Zheng Ling Char Kway Teow: There is hope for Char Kway Teow!
Things are certainly looking up for Char Kway Teow! When I published my first book in 2010, it was titled "The End of Char Kway Teow" because at the time, I observed that all the best Char Kway Teow stalls in Singapore were manned by wok masters who qualify for the Pioneer Generation Package. I am glad to see that since then, there are not just one, but a few young Char Kway Teow hawkers who have decided to take on this very popular Singaporean dish.
12 Stones Noodle House: 黎三元 Loy Sum Jung’s famous invention: Har Cheong Gai
There is no doubt that Har Cheong Gai is one of the most popular Cze Char dishes in Singapore. If we were to compile a list of the top ten Cze Char dishes, Har Cheong Gai will not only be there but be high up on the list. I have been trying to track down […]
Jin Jin Dessert: Gula Melaka as thick as hot fudge!
Power Cendol $1.50 I awoke today to the wonderful news that the NEA will be building new Hawker centres after 26 years! This is great news for all Singaporeans as these Hawker Centres will be run by NEA on a “not for profit” basis rather than being outsourced to commercial operators. Best news is that […]
Fatty Cheong’s Char Siew: To get good Charsiew, you need to know a little pig anatomy!
With Wahcow, Taukwa and Liverpool“Bu Jian Tian” Charsiew Our Kakis have been raving about Meng Kee Charsiew which Wahcow brought back from KL and were lamenting why we can’t get Charsiew which is as good here. The main characteristic of Meng Kee’s Charsiew is that it is really fatty and they managed to roast it […]
Chicken Chop $5 (medium sized piece) There are two things that I can say about Wow Wow West. First, this is a place where the food really value for money and it is the best place outside of a buffet where you can guarantee that you will eat till you are full. Second, the generosity […]
Hong Kong Wanton Mee: The Anderson JC Alumni Pilgrimage
This stall has shifted to Toa Payoh Wanton Mee $2 I was at ABC Brickworks eating at Fatty Cheong’s when I happen to bump into one of our blog readers, Tarzan (cos he’s married to Jane) who also happened to be eating at Fatty’s. However, I noticed that he had a plate of Wanton Mee […]
Bao Zai: Char Siew Bao you gotta try ABC Food Centre Part 4 of 4
I just discovered this 30 year old handmade charsiew pau which I feel is just really shiok to eat. I could just buy a dozen of these and pop them into my mouth while watching Seinfeld. I have already mentioned how relieved I was that there has been a resurgence of the handmade pau in […]
Yong Kee Fish Ball Noodle: Fishball at 2am anyone? ABC Food Centre Part 3 of 4
It is good to know that the humble fishball is experiencing a revival. Years ago the NEA (Environment Agency) restricted hawkers from making their own fishball for the sake of hygiene, it almost marked the dissappearance of the homemade fishball. Thankfully, the decision has been reversed and now I am discovering more and more homemade […]
Fatty Cheong’s CharSiew: Power Char Siew! ABC Food Centre Part 2 of 4
Republished with Updated Pics This is my idea of what a great char siew should be like. Thickly cut, tender, marbled and juicy meat with nicely charred and caramelised bits of fat on the outside. When you bite into the char siew, not only should it melt in your mouth, but, at the same time […]
Congratulations to Yi Sheng Hokkien Mee for making the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand Selection list! Remember eating Hokkien Mee when you were a kid? Assuming you are my age, then you might have been eating from this particular store which has been around for 40 years. What they say about practise makes perfect is very […]