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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...