Back in 2008, I floated the idea of a Pork Belly Satay to Judy Wong, the 4th generation owner of Kwong Satay. Those were the days when Japanese Kushiyaki was just getting popular and I thought it was time that we bring our own Satay up a level by making it bigger, thicker and juicier! I am glad that the demand for Pork Belly Satay has grown steadily over the years and that it is now established as one of our hawker dishes!
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know that my all time favourite hawker dish is fried Hokkien Mee. It is, in fact, the subject of my very first blog post which I wrote, way back on August 2, 2006!
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.
Finding a stall like Geylang Laksa is like landing a 600kg Bluefin tuna. In order to grow to that size, the tuna had to be able to siam (escape) the millions of hooks in the ocean which has managed to ensnare 96% of its compatriots over the years. With a net as wide as the […]
Braised duck has never been on my "shiokfood" list until now. Comfort food yes, but it had never hit that "Shiok" level for me. You know, the level when you are compelled to shovel the next spoonful of food into your mouth in order to continue experiencing that state of euphoria? Shiokfood is the kind of stuff that you can't help but keep eating until 1. The food runs out, 2 The money runs out, 3 Your wife runs out. Ok, I was just joking about no. 3. It's not a good reason to stop eating shiokfood.
Char Siew is not easy to define. When you see it, you know it. But if I were to try to describe it in terms of its attributes, it would not be so easy. It’s most basic description might be that of sweet strips of pork that is sliced crosswise and served. That is just […]
Congratulations to Sik Bao Sin (Desmond’s Creation) for making the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand selection list! If you have been to Sik Wai Sin recently and felt the the food tasted a little different, there is a good reason for it. Desmond, one of the two brothers who used o helm the wok over at […]
Old Geylang Seafood: Turtle Soup, Crocodiles and other unmentionables
This next story is for gastronomic adventurers and not for picky eaters reticent to anything less arcane than supermarket roast chicken. If your friend came from overseas and you wanted to thrill him with some exotic food, where would you bring him? Well, the most exotic thing I can think about is to bring him […]
This Ban Mian at Geylang Lor 32 holds the record for the longest Ban Mian Queue in my books. SCS Butter and I were there at 1.30pm and we had to wait almost 30mins for our bowl of noodles. SCS tells me that even at 5pm, which is the quietest period, you still have to […]
JB Ah Meng: You don’t have to cross the causeway for some JB food!
White Pepper Crabs. $20 for 3 small crabs. Ever heard people say that the food in JB is really great? Yeah, I believe it too. But everytime I think about going into JB, the traffic jam at the causeway and the potential of losing your car and a few bucks is always a big deterrant. […]
With ijeff, taukwa, holybro, holydrummer, Cactuskit, smart, sumosumo and PK Do you remember the days when KFC was actually Kentucky Fried Chicken and that it was a sit down meal served on plates with proper knives and forks? Those were the days when KFC was first introduced to Singapore. In fact, KFC started in Malaysia […]
Xtra Large Plate Hokkien Mee $20 (for 3-4 persons) Now if you are at Geylang Lor 29 to try the Pork Belly Satay, don’t forget to order a plate of Hokkien Mee to go along with it. Hokkien Mee and Satay is my number one, all time favourite Singapore hawker combo. So it is a […]