A Noodle Story: Is this what the nex gen Singapore Noodles looks like?
Is this the future of Singapore’s hawker food? A bowl of Wanton Mee that has elements of both Japanese Ramen and traditional Wanton Mee? Some might applaud it for being innovative, perhaps the next stage in the evolution of our heritage hawker food. Others might consider it a cheap and poor imitation of the Japanese […]
Note: The son of the original owner of this eatery has moved to the opposite side of the road. In its place is another eatery, still called Eng’s, but opened by the ex-partner. This article was written when there was only one Eng’s at 287 Tanjong Katong Road. Fans of Eng’s Wanton Mee would no […]
Noodle Place: Hong Kong King Kong Ping Pong Ball Wantons
This stall is closedWanton Mee $7.50++ People rave about the Wanton Mee in Hong Kong. So when I visited Hong Kong the last time, I made sure I had a bowl there. I came back wondering what the fuss was all about? I felt that our version was still better. But the problem was that […]
Braised Chicken Feet $2 The photo of chicken feet should elicit one of two responses. Some would cringe, whilest others would start linking their own fingers! Yes, this is the stuff of “Who Dares Wins” — for people in the west that is. For us here in Asia, chicken feet are feet linkin’ good, especially […]
Hwa Kee BBQ Pork Noodles: Wanton Mee with CharSiew Sauce
When I was a kid, mom used to buy Charsiew home from the market. The Charsiew always comes with a little bag of sweet Charsiew sauce which is great to use for our fried rice. I think the last time I ate it must have been 20 years ago. Hey, as kids we just love […]
Fei Fei Wanton Mee: A tale of two Wanton Mees, Part II
This Stall is Closed Wanton Mee: $3 So here’s what you missed: There was once a grandfather who gave his Wonton Mdee stall to his two grandsons. They both shared it by taking weekly turns to run the stall. This went on for a while until the elder brother decided to open a 24 hour […]
My first blog post on this stall was way back in 2006. I went to the stall to try the famous pig armpit Charsiew but was too late and was given their grade B Charsiew instead. I vowed that I shall return for the pig armpit Charsiew one day….Three years and 1000 posts later, here […]
Traditional Handmade Noodles: Noodles oohh the Noodles!
This Stall is ClosedHandmade Egg Noodles There was a time when it looked as if our hawkers are becoming traders rather than Chefs. In the past, they used to make everything from scratch. From the noodles for wanton mee to carrot cake to fishballs. Then we went through a time when everything started to be […]
Foong Kee: Some say the Char Siew here is the best
It’s been a while since my last post on Foong Kee. The last time I was here to review the wanton mee which is number 1 with quite a number of people, including the writer for Sunday Plus. However, I gave it only a 4.25/5 because I felt that apart from the Char Siew, the […]
Nam Seng Wanton Mee: Is This Singapore’s Oldest Hawker Legend?
Mdm Leong, 80, founder, owner and operator of Nam Seng Usually I would put the photo of a dish as my first picture, but as I started to write this post, I began to feel that this story is more about Madam Leong rather than the Wanton Mee which she has been dishing out since […]
I know that there are quite a few people out there who regard this particular Wanton Mee as the best in Singapore. The most famous of whom is Gerard Ee, the ex-President of AA and also Singapore’s most well known philanthropist. His face is unceremoniously pasted on the glass display cabinet next to the noodles. […]