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Ayam penyet @ Warung 786 ibu

Ayam penyet is not your everyday meal, the calorie count must be outrageous. So when you do decide to eat it, it must be good. Why waste precious calories on sub-standard food?? With this in mind, I decided to treat...

Nasi lemak @ Madas nasi lemak

Nasi lemak is possibly my favourite local breakfast, tied with soft boiled eggs and kaya toast. There is something about the combination of flavours and texture of nasi lemak that makes it so great. Salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy. The dish...

Soto ayam @ Inspirasi

On this rainy, overcast January day I found myself in Bedok MRT (undertaking a carousell exchange). Rainy days tend to elicit thoughts of something warm and soupy. Walking into the fenced off for COVID, Bedok Interchange hawker centre, the sign...

Bitter gourd soup @ Yu pan kway teow fish soup

I don’t have much to say about this soup. It’s simple. It’s delicious. It’s as healthy as a hawker dish can be. You have to be a fan of bitter gourd to appreciate it. The portions are generous. The soup...

Ban mee @ King of ban mee

First of all going into the coffee shop at 4pm for lunch leaves you little options, you take what you can get from whatever stall is open. Today that stall was “King of Ban Mee”.

Lor mee @ Lu jia (by xing long)

This was my first time eating out post-COVID isolation. Emerging from being locked in a bedroom and into the hustle and bustle of as hawker centre was quite a difference. The sounds and smells can be over-stimulating for the newly...

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...

Duck rice @ Cheok kee 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.