Post Updated: 22 Mar 2021 My last post on Chuan Kee was back in 2007 when I just started blogging. In those days, I was still picking all the “low lying fruit” and when it comes to Hainanese pork satay, everyone was recommending Chuan Kee. My first taste of the pork satay was nothing short […]
Nam Sing Hokkien Mee: The History and Origins of Hokkien Mee!
In this year’s National Day Rally speech, our Prime Minister announced that our hawker culture being nominated for inscription into Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This, he says, will “help to safeguard and promote this unique culture for future generations”. Well, I am all for our hawker culture to be […]
It is good to see our two young hawkerpreneurs, Kai and Randall doing so well at Roast Paradise one year on. When I initially posted their story on Facebook in Oct last year, they had just opened their stall and though the char siew was promising, I felt that it needed more fine tuning before I would recommend it on the blog.
One of my all time favourite snack is the Xiao Long Bao. I just love these little balloons of flavour which pop in your mouth and covers the palate with its porky goodness. I don’t remember eating Xiao Long Bao as a kid. I think it only became popular in Singapore within the last decade. […]
I get very excited when I come across a bowl of hawker food that is done with passion. I get even more excited when it is done by Gen Y hawkers AND doing it better than a lot of the more established stalls out there. It is conventional wisdom that our new generation hawkers can’t […]
Singapore’s Top Ten Food Centres Poll: And the Winner is……
Old Airport Road Food Centre! Altogether 2742 foodies have spoken and the answer is loud and clear. Old Airport Road Food Centre is the overwhelming favourite amongst the ieat community with 48.7% of the votes! It was a close fight between Maxwell and Chomp Chomp for second place and throughout the month of voting, the […]
Mattar Road Seafood: The last stall on my Hawker Legend Trail
When I started my blogging adventure four years ago, there was a list of hawkers which I set myself the target of blogging. These were the Makansutra Hawker Legends. This was the very first list that Makansutra had come up with. Subsequently, they have come up with lists every year, but have called them Streetfood […]
Geylang Lor 20 Banana Fritters: Oh Man! I just rediscovered Goreng Pisang!
Ok, I haven’t written much about Goreng Pisang because, well, its deep fried food you know, and so it has always been something I eat once in a long while. But this “while” has been a little too long. I have neglected to write about Goreng Pisang which is also part a of the fabric […]
Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow: Not classic Char Kway Teow but I like it!
I have often lamented that there was a lack of really good Char Kway Teow nowadays. So when some of our kakis started talking about this less well known Char Kway Teow stall over at Old Airport Road Food Centre, it did not take me long to organize a makan session there to find out […]
It was reported that a recent poll done by Shin Min newspaper voted Tampines Round Market the Best Hawker Centre in Singapore. OK, I agree Tampines Round Market has got a pretty good selection of Hawkers but I was suprised that it was voted the best. If you ask me, I think Old Airport Road […]
One of the things that I often get asked during consultations is whether the condition they are suffering from is a result of “heatiness” (Juah). And it is not just the elderly who ask me this question, I also get asked by teenagers at times.Now, we never learnt about the antidote for “heatiness” in medical […]
There are several phrases which I think are overused when it comes to discussion about food. One is “Overated” and the other is “Taste is subjective”. I have always prided myself to be a bit of a rebel (ok a soft core rebel) so I steer clear from using those phrases. However, today I seem […]