This stall, tucked in one corner of Old Airport Road Food Centre is the most underrated stall that we have uncovered during our Satay Trail. The most famous satay stall at the Old Airport Road is Chuan Kee where you may sometimes have to wait an hour before you would be served your satay. In contrast, there was hardly a queue at Chye Seng.
Tiong Bahru (Ah Pui) Satay: Singapore’s most elusive Satay!
The first time I tasted Ah Pui's satay was back in 2012. It was a surreal experience. I still remember it was a Sunday morning and as per instructions, we were all waiting at Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh for Ah Pui's iconic pushcart to appear. When it finally did, the scene was like that of a flash mob. People scattered around the coffeeshop suddenly rose to their feet and still others appeared out of nowhere to descend upon Ah Pui and his rickety pushcart!
When I wrote about Ah Hock Hokkien mee back in 2008, the story was about how Mr Ng Hock Chuan, 73 had decided to come out of retirement to fry Hokkien Mee again! That was 13 years ago and I am glad to report that the old man, who is even older now, is still […]
Nam Sing Hokkien Mee: The History and Origins of Hokkien Mee!
In this year’s National Day Rally speech, our Prime Minister announced that our hawker culture being nominated for inscription into Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This, he says, will “help to safeguard and promote this unique culture for future generations”. Well, I am all for our hawker culture to be […]
Mattar Road Seafood: The last stall on my Hawker Legend Trail
When I started my blogging adventure four years ago, there was a list of hawkers which I set myself the target of blogging. These were the Makansutra Hawker Legends. This was the very first list that Makansutra had come up with. Subsequently, they have come up with lists every year, but have called them Streetfood […]
Tian Tian Chicken Rice: Voted Best Chicken Rice by ieatishootipost readers
Half Chicken $14 Our recent polls showed that most of our readers consider Tian Tian Chicken Rice to be the best Chicken Rice in Singapore. Coincidentally, Tian Tian has also just expanded from a humble hawker stall in Maxwell Road into a full fledged restaurant in Joo Chiat. So it is only right that I […]
Oyster Omelette $4 I have been waiting 3 years to eat at this stall. No kidding. The last 5 times that I visited Toa Payoh Lor 7 food centre, it was either on a day when he was closed, not yet opened or on holidays in China. When I first starting blogging back in 2006, […]
Garden Kway Chap: At least this Famous stall is going to last another generation
The hawker scene in Singapore is undergoing a change much like the rest of our society. Not enough Singaporeans want to clean tables and serve food anymore, so we have to hire people from China to help us. Not enough Singaporeans want to work in retail, so we have to hire people from the Philippines […]
Hillstreet Char Kway Teow: I have eaten the rest, this is still the best
It is good to know that some things never change. Almost 2 years ago, I blogged about Hillstreet Char Kway Teow and even in the early days of the blog, I already gave this old man a 4.75/5 for his Char Kway Teow. I think it was the very first time I awarded a 4.75/5 […]
Updated: Nam Sing Legendary Hokkien Mee: Old Airport Road Food Centre Part 1 of 9
Updated pics at the new Old Airport Road Food Centre I think it is appropriate to start this nine part series on the Old Airport Road Food Centre with the very famous Nam Sing Hokkien Mee which is regarded as the best Hokkien Mee in many a makankakis’ books. Old Airport Road Food Centre is […]
Leng Heng BBQ Seafood Revisited: East Coast Lagoon Food Village Supplemental
After my first visit to this Makansutra Legends, it was inevitable that I had to go back to try their seafood as well. If you like your pepper crabs fiery and peppery hot, then you will enjoy their version of the pepper crab. I suspect that Uncle (more affectionately known as Ah Lao) puts chilli […]