Category: noodles

Economical bee hoon @ Hup lee fried bee hoon and nasi lemak

Economical bee hoon is the Singapore equivalent of an English big breakfast, at a fraction of the cost. Its my go to hangover meal with everything you need to sort you out: grease, carbs, and veggies.

Wanton mee @ Ah kiat wanton mee

I found myself back in Bedok North on a Carousell meetup adventure. He asked to meet at 538 market and food centre. This was a hawker centre I had never visited before, so naturally I was excited. I could eat...

Shredded chicken hor fun @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

This new stall is their second foray into the f&b business, the original located at roxy square. It appears to be the same menu as the original, which is definitely not a bad thing. The ambience of this coffee shop...

Laksa @ Janggut laksa

There have been many words written on the laksa wars of katong (here, here, and my favourite here). I am fascinated by the history of the hawkers and their stories. I have previously reviewed one of the roxy laksa

Wanton mee @ Dunman road char siew wan ton mee

Sitting at dunman food centre gives the impression you are in a war zone. Metres and metres of orange mesh fencing is strewn across the tables and chairs. An orange camouflage against covid-19. Not exactly a pleasant experience any more...

Yong tau foo @ Koo kee yong tow foo mee

I actually had on my mind to eat some soya sauce chicken rice but they must have sold out as they closed a bit earlier today. When your mind and stomach have already settled on something, it can be hard...

Mee goreng merah @ A.L Yursa

After a mid-morning stroll through east coast park, I arrived at lagoon hawker centre at midday, on a weekday I must add. The options are severely limited. Not even 10% of the stalls seem to be open. Mind you there...

Wanton mee @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

“Num-ber…. twen-ty nine! Number twennnn-teee nine!” the uncle booms, sitting on a chair behind his wanton mee stall. The voice is so loud it reverberates around the small confined eatery of Roxy Square. A small well dressed boy, probably post-tuition...

Bak chor mee soup @ Famous eunos bak chor mee

I am always wary of places calling themselves “famous”, as it often turns out to be a misnomer. As you drive through country Australia, each bakery will lay claim to having “famous meat pies”. It is the most overused marketing...

Kolo mee @ Sarawak delicacy laksa & kolo mee

I always get excited when I see kolo mee (here and here), one of my favourite south-east asian dishes. It’s the king of noodle dishes.

Ban mian soup @ Fu zhou handmade ban mian

I spotted this stall as I was leaving Decathlon. “Fu Zhou” caught my eye. Not a cuisine style I have seen advertised much around Singapore. I knew of them because my friend is a proud Hock Chew man, having introduced...

Bak chor mee soup @ 321 minced meat noodles

My wife and I have been coming to this minced meat noodle stall semi-regularly for nearly a decade, in fact it could have been the first hawker stall I ever visited. Back when the coffee shop was under a different...

Hokkien mee @ Geylang lorong 29 charcoal fried hokkien mee

After another long lockdown, it felt liberating to be back eating outside at a coffee shop again. There is something comforting, almost tranquil, about the cooking sounds of spatulas banging against woks. Add to that the aromas that waft out...

Bak chor mee (dry) @ Grandfather bak chor mee

As a standard rule, I rarely tapow hawker food. I feel it degrades every minute you keep it in a takeaway container. The majority of the dishes are made to be eaten just after they are cooked. But I have...

Mee goreng mamak @ Deen muslim food

This was to be my last sit down hawker meal before the additional restrictions for “Phase 2 Heightened Alert” came into effect, so the pressure was on to choose something satisfying. A last supper if you will. IMO, the majority...

Bak chor mee @ Teochew fishball minced meat noodle

I found myself in geylang east visiting an aunty for some peranakan cooking lessons. To get some sustenance before my lessons I decided to get some carbs into me. I was attracted to this stall because it was run by...

You mee dry @ Le le handmade noodle

If you have read other posts on the blog, you will understand I have a love of noodles. When I was in Australia, I would make fresh pasta several times a week. The process of making fresh pasta was a...

Yong tau foo @ Yuan wei yong tau foo

Yong tau foo, the hawker dish you can pretend is healthy, until you order all the fried items that you really crave. The yong tau foo at eating world 3838 is the dry style. You choose minimum of 5 items,...

Roasted chicken noodles @ Peking roasted chicken rice

Peking roasted chicken rice, at jalan tua kong, always has regular queue of customers. The stall also appears to be the first to open and last to close in the coffee shop. The uncle loves to race motor cars, having...

Hong kong noodle @ Fresh little meat zhi char

I’m still not sure what Hong Kong noodles are exactly, friend chow mein? But I know I always tend to enjoy it when I order them. Today I was at the fresh little meat zhi char at frankel avenue. The...

Fish ball noodles @ Ah lim mee pok kway teow mee

This is a confusing name for a stall, as there are many variants in the area. Who was this Ah Lim? Turns out there was a lot of competition amongst fish ball noodle sellers around the Siglap area and if...

Kway chap @ Miao shung vegetarian

Miao shung vegetarian is a hawker stall at marine terrace that I have seen for years, but never really noticed it, if that makes sense. Today though, for some reason I took notice as I was sitting on a table...

Bak chor mee @ Seng hoe fish ball minced meat noodle

Arriving after 2pm for lunch at marine terrace hawker centre does not leave you many options, which is good when you can’t decide what to have for lunch. The decision today was made for me to get bak chor mee...

Laksa @ Katong laksa

There are a multitude of katong laksa shops around the east as a result of the laksa wars, the history of, which can be read here and here. This katong laksa stall on Changi road is equal favourite with Janggut...

Thai beef hor fun @ Siam thai kitchen

After cycling at east coast park, along with seemingly half of singapore, a refreshing beer at east coast lagoon is always on the cards. Today I also felt a bit peckish, so out of laziness from tired cycling legs, I...

Spicy thai spaghetti @ Love noodles

Love Noodles is a new hawker stall at the 3838 Eating House kopitiam adjacent to Siglap canal. They offer an intriguing new concept I haven’t seen much of, thai-western fusion. How could I refuse to try? Especially since I also...

Fishball noodles @ White rabbit fishball noodles

Whenever I go to a new stall, I always choose the #1 dish, rightly or wrongly assuming it is their signature. White rabbit say they have been making fishball noodles since 1984, so I had to jump at the chance...

Char kway teow @ Katong Jago 1999

Char kway teow seems to be part of the holy trinity of Singapore cuisine, along with chili crab and chicken rice. But surprisingly you do not see it served as much, perhaps because of its calories, its falling out of...

Hong kong noodles @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

I’m a sucker for fried noodles. Noodles over rice, any day of the week. Today I was going to have some beers with some mates and while I was waiting for them to arrive (why are Singaporeans always late?), I...

Kway teow th'ng @ Shen ji teochew kway teow fishball noodle soup

I called this my new favourite shop to eat fishball noodles after recently discovering it. So I had to come back and try more dishes. This time it was here quite early, before and appointment I had in chai chee....

Chee cheong fun @ Yong huat delight

I was introduced to chee cheong fun when I was living in Sydney, yum cha was an almost weekly ritual for my wife and I. That sydney cantonese style chee cheong fun was more of a thick noodle, wrapping a...

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...

Kolo mee @ Lin yu mei sarawak laksa & kolo mee

As previously stated, I’m a huge fan of kolo mee, after visiting Kuching several times for work. I was alerted to this hawker stall at Haig Rd market serving Sarawak kolo mee and laksa, by a friend that lives nearby....

Fried fish soup @ Junshin fish soup

Some last minute xmas shopping brought me to Parkway Parade, as far as shopping malls go I don’t really rate it. Many easties seem to have an emotional attachment to this mall. I can’t understand why, I assume its a...

Hokkien mee @ Swee guan hokkien mee

I have always wanted to go to this coffee shop after seeing it on Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain. While he didn’t eat the hokkien mee, I was intrigued as I live close to the Lorong 29 Hokkien...

Wanton mee @ Hua kee hougang famous wan ton mee

As you may or may not know, wanton mee is probably my biggest singapore comfort food, yet surprisingly there is not a lot of consistency for a seemingly simple dish. I was recommended to try this wanton mee by my...

Shredded duck hor fun @ Rong kee (Bedok 211 branch)

There is something about duck. The perfect combination of moistness, fattiness, and flavour — it hits chicken for six. This is a coffee shop I was just walking past as I was lost trying to find a POSB ATM in...

Lor mee @ Noodlefellas

So to set the scene, my wife was shopping and I was walking around to get some fresh air. When suddenly a downpour hit, the start of the monsoon season.

Fishball noodles @ Shen ji teochew kway teow fishball noodle soup

After my favourite fishball noodles shop moved to fairer pastures up north, I have been searching earnestly for a replacement and I think I have finally found it. Either I am looking in the wrong places, or its rare in...

Bak chor mee @ Noodles reunion

The year 2020 has not offered too much happiness so far, but one small gift has been the reopening of the Kwee Sai Fong Eating House (now called Frankel Eating House???). The previous owners put it up for rent just...

Kolo mee @ Yun xiang sarawak kolo mee

UPDATE: It seems the hawker wanted a break and she has ceased cooking for a while.

Wanton mee @ Tanjong rhu wanton mee

I tried this wanton mee on a whim, as I had need to be down at marine terrace during lunchtime. It is one of those stalls that you walk past a million times, see queues, but it never really registers...

Fishball noodles @ Song kee fishball noodle

UPDATE: Sadly this shop has relocated to 100 Yio Chu Kang Rd 😭

Wanton mee @ Shan ji wanton mee

Wanton mee is another fascinating Singaporean (originally a Cantonese dish) hawker dish I’m currently obsessed with. Interestingly, for all the popularity of this dish around the south east asian region, I never saw once came across it in Australia -...

Category: siglap

Bak chor mee soup @ 321 minced meat noodles

My wife and I have been coming to this minced meat noodle stall semi-regularly for nearly a decade, in fact it could have been the first hawker stall I ever visited. Back when the coffee shop was under a different...

Bak chor mee (dry) @ Grandfather bak chor mee

As a standard rule, I rarely tapow hawker food. I feel it degrades every minute you keep it in a takeaway container. The majority of the dishes are made to be eaten just after they are cooked. But I have...

Lemongrass chicken wings @ Love noodles

This was the second time I have visited this Thai food stall, love noodles. This time I was in a snacky mood and decided to match their lemongrass chicken wings to the asahi beer I had already ordered.

Yong tau foo @ Yuan wei yong tau foo

Yong tau foo, the hawker dish you can pretend is healthy, until you order all the fried items that you really crave. The yong tau foo at eating world 3838 is the dry style. You choose minimum of 5 items,...

Roasted chicken noodles @ Peking roasted chicken rice

Peking roasted chicken rice, at jalan tua kong, always has regular queue of customers. The stall also appears to be the first to open and last to close in the coffee shop. The uncle loves to race motor cars, having...

Chendol @ Chendol melaka

Today was one of those stinking hot days in Singapore, not a cloud in the sky, and just leaving the house makes you sweat. On days like this, Singapore desserts with shaved ice come into their own. Although dessert stalls...

Hong kong noodle @ Fresh little meat zhi char

I’m still not sure what Hong Kong noodles are exactly, friend chow mein? But I know I always tend to enjoy it when I order them. Today I was at the fresh little meat zhi char at frankel avenue. The...

Fish ball noodles @ Ah lim mee pok kway teow mee

This is a confusing name for a stall, as there are many variants in the area. Who was this Ah Lim? Turns out there was a lot of competition amongst fish ball noodle sellers around the Siglap area and if...

Spicy thai spaghetti @ Love noodles

Love Noodles is a new hawker stall at the 3838 Eating House kopitiam adjacent to Siglap canal. They offer an intriguing new concept I haven’t seen much of, thai-western fusion. How could I refuse to try? Especially since I also...

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...

Chicken rice @ Xiang xiang chicken rice

The first shop to open at the second coming of the Kwee Sai Fong Coffeeshop was xiang xiang chicken rice. At the risk of getting my PR revoked, I am going to admit chicken rice is not a hawker dish...

Bak chor mee @ Noodles reunion

The year 2020 has not offered too much happiness so far, but one small gift has been the reopening of the Kwee Sai Fong Eating House (now called Frankel Eating House???). The previous owners put it up for rent just...

Nasi lemak @ Nor's nasi padang

Hands down, (and despite appearances) this is the best nasi lemak I have ever eaten. There I said it.

Popiah @ Auntie rojak

Auntie rojak is run by multiple generations of the same family, the pioneer generation couple, seemingly in their late 80s, and their daughter who helps out during peak periods. Auntie rojak specialises in both rojak (hence the name of the...

Wanton mee @ Shan ji wanton mee

Wanton mee is another fascinating Singaporean (originally a Cantonese dish) hawker dish I’m currently obsessed with. Interestingly, for all the popularity of this dish around the south east asian region, I never saw once came across it in Australia -...

Category: kopitiam

Shredded chicken hor fun @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

This new stall is their second foray into the f&b business, the original located at roxy square. It appears to be the same menu as the original, which is definitely not a bad thing. The ambience of this coffee shop...

Laksa @ Janggut laksa

There have been many words written on the laksa wars of katong (here, here, and my favourite here). I am fascinated by the history of the hawkers and their stories. I have previously reviewed one of the roxy laksa

Yong tau foo @ Koo kee yong tow foo mee

I actually had on my mind to eat some soya sauce chicken rice but they must have sold out as they closed a bit earlier today. When your mind and stomach have already settled on something, it can be hard...

Wanton mee @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

“Num-ber…. twen-ty nine! Number twennnn-teee nine!” the uncle booms, sitting on a chair behind his wanton mee stall. The voice is so loud it reverberates around the small confined eatery of Roxy Square. A small well dressed boy, probably post-tuition...

Chicken rice @ Delicious boneless chicken rice

I had read about this stall because of the burgeoning TikTok career of the owner. So when I found myself in Katong Shopping Centre for an unrelated errand, I decided to give the chicken rice a go. First of all...

Bak chor mee soup @ Famous eunos bak chor mee

I am always wary of places calling themselves “famous”, as it often turns out to be a misnomer. As you drive through country Australia, each bakery will lay claim to having “famous meat pies”. It is the most overused marketing...

Kolo mee @ Sarawak delicacy laksa & kolo mee

I always get excited when I see kolo mee (here and here), one of my favourite south-east asian dishes. It’s the king of noodle dishes.

Ban mian soup @ Fu zhou handmade ban mian

I spotted this stall as I was leaving Decathlon. “Fu Zhou” caught my eye. Not a cuisine style I have seen advertised much around Singapore. I knew of them because my friend is a proud Hock Chew man, having introduced...

Bak chor mee soup @ 321 minced meat noodles

My wife and I have been coming to this minced meat noodle stall semi-regularly for nearly a decade, in fact it could have been the first hawker stall I ever visited. Back when the coffee shop was under a different...

Wanton soup @ Good taste wanton mee

Getting caught cycling in the rain, I needed to seek shelter and the downpour became heavier and heavier. I sought cover at first coffee shop I saw, which happened to be in Bedok North.

Hokkien mee @ Geylang lorong 29 charcoal fried hokkien mee

After another long lockdown, it felt liberating to be back eating outside at a coffee shop again. There is something comforting, almost tranquil, about the cooking sounds of spatulas banging against woks. Add to that the aromas that waft out...

Bak chor mee (dry) @ Grandfather bak chor mee

As a standard rule, I rarely tapow hawker food. I feel it degrades every minute you keep it in a takeaway container. The majority of the dishes are made to be eaten just after they are cooked. But I have...

Mee goreng mamak @ Deen muslim food

This was to be my last sit down hawker meal before the additional restrictions for “Phase 2 Heightened Alert” came into effect, so the pressure was on to choose something satisfying. A last supper if you will. IMO, the majority...

Lemongrass chicken wings @ Love noodles

This was the second time I have visited this Thai food stall, love noodles. This time I was in a snacky mood and decided to match their lemongrass chicken wings to the asahi beer I had already ordered.

Bak chor mee @ Teochew fishball minced meat noodle

I found myself in geylang east visiting an aunty for some peranakan cooking lessons. To get some sustenance before my lessons I decided to get some carbs into me. I was attracted to this stall because it was run by...

Yong tau foo @ Yuan wei yong tau foo

Yong tau foo, the hawker dish you can pretend is healthy, until you order all the fried items that you really crave. The yong tau foo at eating world 3838 is the dry style. You choose minimum of 5 items,...

Roasted chicken noodles @ Peking roasted chicken rice

Peking roasted chicken rice, at jalan tua kong, always has regular queue of customers. The stall also appears to be the first to open and last to close in the coffee shop. The uncle loves to race motor cars, having...

Chendol @ Chendol melaka

Today was one of those stinking hot days in Singapore, not a cloud in the sky, and just leaving the house makes you sweat. On days like this, Singapore desserts with shaved ice come into their own. Although dessert stalls...

Hong kong noodle @ Fresh little meat zhi char

I’m still not sure what Hong Kong noodles are exactly, friend chow mein? But I know I always tend to enjoy it when I order them. Today I was at the fresh little meat zhi char at frankel avenue. The...

Pao fan @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

Another rainy day over the easter weekend found me down at Brunner’s coffee shop at Katong. Torrential rain meant I was going to be stuck here for the foreseeable future. Normally I only frequent this coffee shop at night time,...

Fish ball noodles @ Ah lim mee pok kway teow mee

This is a confusing name for a stall, as there are many variants in the area. Who was this Ah Lim? Turns out there was a lot of competition amongst fish ball noodle sellers around the Siglap area and if...

Laksa @ Katong laksa

There are a multitude of katong laksa shops around the east as a result of the laksa wars, the history of, which can be read here and here. This katong laksa stall on Changi road is equal favourite with Janggut...

Spicy thai spaghetti @ Love noodles

Love Noodles is a new hawker stall at the 3838 Eating House kopitiam adjacent to Siglap canal. They offer an intriguing new concept I haven’t seen much of, thai-western fusion. How could I refuse to try? Especially since I also...

Fishball noodles @ White rabbit fishball noodles

Whenever I go to a new stall, I always choose the #1 dish, rightly or wrongly assuming it is their signature. White rabbit say they have been making fishball noodles since 1984, so I had to jump at the chance...

Char kway teow @ Katong Jago 1999

Char kway teow seems to be part of the holy trinity of Singapore cuisine, along with chili crab and chicken rice. But surprisingly you do not see it served as much, perhaps because of its calories, its falling out of...

Hong kong noodles @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

I’m a sucker for fried noodles. Noodles over rice, any day of the week. Today I was going to have some beers with some mates and while I was waiting for them to arrive (why are Singaporeans always late?), I...

Soya sauce chicken rice @ Hai kee soy sauce chicken

I decided to try this stall because it sounded similar to what got Hawker Chan his michelin star. And I had never tried soya sauce chicken before.

Roti prata @ Mr & mrs mohgan crispy prata

Now let me start by saying this is a popular stall. As far as I could tell everyone in the kopitiam had ordered from this stall. The ordering process isn’t for the faint hearted, she is fierce. You need to...

Kway teow th'ng @ Shen ji teochew kway teow fishball noodle soup

I called this my new favourite shop to eat fishball noodles after recently discovering it. So I had to come back and try more dishes. This time it was here quite early, before and appointment I had in chai chee....

Tom yum goong @ I rak thai food

I do not normally order thai food from a kopitiam, as in the past I have found it either expensive or bland or both. So I only chose to try this stall based on the recommendation of a friend who...

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...

Hokkien mee @ Swee guan hokkien mee

I have always wanted to go to this coffee shop after seeing it on Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain. While he didn’t eat the hokkien mee, I was intrigued as I live close to the Lorong 29 Hokkien...

Shredded duck hor fun @ Rong kee (Bedok 211 branch)

There is something about duck. The perfect combination of moistness, fattiness, and flavour — it hits chicken for six. This is a coffee shop I was just walking past as I was lost trying to find a POSB ATM in...

Lor mee @ Noodlefellas

So to set the scene, my wife was shopping and I was walking around to get some fresh air. When suddenly a downpour hit, the start of the monsoon season.

Sup kambing @ Alisa mahal

I found myself in marine terrace to buy some fruit, when it started pouring down. I was cycling so I needed to wait until the heaviest downpour was over. With this unplanned break, I might has well eat. Rainy days...

Fishball noodles @ Shen ji teochew kway teow fishball noodle soup

After my favourite fishball noodles shop moved to fairer pastures up north, I have been searching earnestly for a replacement and I think I have finally found it. Either I am looking in the wrong places, or its rare in...

Crab bee hoon @ Fresh little meat zhi char

Another new addition to the refurbished coffee shop @ Frankel Avenue is “Fresh Little Meat” zi char and they currently have an opening special of $38 for crab bee hoon that caught my eye. It doesn’t get much better than...

Chicken rice @ Xiang xiang chicken rice

The first shop to open at the second coming of the Kwee Sai Fong Coffeeshop was xiang xiang chicken rice. At the risk of getting my PR revoked, I am going to admit chicken rice is not a hawker dish...

Bak chor mee @ Noodles reunion

The year 2020 has not offered too much happiness so far, but one small gift has been the reopening of the Kwee Sai Fong Eating House (now called Frankel Eating House???). The previous owners put it up for rent just...

Kolo mee @ Yun xiang sarawak kolo mee

UPDATE: It seems the hawker wanted a break and she has ceased cooking for a while.

Fish head curry @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

The zi char at this coffee shop just changed hands (sadly, as I was fond of the old one), and his speciality dish is apparently fish head, cooked a variety of ways: steamboat, curry, assam, teochew steamed, hong kong steamed,...

Nasi lemak @ Nor's nasi padang

Hands down, (and despite appearances) this is the best nasi lemak I have ever eaten. There I said it.

Fishball noodles @ Song kee fishball noodle

UPDATE: Sadly this shop has relocated to 100 Yio Chu Kang Rd 😭

Popiah @ Auntie rojak

Auntie rojak is run by multiple generations of the same family, the pioneer generation couple, seemingly in their late 80s, and their daughter who helps out during peak periods. Auntie rojak specialises in both rojak (hence the name of the...

Thunder tea rice @ Joo chiat

I first heard of thunder tea rice or lei cha in Sarawak where there is a large Hakka population. I did not actually eat the dish there, but read about it on a random food blog about Kuching while trying...

Wanton mee @ Shan ji wanton mee

Wanton mee is another fascinating Singaporean (originally a Cantonese dish) hawker dish I’m currently obsessed with. Interestingly, for all the popularity of this dish around the south east asian region, I never saw once came across it in Australia -...

Category: cantonese

Wanton mee @ Ah kiat wanton mee

I found myself back in Bedok North on a Carousell meetup adventure. He asked to meet at 538 market and food centre. This was a hawker centre I had never visited before, so naturally I was excited. I could eat...

Shredded chicken hor fun @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

This new stall is their second foray into the f&b business, the original located at roxy square. It appears to be the same menu as the original, which is definitely not a bad thing. The ambience of this coffee shop...

Wanton mee @ Dunman road char siew wan ton mee

Sitting at dunman food centre gives the impression you are in a war zone. Metres and metres of orange mesh fencing is strewn across the tables and chairs. An orange camouflage against covid-19. Not exactly a pleasant experience any more...

Wanton mee @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

“Num-ber…. twen-ty nine! Number twennnn-teee nine!” the uncle booms, sitting on a chair behind his wanton mee stall. The voice is so loud it reverberates around the small confined eatery of Roxy Square. A small well dressed boy, probably post-tuition...

Wanton soup @ Good taste wanton mee

Getting caught cycling in the rain, I needed to seek shelter and the downpour became heavier and heavier. I sought cover at first coffee shop I saw, which happened to be in Bedok North.

Roasted duck rice @ Siang yuen traditional roasts

This is one of the first stalls I ever patronised as a tourist in Singapore. Back then they were located in the jago close kopitiam, before it was called Brunners. The old owner back then was so cheap he would...

Hong kong noodle @ Fresh little meat zhi char

I’m still not sure what Hong Kong noodles are exactly, friend chow mein? But I know I always tend to enjoy it when I order them. Today I was at the fresh little meat zhi char at frankel avenue. The...

Soya sauce chicken rice @ Hai kee soy sauce chicken

I decided to try this stall because it sounded similar to what got Hawker Chan his michelin star. And I had never tried soya sauce chicken before.

Chee cheong fun @ Yong huat delight

I was introduced to chee cheong fun when I was living in Sydney, yum cha was an almost weekly ritual for my wife and I. That sydney cantonese style chee cheong fun was more of a thick noodle, wrapping a...

Wanton mee @ Hua kee hougang famous wan ton mee

As you may or may not know, wanton mee is probably my biggest singapore comfort food, yet surprisingly there is not a lot of consistency for a seemingly simple dish. I was recommended to try this wanton mee by my...

Shredded duck hor fun @ Rong kee (Bedok 211 branch)

There is something about duck. The perfect combination of moistness, fattiness, and flavour — it hits chicken for six. This is a coffee shop I was just walking past as I was lost trying to find a POSB ATM in...

Wanton mee @ Tanjong rhu wanton mee

I tried this wanton mee on a whim, as I had need to be down at marine terrace during lunchtime. It is one of those stalls that you walk past a million times, see queues, but it never really registers...

Wanton mee @ Shan ji wanton mee

Wanton mee is another fascinating Singaporean (originally a Cantonese dish) hawker dish I’m currently obsessed with. Interestingly, for all the popularity of this dish around the south east asian region, I never saw once came across it in Australia -...

Category: rice

Duck rice @ Zou ji duck rice

If you find yourself at east coast lagoon food centre on a weekday during the day, you will notice that this teochew braised duck stall is insanely popular, in fact it will be the only one with a queue. I’m...

Chicken rice @ Delicious boneless chicken rice

I had read about this stall because of the burgeoning TikTok career of the owner. So when I found myself in Katong Shopping Centre for an unrelated errand, I decided to give the chicken rice a go. First of all...

Chwee kueh @ Xiang xiang chwee kueh

Chwee kueh is one of those simple meals that are amazingly satisfying. This stall at bedok south market is slightly more expensive than most, charging 40c per piece. The chwee kueh itself was soft, almost a creamy texture. It was...

Roasted duck rice @ Siang yuen traditional roasts

This is one of the first stalls I ever patronised as a tourist in Singapore. Back then they were located in the jago close kopitiam, before it was called Brunners. The old owner back then was so cheap he would...

Pao fan @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

Another rainy day over the easter weekend found me down at Brunner’s coffee shop at Katong. Torrential rain meant I was going to be stuck here for the foreseeable future. Normally I only frequent this coffee shop at night time,...

Braised duck rice @ Kun ji duck rice

Reluctantly, I found myself back again, and hungry, at the marine parade food centre. For reasons I have previously stated, its easily the worst food centre in the east. I now only go makan here when strictly necessary. Today was...

Chwee kueh @ Ah mah chwee kueh

In an effort to lose some extra kilos before CNY, I went cycling on Saturday along the east coast park connector, which led me one way or another to ending up around Tanjong Rhu. It was a strange day, it...

Soya sauce chicken rice @ Hai kee soy sauce chicken

I decided to try this stall because it sounded similar to what got Hawker Chan his michelin star. And I had never tried soya sauce chicken before.

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...

Chicken rice @ Xiang xiang chicken rice

The first shop to open at the second coming of the Kwee Sai Fong Coffeeshop was xiang xiang chicken rice. At the risk of getting my PR revoked, I am going to admit chicken rice is not a hawker dish...

Nasi lemak @ Nor's nasi padang

Hands down, (and despite appearances) this is the best nasi lemak I have ever eaten. There I said it.

Thunder tea rice @ Joo chiat

I first heard of thunder tea rice or lei cha in Sarawak where there is a large Hakka population. I did not actually eat the dish there, but read about it on a random food blog about Kuching while trying...

Category: katong

Laksa @ Janggut laksa

There have been many words written on the laksa wars of katong (here, here, and my favourite here). I am fascinated by the history of the hawkers and their stories. I have previously reviewed one of the roxy laksa

Wanton mee @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

“Num-ber…. twen-ty nine! Number twennnn-teee nine!” the uncle booms, sitting on a chair behind his wanton mee stall. The voice is so loud it reverberates around the small confined eatery of Roxy Square. A small well dressed boy, probably post-tuition...

Chicken rice @ Delicious boneless chicken rice

I had read about this stall because of the burgeoning TikTok career of the owner. So when I found myself in Katong Shopping Centre for an unrelated errand, I decided to give the chicken rice a go. First of all...

Pao fan @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

Another rainy day over the easter weekend found me down at Brunner’s coffee shop at Katong. Torrential rain meant I was going to be stuck here for the foreseeable future. Normally I only frequent this coffee shop at night time,...

Char kway teow @ Katong Jago 1999

Char kway teow seems to be part of the holy trinity of Singapore cuisine, along with chili crab and chicken rice. But surprisingly you do not see it served as much, perhaps because of its calories, its falling out of...

Hong kong noodles @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

I’m a sucker for fried noodles. Noodles over rice, any day of the week. Today I was going to have some beers with some mates and while I was waiting for them to arrive (why are Singaporeans always late?), I...

Fish head curry @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

The zi char at this coffee shop just changed hands (sadly, as I was fond of the old one), and his speciality dish is apparently fish head, cooked a variety of ways: steamboat, curry, assam, teochew steamed, hong kong steamed,...

Fishball noodles @ Song kee fishball noodle

UPDATE: Sadly this shop has relocated to 100 Yio Chu Kang Rd 😭

Thunder tea rice @ Joo chiat

I first heard of thunder tea rice or lei cha in Sarawak where there is a large Hakka population. I did not actually eat the dish there, but read about it on a random food blog about Kuching while trying...

Category: hakka

Yong tau foo @ Koo kee yong tow foo mee

I actually had on my mind to eat some soya sauce chicken rice but they must have sold out as they closed a bit earlier today. When your mind and stomach have already settled on something, it can be hard...

Yong tau foo @ Yuan wei yong tau foo

Yong tau foo, the hawker dish you can pretend is healthy, until you order all the fried items that you really crave. The yong tau foo at eating world 3838 is the dry style. You choose minimum of 5 items,...

Thunder tea rice @ Joo chiat

I first heard of thunder tea rice or lei cha in Sarawak where there is a large Hakka population. I did not actually eat the dish there, but read about it on a random food blog about Kuching while trying...

Category: craft beer

Shredded chicken hor fun @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

This new stall is their second foray into the f&b business, the original located at roxy square. It appears to be the same menu as the original, which is definitely not a bad thing. The ambience of this coffee shop...

Craft beer and cider @ Yi fa hot and cold drinks

The craft beer scene is currently exploding in Singapore. You are able to taste delicious ranges of brews at cool bars, stalls in hawker centres, to local microbreweries. In following this trend, it is refreshing to now see drink stalls...

Category: east coast

Duck rice @ Zou ji duck rice

If you find yourself at east coast lagoon food centre on a weekday during the day, you will notice that this teochew braised duck stall is insanely popular, in fact it will be the only one with a queue. I’m...

Mee goreng merah @ A.L Yursa

After a mid-morning stroll through east coast park, I arrived at lagoon hawker centre at midday, on a weekday I must add. The options are severely limited. Not even 10% of the stalls seem to be open. Mind you there...

Roasted duck rice @ Siang yuen traditional roasts

This is one of the first stalls I ever patronised as a tourist in Singapore. Back then they were located in the jago close kopitiam, before it was called Brunners. The old owner back then was so cheap he would...

Thai beef hor fun @ Siam thai kitchen

After cycling at east coast park, along with seemingly half of singapore, a refreshing beer at east coast lagoon is always on the cards. Today I also felt a bit peckish, so out of laziness from tired cycling legs, I...

Craft beer and cider @ Yi fa hot and cold drinks

The craft beer scene is currently exploding in Singapore. You are able to taste delicious ranges of brews at cool bars, stalls in hawker centres, to local microbreweries. In following this trend, it is refreshing to now see drink stalls...

Category: hawker centre

Economical bee hoon @ Hup lee fried bee hoon and nasi lemak

Economical bee hoon is the Singapore equivalent of an English big breakfast, at a fraction of the cost. Its my go to hangover meal with everything you need to sort you out: grease, carbs, and veggies.

Wanton mee @ Ah kiat wanton mee

I found myself back in Bedok North on a Carousell meetup adventure. He asked to meet at 538 market and food centre. This was a hawker centre I had never visited before, so naturally I was excited. I could eat...

Wanton mee @ Dunman road char siew wan ton mee

Sitting at dunman food centre gives the impression you are in a war zone. Metres and metres of orange mesh fencing is strewn across the tables and chairs. An orange camouflage against covid-19. Not exactly a pleasant experience any more...

Duck rice @ Zou ji duck rice

If you find yourself at east coast lagoon food centre on a weekday during the day, you will notice that this teochew braised duck stall is insanely popular, in fact it will be the only one with a queue. I’m...

Mee goreng merah @ A.L Yursa

After a mid-morning stroll through east coast park, I arrived at lagoon hawker centre at midday, on a weekday I must add. The options are severely limited. Not even 10% of the stalls seem to be open. Mind you there...

Popiah @ Jia dong shu shi

I was intrigued by this hawker stall due to all the photos the uncle had adorned on it. It felt almost like the hawker stall version of a dive bar. There was obviously a history to the stall going by...

BBQ chicken wings @ Ah hwee bbq chicken wings

Marinated BBQ chicken wings slowly cooked over charcoals — there’s really nothing else like them. I don’t fully understand how these are not promoted as more of a “singapore cuisine” for tourists to try. Sure, they are only chicken wings,...

Chwee kueh @ Xiang xiang chwee kueh

Chwee kueh is one of those simple meals that are amazingly satisfying. This stall at bedok south market is slightly more expensive than most, charging 40c per piece. The chwee kueh itself was soft, almost a creamy texture. It was...

Roasted duck rice @ Siang yuen traditional roasts

This is one of the first stalls I ever patronised as a tourist in Singapore. Back then they were located in the jago close kopitiam, before it was called Brunners. The old owner back then was so cheap he would...

Red ruby @ Peanut ice kachang

I’m not normally one for desserts, but this was another stinking hot day. I was not the only one with the same idea either. This stall doesn’t make it easy to choose. There are 24 desserts to choose from on...

Pig's organ soup @ Aik kee haslet soup

I took a chance on this stall, not knowing exactly what I was ordering. All I could determine from the sign is that it involved pig, from the cartoon little pig all dressed up for market, and soup, as the...

Kway chap @ Miao shung vegetarian

Miao shung vegetarian is a hawker stall at marine terrace that I have seen for years, but never really noticed it, if that makes sense. Today though, for some reason I took notice as I was sitting on a table...

Bak chor mee @ Seng hoe fish ball minced meat noodle

Arriving after 2pm for lunch at marine terrace hawker centre does not leave you many options, which is good when you can’t decide what to have for lunch. The decision today was made for me to get bak chor mee...

Thai beef hor fun @ Siam thai kitchen

After cycling at east coast park, along with seemingly half of singapore, a refreshing beer at east coast lagoon is always on the cards. Today I also felt a bit peckish, so out of laziness from tired cycling legs, I...

Braised duck rice @ Kun ji duck rice

Reluctantly, I found myself back again, and hungry, at the marine parade food centre. For reasons I have previously stated, its easily the worst food centre in the east. I now only go makan here when strictly necessary. Today was...

Cheng tng @ Ye lai xiang cheng tng

I have never had cheng tng before, at least not that I specifically remember – possibly as part of a wedding banquet. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was ordering it. There was no one in...

Tau kwa pau @ Say seng famous tau kwa pau

I don’t often venture into Dunman Food Centre, the building is not exactly welcoming with its enclosed eating space. And in these pandemic times every second table seems to be a no sitting zone, making it hard to find a...

Chee cheong fun @ Yong huat delight

I was introduced to chee cheong fun when I was living in Sydney, yum cha was an almost weekly ritual for my wife and I. That sydney cantonese style chee cheong fun was more of a thick noodle, wrapping a...

Kolo mee @ Lin yu mei sarawak laksa & kolo mee

As previously stated, I’m a huge fan of kolo mee, after visiting Kuching several times for work. I was alerted to this hawker stall at Haig Rd market serving Sarawak kolo mee and laksa, by a friend that lives nearby....

Fried fish soup @ Junshin fish soup

Some last minute xmas shopping brought me to Parkway Parade, as far as shopping malls go I don’t really rate it. Many easties seem to have an emotional attachment to this mall. I can’t understand why, I assume its a...

Sliced fish soup @ Seng hoe fish ball minced meat noodle

Today I was a bit under the weather, dealing with an infected tooth. So I went out in search of something nourishing. Turns out at 3pm, there are limited options at the Marine Terrace hawker centre. Of the four stalls...

Wanton mee @ Hua kee hougang famous wan ton mee

As you may or may not know, wanton mee is probably my biggest singapore comfort food, yet surprisingly there is not a lot of consistency for a seemingly simple dish. I was recommended to try this wanton mee by my...

Fragrant lala with curry leaves @ Wang soon cooked food

Today I was meeting an old friend for beers. He has a lot of free time on his hands since the government scheduled renovations for the hawker centre where his shop is located. He suggested we meet at Kaki Bukit...

Mixed grill @ Western Barbeque

After living in Singapore for two years, and visiting for over 10 years, I have never eaten “western” food from a hawker centre. Why? Well my attitude was that I didn’t come to Singapore to eat food I can get...

Banh mi @ Kim phung

Vietnamese food is probably the most popular south-east asian food in Australia these days, more popular now I believe than Thai or Cantonese, and infinitely more well-known than Singapore-Malaysian-Indonesian food. My staple at university was banh mi, tied with a...

Curry puff @ Genie foods

Who doesn’t love a curry puff?

Wanton mee @ Tanjong rhu wanton mee

I tried this wanton mee on a whim, as I had need to be down at marine terrace during lunchtime. It is one of those stalls that you walk past a million times, see queues, but it never really registers...

Craft beer and cider @ Yi fa hot and cold drinks

The craft beer scene is currently exploding in Singapore. You are able to taste delicious ranges of brews at cool bars, stalls in hawker centres, to local microbreweries. In following this trend, it is refreshing to now see drink stalls...

Category: popiah

Popiah @ Auntie rojak

Auntie rojak is run by multiple generations of the same family, the pioneer generation couple, seemingly in their late 80s, and their daughter who helps out during peak periods. Auntie rojak specialises in both rojak (hence the name of the...

Category: teochew

Duck rice @ Zou ji duck rice

If you find yourself at east coast lagoon food centre on a weekday during the day, you will notice that this teochew braised duck stall is insanely popular, in fact it will be the only one with a queue. I’m...

Bak chor mee soup @ Famous eunos bak chor mee

I am always wary of places calling themselves “famous”, as it often turns out to be a misnomer. As you drive through country Australia, each bakery will lay claim to having “famous meat pies”. It is the most overused marketing...

Popiah @ Jia dong shu shi

I was intrigued by this hawker stall due to all the photos the uncle had adorned on it. It felt almost like the hawker stall version of a dive bar. There was obviously a history to the stall going by...

Bak chor mee soup @ 321 minced meat noodles

My wife and I have been coming to this minced meat noodle stall semi-regularly for nearly a decade, in fact it could have been the first hawker stall I ever visited. Back when the coffee shop was under a different...

Chwee kueh @ Xiang xiang chwee kueh

Chwee kueh is one of those simple meals that are amazingly satisfying. This stall at bedok south market is slightly more expensive than most, charging 40c per piece. The chwee kueh itself was soft, almost a creamy texture. It was...

Bak chor mee (dry) @ Grandfather bak chor mee

As a standard rule, I rarely tapow hawker food. I feel it degrades every minute you keep it in a takeaway container. The majority of the dishes are made to be eaten just after they are cooked. But I have...

Pig's organ soup @ Aik kee haslet soup

I took a chance on this stall, not knowing exactly what I was ordering. All I could determine from the sign is that it involved pig, from the cartoon little pig all dressed up for market, and soup, as the...

Pao fan @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

Another rainy day over the easter weekend found me down at Brunner’s coffee shop at Katong. Torrential rain meant I was going to be stuck here for the foreseeable future. Normally I only frequent this coffee shop at night time,...

Fish ball noodles @ Ah lim mee pok kway teow mee

This is a confusing name for a stall, as there are many variants in the area. Who was this Ah Lim? Turns out there was a lot of competition amongst fish ball noodle sellers around the Siglap area and if...

Bak chor mee @ Seng hoe fish ball minced meat noodle

Arriving after 2pm for lunch at marine terrace hawker centre does not leave you many options, which is good when you can’t decide what to have for lunch. The decision today was made for me to get bak chor mee...

Braised duck rice @ Kun ji duck rice

Reluctantly, I found myself back again, and hungry, at the marine parade food centre. For reasons I have previously stated, its easily the worst food centre in the east. I now only go makan here when strictly necessary. Today was...

Fishball noodles @ White rabbit fishball noodles

Whenever I go to a new stall, I always choose the #1 dish, rightly or wrongly assuming it is their signature. White rabbit say they have been making fishball noodles since 1984, so I had to jump at the chance...

Cheng tng @ Ye lai xiang cheng tng

I have never had cheng tng before, at least not that I specifically remember – possibly as part of a wedding banquet. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was ordering it. There was no one in...

Char kway teow @ Katong Jago 1999

Char kway teow seems to be part of the holy trinity of Singapore cuisine, along with chili crab and chicken rice. But surprisingly you do not see it served as much, perhaps because of its calories, its falling out of...

Tau kwa pau @ Say seng famous tau kwa pau

I don’t often venture into Dunman Food Centre, the building is not exactly welcoming with its enclosed eating space. And in these pandemic times every second table seems to be a no sitting zone, making it hard to find a...

Kway teow th'ng @ Shen ji teochew kway teow fishball noodle soup

I called this my new favourite shop to eat fishball noodles after recently discovering it. So I had to come back and try more dishes. This time it was here quite early, before and appointment I had in chai chee....

Fried fish soup @ Junshin fish soup

Some last minute xmas shopping brought me to Parkway Parade, as far as shopping malls go I don’t really rate it. Many easties seem to have an emotional attachment to this mall. I can’t understand why, I assume its a...

Sliced fish soup @ Seng hoe fish ball minced meat noodle

Today I was a bit under the weather, dealing with an infected tooth. So I went out in search of something nourishing. Turns out at 3pm, there are limited options at the Marine Terrace hawker centre. Of the four stalls...

Fishball noodles @ Shen ji teochew kway teow fishball noodle soup

After my favourite fishball noodles shop moved to fairer pastures up north, I have been searching earnestly for a replacement and I think I have finally found it. Either I am looking in the wrong places, or its rare in...

Fishball noodles @ Song kee fishball noodle

UPDATE: Sadly this shop has relocated to 100 Yio Chu Kang Rd 😭

Category: marine parade

Economical bee hoon @ Hup lee fried bee hoon and nasi lemak

Economical bee hoon is the Singapore equivalent of an English big breakfast, at a fraction of the cost. Its my go to hangover meal with everything you need to sort you out: grease, carbs, and veggies.

Mee goreng mamak @ Deen muslim food

This was to be my last sit down hawker meal before the additional restrictions for “Phase 2 Heightened Alert” came into effect, so the pressure was on to choose something satisfying. A last supper if you will. IMO, the majority...

Braised duck rice @ Kun ji duck rice

Reluctantly, I found myself back again, and hungry, at the marine parade food centre. For reasons I have previously stated, its easily the worst food centre in the east. I now only go makan here when strictly necessary. Today was...

Fried fish soup @ Junshin fish soup

Some last minute xmas shopping brought me to Parkway Parade, as far as shopping malls go I don’t really rate it. Many easties seem to have an emotional attachment to this mall. I can’t understand why, I assume its a...

Sup kambing @ Alisa mahal

I found myself in marine terrace to buy some fruit, when it started pouring down. I was cycling so I needed to wait until the heaviest downpour was over. With this unplanned break, I might has well eat. Rainy days...

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...

Wanton mee @ Tanjong rhu wanton mee

I tried this wanton mee on a whim, as I had need to be down at marine terrace during lunchtime. It is one of those stalls that you walk past a million times, see queues, but it never really registers...

Category: halal

Mee goreng merah @ A.L Yursa

After a mid-morning stroll through east coast park, I arrived at lagoon hawker centre at midday, on a weekday I must add. The options are severely limited. Not even 10% of the stalls seem to be open. Mind you there...

Mee goreng mamak @ Deen muslim food

This was to be my last sit down hawker meal before the additional restrictions for “Phase 2 Heightened Alert” came into effect, so the pressure was on to choose something satisfying. A last supper if you will. IMO, the majority...

Sup kambing @ Alisa mahal

I found myself in marine terrace to buy some fruit, when it started pouring down. I was cycling so I needed to wait until the heaviest downpour was over. With this unplanned break, I might has well eat. Rainy days...

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...

Nasi lemak @ Nor's nasi padang

Hands down, (and despite appearances) this is the best nasi lemak I have ever eaten. There I said it.

Category: snack

Lemongrass chicken wings @ Love noodles

This was the second time I have visited this Thai food stall, love noodles. This time I was in a snacky mood and decided to match their lemongrass chicken wings to the asahi beer I had already ordered.

Curry puff @ Genie foods

Who doesn’t love a curry puff?

Category: dakota

Wanton mee @ Hua kee hougang famous wan ton mee

As you may or may not know, wanton mee is probably my biggest singapore comfort food, yet surprisingly there is not a lot of consistency for a seemingly simple dish. I was recommended to try this wanton mee by my...

Mixed grill @ Western Barbeque

After living in Singapore for two years, and visiting for over 10 years, I have never eaten “western” food from a hawker centre. Why? Well my attitude was that I didn’t come to Singapore to eat food I can get...

Curry puff @ Genie foods

Who doesn’t love a curry puff?

Category: seafood

Tom yum goong @ I rak thai food

I do not normally order thai food from a kopitiam, as in the past I have found it either expensive or bland or both. So I only chose to try this stall based on the recommendation of a friend who...

Sliced fish soup @ Seng hoe fish ball minced meat noodle

Today I was a bit under the weather, dealing with an infected tooth. So I went out in search of something nourishing. Turns out at 3pm, there are limited options at the Marine Terrace hawker centre. Of the four stalls...

Fragrant lala with curry leaves @ Wang soon cooked food

Today I was meeting an old friend for beers. He has a lot of free time on his hands since the government scheduled renovations for the hawker centre where his shop is located. He suggested we meet at Kaki Bukit...

Crab bee hoon @ Fresh little meat zhi char

Another new addition to the refurbished coffee shop @ Frankel Avenue is “Fresh Little Meat” zi char and they currently have an opening special of $38 for crab bee hoon that caught my eye. It doesn’t get much better than...

Fish head curry @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

The zi char at this coffee shop just changed hands (sadly, as I was fond of the old one), and his speciality dish is apparently fish head, cooked a variety of ways: steamboat, curry, assam, teochew steamed, hong kong steamed,...

Category: singaporean

Fish head curry @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

The zi char at this coffee shop just changed hands (sadly, as I was fond of the old one), and his speciality dish is apparently fish head, cooked a variety of ways: steamboat, curry, assam, teochew steamed, hong kong steamed,...

Category: bedok

Kolo mee @ Sarawak delicacy laksa & kolo mee

I always get excited when I see kolo mee (here and here), one of my favourite south-east asian dishes. It’s the king of noodle dishes.

Cheng tng @ Ye lai xiang cheng tng

I have never had cheng tng before, at least not that I specifically remember – possibly as part of a wedding banquet. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was ordering it. There was no one in...

Kolo mee @ Yun xiang sarawak kolo mee

UPDATE: It seems the hawker wanted a break and she has ceased cooking for a while.

Category: sarawak

Kolo mee @ Sarawak delicacy laksa & kolo mee

I always get excited when I see kolo mee (here and here), one of my favourite south-east asian dishes. It’s the king of noodle dishes.

Kolo mee @ Lin yu mei sarawak laksa & kolo mee

As previously stated, I’m a huge fan of kolo mee, after visiting Kuching several times for work. I was alerted to this hawker stall at Haig Rd market serving Sarawak kolo mee and laksa, by a friend that lives nearby....

Kolo mee @ Yun xiang sarawak kolo mee

UPDATE: It seems the hawker wanted a break and she has ceased cooking for a while.

Category: bread

Cheeseburger @ Burg's by project warung

It was a burger kind of day. I didn’t know of any half-decent burgers* under $20 in the area. Google informed me that there was a burger behind Decathlon at chai chee industrial park. While not strictly a coffee shop,...

Roti prata @ Mr & mrs mohgan crispy prata

Now let me start by saying this is a popular stall. As far as I could tell everyone in the kopitiam had ordered from this stall. The ordering process isn’t for the faint hearted, she is fierce. You need to...

Banh mi @ Kim phung

Vietnamese food is probably the most popular south-east asian food in Australia these days, more popular now I believe than Thai or Cantonese, and infinitely more well-known than Singapore-Malaysian-Indonesian food. My staple at university was banh mi, tied with a...

Category: geylang

Bak chor mee @ Teochew fishball minced meat noodle

I found myself in geylang east visiting an aunty for some peranakan cooking lessons. To get some sustenance before my lessons I decided to get some carbs into me. I was attracted to this stall because it was run by...

Kolo mee @ Lin yu mei sarawak laksa & kolo mee

As previously stated, I’m a huge fan of kolo mee, after visiting Kuching several times for work. I was alerted to this hawker stall at Haig Rd market serving Sarawak kolo mee and laksa, by a friend that lives nearby....

Hokkien mee @ Swee guan hokkien mee

I have always wanted to go to this coffee shop after seeing it on Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain. While he didn’t eat the hokkien mee, I was intrigued as I live close to the Lorong 29 Hokkien...

Lor mee @ Noodlefellas

So to set the scene, my wife was shopping and I was walking around to get some fresh air. When suddenly a downpour hit, the start of the monsoon season.

Banh mi @ Kim phung

Vietnamese food is probably the most popular south-east asian food in Australia these days, more popular now I believe than Thai or Cantonese, and infinitely more well-known than Singapore-Malaysian-Indonesian food. My staple at university was banh mi, tied with a...

Category: vietnamese

Banh mi @ Kim phung

Vietnamese food is probably the most popular south-east asian food in Australia these days, more popular now I believe than Thai or Cantonese, and infinitely more well-known than Singapore-Malaysian-Indonesian food. My staple at university was banh mi, tied with a...

Category: hainanese

Chicken rice @ Delicious boneless chicken rice

I had read about this stall because of the burgeoning TikTok career of the owner. So when I found myself in Katong Shopping Centre for an unrelated errand, I decided to give the chicken rice a go. First of all...

Chicken rice @ Xiang xiang chicken rice

The first shop to open at the second coming of the Kwee Sai Fong Coffeeshop was xiang xiang chicken rice. At the risk of getting my PR revoked, I am going to admit chicken rice is not a hawker dish...

Category: western

Cheeseburger @ Burg's by project warung

It was a burger kind of day. I didn’t know of any half-decent burgers* under $20 in the area. Google informed me that there was a burger behind Decathlon at chai chee industrial park. While not strictly a coffee shop,...

Mixed grill @ Western Barbeque

After living in Singapore for two years, and visiting for over 10 years, I have never eaten “western” food from a hawker centre. Why? Well my attitude was that I didn’t come to Singapore to eat food I can get...

Category: zi char

Hong kong noodles @ Katong jago seafood zhi char

I’m a sucker for fried noodles. Noodles over rice, any day of the week. Today I was going to have some beers with some mates and while I was waiting for them to arrive (why are Singaporeans always late?), I...

Crab bee hoon @ Fresh little meat zhi char

Another new addition to the refurbished coffee shop @ Frankel Avenue is “Fresh Little Meat” zi char and they currently have an opening special of $38 for crab bee hoon that caught my eye. It doesn’t get much better than...

Category: bedok north

Wanton mee @ Ah kiat wanton mee

I found myself back in Bedok North on a Carousell meetup adventure. He asked to meet at 538 market and food centre. This was a hawker centre I had never visited before, so naturally I was excited. I could eat...

Wanton soup @ Good taste wanton mee

Getting caught cycling in the rain, I needed to seek shelter and the downpour became heavier and heavier. I sought cover at first coffee shop I saw, which happened to be in Bedok North.

Fragrant lala with curry leaves @ Wang soon cooked food

Today I was meeting an old friend for beers. He has a lot of free time on his hands since the government scheduled renovations for the hawker centre where his shop is located. He suggested we meet at Kaki Bukit...

Category: chai chee

Ban mian soup @ Fu zhou handmade ban mian

I spotted this stall as I was leaving Decathlon. “Fu Zhou” caught my eye. Not a cuisine style I have seen advertised much around Singapore. I knew of them because my friend is a proud Hock Chew man, having introduced...

Cheeseburger @ Burg's by project warung

It was a burger kind of day. I didn’t know of any half-decent burgers* under $20 in the area. Google informed me that there was a burger behind Decathlon at chai chee industrial park. While not strictly a coffee shop,...

Kway teow th'ng @ Shen ji teochew kway teow fishball noodle soup

I called this my new favourite shop to eat fishball noodles after recently discovering it. So I had to come back and try more dishes. This time it was here quite early, before and appointment I had in chai chee....

Fishball noodles @ Shen ji teochew kway teow fishball noodle soup

After my favourite fishball noodles shop moved to fairer pastures up north, I have been searching earnestly for a replacement and I think I have finally found it. Either I am looking in the wrong places, or its rare in...

Category: soup

Wanton soup @ Good taste wanton mee

Getting caught cycling in the rain, I needed to seek shelter and the downpour became heavier and heavier. I sought cover at first coffee shop I saw, which happened to be in Bedok North.

Pig's organ soup @ Aik kee haslet soup

I took a chance on this stall, not knowing exactly what I was ordering. All I could determine from the sign is that it involved pig, from the cartoon little pig all dressed up for market, and soup, as the...

Sup kambing @ Alisa mahal

I found myself in marine terrace to buy some fruit, when it started pouring down. I was cycling so I needed to wait until the heaviest downpour was over. With this unplanned break, I might has well eat. Rainy days...

Category: hokkien

You mee dry @ Le le handmade noodle

If you have read other posts on the blog, you will understand I have a love of noodles. When I was in Australia, I would make fresh pasta several times a week. The process of making fresh pasta was a...

Hokkien mee @ Swee guan hokkien mee

I have always wanted to go to this coffee shop after seeing it on Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain. While he didn’t eat the hokkien mee, I was intrigued as I live close to the Lorong 29 Hokkien...

Lor mee @ Noodlefellas

So to set the scene, my wife was shopping and I was walking around to get some fresh air. When suddenly a downpour hit, the start of the monsoon season.

Category: bedok central

Shredded duck hor fun @ Rong kee (Bedok 211 branch)

There is something about duck. The perfect combination of moistness, fattiness, and flavour — it hits chicken for six. This is a coffee shop I was just walking past as I was lost trying to find a POSB ATM in...

Category: marine terrace

You mee dry @ Le le handmade noodle

If you have read other posts on the blog, you will understand I have a love of noodles. When I was in Australia, I would make fresh pasta several times a week. The process of making fresh pasta was a...

Bak chor mee @ Seng hoe fish ball minced meat noodle

Arriving after 2pm for lunch at marine terrace hawker centre does not leave you many options, which is good when you can’t decide what to have for lunch. The decision today was made for me to get bak chor mee...

Chee cheong fun @ Yong huat delight

I was introduced to chee cheong fun when I was living in Sydney, yum cha was an almost weekly ritual for my wife and I. That sydney cantonese style chee cheong fun was more of a thick noodle, wrapping a...

Sliced fish soup @ Seng hoe fish ball minced meat noodle

Today I was a bit under the weather, dealing with an infected tooth. So I went out in search of something nourishing. Turns out at 3pm, there are limited options at the Marine Terrace hawker centre. Of the four stalls...

Category: sichuanese

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...

Category: bedok south

Chwee kueh @ Xiang xiang chwee kueh

Chwee kueh is one of those simple meals that are amazingly satisfying. This stall at bedok south market is slightly more expensive than most, charging 40c per piece. The chwee kueh itself was soft, almost a creamy texture. It was...

Fishball noodles @ White rabbit fishball noodles

Whenever I go to a new stall, I always choose the #1 dish, rightly or wrongly assuming it is their signature. White rabbit say they have been making fishball noodles since 1984, so I had to jump at the chance...

Tom yum goong @ I rak thai food

I do not normally order thai food from a kopitiam, as in the past I have found it either expensive or bland or both. So I only chose to try this stall based on the recommendation of a friend who...

Category: thai

Red ruby @ Peanut ice kachang

I’m not normally one for desserts, but this was another stinking hot day. I was not the only one with the same idea either. This stall doesn’t make it easy to choose. There are 24 desserts to choose from on...

Lemongrass chicken wings @ Love noodles

This was the second time I have visited this Thai food stall, love noodles. This time I was in a snacky mood and decided to match their lemongrass chicken wings to the asahi beer I had already ordered.

Thai beef hor fun @ Siam thai kitchen

After cycling at east coast park, along with seemingly half of singapore, a refreshing beer at east coast lagoon is always on the cards. Today I also felt a bit peckish, so out of laziness from tired cycling legs, I...

Spicy thai spaghetti @ Love noodles

Love Noodles is a new hawker stall at the 3838 Eating House kopitiam adjacent to Siglap canal. They offer an intriguing new concept I haven’t seen much of, thai-western fusion. How could I refuse to try? Especially since I also...

Tom yum goong @ I rak thai food

I do not normally order thai food from a kopitiam, as in the past I have found it either expensive or bland or both. So I only chose to try this stall based on the recommendation of a friend who...

Category: joo chiat

Wanton mee @ Dunman road char siew wan ton mee

Sitting at dunman food centre gives the impression you are in a war zone. Metres and metres of orange mesh fencing is strewn across the tables and chairs. An orange camouflage against covid-19. Not exactly a pleasant experience any more...

Popiah @ Jia dong shu shi

I was intrigued by this hawker stall due to all the photos the uncle had adorned on it. It felt almost like the hawker stall version of a dive bar. There was obviously a history to the stall going by...

Tau kwa pau @ Say seng famous tau kwa pau

I don’t often venture into Dunman Food Centre, the building is not exactly welcoming with its enclosed eating space. And in these pandemic times every second table seems to be a no sitting zone, making it hard to find a...

Roti prata @ Mr & mrs mohgan crispy prata

Now let me start by saying this is a popular stall. As far as I could tell everyone in the kopitiam had ordered from this stall. The ordering process isn’t for the faint hearted, she is fierce. You need to...

Category: indian

Roti prata @ Mr & mrs mohgan crispy prata

Now let me start by saying this is a popular stall. As far as I could tell everyone in the kopitiam had ordered from this stall. The ordering process isn’t for the faint hearted, she is fierce. You need to...

Category: telok kurau

Shredded chicken hor fun @ Bei-ing wanton noodles

This new stall is their second foray into the f&b business, the original located at roxy square. It appears to be the same menu as the original, which is definitely not a bad thing. The ambience of this coffee shop...

Yong tau foo @ Koo kee yong tow foo mee

I actually had on my mind to eat some soya sauce chicken rice but they must have sold out as they closed a bit earlier today. When your mind and stomach have already settled on something, it can be hard...

Hokkien mee @ Geylang lorong 29 charcoal fried hokkien mee

After another long lockdown, it felt liberating to be back eating outside at a coffee shop again. There is something comforting, almost tranquil, about the cooking sounds of spatulas banging against woks. Add to that the aromas that waft out...

Laksa @ Katong laksa

There are a multitude of katong laksa shops around the east as a result of the laksa wars, the history of, which can be read here and here. This katong laksa stall on Changi road is equal favourite with Janggut...

Soya sauce chicken rice @ Hai kee soy sauce chicken

I decided to try this stall because it sounded similar to what got Hawker Chan his michelin star. And I had never tried soya sauce chicken before.

Category: tofu

Tau kwa pau @ Say seng famous tau kwa pau

I don’t often venture into Dunman Food Centre, the building is not exactly welcoming with its enclosed eating space. And in these pandemic times every second table seems to be a no sitting zone, making it hard to find a...

Category: hawker

You mee dry @ Le le handmade noodle

If you have read other posts on the blog, you will understand I have a love of noodles. When I was in Australia, I would make fresh pasta several times a week. The process of making fresh pasta was a...

Chwee kueh @ Ah mah chwee kueh

In an effort to lose some extra kilos before CNY, I went cycling on Saturday along the east coast park connector, which led me one way or another to ending up around Tanjong Rhu. It was a strange day, it...

Category: tanjong rhu

Chwee kueh @ Ah mah chwee kueh

In an effort to lose some extra kilos before CNY, I went cycling on Saturday along the east coast park connector, which led me one way or another to ending up around Tanjong Rhu. It was a strange day, it...

Category: dessert

Red ruby @ Peanut ice kachang

I’m not normally one for desserts, but this was another stinking hot day. I was not the only one with the same idea either. This stall doesn’t make it easy to choose. There are 24 desserts to choose from on...

Chendol @ Chendol melaka

Today was one of those stinking hot days in Singapore, not a cloud in the sky, and just leaving the house makes you sweat. On days like this, Singapore desserts with shaved ice come into their own. Although dessert stalls...

Cheng tng @ Ye lai xiang cheng tng

I have never had cheng tng before, at least not that I specifically remember – possibly as part of a wedding banquet. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was ordering it. There was no one in...

Category: peranakan

Laksa @ Katong laksa

There are a multitude of katong laksa shops around the east as a result of the laksa wars, the history of, which can be read here and here. This katong laksa stall on Changi road is equal favourite with Janggut...

Category: location

Kway chap @ Miao shung vegetarian

Miao shung vegetarian is a hawker stall at marine terrace that I have seen for years, but never really noticed it, if that makes sense. Today though, for some reason I took notice as I was sitting on a table...

Category: vegetarian

Kway chap @ Miao shung vegetarian

Miao shung vegetarian is a hawker stall at marine terrace that I have seen for years, but never really noticed it, if that makes sense. Today though, for some reason I took notice as I was sitting on a table...

Category: geylang east

Red ruby @ Peanut ice kachang

I’m not normally one for desserts, but this was another stinking hot day. I was not the only one with the same idea either. This stall doesn’t make it easy to choose. There are 24 desserts to choose from on...

Pig's organ soup @ Aik kee haslet soup

I took a chance on this stall, not knowing exactly what I was ordering. All I could determine from the sign is that it involved pig, from the cartoon little pig all dressed up for market, and soup, as the...

Category: nonya

Laksa @ Janggut laksa

There have been many words written on the laksa wars of katong (here, here, and my favourite here). I am fascinated by the history of the hawkers and their stories. I have previously reviewed one of the roxy laksa

Chendol @ Chendol melaka

Today was one of those stinking hot days in Singapore, not a cloud in the sky, and just leaving the house makes you sweat. On days like this, Singapore desserts with shaved ice come into their own. Although dessert stalls...

Category: peking

Roasted chicken noodles @ Peking roasted chicken rice

Peking roasted chicken rice, at jalan tua kong, always has regular queue of customers. The stall also appears to be the first to open and last to close in the coffee shop. The uncle loves to race motor cars, having...

Category: beer

Hokkien mee @ Geylang lorong 29 charcoal fried hokkien mee

After another long lockdown, it felt liberating to be back eating outside at a coffee shop again. There is something comforting, almost tranquil, about the cooking sounds of spatulas banging against woks. Add to that the aromas that waft out...

Category: bbq

BBQ chicken wings @ Ah hwee bbq chicken wings

Marinated BBQ chicken wings slowly cooked over charcoals — there’s really nothing else like them. I don’t fully understand how these are not promoted as more of a “singapore cuisine” for tourists to try. Sure, they are only chicken wings,...

Category: lagoon

BBQ chicken wings @ Ah hwee bbq chicken wings

Marinated BBQ chicken wings slowly cooked over charcoals — there’s really nothing else like them. I don’t fully understand how these are not promoted as more of a “singapore cuisine” for tourists to try. Sure, they are only chicken wings,...

Category: fuzhou

Ban mian soup @ Fu zhou handmade ban mian

I spotted this stall as I was leaving Decathlon. “Fu Zhou” caught my eye. Not a cuisine style I have seen advertised much around Singapore. I knew of them because my friend is a proud Hock Chew man, having introduced...

Category: eunos

Bak chor mee soup @ Famous eunos bak chor mee

I am always wary of places calling themselves “famous”, as it often turns out to be a misnomer. As you drive through country Australia, each bakery will lay claim to having “famous meat pies”. It is the most overused marketing...