Remember the old school Hainanese Coffee House? It’s a place where you can get western food, Hainanese pork chops, hor fun and a good cup of sock brewed coffee! They were operated by Hainanese chefs who wanted to give Singaporeans a cheaper alternative to European restaurants in the old days. In Hong Kong, they have […]
Mr Avocado Exotic Juice: Avocado Shakes at Alexandra Village! Liquid Gold!
Updated 8 Aug 2018 How time flies! It’s been 11 years since I last wrote about Mr Avocado! I visited the stall recently and finally got to meet the man who started the whole avocado shake phenomena at Alexandra Village Food Centre. He told me that he was the first to start selling avocado shakes […]
Hong Kong's iconic cafe chain, Tsui Wah has finally made its debut in Singapore! Located at Clarke Quay, this first Tsui Wah outlet in South East Asia is a collaboration between Jumbo Group Ltd and Tsui Wah Hong Kong and coincides with their 50th anniversary.
You probably know about kolo mee from Sarawak but have you heard of "kampua" mee (干盘面)? Kampua noodles are specialty of Sibu and is essentially the straight version of kolo mee. Like kolo mee, it is made without the addition of "kee" or alkali so the texture and the flavour of the noodles are quite different from our local mee kia.
Scissor Cut Curry Rice: The Origins of Scissor Cut Curry Rice!
Behold, the ugly, gooey, glorious mess that is Beach Road Scissor cut rice. Those of you who have been to the original branch at Jalan Besar will know what I am talking about. It really doesn't look appetizing to those who have yet to experience the epiphany of the eclectic mix of curry chicken, braised pork, stewed cabbage and chilli.
Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh: A Very Good Place for Bak Kut Teh!
There has been spate of bak kut teh restaurants opening up in recent years, no doubt buoyed by the success of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, who showed us how a humble coolie’s dish can be brought into the 21st century by repackaging it so that it will appeal to a younger generation of Singaporeans. […]
Soon Heng Hot and Cold Desserts: Hawkers we grow up with
I get a lot of different reactions whenever I pull out my DSLR camera. Some hawkers ask why I am taking photos. Others continue to work as if I wasn't there. But when Mrs Yang saw my camera, she quickly struck up her kawaii pose!
There is nothing more satisfying than roti prata and teh tarik for breakfast. To have this at a roadside coffeeshop is the quintessential breakfast for me. Oh, I do love the American breakfast, wanton mee, black carrot cake, kaya toast and nasi lemak for breakfast too, but somehow, roti prata is just extra special. It […]
International Nasi Lemak: Alamak, which Nasi Lemak!
If you have been to the newly renovated Changi Village Food Centre, you would be lost. It would seem that all the stalls have just played musical chairs and have relocated to another place even though the layout of the hawker centre seems to be much the same! I am not sure what the rationale […]
Old Geylang Seafood: Turtle Soup, Crocodiles and other unmentionables
This next story is for gastronomic adventurers and not for picky eaters reticent to anything less arcane than supermarket roast chicken. If your friend came from overseas and you wanted to thrill him with some exotic food, where would you bring him? Well, the most exotic thing I can think about is to bring him […]