One Egg Soup $3.90 I remember the time I started writing the blog over 3 years ago. One of the restaurants that really got everyone excited was Astons Specialties which had just opened their first restaurant at East Coast Road. Everyone loved the idea of Western food at great value. Since then, quite a few […]
Private Affairs: Unexpectedly Fine Dining in Joo Chiat
Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Horseradish Meringue, green pumpkin seed oil & Ginger Flower Vinaigrette. If you are walking along Joo Chiat (Red light district) and happen to come across a place called “Private Affairs”, what would be the first thing that comes to your mind? Yeah, me too! I don’t know if it will turn out […]
Xu Jun Sheng Teochew Cuisine: It doesn’t get better than this!
This stall is closed It was a dark day indeed for Teochew Muay (Porridge) lovers when Xu Jun Sheng closed its doors 2 years ago. There are very very few Teochew Muay places where you have a selection of ready prepared dishes and are still able to order Ala Carte dishes as well. But the […]
Are there any fans of this particular stall amongst our readers? According to the owner, they were quite famous back in the 90′s but since then they have been moving from place to place. Last year, they managed to settle in this coffeeshop and have slowly been building up a following again.This is a case […]
Astons Prime had been a victim of its own success, or rather, the success of the first Astons Specialities which is located just a stone’s throw away. From its inception, Aston (the owner) had wanted Prime to be a place where you could get a great steak at a great price. He wanted to use […]
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. […]
Tai Shek Hai House of Bamboo Noodles: So Good You can Eat it on its Own!
This restaurant is closed Freshly made Bamboo Noodles There are two kinds of people when it comes to Wanton Mee. There are those who consider the whole dish as a package, so a good plate of Wanton Mee means the sauce, the charsiew, the wanton and the noodles all have to be good. Then there […]
Eng Seng Restaurant: Ring Up First or No Crabs for You!
With Amagada Black Pepper Crabs $38 per kg We should do a poll to see whether there are more Chilli Crab lovers or Black Pepper Crab lovers. I think that there was one time when Chilli Crabs were the runaway favourites, but then Black Pepper Crabs came onto the scene and stole top spot from […]
Mini Oreocheesecake $26.80 (8 pieces) When you were young, were you ever told that that moon was made of cheese? Well, it so happens that this particular Moon-cake is made out of cheese-cake. Yeah yeah its corny, but what do you expect at 2am in the morning? Anyway, with the Mooncake festival just 2 weeks […]
This stall is closed Normal Chicken $26 whole, $13 half I dare say that the legendary Swee Kee Chicken Rice served the “World Best” Chicken rice in their heyday. Actually, it is not that hard to be “World Best” since this style of Chicken Rice is typically Singaporean and if you are the best in […]
Kim’s Joo Chiat: XO Hokkien Mee: A Tale of Passion and Tenacity
With sumosumo, khim, Don, jems, holydrummer/bro/bunny, cactuskit. XO Hokkien Mee $12 This is one for the oyster lovers! Imagine a plate of hokkien mee topped with a rich seafood sauce made from prawns, sotong and oysters. Ooh… it has gotta be shiok. Shiok enough to get a guy like Cactuskit to visit the place 4 […]
Char Siew Sio Bak Chang $2 Duan Wu Jie (Rice Dumpling Festival) is just round the corner so its time to talk about Bak Changs. I always try to include something for special festivals when I can, but I am not like a full time SPH journalist who has the luxury of being able to […]