The Hainan Story Chapter One – 24/7 Singapore Cafe
By @FeiEats Growing up half-Hainanese, I always knew that my maternal dialect group is a minority amongst the Chinese community in Singapore. Hardly anyone is able to speak the dialect and in the older days, even the Hainanese hawkers would speak either Cantonese or Hakka. Only later did I learn from mom (who learnt from her parents) […]
Pang’s Satay: Resurrected Mom and Pop Satay Stall
I started this journey because I wanted to get a snapshot of the state of the Hainanese pork satay on our little island. There has been much written about satay as a whole but no one has actually zeroed in on Hainanese pork satay which I feel is very unique to Singapore and parts of Malaysia like Malacca where there is a sizeable Chinese population.
Leong Guan LG Noodles: Noodle Maker in Singapore
Where do you think the noodles that we eat come from? I think a lot of people assume that our fresh kway teow and noodles are mostly imported from Malaysia, much like our fresh chicken and pork. I discovered Leong Guan Food Manufacturer Pte Ltd who sell their own brand of noodles under the LG […]
Fabulous Focaccia Recipe – with KitchenAid
I am very excited to share with you this Focaccia Recipe which I learnt from a pastry chef after we had the most amazing Foccacia bread at her restaurant! The recipe is relatively easy but it has two components which is essential in creating the unique texture and flavour. The first is the use of […]
Authentic Hainanese Pork Satay Recipe: Finally!
This is yet another recipe which took me years to perfect. Sure, there are many Satay recipes online and in recipe books but none of them will actually give you the same result as the Hainanese pork satay that you get at the hawker stalls. Most of them are based on the Malay style chicken satay. What makes Hainanese pork satay different is not only that it is made of pork meat and lard, but the marinade is also different.
Hoo Kee Bak Chang: Keeping Tradition Alive!
The first time I tried Hoo Kee Bak Chang was back in 2006 when I started writing the blog! In those days, my mission was to quickly cover the best and most famous hawker stalls in Singapore and Hoo Kee was one of them. I still remembered how elated I felt when I was able to buy […]
Yong Xuan Fried Kway Teow: Episode 4 – A New Hope
In 2010, I published “The End of Char Kway Teow” which was a clarion call for us to do something about beloved hawker dish whose popularity has been waning in recent years. Back then, I had already observed that the we only have a handful of Char Kway Teow masters left and most of them are nearing retirement […]
Twenty Hearty Recipes to cook for such a time as this
By @FeiEats I thought it would be good to pull together a selection of hearty recipes that will fill our stomachs and bring us comfort for such a time as this. Megan (my daughter) and I curated these from the hub’s extensive list of recipes that are typically well researched and tested. We deliberated and […]
A True Sea Farm to Table experience – at Shi Tang by Mahota Kitchen
Diners at Shi Tang by Mahota Kitchen at Century Square Tampines may not know this, but all the fish they eat at the restaurant is probably harvested within 24 hours from a sea farm just north of Pulau Tekong! Another fact diners may not know is that the same people who run Shi Tang also […]
Linda’s Table Private Dining : A Nonya Omakase!
Guest Contributor The Food Canon Introduction Private dining is getting very popular during this season and we have more opportunities to taste some good home-cooking. I was invited by my friend Terry (aka The Food Canon) for a Nonya home dining meal recently at Linda’s Table. Nonya dishes are suited for private dining as there are […]
Yong Seng Satay: Still going strong after 70 years
This stall in Bukit Timah food centre is one of the oldest satay stalls in Singapore which has been around for over 70 years. Ask anyone out West where's a good satay and the name Yong Seng would invariably pop up.
Happy Congee: Hong Kong style Chee Cheong Fun and Porridge!
Those of you who have been thinking of trying the Hong Kong Style Congee and Zha Leong after watching our ARC 380 video would be happy to know that they have just opened two branches - - one at 56 Upper Changi Road and the other at Blk 681 Hougang Ave 8! So now you don't have to brave the long queues at the original stall!