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Thunder tea rice @ Thunderbolt tea

I have previously professed my appreciation for thunder tea rice but it is not a common hawker dish, at least in the east, so when I see it I must try it.

Mala xiang guo @ 936 siglap spicy hot pot

It took me a long time to build the confidence to order mala xiang guo (MLXG). The first problem with MLGX is how to order. The process is slightly intimidating and my lack of mandarin skills means I am not...

Lontong @ Warong wak nakem

I found myself down the wet market earlier than usual as I was out of coffee beans and caffeine is not negotiable in my morning routine. Marine terrace wet market has an uncle selling roasted coffee beans (sans margarine and...

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Wellington burger @ Meet 4 meat

Meet 4 meat has been around for several few years now, one of the established next generation of hawkers. As I understand it, its a business run by two friends, one of whom used to be a chef in a...

Nasi rawon @ Satay solo

This was the first time I had seen nasi rawon on a hawker menu, although maybe I’m not looking hard enough. I knew what nasi rawon was, because I sometimes buy buah keluak from the wet market, the seeds of...

Nasi padang @ Nor's nasi padang

Nor’s nasi padang is the only one of its kind in Siglap that I know of. A few years back there was one at the coffee shop on Frankel Ave, but the somewhat grumpy owner had an argument with the...

Curry chicken noodles @ Peng yu chicken rice & noodle

In my quest to eat as much chicken as possible before the effects of the malaysian export ban, I found myself at another chicken rice place, this time in bedok south. Below the menu signage of the hawker was a...

Wanton mee @ Wing ji cantonese style wanton mee

The hard working old couple running this stall appear to have not upped their prices since maybe the late 90s, a bowl of wanton mee for $3 seems like a relic of the distant past. Also old school is the...

Wanton mee @ Mei yuan restaurant

Mei Yuan Restaurant is one of those kopitiams that harks back to an earlier Singapore. Dare I say it without sounding cliche, but it feels like I have stepped into Malaysia. These old school places are everything I love about...

Fried fish soup @ Hai xian zhi jia

The star of this dish is unabashedly the soup. Sure it has several pieces of peppery battered fish, some sliced bitter gourd, torn iceberg lettuce leaves, and some silken tofu. But the only thing I want is the soup. It...

Kacang pool @ Kacang pool special

I had previously tried to eat the kacang pool here, but the kacang pool had sold out by the time I got there. Today I made sure to arrive in the morning. I found out about kacang pool from the...

Potato rosti @ Spud's shack

I am yet to met someone that doesn’t appreciate rosti. After all what is not to like? Potatoes? ☑️ Butter? ☑️ Pan-fried goodness? ☑️ I was not expecting to find it being served in a Geylang Rd kopitiam. For better...

Fish noodle soup @ Huang kee seafish soup

Finally, there is a decent fish soup hawker in the Siglap area. It’s been way too long between stalls. Sliced fish noodle soup really hits the spot on a cool (well for Singapore) rainy day.

Chee cheong fun with zai er @ Wan fen chee cheong fun

Wan fen chee cheong fun is a new stall at the Bullion Hawker Bar, that I first noticed at night, but it was closed. Being a big fan of chee cheong fun, I made a trip down at lunch time...

Chicken rice @ Peking roasted chicken rice

I decided to eat more chicken rice, before the malaysian export ban on chickens comes into full effect on June 1. As an “ang moh”, the odds of getting breast meat when you order chicken rice are extremely high. Probably...

Chicken rice @ Bruce lee chicken rice

Enter the chicken rice. I always thought chicken rice was something that was hard to make really special. I was wrong. This chicken rice is special. The price, at $5.50, seems high initially, however, it comes with a generous amount...

Epok-epok @ Kacang pool special

Amazing how different a curry puff can be, it seems so simple, but there are many variables: size, pastry to use, choice of filling, level of spiciness, include an egg or not; to name several.

Laksa yong tau foo @ Koo kee yong tow foo mee

I went back to koo kee yong tau foo because the food was so good. The coffee shop has undergone a renovation and for once its a renovation I approve of. The designers kept some of the original style for...

Wanton mee @ Wanton mee

Not the most original name for a wanton mee stall. I believe when it first opened it was attached to the tanjong rhu brand or gave the impression it was at least (not the first time I have seen this...

Salted vegetable and duck soup @ Peking roasted chicken rice

I’ve been to this stall many times for their roast chicken, but I have never ventured into the right side of their menu, the herbal soups. Today was a surprisingly cool day by Singapore standards, 25 degrees, a soup kind...

Roti prata kosong @ Famous crispy prata

I never knew this coffee shop existed, tucked away, a block behind the bustling joo chiat road. I was running an errand at a business nearby when I saw it. At this time, 1pm, the prata stall was the only...

Sambhar rice @ Chaska

I had to go see a specialist at Parkway East (nothing serious) and while I was waiting for my results I was getting hangry. Walking out of the hospital, the first thing I saw was this coffee shop directly opposite....

Yong tau foo soup @ Soon kee yong tau fu

Yong tau foo (YTF) is one of those few hawker dishes that can make all the lists of healthy choice hawker meals, from government, state newspaper, and of course online listicle. Now as this meal is a multiple choice adventure...

Thunder tea rice @ Thunderbolt tea

I have previously professed my appreciation for thunder tea rice but it is not a common hawker dish, at least in the east, so when I see it I must try it.

Beef kway teow @ Lagoon leng kee beef kway teow

I was drawn to this stall by the appearance of the old school sign. Vintage looking signs give off an appearance of the stall having survived a long time and thus the standard of the food must be half-decent. Beef...

Spring onion pancake @ Yong he eating house

Yong He Eating House is a semi-famous 24 hour coffee shop that sell taiwanese fair, or so I was told by a friend. I was killing time in Geylang, so I popped in for a quick snack. The spring onion...

Dim sum @ $1.30 dim sum

Yum cha, or dim sum, was my first real introduction to authentic chinese food. It became a regular saturday morning ritual for my friends and I, soaking up the friday night with a mix of steamed and fried dumplings, served...