Teochew Kueh: Why is there Red and White Png Kueh?
Png Kueh 90 cents each Ever wondered why the Png Kueh is made in such an odd shape and comes in red and white varieties? Even though these snacks are popularly known as Png Kueh, we Teochews actually call these dumplings Poong Tor which literally means “rice peaches”. In Mandarin, they are known as桃粿 which […]
When I was young I remember my Teochew grandma (actually both grandmas where Teochew) loved ginkgo nuts. We would use the stone pestle to crack open the seed and then use a toothpick to remove the greenish embryo because it was the part of the seed that gave it its bitter taste. We called them […]
Bak Chor Mee Soup $3.50 While I was on my Ramen Rampage, I couldn’t help but think that Ramen is after all a bowl of noodle soup and that there must be a local version of the noodle soup that can give you the same shiokness but for a fraction of the price. So I […]
Yong Li Fa Ji Fish Soup: The day I learnt to eat Fish Head
Whenever we sit down to have a meal as a family and there is a whole fish around, the head and tail of the fish invariably ends up on my mother or mother-in-law’s plate. The problem starts when we have both mothers sitting on the same table with only one fish head…….. I never thought […]
I never thought I would ever get to eat Chwee Kueh which is freshly milled from broken rice! When I blogged about Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh in my last post, I thought I was already quite fortunate to be able to find an Uncle who still made Chwee Kueh himself rather than buying them from […]
Cheok Kee Duck Rice: How good can Braised Duck get?
Did you know that a duck is called a duck because of the way it ducks underwater to feed? I just thought that that was an interesting piece of trivia. Talking about ducks, it seems to be the poor (or should I say fortunate) cousin of the chicken. I mean, you eat chicken at least […]
With iwatch_ueat and SCS Butter Imagine freshly fried You Char Kway made into rojak! That would be something wouldn’t it? It would be especially special for those of us who really enjoy just You Char Kway rojak without all the other vegetables and fruits. When smart alerted me to this particular stall in Macpherson, I […]
Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee: Real Kolo Mee at Coffeeshop prices!
With iwatch_ueat and SCS Butter Sarawak Kolo Mee $3 (Big) What I really enjoy about Sarawak Kolo Mee is the noodles itself and the savoury minced meat sauce that goes with it. In fact, I like these frizzy QQ noodles so much that I wonder why there aren’t many more hawkers selling them? Anyway, the […]
With iwatch_ueat and smart Fish Soup $3 Smart tells me that he visits this particular fish soup at least twice a month although he would not say it is the best in Singapore. It has the combination of being “one of the best” and being “close to home”. So as a result, he was willing […]