Chef Wayne of Keng Eng Kee, or KEK as it is known nowadays, has opened a new Zi Char stall in Pandan Gardens where he is serving progressive Zi Char using some of the new ingredients that are now available in Singapore. The second generation Singaporean born Chef was given full permission by his father to serve his nouveau Zi Char cuisine at his new place, something that he had to keep under wraps at the old restaurant.
A very good bowl of bak chor mee made by a Japanese family. One one hand I am very glad that they have managed to master the authentic flavour of our bak chor mee. However, I must admit that there is a part of me which wanted to see bak chor mee that has been given that special Japanese makeover to bring bak chor mee to the next level. Perhaps this is something that our next generation Japanese Mee Pok girl might be able to do in the future? Let's wait and see!
Fatty Cheong ABC Char Siew Rice: The Next Generation!
This stall is closed Fatty Cheong’s has been one of my favourite places to eat at since I first discovered his sublime char siew back in Nov 2006 when the blog was only in its infancy! Since then, his char siew has been the gold standard for which my kids compare all the other char […]
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the poster girl for the future of our kopi culture! After searching high and low, I finally found Faye, a next generation kopi barista who, after spending years brewing espresso coffee has decided to return to her roots and take over the family kopi stall founded by her […]
It’s amazing how time flies! My last blog post on Cheng’s Delicacies was back in Nov 2007! Wow, 8 years went by just liddat (like that)! I can still remember the last visit there and how impressed I was with the Hokkien Mee and pork belly! I am not sure why I haven’t been […]
Yi Liu Xiang Nasi Lemak – Simple and Satisfying Nasi Lemak for $2.50!
In this day and age, it is hard to find something for less than $3 at the hawker centre and still hope that it is made with passion and quality ingredients. But here it is. The Nasi Lemak at Lor Ah Soo Market must be the holy grail of the economic-gastro pilgrim seeking the sacred chalice […]
Here is a glimpse of the future of our hawker food! A braised bento set. Being an entreport, Singapore has always been a crucible for cultural rempah (spice paste). In the past, the Malays were introduced to the hokkien noodles by the Chinese and mee rebus was born. The Indians married the Chinese love for […]
Time flies. The last time I wrote about Kok Sen restaurant was back in 2007 which was 8 years ago! At that time, I would never have imagined that I would still be blogging about food in 2015! Anyway, if you are one my readers who actually read the post on Kok Sen which was […]
Da Tou Xia Prawn Mee: If at first you don’t succeed…
There is a very peculiar quirk in our Singapore food culture which the Japanese would find very surprising. Whenever you order a hawker dish here in Singapore, the soup is always regarded as a freebie. So it is not unusual for us to expect a refill of the soup whenever we eat Bak Kut Teh. […]
Diamond Kitchen: Passionate Gen Y Cze Charpreneurs
With all this talk about the demise of our hawker culture, it is refreshing to meet some Gen Yers who are doing an excellent job with our local cuisine. Meet Josh and Deven, the dynamic duo who runs Diamond Kitchen. Well, there is also the chef who is responsible for the food. But I didn’t […]