Fatty Cheong ABC Char Siew Rice: The Next Generation!
This stall is closed Fatty Cheong’s has been one of my favourite places to eat at since I first discovered his sublime char siew back in Nov 2006 when the blog was only in its infancy! Since then, his char siew has been the gold standard for which my kids compare all the other char […]
This ban mian stall in Singapore has somehow avoided my radar for many years! I don’t remember anyone recommending them whenever I ask for Ban Mian recommendations. I only stumbled upon them one day when I spotted the long queue outside their stall at the Toa Payoh Lor 8 market. That is very surprising because […]
I have been on the lookout for the old grandma style pau ever since I ate the pau at Wee Hoi in JB with Johor Kaki. So far, the closest one that I have found were the ones at Joo Huat Pau at Circuit Road Food Centre. Then, some of our readers alerted me to […]
Lee Fun Nam Kee Soya Sauce Chicken: A tale of three Nam Kee’s
What makes Lee Fun Nam Kee different is that they specialize in Soya Sauce Chicken rather than white chicken, but not just any Soya Sauce chicken, theirs is the Hainanese version of Soya Sauce chicken made from 15 different herbs and with a braising sauce which can trace its lineage back to 1968.
Ocean Fish Head Curry: One Part Money, One Part Goods (一分钱,一分货)
What is the price of a BMW? The answer is obvious right? You can’t really tell until you know the make, model and the year of registration. Everyone knows that. But when it comes to food, it seems that people throw simple logic out of the window. How much is this Curry Fish Head? “$40”. […]
Kim Keat Hokkien Mee: Turning over a new Opeh Leaf!
Hokkien Mee on Opeh Leaf I met this young pastor recently who asked if I could help his uncle who had just been released from prison. He had been in and out of prison for the past 20 years and had finally decided to get baptized and start life anew. He had opened a stall […]
This post is for everyone who has ever been to Tim Ho Wan but decided to go eat at the restaurant next door instead because of the unbelievably long queue. I know how it feels because I was one of them. After my friend waited for 40 minutes in the queue, we gave up and […]
Toa Payoh Fried Kway Teow: The One that used to be at the Bus Interchange!
This one is for those fans of the Char Kway Teow that used to be at Toa Payoh Central Bus Interchange! Yes, they have since moved to Toa Payoh Lor 7 after they demolished the food centre! I grew up in Toa Payoh and visiting the library was a weekly affair when I was a […]
Oasis Bay Taiwan Porridge: Piping Hot Midnight Porridge!
The last time I visited Oasis, they were still at their old location in Kallang. They had to shift out of their iconic location in order to make way for our Stadium. But they are very fortunate to be able to relocate to their present premises at Toa Payoh garden where they still have a […]
Gen Shu Mei Shi She Jia: Ultimate Abalone and Scallop Congee!
Of all the hawkers whom I approached to take part in the Ultimate Hawker Fest, Gen Shu was the coolest. To the former Head Chef of Mouth Restaurant, coming up with an Ultimate version of his famous Congee is but water off a duck’s back or as they say in Cantonese, “Sup Sup Soi!” But […]
Gen Shu Gourmet: Do you know the story of Sampan Porridge?
It is said that of the three different types of porridge that we commonly get in Singapore, the Cantonese Congee is the most (natural) gas consuming and laborious compared to the Teochew and the Hainanese version. In order to get the smooth consistency of a Cantonese Congee, the rice needs to be on a furious […]
Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee: Why some stalls have queues?
Bak Chor Mee Having blogged so many hawker stalls over the last five years, I have come to the conclusion that there are many factors other than just good food that determine the success of any particular hawker stall. (But you knew that already!) I have come across many stalls that dish up really good […]