You really can’t keep a good cook out of the kitchen for too long! When I last wrote about Charlie’s Peranakan in 2009, he was already planning to retire citing that rentals was getting too high and he was getting tired. He went on to close Charlie’s Peranakan a few months after my story was published and disappeared from the Singapore food scene for a while.
Fishball Story: The economic reality of Gen Y hawkers
The stall has moved Douglas Ng (23) loved fishballs, especially the ones that his grandma makes. But the problem was that grandma only makes them twice a year and he wanted so much to eat them more often! So, soon after NS, he started his own fishball stall after a short stint doing fusion Cze […]
This stall has moved Do you reckon that there are much fewer satay stalls nowadays? I remember that when I was growing up, there seemed to be Satay stalls in almost every coffeeshop. Nowadays it seems that it is really hard to find Satay stalls, let alone good ones. The thing about Satay stalls is […]
Rosraihanna Soto and Satay: At last, a good Satay!
This Stall is closed It’s been a long while since I was really thrilled by a Malay style satay. Just last month, I was in KL and I had the opportunity to try the famous Sate Kajang. I came away feeling that it hardly lived up to its reputation even though the stall sold 40,000 […]
Four Seas Sugarcane: Good Sugarcane, Bad Sugarcane, how do you tell?
I haven’t been writing much about drinks stall because there really isn’t any one drink stall in Singapore which is truly famous. I mean, no one has ever said to me that there is this really die die must try Sugercane stall at the tip of Changi Point which I MUST go and try! So […]
This stall is closed 12 inch Pizza $8 Following up on my Hawkerpreneurs at Golden Mile Food Centre story, here is another young Hawkerpreneur that is trying to burst into the food scene by offering Cafe style food at hawker prices. If you are hungering for your pizza fix but don’t want to spend more […]
Ice Queen Ice Cream: Great Homemade Ice Cream at Hawker Prices!
This stall has closed! 3 flavours of homemade gelato $3.50 Golden Mile Food Centre will soon be turned into a centre for Hawkerpreneurship. I am amazed that the place has quite a few stalls manned by young Hawkerpreneurs trying to break into the food business. Remember the Belgian Waffles and Pasta Planet which I blogged […]
Kheng Fatt Beef Noodles: Do You Prefer Soup or Dry?
Damien says it is damn shiok. Makansutra nominated them for street hawker masters for 2007 and they have been around since 1978. So, according to the theory of evolution, this should be good since its the survival of the fittest or should I say, the survival of the tastiest. Yes this sounds like one those […]
Hainan Hokkien Mee: Takes a Hainanese to fry Hokkien Mee
With iwatch_ueat and damien I have made a most momentous decision of my life! I finally decided that Hokkien Mee MUST be fried with thin Bee Hoon and it MUST be dry. Some of you might be wondering how this little revelation can be so momentous. But for me, it was like the words of […]
Pasta Planet: It may be cheap but it Ain’t Mass Produced Pasta
This stall is closed The appearance of Pasta in hawker centres is a welcomed sight for those who just happen to have a pasta craving but do not want to sit down in a restaurant and have to pay more than $10 for a meal. The problem with pasta is that the raw ingredients are […]
The Sweet Stone Parad Ice: Belgian Chocolate in Hawker Centre
This stall is closed We Singaporeans continue to be fascinated with the Ang Mohs. When I was young, I had the perception that Ang Mohs here were all very well to do CEOs and Expats in positions of influence. That was because my father worked in an Ang Moh Company and he had an Ang […]
Just when I thought I was done for the day, (I mean, I had a 7 course lunch that afternoon, albeit shared among 4), I saw this store with the Makansutra label on it with 3 bowls and chopsticks. For those who don’t know, this is their “die-die-must-try” rating. Well, what to do? Die die […]