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!
Jin Jin Desserts: Ultimate Mao Shan Wang Durian Cendol!
To make the Ultimate Cendol, I managed to pull together two very passionate individuals. Calvin Ho from Jin Jin Desserts at ABC Brickworks makes, what I consider one of the best, if not the best Cendol in Singapore. I love his thick, treacle like gula melaka and fresh coconut milk which is always a joy […]
Finding stalls like this is what this blog is all about. Yes, it is great to find all the most well known hawker stalls in Singapore and adding them to the blog, but it is even better to discover ones that are serving great food but are still relatively unknown! When you talk about Cheng […]
Jin Jin Dessert: Gula Melaka as thick as hot fudge!
Power Cendol $1.50 I awoke today to the wonderful news that the NEA will be building new Hawker centres after 26 years! This is great news for all Singaporeans as these Hawker Centres will be run by NEA on a “not for profit” basis rather than being outsourced to commercial operators. Best news is that […]
Wintermelon $1.50 Now here’s a dessert that your grandmother might have used to make that you can’t easily find at the hawker centre. According to our kaki, Cactuskit, the iced wintermelon soup here is as good as his grandmother’s. Now, I have never eaten his grandmother’s soup before, but usually when people say their grandmother’s […]
Macaroon Snowman Can’t believe how time flies. I first wrote about Gobi Dessert back in 2007, since then, they have opened a store at Central where they were for 3 years and now they are back in the Katong area in a shophouse in Joo Chiat! I have been looking at Gobi Desserts again because […]
When I was young I remember my Teochew grandma (actually both grandmas where Teochew) loved ginkgo nuts. We would use the stone pestle to crack open the seed and then use a toothpick to remove the greenish embryo because it was the part of the seed that gave it its bitter taste. We called them […]
Geylang Lor 20 Banana Fritters: Oh Man! I just rediscovered Goreng Pisang!
Ok, I haven’t written much about Goreng Pisang because, well, its deep fried food you know, and so it has always been something I eat once in a long while. But this “while” has been a little too long. I have neglected to write about Goreng Pisang which is also part a of the fabric […]
Four Seas Sugarcane: Good Sugarcane, Bad Sugarcane, how do you tell?
I haven’t been writing much about drinks stall because there really isn’t any one drink stall in Singapore which is truly famous. I mean, no one has ever said to me that there is this really die die must try Sugercane stall at the tip of Changi Point which I MUST go and try! So […]
Xi Le Teng Dessert Stall: 70 year old lady, 70 cents dessert
Red Bean Soup – 70 cents Red Bean Soup always reminds me of my kindergarten days at the PAP. It’s nostalgic in a sort of a bad way ‘cos I always remember it is the worst red bean soup in the world. Rather than having whole beans or even half beans, it’s just the shell […]
Bee Garden: The Making of a Buzzing Cashier Episode
For the benefit of those who have never watched Channel 8’s Buzzing Cashier, the basic premise of the show is that the hosts go about Singapore identifying hawkers who are usually in financial difficulty and help them with a stall makeover. The show attracts a million viewers every week and after each episode, crowds will […]
Fried Sweet Potato Dumplings: I think of it as fried Ondeh Ondeh
If you take an Ondeh Ondeh and put it into a vat of hot oil, you would probably get something similar to this particular dessert. Of course, instead of gula melaka, the inside is filled with peanuts or coconut. My first impression of it was how incredibly oily it is. Pick it up with a […]