A hot bowl of Hainanese style pork porridge is the quintessential comfort food for a lot of Singaporeans but for some reason, it isn't as hot (pun definitely intended) as some of the other hawker dishes like prawn mee or char siu/sio bak. As a result, the number of stalls where you can get a really good bowl of traditional Hainanese style porridge can be numbered by a toddler.
If I asked you what is the quintessential Singaporean dessert, would you have picked chendol? Probably not. In fact, when I did a poll in 2008 to pick Singapore’s favourite dessert, bean curd come up tops, followed by cheng tng and orh nee. Ice kachang, which used to be the posterboy for Singaporean desserts only […]
Hong Kong Mong Kok Tim Sum: Restaurant quality Dim Sum at hawker prices
Hong Kong Mong Kok Tim Sum has been around for a number of years and has built up quite a reputation for itself. I have tried their dim sum sometime ago but at that time I didn't feel compelled to write about them. But I managed to chance upon them again and this time I was quite surprised at just how good their dim sum is especially when you consider that they are all priced at $2.30 nett!
You know those heartwarming videos that MOE puts outs to get more people to enter the teaching profession? Yeah, the ones that show a super dedicated teacher who believed in particular student even though he was a real pai kia (bad kid) in school and because of his persistence, the pai kia eventually becomes a lawyer or motivational speaker?
I am sure that readers who grew up during the time when sang meen was really popular would have a pavlovian response to the photo of the crispy plate of thin egg noodles with a mound of slice beef on top. I mean who wouldn't like noodles that are fried to a crispy crunchy texture? It's like eating "Mamee" except much better!
The fish soup is excellent and it has a good combination of a deep flavour with a luxurious mouthfeel that is well balanced and not overly rich so that you can easily finish a whole bowl of it without feeling guilty.
Here is a glimpse of the future of our hawker food! A braised bento set. Being an entreport, Singapore has always been a crucible for cultural rempah (spice paste). In the past, the Malays were introduced to the hokkien noodles by the Chinese and mee rebus was born. The Indians married the Chinese love for […]
Mitzi 美食之家: The 76 year old Chef gets wokking again
The Stall is Closed Bittergourd pork ribs $14 Fans of Mitzi’s would be very pleased to know that the old man, popularly known as “Har Zai” is back behind the wok after a short break. His restaurant had closed its doors at Tras Street 2 years ago citing rental and manpower issues (This is getting […]
Fragrant Pig Trotter Bee Hoon: Eating Pig’s Feet will Keep You Looking Young!
I always tend to associate pig trotters with the elderly. I think it is a cultural thing, but we Chinese always talk about grandma eating pig trotters. Nowadays, pig trotters are becoming fashionable again with celebrity chefs like Fergus Henderson advocating nose to tail eating. It wasn’t long before the scientists also got into the […]
One would think that something like raw fish noodles is a modern day dish born out of our country’s increasing fascination for Japanese cuisine and attention to healthier hawker food. But that is not entirely true. Raw fish salad has been around even before the current Japanese food craze and it has been traditionally eaten […]
Claypot and Cooked Food Kitchen: Sizzling Hot Claypot Dishes!
There’s something magical about a claypot. When you eat food that is cooked in a claypot, somehow it just seems to taste better. Is it real or simply a psychological effect? A claypot rice expert once told me his theory that the claypot has hairline cracks in it which allow the smokiness of the charcoal […]
Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice: AKA Three Sister’s Claypot Rice
Congratulations to Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice for making the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand Selection list! I have been wanting to try Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice for the longest time! When you mention Claypot Rice at Smith Street Food Centre, most foodies would immediately point you to this particular stall. What? You […]