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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...

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 fish ball 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...

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

UPDATE: Sadly I cannot keep to this past good review anymore, after repeat visits the quality has gone downhill, from the food quality, to the service, to the fact they serve lukewarm beers. Everything seems to have dropped in standard....

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...