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 […]
There is something very romantic about eating satay under the stars. I don’t mean romantic like the Valentine’s day kind of romantic, but the nostalgic kind of romantic. I am sure that if I mentioned “Satay Club”, the name would conjure up that fuzzy warm feeling of yesteryear in those of us who are old […]
Fatman Satay: Iconic Satay since the Satay Club days
I think that there are very few food places that could elicit as many fond memories and nostalgia as the Satay Club at Esplanade. For those of us who can remember eating there, it was the epitomy of the Satay experience in Singapore. And in those days, when you ask around about which Satay stall […]
Chong Pang Nasi Lemak hardly needs any introduction. Together with Ponggol Nasi Lemak, they are both probably the most well known Nasi Lemak brands in Singapore. Both actually started out making those pre-packed banana leaf wrapped Nasi Lemak but expanded to serve Nasi Lemak Ala-carte. In those good old days (they have been around for […]
When the NEA recently announced that they will resume building new Hawker Centres, I heard some people remark that there was no use building Hawker Centres if there are no Hawkers to man the stalls. I guess it is natural to assume that most Gen Y Singaporeans would want to have a cushy executive type […]
Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre: There is a good reason why there is always a long queue!
Ah Nasi Lemak. Just the mere mention of it makes you want to eat some right? I remember the very first time I started to like Nasi Lemak. It was during a Scout camp and we were served packets of Nasi Lemak which were wrapped in banana leaves for breakfast. Up till then, I hadn’t […]
A Rashid Khan Indian Food: Old School Mee Siam and Sup Kambing!
Indian Mee Siam I get really excited every time I manage to find a good Indian Mee Siam. It’s one of those dishes that are getting really hard to come by nowadays. I guess if you belong to a certain age group, you will probably remember two places in Singapore where this dish was famous. […]
Ok, maybe you might wonder if Fish Head Curry is indeed a Singaporean invention. It is said that Fish Head Curry is not found in India and that it was resulted as a fusion between the Chinese love for Fish Head and an Indian Curry King's incredible Fish Curry. The Malaysians of course will dispute that and claim that it is yet another dish that they invented that Singapore had stolen.
Kong Kee Seafood Restaurant: A taste of Real KL food!
KL Hokkien Mee $10 (Small $5) Having returned from KL recently I posed the question to our facebook fans on whether we could get a decent KL style Hokkien Mee in Singapore and the name Kong Kee came up a few times. So I had to go down and see for myself whether this KL […]