China Street Hainanese Curry Rice: Food for the Soul!
There has been much talk about Singapore seeking an intangible heritage item for the Unesco list. I am not sure if Hainanese curry rice would be iconic enough to be THE intangible item but I think there is enough grounds for it to at least make it into the shortlist.
Xing Xing Tapioca Cake: Finally! After all these Years!
It has taken me a long time to finally taste the tapioca cake at this very famous stall. It is really a one of a kind. They only sell two things here: Tapioca cake and Ondeh Ondeh. And each day they sell out by 11am. It is one of the very few, if not the […]
Ngor Hiang Ngor Hiang, or at least good, traditional, artisanal Ngor Hiang should be placed on the endangered red list. It is a dying art with a rather bad prognosis at the moment. Like Indian Rojak, Ngor Hiang’s demise is a result of the efficiency of the modern food processing plants making it much more […]
I finally managed to eat the famous Zhen Zhen porridge! The distinctive feature about this porridge is that they cook the grains until it has all but dissolved. Lots of people actually rave about this porridge and even they even got 6 chopsticks from Makansutra which is full marks. I was however a little ambivalent […]
Fried Sweet Potato Dumplings: I think of it as fried Ondeh Ondeh
If you take an Ondeh Ondeh and put it into a vat of hot oil, you would probably get something similar to this particular dessert. Of course, instead of gula melaka, the inside is filled with peanuts or coconut. My first impression of it was how incredibly oily it is. Pick it up with a […]
With Damien and smart Those of you who wonder whatever happened to the goreng pisang (Banana Fritters) at Somerset House will be happy to know that they are right here in Maxwell Food Centre. Yep, I even checked the newspaper cutting on the wall and it is the same person frying the goreng pisang albeit […]
With Damien and smart This is simply the most delicious fish soup I have had this year. I had my doubts at first when smart was lining up for the fish soup, but my first taste of it was quite a Holy Grail experience. OK I admit it, even though I have always called myself […]
Peanuts Soup: Gotta be good if you serve only 3 soups!
Yes, in this day and age where dessert stalls are offering a wide variety of desserts, it takes a really special stall to offer just 3 flavours of soup. In fact the stall only has 3 troughs in the display cabinet offering Peanut soup, Red Bean with Brown Rice soup and Tau Suan. You can […]
This stall is closed! With Damien and smart Thunder Tea Rice or Lei Cha Fun is one of those dishes that are bound to get very mixed responses. My two makankakis that day wouldn’t even spare a calorie to eat it spewing expletives like “It’s like prison food” and “Hospital food tastes heaps better”. Others […]
Hum Jin Pang: Ikea style Food: Do it yourself and pay less! Maxwell Food Centre Part 8 of 8
With smart, SurprisePocket, jezzz and iwatch_ueat We almost gave this one a miss. At 7 Hum Chim Pangs for a dollar, I assumed that the people who are lining up were just all very Gian Chia (Love a good deal). The HCPs all looked so small, oily and black that it hardly looked appetizing. The […]
Hup Kee Ngor Hiang Homemade Hokkien Style NH Maxwell Food Centre Part 7 of 8
With smart, SurprisePocket, jezzz and iwatch_ueat Nowadays I am getting real spoilt. After having tasted homemade Ngor Hiang, I refuse to waste any more of my precious calories on factory made ones. Hey Ngor Hiang is made of pork fat, liver, eggs, msg, salt and all the other good stuff which can, unfortunately, clog your […]
Pancake: Pandan Flavoured Mee Chian Kuay: Maxwell Food Centre Part 6 of 8
With smart, SurprisePocket, jezzz and iwatch_ueat If you like Mee Chian Kuay, you should give this one a try. This Mee Chian Kuey is different because of the pandan flavouring they used. The skin is soft but at the same time chewy and fragrant. The peanut is good, though I always liked my peanut more […]