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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Char kway teow @ Katong Jago

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...