Nasi Lemak is not complicated. At its most basic, all you need is a fragrant rice, an addictive sambal tumis, crunchy ikan bilis and peanuts and a perfectly fried egg with crisp edges and flowing egg yolk. The Malaysians will insist that it has to be hard boiled to be authentic, but for me, a perfectly fried egg beats a hard boiled egg any day. The other stuff, like fried Ikan Kuning, chicken wings, luncheon meat etc are bonus extras. Again, some might insist that the fried fish or fried chicken wing is essential or that luncheon meat should not even be mentioned. That's fine! You are free to choose whatever you like so long as you feel shiok after eating your nasi lemak.
This story follows my previous story about Lim’s Fried Oyster. both of these stalls are located in the same area of Berseh Food Centre. I was alerted to it by my friend Damien who told me about a masked couple selling satay which he felt was very well grilled such that it was slight charred on the […]
Our pioneer hawkers are simply amazing! These are the Singaporeans who have laboured tirelessly to feed a generation of nation builders and they embody a work ethic that has propelled our country to what it is today. Although they have lived through the development of a nation from third world to first, they are still very much the gatekeepers of a nation’s past.
Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake: Another UFO Sighting!
These UFO sightings are a welcome sight. Crisp on the outside, savoury, moist and delicious on the inside, these humble snacks combine a melange of flavours into one umami grenade which you can hold in one hand.
I am beginning to realize that there are, what I call, mid-life hawkers who are playing a significant role in keeping our hawker traditions alive. Mid-life hawkers are people like Nick Soon, who turn to selling food after spending many years in their first career.
Coffee Hut: Aiya what should I eat? Toast, Buns or Baguette?
Crispy Kaya Toast 2 slices $1.70 Ahh, Kopi and Kaya Toast. Singapore’s answer to Devonshire Tea. The ideal afternoon tea for me is crispy kaya toast with a cup of Teh Si (Milk Tea) and best of all the whole meal costs less than a cup of cappuccino at some fancy cafe. The Hainanese invented […]
Lao Liang Pork Trotter Jelly: They don’t do it like this anymore!
With iwatch_ueat and SCS Butter Now this is a dish you don’t often get to see nowadays. (Actually I don’t think it was ever that common). I admit that this was the first time that I was introduced to this Teochew Dish myself. It is yet another nail in the coffin of my self delusional […]
With iwatch_ueat and SCS Butter As we were eating the un-cheng Fish Soup, the aroma of coffee wafted through the air and caught the attention of iwatch_ueat who is usually not a coffee drinker. But the aroma of the coffee was so alluring that she decided to order a cup for herself and SCS Butter […]
With iwatch_ueat and SCS Butter What do you look for in a Fish Soup? Some people go for Fish Soup that is very “Cheng” (clear). If you are the “Cheng” type, then you will be very disappointed with this soup. But if you are like me who like a bit of ooomph in the soup, […]