Yong Seng Satay: Still going strong after 70 years
This stall in Bukit Timah food centre is one of the oldest satay stalls in Singapore which has been around for over 70 years. Ask anyone out West where's a good satay and the name Yong Seng would invariably pop up.
Update 10 Mar 2021 Chef Philip has since left the establishment. Fancy a restaurant with the audacity to call itself “The REAL Peranakan!” Being such a close knit community, I am sure the other Peranakan restaurants must be rather riled at the impudence of the brand new upstart! What, you mean to say the rest […]
There is a Hole-In-The-Wall zi char located right next the Hole-In-The-Wall steak house I wrote about recently: Arcadia Restaurant I guess it comes as no surprise that if you have two eateries next to each other and one is a “Hole-In-The-Wall”, then the other must be occupying another hole in the same wall! What is surprising […]
Remember the old school Hainanese Coffee House? It’s a place where you can get western food, Hainanese pork chops, hor fun and a good cup of sock brewed coffee! They were operated by Hainanese chefs who wanted to give Singaporeans a cheaper alternative to European restaurants in the old days. In Hong Kong, they have […]
This year, he came up with the Alfredo, which is a murtabak filled with rosemary roasted chicken which he cooks in the tandoor, portabello mushrooms, white sauce and mozzarella cheese. The flavours are closer to what you would find at an Italian restaurant than what I expected. I had thought it would taste really local, but they actually used fresh rosemary and made the white sauce themselves! 4.25/5
Cosy Corner Poh Piah: Grab and Poh Piah and Relac One Cosy Corner!
My definition of good vegetarian food is the kind which you enjoy without even realizing that it is vegetarian. Poh Piah falls into this category. Ok, some Poh Piah contain sliced prawns, but for me the sliced prawns actually add little value to the Poh Piah and I can easily do without them. What I […]
Tao Xiang Kitchen: Hong Kong Style Roast in the Coffeeshop
So which is better? Hong Kong Style Char Siew or Singapore Style Char Siew? What’s the difference? I hear you ask. Well, compare a chunk of Char Siew from Fatty Cheong with one from Crystal Jade and you will understand what the difference is. Our local Char Siew tends to be much sweeter than the […]
Hong Wen Mutton Soup: One of Singapore’s disappearing dishes
I have never been a big fan of mutton soup….the chinese version anyway. I don’t remember ever eating it as a child. So I guess that is why this is only then 2nd mutton soup that I have blogged about after so many years. Of course, the other problem is that there are really not […]
Karu’s Banana Leaf Restaurant: Fish Head Curry worth travelling for
Fish Head Curry $28 There are two versions of Curry Fish Head in Singapore. One is the Chinese version where the fish head is steamed first before cooking in a curry which has less powdery spices and the other is the Indian version where the fish head is cooked a in pot of fiery spices […]
Ayam Goreng with Tempra $7 Ok, I admit it, I was one of thousands that have been mesmerized by the Little Nonya. Granted that Yue Niang is an attractive lady who is very easy on the eyes, but the scene that I remember most vividly was the one of Matriach Chen Lao Tai in ecstasy […]