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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Curry puff @ Genie foods

Who doesn’t love a curry puff?

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.

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...