When I first wrote about Gen Shu (Uncle Kun) back in 2009, it really caused quite a stir amongst the internet foodies. Gen Shu had been a Hong Kong masterchef for many years with his last stint before retirement as the Executive chef of Mouth Restaurant. However, he soon got bored staying at home and decided to come out of retirement to open his own hawker stall in Toa Payoh Lor 4.
Hokkien Man, Hokkien Mee: Fine Dining Chef turned Hawker
Xavier Neo created quite a stir on social media when he left his job as a fine dining chef to take on the humble Hokkien mee. He created even more of a stir when it became known that he opens for only four hours a day (10am to 2pm) and has often had to turn […]
I recently discovered a young wok master in Toa Payoh! His name is Jeremy, he's Singaporean and he is 38 this year! As you know, Singaporean born zi char chefs are rarer than the Northern hairy nose wombat, so to be able to find one who can infuse serious wok hei into a plate of hor fun is quite a find!
Chef Kang Noodle House: Michelin Star Chef Wanton Mee
A Bib Gourmand eatery 2019 What can you expect when a Michelin star chef makes a humble dish like wanton mee? Well, you would expect that every component of the dish to be meticulously sourced and prepared. The noodles, for instance, are specially imported from Hong Kong. They are full egg noodles with very little […]
Hong Kong Style Kitchen (港式小炒): Cheap and Good Zi Char
Cheap and reasonably good zi char food. You can't really complain when the steamed grouper costs only $15 and the fish handpicked by the chef from the wet market every day. The food may not be the tastiest we have come across but it is good quality and you will be more than happy with the portion size and the price.
This version of white beehoon is quite different from the wet version we are all familiar with in a similar way that wet hokkien mee is different from the dry type. I liked the texture of the thin beehoon and how it had absorbed the flavour of the stock.
Yes, I know what you are thinking. White duck like this nice meh? Honestly, I still prefer braised duck. But I went with a group of kakis and they all seem to like it, so I think this would be something that some of our readers here will like.
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”. […]