Famous Treasure: Modern Nanyang Chinese Cuisine
Picture this scenario: You have some important guests in town and you want to bring them somewhere to taste some local Chinese cuisine. Your first choice is your favourite zi char place, but you want somewhere a little more clean and comfortable. You could bring them to one of the many Chinese restaurants around, but […]
Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodle Bar: Forerunners of Hawker Cuisine!
Our hawker cuisine has been undergoing a period of maturity in the last decade or so. In the 70’s and 80’s we witnessed the progression of hawkers from pushcarts to hawker centres. Then in the 90’s and 2000s, some of the famous ones moved into the food courts and franchising began. In the last decade or so, we have seen how certain dishes like wanton mee have gone on to open their own specialty restaurants.
Dingtele: Shanghai Sheng Jian Bao and other dim sum!
There are a couple of dumplings which are very good at Dingtele. I Their shen jian bao were very good, though I would have liked the skin to be just a tad sweeter. Lewis tells me that they use fresh Indonesian pork and it's flavourful and soupy without any off-putting porky stench. You have to be careful when eating the bao because they literally burst when you bite into them. I had soup all over my hands and my pants!
Leslie’s Traditional Hainanese Kaya Recipe: Grandpa and Grandma would be proud!
I am very excited to share with you my traditional Hainanese kaya recipe! This is something which I have been researching for the past four months and I finally manged to re-create a kaya which I have heard about from folks from the pioneer generation!
Big Prawn Noodles: Shiokness in the Boondocks!
Our featured hawker today is Dickson Fong, an ex- Tunglok chef who decided to sell prawn mee after spending a few years doing business in China. His modern approach to prawn mee has won him many fans since he opened his stall months ago.
Nam Sing Hokkien Mee: The History and Origins of Hokkien Mee!
In this year’s National Day Rally speech, our Prime Minister announced that our hawker culture being nominated for inscription into Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This, he says, will “help to safeguard and promote this unique culture for future generations”. Well, I am all for our hawker culture to be […]
Baba Bento: Authentic Peranakan Bento Boxes!
My friends at Daddy's Kitchen are now serving their delicious peranakan dishes at the basement of Hong Leong Building right next to Lau Pa Sat! That's really good news for people working around the area who want to have a delicious bento box filled with dishes that still have that home-made quality about them!
Singapore’s Top Ten Hawker Dishes:The Ultimate Food Trail!
OK, so you've watched "Crazy Rich Asians" and now you want to visit Singapore to experience the glorious food here. Well, you have come to the right place. This article is a shortlist of 10 of the best hawker dishes that our island can offer, written with you in mind.
Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao: Heartland Xiao Long Bao!
Xiao long bao can rightly be considered next generation hawker food. By that, I don't mean that it is made by next generation millennials, but by the next generation of immigrants from the northern parts China.
Kim Heng Roasted Meats: Charcoal Roasted Charsiu
My quest for the ultimate charsiu rice has brought me to Kim Heng Roasted in Serangoon. Foodies living around the area would be familiar about this place which has been around for three decades.
Chuan Kee Braised Duck: Bib Gourmand Braised duck
The title of Bib Gourmand braised duck has changed hands from Liang Zhao Ji who held it from 2016 to 2017, to a relative newcomer this year.
Quan Ji Zi Char: Old School Comfort Food!
Wong po lou meen, (lit yellow cloth, blanched noodles) is one those old school dishes that is so old that I don't remember eating it as a child! But then again, I didn't come from a family of adventurous gastronomes so that might not mean much.