Heng Kee Curry Mee: Why aren’t there more stalls selling this?
You can't talk about curry mee without referring to the two stalls at Hong Lim Food Centre. The one on the ground level is Heng Kee Curry Mee which started operations there in 1979. Before that the original hawker, Mr Tay Yong Heng was selling this curry noodles from a push cart along Synagogue Street since the 60's.
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee: Is this really the Best in Singapore?
Congratulations to Outram Park Char Kway Teow for making the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand selection list! Outram Park Char Kway Teow ranks up there amongst the top five Char Kway Teows in Singapore in most people’s books, except mine because when I last reviewed them back in 2007, I really wasn’t overly impressed. However over […]
Cantonese Delights: Laksa Yong Tau Foo – One word – Shiok!
Laksa is just the kind of thing you yearn for when you have been umami deprived. It’s the kind of thing that you would need to eat when you have just been on a raw vegetable diet for a week for whatever inconceivable reason. Yep, nothing quite hits the spot as a bowl of fragrant, […]
Teo Heng Teochew Porridge: Is this Singapore’s oldest Hawker?
Stewed Cabbage – Simple Teochew Food Teo Heng Teochew Porridge is a favourite amongst Teochew Porridge fans and this venerable stall at the Hong Lim Food Centre is always packed from the time they start selling at 7am till they run out of fish at around 1 to 2pm. Ask a handful of people where […]
Fried Chicken with Curry Noodle If there is one combination of flavours that really trigger my umami receptors, it must be the that of fragrant fried chicken soaked in the classic Hainanese style chicken curry or fragrant Laksa Gravy. The contrast between the savoury crispy chicken with the sweet creamy coconut gravy really hits the […]
Barcook Bakery: Ooooh so soft and silky, but don’t fight ok?
Cheese and Raisin Bread $1.30 ea In case you still haven’t heard, there’s this place at Hong Lim Centre that sells really soft and irresistable bread which sells out everytime a new tray comes out of the oven. Like every other new pastry fad that hit Singapore, this stall is attracting long queues of people […]
Wanton Noodle Specialist: Hong Kong Style Wanton Mee Since 1965
What do you all think constitutes a classic Wanton Mee? Mee, Char Siew and Wanton are standard. The only difference is the sauce. Do you think Classic Wanton Mee has got tomato ketchup in it or should it be only a dark soy sauce based gravy? Should it be eaten with chilli? I think most […]
Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa: A very different Mee Siam!
Damien has put his head on the chopping board yet again when he recommended the mee siam from this particular stall. He told me that the Mee Siam here is “Damn Shiok leh” and it’s a definite “must try”. I was a little confused when I saw the stall because their signboard said “Sungei Road […]
The Old Stall Famous Hokkien St Prawn Noodles: Is this really the Original Stall?
The owner of this stall claims that they can trace their lineage all the way back to the old Hokkien street around 50 years ago. Back then, prawn noodles were very different in that the gravy was very dark. He claims that it was his mother who first invented the light colored prawn soup which […]
Fragrant Hong Kong Pork Rib Rice: Great Value HK Cuisine!: Hong Lim Food Centre 7 of 7
With iwatch_ueat, damien, liverpool and smart When I was in Hong Kong recently, every Char Chan Ting (Tea House) I walked into had dishes around HK$20-30 (S$5-6). Even in Singapore, most of the Tea Houses that have sprouted up across our island have dishes for around the same price (ie for a dish you can […]
Outram Char Kway Teow: Hong Lim Food Centre 6 of 7
With smart, damien, liverpool and iwatch_ueat This is one of those stalls that have been hotly debated in the forums. It is famous and because it is famous there are high expectations. Quite a few people who have tried it recently still hanker about its heydays and lament on how the standards have dropped. I […]
With smart, iwatch_ueat, damien and liverpool This dumpling stall is one of the favourites of smart and they sell traditional Hokkien Style Dumplings (Changs) with salted eggs as well as Nonya Changs. For me, any dumplings are now measured against the Gold Standard which is Hoo Kee over at Amoy Street FC, so though they […]