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.
Mr Avocado Exotic Juice: Avocado Shakes at Alexandra Village! Liquid Gold!
Updated 8 Aug 2018 How time flies! It’s been 11 years since I last wrote about Mr Avocado! I visited the stall recently and finally got to meet the man who started the whole avocado shake phenomena at Alexandra Village Food Centre. He told me that he was the first to start selling avocado shakes […]
Hua Ting Restaurant: The Dim Sum Tutorial
We are all very familiar with the basic dim sum items like har gao, siew mai and char siu bao, but how many of us really know what to look for in a good har gao or what makes one siew mai better than the next? We sat down with Hua Ting's Chef Lap Fai to discuss these questions!
Tea Smoked Chicken: So Simple, So Shiok
The best recipes are those that are simple yet satisfying. There should be a phrase that captures this idea in a more sexy way. Something like "Bang for the Buck" except that it refers to recipes that are relatively simple to do and yet gets oohs and ahhhs all around the table. Perhaps I should call such recipes "So Simple, So Shiok" recipes. So far that is what I can come up with. If you can think of an even sexier phrase, please let me know.
Syed Mohammad Drinks Stall: Teh Tarik with kick!
A good teh tarik is not easy to make. First you have to start with good ingredients — that goes without saying. You will never produce a good cup of teh tarik with lousy tea dust. But, that is only half of the equation. Even if you have the right blend of tea and condensed […]
Michelin Guide Singapore 2018: Opinion: Should we be bothered?
I have to say that I am quite DISAPPOINTED with this year's Michelin Guide results. In the first year, we cheered the fact that two hawkers were awarded Michelin Stars and some of our local chefs like Candlenut and Cornerhouse managed to get stars.