I must admit that lor mee has always been on my B list of things to eat. It wasn’t a dish which my parents were particularly fond of, so I never got to eat much of it growing up. But lately I have been experiencing a lor mee renaissance. I re-discovered how delicious lor mee […]
Liang Zhao Ji has been around since the 1960's and started off as a roadside stall outside of the Hoover theatre in Balestier. The stall moved to its current location at the Whampoa Drive Food Centre in 1978 as part of the government's initiative to clear the hawkers off the streets.
Bee Guan Coffee Shop: Three in One Orange Peel and Sour Plum Drink!
If you happen to be at Whampoa Market for China Whampoa Handmade Noodles, then make sure you try the Orange Peel and Sour Plum Drink from the drink stall next to it. The owner is quite a character and he came up with this very nice combination using Taiwanese orange peel and sour plums. For […]
China Whampoa Handmade noodles: Wonderfully fresh noodles!
If you ask Ban Mian fans where they get their Ban Mian fix, they will undoubtedly start listing out the stalls with the fingers of one hand and I would bet that China Whampoa will be among the five stalls listed. This very popular stall in Whampoa market is famous for their dry version with […]
Whampoa Fish Head Steamboat: Why women do all the work while men sit and enjoy life?
Fish Head Steamboat Let’s face it. It is a man’s world. Ladies, please don’t get me wrong, I am just stating this as an observation, not promulgating it as a value. Just consider the two Fish Head Steamboat places that I have blogged about who incidentally are both known as “Whampoa”. Over at Whampoa Keng […]
Balestier Road Hoover Rojak: Finally manage to eat this famous Rojak
Rojak with Century Egg $3 + $1 extra for the egg If you ever have to describe the ingredients that go into rojak to a westerner, I am sure none of them would want to eat it. I mean seriously, does fruit salad dressed with a sauce made from fermented prawns sound delectable? Not only […]
Whampoa Soya Bean and Grass Jelly: Traditional Bean Curd that is Smooth as Silk
Traditional Tau Huay 60 cents When I was a kid, our version of the Boogeyman was this mysterious character called the “Ti Gu”. I never knew who or what the “Ti Gu” was. All I know was that the Ti Gu’s job was to catch people and you don’t want to be caught […]
Nan Xiang Chicken Rice: Great Chicken Rice but is it the Top 5?
The competition for the best chicken rice in Singapore is a tough one. There are a lot of chicken rice out there and most of them are not bad. The thing with chicken rice is that it is very easily franchised because the rice, chicken, chilli and soup can all be made in a central […]
Rubiah Muslim Food: To get your Sotong Roe, you need to get past the Nazi
With Smart, Sumosumo, Wahcow, Cactuskit, ijeff, chocolate and PK If you enjoy Sotong with roe, you are going to like this post. This is a stall that is frequented by Cactuskit and it has a perpetual queue outside the stall from the time they start selling. Now, I am not a big fan of Sotong, […]
Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee: Fantastic Chilli and Lard!
Did you know that you can’t actually register a company name with the word Singapore anymore? I guess it makes sense since everything is already Singapore this and Singapore that. I reckon they should do the same with “Raffles”. (or have they?) Anyway I think the name Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee is very apt since […]
This stall is closed When you eat Poh Piah, what do you go for? For me the skin is paramount. The skin must be hand made, chewy and leave that carbo rush at the back of your palate. Then it must have the shiok shiok crunchy sweet stuff and of course they have to be […]
This stall is closed Its been a long time since I ate Orh Luak (oyster omelette). Too long. The last time I had a truely great Orh Luak was in Bangkok. Oyster Omelette is a Teochew dish and there is a thriving Teochew community in Bangkok (Swatow, where the Teochews live, is very close to […]