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 […]
Fatty Ox HK Kitchen: Great Chefs can cook anything!
Fans of Fatty Ox would probably have known by now that he is back in business after a hiatus of about 18 months. Actually, he has been back in business for almost a year now but I only managed to get to eat there after three failed attempts. That is the good news. Now, the […]
Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken: Heavenly Soy Sauce Chicken!
So there we were, in front of this oddly named stall that sells Soy Sauce Chicken wondering why in the world it was called Ma Li Ya chicken? Was the feisty short haired lady behind the chopping board named Maria? My “A” level Chinese is so rusty that I had real difficulty in making out […]
Hong Kong Soy Sauce Chicken: The best and cheapest I have come across so far!
Congrats to Hong Kong Soy Sauce Chicken for winning a Michelin Star! It is now known as Liao Fan Hawker Chan Soy Sauce chicken. Soy Sauce Chicken $14 each What’s better than really good food? Really good food that is cheap as well, that’s what. You know what I am talking about right? You eat […]
Heng Ji Chicken Rice: I waited three years to eat this Chicken Rice!
Well here is another stall that I waited three years to eat. When I started the blog, Smith Street Food Centre had shifted to its temporary premises at Outram and Heng Ji decided to take a break rather than shift there. So the blog post for this very famous Chicken Rice was put on hold […]
Teochew Street Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle: A Most Elaborate Mee Pok Tah
Mee Pok Tar with the Works $4 I have alluded many times to the fact that us Teochews are really very fussy about the freshness. It is part and parcel of the cultural trait of being Teochew that everything must be “Chnee Chnee” (Fresh).
China La Mian Steamed Buns: Cheap and Good Xiao Long Bao
With Holydrummer, Holybro and ieatjrXiao Long Bao $5 for 10 Slowly but surely, our hawker scene is changing to reflect the cultural transformation of our society. Our Chinese culture is made up primarily of Southern Chinese people predominantly from Canton and Fujian province. Our forefathers came to our shores to seek a new life and […]
With Cactuskit, liverpool, keano, smart, jems and damien Tofu with Beansprouts If you are hankering for some really shiok dishes to make you eat more rice, then you can try heading down to the Smith Street Food Centre to check out this little Mom and Pop Cze Char who specializes in Cantonese style cuisine. Actually […]
Finally managed to visit the new Chinatown (Kreta Ayer) Food Centre to update the locations of the stalls which I blogged when they were still at the Temporary location. You can see the stalls by clicking here. The Food Centre seems to be abuzz with so many things to eat! Will be posting some more […]
Hai Seng Ah Balling: Makan Legend Chinatown Complex Temp Market Part 5 of 5
This stall is closed You are looking at an culinary artform that is closer to extinction than an impotent Panda. This is the last stall in Singapore that still sells traditional Teochew style Ah Balling that is made by hand when you order. Teochew Ah Balling, like many other Teochew dishes, tend to be more […]