Her Giao, aka Teochew fish dumpling, is a traditional Teochew dish that very few Singaporeans are still making by hand. It is like a wanton for those unfamiliar with this dumpling except that the wrapper is made from fish paste. The fish skin wrapper gives the dumpling a very distinct bite and the tapioca flour […]
Chin Sin Huan: Tanjong Rhu Pau gets a next gen makeover
The top three pau shops in my books used to be Tiong Bahru Pau, Teck Kee Pau and Tanjung Rhu Pau. Unfortunately, Teck Kee Pau is not more and Tiong Bahru isn't as great as before. Tanjung Rhu Pau, is the only one left which I am still buying from regularly but overall, the quality of paus in Singapore has really been quite meh over the last decade or so. Sure, we are seeing quite few new brands coming into the market which advertise themselves as 手工包 (handmade pau), but so far, I haven't really found a bao which has come close to the kind of pau I enjoyed while growing up in the 70's.
Sin Ming Prata: 60 year old family run prata stall!
Roti prata is one of Singapore’s favourite food which you can find everywhere and with many of them opened 24 hours, you can also eat it anytime! However, you do have to sacrifice quality for convenience as many of these 24 hour shops use factory made dough and so the prata usually tastes very generic. […]
The first time I tried Hoo Kee Bak Chang was back in 2006 when I started writing the blog! In those days, my mission was to quickly cover the best and most famous hawker stalls in Singapore and Hoo Kee was one of them. I still remembered how elated I felt when I was able to buy […]
Yong Seng Satay: Still going strong after 70 years
This stall in Bukit Timah food centre is one of the oldest satay stalls in Singapore which has been around for over 70 years. Ask anyone out West where's a good satay and the name Yong Seng would invariably pop up.
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.
Updated 26 Mar 2021 When I last wrote about Chai Ho Satay in 2013, the satays were going for 38 cents each! They have since increased to 50 cents but are still one of cheapest satays you can find! Not only are they cheap, I think the satays are actually better than the last time […]
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!
Updated: 16 Jul 2021 The stall is currently closed. Unfortunately Uncle had a stroke. Please pray for his quick recovery. My last post on Chuan Kee was back in 2007 when I just started blogging. In those days, I was still picking all the “low lying fruit” and when it comes to Hainanese pork satay, everyone […]
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 […]
Back in 2008, I floated the idea of a Pork Belly Satay to Judy Wong, the 4th generation owner of Kwong Satay. Those were the days when Japanese Kushiyaki was just getting popular and I thought it was time that we bring our own Satay up a level by making it bigger, thicker and juicier! I am glad that the demand for Pork Belly Satay has grown steadily over the years and that it is now established as one of our hawker dishes!
This particular laksa stall has been on my "to do" list ever since I wrote about the neighbouring Delicious Duck Noodles stall a decade years ago! Somehow I just never got to it as they are usually sold out before I end my morning clinic.