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 […]
Wok Inn Fish and Chips: Best Value for Money Fish and Chips in Town!
Updated 16 Jun 2015 Fish and Chips $5.80 Let me give you the bottomline right at the top. This is the best Fish and Chips in town for under $6. Actually, it is one of the most enjoyable fish and chips I have eaten, Full Stop. OK, granted that they don’t use Cod or Haddock […]
Ah Chiang Traditional Charcoal Porridge: Comfort food on a cold and stormy night
Pork Porridge $3.50. You Tiao 70 cents It is a dark and stormy night. You are nursing a cold. Having gone through a few days of reservist training, and eating combat rations, you feel that you deserve a bit of pity. Just a tiny bit. So you indulge in a sprinkle of self pity because […]
Making fishballs isn’t easy. “Yeah right, tell me something I don’t know” I hear you say. But I am actually telling you from personal experience. Yes, I have tried to come up with a recipe for fishballs and so far, I haven’t been very successful. When I speak with fishball sellers, they all tell me […]
Hakka Yong Tau Fu (40 cents per piece min 5 pcs) Ever wondered why Yong Tau Fu is called YONG Tau Fu? Tau Foo we all know is bean curd, but what’s teh meaning of “Yong”? Well as it turns out, the word “Yong” is actually a simplification of the Hakka dialect “Nyiong” which means […]
Gen Shu Hong Kong Delights: Our favourite Hong Kong Masterchef’s new Lunch items
Eggplant with salted fish mince meat over egg fried rice $4 Our favourite HongKong Masterchef, Gen Shu is one of those rare Chefs who is able to achieve universal appeal. Ever since I blogged Gen Shu back in July last year, I have yet to hear of anyone complain about the food there. Usually when […]
The Teochews are famous for many things. Char Kway Teow, Chai Tau Kway, Teochew Porridge, Mee Pok Tar etc etc, but not for Pau. This is so unusual that the stall aptly named themselves Teochew Handmade Pau because, basically, no one else does! The other stall in a similar kind of situation is the famous […]
Oyster Omelette $4 I have been waiting 3 years to eat at this stall. No kidding. The last 5 times that I visited Toa Payoh Lor 7 food centre, it was either on a day when he was closed, not yet opened or on holidays in China. When I first starting blogging back in 2006, […]
Uncle Gen’s Hong Kong Cuisine: The latest stall to make it to the Really Must Try list!
Hong Kong Steamed Rice with Chicken and Salted Fish $3.30 As the number of blog posts approaches the one thousand mark, it amazes me that there are still so many new places that are still waiting to be discovered. Indeed, Singapore might be a tiny red dot, but if the world atlas were drawn according […]
Some people like Bill Gates want to rule the world. Others like Phua Chu Kang only want to rule Singapore and perhaps JB and Batam. But for Mr Johnny Teo, all he wants is to rule Toa Payoh. With three stalls strategically placed around Toa Payoh, no Toa Payohrees need to worry about not getting […]