Lao Liang Pork Trotter Jelly: They don’t do it like this anymore!
With iwatch_ueat and SCS Butter Now this is a dish you don’t often get to see nowadays. (Actually I don’t think it was ever that common). I admit that this was the first time that I was introduced to this Teochew Dish myself. It is yet another nail in the coffin of my self delusional […]
Hup Kee (Orchard) Oyster Omelette: Crispy is as Crispy gets!
With SCS Butter, Happi Mummi, Amagada and the kids Which bit of the Oyster Omelette is your favourite? Is it the oyster, the egg or the sticky sweet potato paste? For me it’s the sticky paste. Ok, call me an Oyster Omelette ignoramus but when I was young I never liked oysters or cockles, so […]
With iwatch_ueat and liverpool I never really got used to Lattes and Cappuccinos even though I spent seven years in Australia. We even have one of those expresso machines at home at one stage and went crazy over frothing the milk. But at the end of the day, when the dust settles, out comes the […]
Ah Peng Bak Koot Teh: History of Bak Kut Teh Part 2
I think Bak Kut Teh really stands out amongst the hawker foods of Singapore in the amount of history and folklore that surrounds this simple dish. In my previous post I penned down Mr Frankie Gwee’s version of the BKT story which invited some armchair historians to protest that BKT actually originated from the Klang […]
Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint: Move over Colonel Sanders, I also got 11 Herbs and Spices!
The original owners have since sold the business and the food is no longer the same I am beginning to realize the only common thing about Char Siew is the fact that it is long strips of marinated meat! No, some people don’t even BBQ their Char Siew and it still passes off as Char […]
Sajis Indian Food: Indian Rojak: Singapore’s very own
With Tag (He has eaten this since school days!) I don’t remember the last time that I was so excited about an Indian Rojak! I guess its been a while since I have come across one that is truly exceptional. When you come across one that has the credentials of Sajis it is hard to […]
Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles: Ladies and Gentlemen, We have a Winner!
With smart, PK and ColdStorage Prawn Mee Soup with XL Prawns $8 I think I have found the preeminent prawn mee at last. Up till now, I have found that most of the top rated stalls were just as good as each other and have been having difficulty proclaiming one to be my favourite. That […]
Lee Tong Kee Ipoh Hor Fun: Smooth and slippery as Ipoh Hor Fun should be
LTK Hor Fun $3.80 This is probably one of the most well established Ipoh Hor Fun in Singapore. Mr Lee Tong Kee started selling his Hor Fun in 1948 in KL and then opened one in Tanjong Pagar in 1969. It is one of the few restaurants around that serves Ipoh Hor Fun as their […]
Changi Lor 108 Fei Lao Hor Fun: On the trail of the Ultimate Hor Fun
This stall has relocated This was at one time THE hor fun of the East. Fei Lao (Old Fatty) used to be famous for his charcoal fired wok and incredible Seafood Hor Fun wrapped in Opeh leaf. Unfortunately, Fei Lao passed on after 40 years of delighting Singaporeans, so late-blooming foodies like myself will never […]
Chin Chin: Resurrection of an old Hainanese Instituition
With damien, iwatch_ueat, liveyrdreams and holydrummer Hainanese Chap Chye $6 For me, the hallmarks of Hainanese food are 1. Chicken Rice, 2. Pork Chops and 3. Chap Chye (Mixed Veg). Yes, of course the Hainanese have more dishes that they cook traditionally, but these are the three dishes with which I use to gauge standard […]
With iwatch_ueat, liveyrdreams, damien and holydrummer This is truly the last bastion of Hainanese cuisine and if you have never been to Yet Con yet, I suggest you quickly do it before this Hainanese institution disappears for good. The elderly Hainanese man in his pajama pants (I jest) sitting at the counter will be the […]