Chew Kee Eating House: Sis and Bro on the same Row Part 1 of 2
With smart, iwatch_ueat and liverpool Once upon a time, there was a happy family operating a coffee shop along upper Cross Street. One sibling sold Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and the other sold Soya Sauce Chicken Noodles. One day something happened and they decided to go their separate ways. Big Sis won the tender to […]
Island Creamery: Exotic Ice Cream and other Delights
With smart, liverpool, iwatch_ueat and tamago One of our readers insisted that I need to try this ice creamery, so I did. So what makes this ice creamery so special? Well, it’s part of the trend of homemade ice creams that have sprung up all over Singapore in recent years. The ice cream is all […]
Is Aspartame (Nutrasweet) safe?
One reader was particularly concerned about an article which claims that Aspartame, the sweetener used in diet Pepsi and diet Coke is hazardous to health. If you are concerned too, please click here to read my response to it.
Fragrant Hong Kong Pork Rib Rice: Great Value HK Cuisine!: Hong Lim Food Centre 7 of 7
With iwatch_ueat, damien, liverpool and smart When I was in Hong Kong recently, every Char Chan Ting (Tea House) I walked into had dishes around HK$20-30 (S$5-6). Even in Singapore, most of the Tea Houses that have sprouted up across our island have dishes for around the same price (ie for a dish you can […]
Outram Char Kway Teow: Hong Lim Food Centre 6 of 7
With smart, damien, liverpool and iwatch_ueat This is one of those stalls that have been hotly debated in the forums. It is famous and because it is famous there are high expectations. Quite a few people who have tried it recently still hanker about its heydays and lament on how the standards have dropped. I […]
Hiong Kee Dumplings: Hong Lim Food Centre 5 of 7
With smart, iwatch_ueat, damien and liverpool This dumpling stall is one of the favourites of smart and they sell traditional Hokkien Style Dumplings (Changs) with salted eggs as well as Nonya Changs. For me, any dumplings are now measured against the Gold Standard which is Hoo Kee over at Amoy Street FC, so though they […]
Ah Kow Bak Chor Mee: Another champion BCM?: Hong Lim Food Centre 4 of 7
With liverpool, Damien, iwatch_ueat and smart I serendipitously stumbled upon this stall which had a big Makansutra Legend poster stuck onto the front of the glass display. Oh I knew that there was a really good Bak Chor Mee stall in the food centre, but no one mentioned that they were also a Makansutra Legend. […]
Ritchie’s puffs: Really Rich Puffs: Hong Lim Food Centre 3 of 7
With smart, Damien, iwatch_ueat and liverpool You can tell from the delicate handiwork that these curry puffs are handmade and they are really quite big for $1.20 each. I would say they are good curry puffs, but I found them a little too rich for my stomach. The crust is crispy but a tad oily […]
Tuck Kee Sah Hor Fun: Crayfish Hor Fun: Hong Lim Food Centre Part 2 of 7
With smart, iwatch_ueat, liverpool and Damien My father came from a small fishing village in Malaysia and used to tell me that in the old days, they used to consider the lobster and crayfish a second class substitute for prawns. The flesh of the lobster and crayfish were tougher (Teochew: “Char” meaning wooden) and less […]
Heng Kee Curry Mee: Yummy Curry in a Hurry: Hong Lim Food Centre 1 of 7
With smart, liverpool, Damien and iwatch_ueat Imagine you have been dieting on fresh garden salad for a week in order to get a good cholesterol test result and today is the day you got the test done. Your taste buds have been deprived of attention for a week and you are really looking for something […]
Rochor Original Beancurd: Best Beancurd in Singapore?
This is possibly the most famous Beancurd in Singapore and the one that Anthony Bourdain was taken to to taste the best of what Singapore has to offer. Those of you who have been following the story between Rochor and the new Beancurd City opened by the youngest brother of the family would know of […]
The Stall next to Rochor Beancurd: So which is better?
When I got to Short Street, there was a long queue at Rochor Original and not many people over at the stall next door. So the obvious question was, should I just go over to the new stall? Only one way to find out and that is to try both. Before we get to the […]