Nasi lemak has got to be one of my top ten best breakfast idea of all time! It might seem like a simple dish of coconut rice, chilli, fried egg and ikan bilis, but a mouthful of fragrant rice mixed with the sweet chilli and a few slivers of ikan bilis is as tasty as any Michelin Star meal in my books!
Siang Hee Seafood: Coffee Crabs hit the heartlands!
I have been a huge fan of Siang Hee Seafood since I first blogged about them in 2008. Ah Yoke is one of those hawkers who are really passionate about cooking and she is always experimenting with new recipes. She came up with a few of her own creations over the years, like her Luo […]
Fish Maw Soup Noodles $9 I have been an ardent supporter of Seng Kee Bak Chor Mee ever since they moved from Eunos to their own shophouse at Upper Changi Road. The owner, Mr Lee is your typical Teochew Ah Hia who would not comprise on freshness and quality of the produce he uses for […]
Rolina Curry Puffs: What did Grandpa and Grandma do after they ran away together?
Curry Puffs $1.20 Here’s a little story that will put a smile on your face. See the couple in the photo? They are Mr and Mrs Tham who run this little stall in Serangoon Gardens Food Centre called Rolina. Mr Tham is now 72 and he tells me that he has been selling curry puffs […]
Traditional Handmade Noodles: Noodles oohh the Noodles!
This Stall is ClosedHandmade Egg Noodles There was a time when it looked as if our hawkers are becoming traders rather than Chefs. In the past, they used to make everything from scratch. From the noodles for wanton mee to carrot cake to fishballs. Then we went through a time when everything started to be […]
My dad used to braise duck when I was a kid. He still does it now occasionally. There are few things that my dad does cook and one of them is braised duck. Unfortunately, I never learnt how to braise duck from him. My cooking skills all come from mom. Maybe its time I asked […]
Garden Kway Chap: At least this Famous stall is going to last another generation
The hawker scene in Singapore is undergoing a change much like the rest of our society. Not enough Singaporeans want to clean tables and serve food anymore, so we have to hire people from China to help us. Not enough Singaporeans want to work in retail, so we have to hire people from the Philippines […]
Serangoon Gardens Bakery and Confectionary: Good old Curry Buns!
Luncheon Meat Buns As with many things in life, the simple things are often the best. When it comes to soft buns, we Singaporeans have been spoilt for choice since Breadtalk started the trend of the fancy soft buns years ago. Before that, we were all quite happy with our curry buns, hot dog buns, […]
Freshly made Bean Curd. 50 cents This was such an unexpected find. I could tell you about how the stall is three generations old, founded by the grandpa in 1966. I could tell you about how they remove the skin from the soy beans to make sure you don’t get that waxy taste in your […]
Soon Huat Pig’s Organ Soup: Serangoon Way Food Centre
With Tag Tag, iwatch_ueat and carnineviand This is one for the fans of Ter Huang Kiam Chye (lit. Pig innards with Salted Veg). I am no big fan of this dish myself. Just like first year Med School, Anatomy was not my most favourite subject. Ok, dissecting was fun, but memorising where all the nerves […]
302 Newton Char Kway Teow: 40 years and still going strong! Serangoon Way Food Centre
The Stall is closed. The old man has retired. Now this was a very fun blog entry to write. Our group of makankakis visited Serangoon Way Food centre and carnineviand told me about this famous Newton Char Kway Teow stall. It was 3.30pm in the afternoon and there was a queue outside the stall. Being […]