Soon Soon Huat: The Original Spiral Crispy Curry Puff!
Take this type of spiral curry puffs for instance. They were invented by Mdm Lim Sai Hiong in the early 90's while she was still selling fishball noodles behind Macpherson Market.
Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake: A Blast from the Past
Time flies! It’s been 10 years since I wrote about this particular stall at Tanglin Halt market and food centre! It’s so good to see that Mr and Mrs Deng are still busy making their traditional peanut pancakes! This time round, I managed to interview Mr Deng for an episode of “On the Red Dot”. […]
Jia Wang Cafe: Hidden neighbourhood Zi Char
This little chef owner Zi Char is another one of those places best described as a "Hidden Gem". Tucked below an old HDB flat in Bukit Ho Swee, it is the kind of place that no one really goes to unless you are living around the area.
Red Dot Farm : High Tech Veggie Farm – a RedMart Supplier story
Growing veggies is hardly the type of thing that you’d expect an IT professional to get into but that is precisely what David Tan and Daniel Wong are doing at Red Dot Farm. By using the Internet of things (IoT), big data and other technologies, they are increasing the yield of everyday vegetables like […]
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse: 13th Best Steakhouse in the World!
When you mention "steakhouse", what I immediately think of is the typical American steakhouse with dim lighting, dark wood furniture, booth seats and of course, a menu that screams Beef, Beef, and more Beef!
The Yong Tau Foo Story – its origins and evolution
When you think about Yong Tau Foo (YTF), what comes to mind is probably a smorgasboard of items stuffed with fish paste and served in soup or drenched in sweet sauce. Then there is Hakka YTF which is supposedly the original version which has minced meat stuffing instead of fish paste. But just how did […]
Plum Village: Origins of Hakka Yong Tau Foo
If you are Hakka, you would surely know about Plum Village restaurant. It is one of only a handful of specialty restaurants serving Hakka cuisine and certainly the oldest. Founded 52 years ago, by Mr Lai Fak Nian's father in partnership with a Hong Kong Hakka chef, it was originally located at Blk 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 before it moved to its present location in 1984.
Sukiyaki Potatoes and Pork Recipe: With Kikkoman Sukiyaki Sauce
Potatoes and pork is one of those dishes that regularly appear on the dinner tables of most Chinese families. If you grew up eating "three vegs and one soup" at home, you would most likely have come across this dish before.
Heng Kee Curry Mee: Why aren’t there more stalls selling this?
You can't talk about curry mee without referring to the two stalls at Hong Lim Food Centre. The one on the ground level is Heng Kee Curry Mee which started operations there in 1979. Before that the original hawker, Mr Tay Yong Heng was selling this curry noodles from a push cart along Synagogue Street since the 60's.
SG HawkerFest 2020: Preserving Our Hawker Culture
Heading down to the hawker centre with a group of friends to feast on Hokkien mee, chicken rice, char kway teow, satay, nasi lemak and roti prata. That is one of the things that we all take for granted until we have to live overseas for a while. That is when we come to realise that indeed, Singapore has its own very unique hawker cutlure!
Wok Hei Prawn Egg Fried Rice Recipe: US Calrose Rice
Good Fried Rice needs Wok Hei! There are two keys aspects of good egg fried rice. Firstly, the rice has to be plump, toothy and moist and secondly, it has to infused with the “breath of wok” ie wok hei! At the restaurants, Chefs achieve this by frying the rice over very high heat. At […]
French Cheese Pairing – Singapore Style!
Thanks to homeofcheese_sg, the last few months have been another exhilarating period of my lifelong gastronomic adventure as I embarked on my journey into the marvelous world of French cheeses! I have been a cheese lover ever since my first taste of “cheddar cheese”! In those days, “cheese” was just something yummy that came out […]