. The noodles, for instance, are specially imported from Hong Kong. They are full egg noodles with very little “kee” smell and when cooked […]
You probably know about kolo mee from Sarawak but have you heard of "kampua" mee (干盘面)? Kampua noodles are specialty of Sibu and is essentially the straight version of kolo mee. Like kolo mee, it is made without the addition of "kee" or alkali so the texture and the flavour of the noodles are quite different from our local mee kia.
The hawker mindset is slowly but surely changing, and we have the internet to thank! Gone were the days when people had look for a master to teach them how to cook certain dishes. Millennial hawkers now learn to make charsiu via the internet! This was the case for our three hawker heroes today who based their charsiu on my charsiu recipe which I spent 9 years perfecting!
If you made a list of the top ten most popular hawker foods in Singapore, there is no doubt that wonton mee will be on the list. Wonton mee is comfort food for many Singaporeans and there are many competent stalls around. It is not easy to make a list of the top 10 wanton mee in Singapore because when it comes to wanton mee, different people have different preferences.
There are few hawker stalls that are as polarizing as Kok Kee. Some people love it, some just cannot stand it. The people who love it would patiently stand in line and order their noodles with the respect and demeanour of a primary school student asking for teacher's permission to go to the toilet.
There are five components in a plate of wanton mee. 1. Noodles, 2. Char Siew, 3 Wanton, 4, Sauce, 5 Chilli and ok lah, 6 if you count the soup. So far, I have yet to find a stall that gets all 6 components right. I have endeavored to find that elusive stall in the past […]
Our Singaporean hawkers seem to be more sedate than their Malaysian counterparts. Every time you see a video clip of a hawker doing some outrageous stunt, it is more likely to be in Malaysia rather than Singapore. Just take a look at this Teh Tarik and this Roti Prata man! Maybe it reflects on the […]
Food centres within industrial estates are great places to discover food that is cheap and hearty. However, such places often remain out of the radar of the general public as most of them are more difficult to access. I hardly get recommendations from readers about such eateries and so I was quite surprised that Blk […]
Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Mee: Ang Moh Resurrection
Ang Moh Wanton mee might not be the best Wanton Mee around in my books, BUT, it earns first place as the Wanton Mee with the most die hard fans. It is incredible the number of people who have written to me ever since they reopened their doors in June this year. Most of them […]