Hong Kong Food Trail 2: More Good Eats!
Made a stopover in Hong Kong on route to Chaoshan recently, so here are some new eateries to supplement the more extensive Hong Kong Food Trail which I did last year!
Joo Chiat Prawn Mee: Resurrection!
Time flies! Nov 8, 2006 was when I first published my story about Joo Chiat Prawn Mee while they were still at 15 Crane Road. At the time I had just picked up a 2nd hand Canon 500D and was starting to develop my own style of street food photography. There were only a handful of food blogs then and no Instagram or Facebook and the only way of finding out where the best prawn mee are was to look at forums or ask your friends!
Famous Amoy Street Lor Mee: Lost and found!
I must admit that lor mee has always been on my B list of things to eat. It wasn’t a dish which my parents were particularly fond of, so I never got to eat much of it growing up. But lately I have been experiencing a lor mee renaissance. I re-discovered how delicious lor mee […]
The Feather Blade: Good steaks, great sides
It takes a bit of guts to base your steakhouse on just one particular cut of meat, especially when there is only 5kg of it available per cow. (cf Striploin 13.8kg). But the Flat Iron Steak in the UK pioneered the concept which turn out to be a FLAT out success!
Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Kampung Ubi Industrial Estate Food Trail
This is the 2nd in a series of food trails where we try to uncover good eats hidden in our industrial estates! These areas are often overlooked as places to go for food because we just assume that they cater only to the workers in the estate. But if you dare to go in and […]
Restaurant JAG: Flavours of Savoie
How do you make your own fine dining restaurant stand out from the rest who are also serving the usual suspects of wagyu, caviar, lobster, foie gras and oysters? That must be the holy grail of every fine dining chef. Indeed, the quest for the next gustutory epiphany is the holy grail of every foodie, […]
White House Teochew Porridge: Ultimate Comfort food!
Teochew porridge is my ultimate comfort food and I am sure it is for many Singaporeans too! Just imagine sitting down a few salty, spicy, sweet dishes washed down with a bowl of piping hot porridge! It's the ultimate remedy for a rainy day!
Bethel Confectionery: Shatteringly Crisp Beh Teh Saw
This Beh Teh Saw is really a hidden gem! It was recommended to me by my culinary guru, Irene Yip last year. She insisted that I must try them and sent me home with a pack. A week later she called to ask me what I thought of them. It was only then that I remembered that they are still sitting on the kitchen shelf! So, I hurriedly opened tha pack, took a bite and realise how silly I was to have missed the opportunity to taste them when they were freshly baked!
Yong Huat Delights: Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun
Here is another hawker who is making chee cheong fun fresh on the premises! I had written about Pin Wei at Cambridge Road FC and the Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun at Old Airport Road previously but it has been quite a while since a new stall has emerged. I still can’t figure out why […]
Mr Biryani: Hyderabadi Biryani, finally?
Biryani is found all over India you can't have a serious conversation about the dish without the mentioning Hyderabadi dhum biryani. Biryani is synonymous with Hyderabad just like Malaysian bak kut teh and Port Klang.
Leslie’s Hokkien Mee Recipe
I made a few hacks to the traditional Hokkien Mee recipe so that it’s now more practical to make this dish at home! If you ever watch the hawker fry Hokkien Mee, you would probably tell yourself that it is just too difficult to do this at home. In this recipe, I simplify a few […]
Hammee’s: Hawker Hamburgers
Hawker centres have traditionally been the place where Singaporeans can find cheaper versions of restaurant food. In the 60's, it was the Hainanese who brought Western dishes like steaks, pork chops and chicken chops out from the expensive restaurants and into the heartlands. In the 90's the same thing happened with Italian pastas. The trend continues with the latest being a slew of gourmet hamburger stalls to hit the neighbourhood.