Teck Seng Soya Bean Milk: Handmade Heritage Beancurd
If you visit Tiong Bahru food centre in the mornings, you will notice a few stalls with long snaking queues. One of them would be a stall selling beancurd. On the face of it, this looks like a typical beancurd stall that you can find at any market. So, what makes this stall so special that people are willing to queue up for half and hour for a bowl of bean curd?
Hong Heng Fried Sotong Mee: Michelin Guide Hawkers!
The Michelin Guide has put Singapore’s hawker food on the world gastronomy map with the announcement of 2 One Michelin Star Hawkers this week, viz Hillstreet Tai Hwa Bak Chor Mee and Hong Kong Soy Sauce Chicken. Now we can boast that Singapore is the cheapest place in the world where you can eat at a Michelin Star establishment! Two dollars! Yes $2 is all you need to eat a Michelin Star meal!
Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh: Quintessentially Teochew!
Singaporeans do prefer the local pepper and garlic version of Bak Kut Teh! Our recent facebook poll showed that 60% of Singaporeans prefer our local Teochew style Bak Kut Teh to the Herbal style which is more popular in Malaysia. I guess that explains why so many of our Bak Kut Teh stalls have chosen […]
Ah Chiang Traditional Charcoal Porridge: Comfort food on a cold and stormy night
Pork Porridge $3.50. You Tiao 70 cents It is a dark and stormy night. You are nursing a cold. Having gone through a few days of reservist training, and eating combat rations, you feel that you deserve a bit of pity. Just a tiny bit. So you indulge in a sprinkle of self pity because […]
Sum Long Teochew Braised Duck: Everything Teochew except the Hawker!
Let’s talk duck. There are basically three different types of ducks being sold in Singapore. They call them Chai Ya (lit Vegetable Duck), Ban Chai Ya (Half Vegetable Duck) and Fan Ya (Rice Duck). The one that you will most likely eat at hawker centres would be the Cai Ya. They are the common white […]
Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice: How did Hainanese Curry Rice come to be?
Hainanese curry rice is defined by the four classic dishes of Pork Chop, Curry Chicken, Chap Chye and Kong Bak right? Ever wondered why? If you go to Hainan island, you will not be able to find Hainanese Curry Rice because this is a style of cooking that is only found in Singapore. The […]
Hui Ji Fishball Noodles and Yong Tau Foo: Best bowl of noodles this year!
Damien has been one of my most trusted makan kakis since the early days of the blog. He is one of the few people I know who is a second generation foodie. I believe he was weaned onto pureed Hokkien Mee from Geylang Lor 29 even before he could say the words “Hokkien Mee”. There […]
Tiong Bahru Pau: Not as great as it used to be, but still good!
Everyone knows Tiong Bahru Pau right? I guess it is about time to list them on the blog since it is one of the most famous Paus around. When I was a kid, two of the most popular Paus were Tiong Bahru Pau and Teck Kee Pau. It was because of these two stalls that […]
Tiong Bahru Fishballs: Fishball here, Fish cake there!
It is said that of all the major cuisines of China, Teochew food is probably the most suitable for the Japanese palate. The emphasis on freshness of seafood and the use of simple flavours to highlight the original flavour of the produce is very similar.When I was at Tsukiji market last year, I realise that […]
My first blog post on this stall was way back in 2006. I went to the stall to try the famous pig armpit Charsiew but was too late and was given their grade B Charsiew instead. I vowed that I shall return for the pig armpit Charsiew one day….Three years and 1000 posts later, here […]
Wanton Noodle: Pig Armpit Char Siew anyone? Tiong Bahru Market Part 6 of 6
I was warned that there is a perpetual long queue at this stall, so when I got there after the lunch peak hour to find no queue, I thought that it must be my lucky day. Then I found out that they had run out of the A Grade Char Siew and what was left […]
Liang Liang Garden Desset: Ice Kachang Dinosaur! Tiong Bahru Market Part 5 of 6
With skinnyfoodie, chinchaiguy and iwatch_ueat If like me you really enjoy discovering new things to eat, then you must visit this dessert stall in the new Tiong Bahru Market. They have a whole array of Ice Kachang flavours to tempt you, ranging from strawberry to mango and chocolate fudge to Dinosaur. Hey wait a minute! […]