Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Alexandra Village Industrial Estate Food Trail
I am doing a series of food trails into the industrial estates to uncover good eats that might have escaped your foodie radar. I think there is a general idea that food centres located in industrial areas cater mainly for workers in the estate so most of us won't think about venturing into an industrial estate just to find food.
Tiong Bahru Lien Fa Shui Jing Pau (Teochew Crystal Dumplings) :Last of the Artisans
This unassuming little hawker stall at Alexandra village food centre is probably the last of its kind in Singapore that is still selling Teochew crystal dumplings or what is we Teochews call chwee jia bao. What characterises these dumplings is the chewy, see through skin which is made from tapioca flour. The skin is rather […]
Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao: Heartland Xiao Long Bao!
Xiao long bao can rightly be considered next generation hawker food. By that, I don't mean that it is made by next generation millennials, but by the next generation of immigrants from the northern parts China.
Mr Avocado Exotic Juice: Avocado Shakes at Alexandra Village! Liquid Gold!
Updated 8 Aug 2018 How time flies! It’s been 11 years since I last wrote about Mr Avocado! I visited the stall recently and finally got to meet the man who started the whole avocado shake phenomena at Alexandra Village Food Centre. He told me that he was the first to start selling avocado shakes […]
The first thing that strikes you about the lapis is how many layers there are. Then as you peel the layers, just how stretchy they are. Then when you eat them, how chewy and yummy they are. The guys were having fun peeling off each layer, then twirling each layer around the finger before popping the whole finger into the mouth!
I remember my first encounter with the BBQ Stingray. It was in a little coffee-shop in Teban Gardens in 1987. Before that, I don’t think I have ever eaten stingray. In fact, I don’t think I have ever eaten stingray in any other form since. Stingray, it seems has been created only for this one particular dish, just like no one really eats kohada in any other way other than as a sushi topping.
New Market Teochew Braised Duck: Slurpilicious Porcine Epidermis (Pork Skin)
It’s interesting that you can belong to a church for over 20 years and there are still many people get to meet for the first time even though they too have spent much of their lives there! So I met this senior gentleman after service one day who happen to be a Hokkien who prefers […]
Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice: Who started deboning Chicken?
With Tag, carnineviand, iwatch_ueat, Bashful Hunter and iwatch_ueat I wish I know just who it was that started this trend of deboning chicken? It was a brilliant move. Suddenly you have another type of chicken rice in the market. But then, like any other great idea, the copycats stepped in and usurped it for their […]
Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa: Thick and Rich for those with Strong Stomachs!
With Bashful Hunter, Tag, carnineviand, iwatch_ueat and liverpool So this is the famous Depot Road Laksa! I can see why people rave about it so much. This is a “no holds barred, gimme your best shot” kind of laksa that would infuriate the people over at the Health Promotion Board. The day this laksa gets […]
Lau Phua Chay Roasted Duck: Teochew Style Roast Meat Anyone?
With Tag, Carnineviand, iwatch_ueat and Bashful Hunter If there is one thing the Teochews are not well known for is Roasted Duck. We are more famous for our Braised Duck. So when this Teochew Ah Hia told me that his Char Siew and Roast Duck is Teochew Style it threw me absolutely off balance. So […]