Appam $2.50 I was watching Foodage and reminicing about the good old days when I saw them featuring Putu Mayam! That got me all excited ‘cos its the kind of food my mom used to buy home from the market when we were kids. I was that in the good old days, Putu Mayam was […]
This restaurant is closed De Burg Wagyu Burger $26.95 You know, we all lament the fact many of our favourite hawkers have difficulty finding someone to take over the wok when they retire. You know why? Because all the passionate people who would have done very well as hawkers in the past are now channeling […]
Jiu Jiang Shao La: You have to ask for the Pig’s armpit!
If you are dining at Ghim Moh Food Centre and are hankering for a plate of roast meat, then the stall with the longest queue is invariably Jiu Jiang Shao La. This stall had many fans recommending them, so we had very high expectations. Our first plate of Sio Bak, Roast Duck and Char Siew […]
Hin Fried Hor Fun: Hor Fun with Prawn, Beef and sliced Fish
Beef Prawn and Fish Hor Fun $5 Fried Hor Fun is one of those dishes that you tell whether it is good or not by smelling it. Amazingly, there are not many foods like that in our hawker centres. Let’s see, Mee Pok, Chicken Rice, Char Siew Rice, Fish Soup, Poh Piah, Rojak even Hokkien […]
Tong Fong Fatt: Chicken Rice for the New Generation
Half Chicken $9 One of the big differences between the Chicken Rice of old and the modern day Chicken Rice is the sauce that they douse over the chicken. Some places like Yet Con still persists in traditional Hainanese Style Chicken Rice where the chicken is served without a sauce. This is the way my […]
Guan Kee Char Kway Teow: Longest Char Kway Teow queue I have seen
A Bib Gourmand Eatery 2019 Char Kway Teow $2.50 There still exist a generation of Singaporeans who continue to exemplify the spirit of our founding fathers of hard work and dedication to even the most menial of tasks. Just take the Char Kway Teow Uncle at Guan Kee for example. I was at Ghim Moh […]
Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh: Why is Chwee Kueh called Chwee Kueh?
Updated 19 Dec 2020 I had a fascinating history lesson from the uncle who runs this Chwee Kueh stall in Ghim Moh market. He was only 8 years old when his mother started selling Chwee Kueh from a push cart back in 1959 near Alexandra Hospital. Now, 51 years later, he is still passionate about […]