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 […]
Oasis Bay Taiwan Porridge: Piping Hot Midnight Porridge!
The last time I visited Oasis, they were still at their old location in Kallang. They had to shift out of their iconic location in order to make way for our Stadium. But they are very fortunate to be able to relocate to their present premises at Toa Payoh garden where they still have a […]
Places like Grub are really hard to come by in Singapore. If you are the type that imagine the perfect weekend brunch to be sitting in the park enjoying sausage, eggs, pancakes toast with your weekend tablet, then you would know that you either have to pay through your nose for it or end up […]
Violet Oon’s Kitchen: Just what is this Kueh Pie Tee?
When was the last time you spared a thought about this little oddity called Kueh Pie Tee? I say oddity because, well, its pretty hard to describe it. If hawker food were divided into various categories, this would end up in the “Miscellaneous” column. If it were a Western Cookbook, it would be classified under […]