Most of the “roasted chicken” sold at our hawker centres are not actually roasted but deep fried or at least bathed in hot oil in order to produce that beautiful, bronzed skin color! I actually prefer roasted chicken to white chicken and if given a choice, I would choose it over white chicken anytime! […]
Hawker centres have traditionally been the place where Singaporeans can find cheaper versions of restaurant food. In the 60's, it was the Hainanese who brought Western dishes like steaks, pork chops and chicken chops out from the expensive restaurants and into the heartlands. In the 90's the same thing happened with Italian pastas. The trend continues with the latest being a slew of gourmet hamburger stalls to hit the neighbourhood.
Lee Heng Restaurant: No milk XO Fish Head Bee Hoon!
San Lou Hor Fun In England there is the pub. In Japan, the Izakaya. Here in Singapore we have the Cze Char (lit cook fry). The Cze Char really started as a kitchen away from home where you get to eat home style cooked food. I guess, in the old days when most of our […]
Xi Le Teng Dessert Stall: 70 year old lady, 70 cents dessert
Red Bean Soup – 70 cents Red Bean Soup always reminds me of my kindergarten days at the PAP. It’s nostalgic in a sort of a bad way ‘cos I always remember it is the worst red bean soup in the world. Rather than having whole beans or even half beans, it’s just the shell […]
Indian Mutton Soup: Tastes exactly like what I had when I was a kid!
This stall is closed One of my fondest food memories is how my Dad used to rave about Soup Kambing. I can’t remember where we ate the Soup Kambing, but I would always remember that it was one of his favourite dishes. But even though I cannot remember the place, I will always remember the […]
Bee Garden: The Making of a Buzzing Cashier Episode
For the benefit of those who have never watched Channel 8’s Buzzing Cashier, the basic premise of the show is that the hosts go about Singapore identifying hawkers who are usually in financial difficulty and help them with a stall makeover. The show attracts a million viewers every week and after each episode, crowds will […]
Eng Kee Chicken Wings: Wings, Wings and more Wings
It just goes to show that you don’t really need a lot of variety in order to be popular. All you really need is one item that everybody likes. In the case of Eng Kee, they just happen to chance upon a fried chicken wing recipe that people would line up even at 3pm in […]