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Makansutra Guide Singapore 2017
It has been almost twenty years since the first edition of the Makansutra Singapore food guide book was inked. And in this tenth edition, expect are over 600 street food and heritage reviews, complete with new finds and updated listings. For online purchase, click on more... MORE
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The One Laksa Hawker
This is a shoutout and a standing ovation to the hawkers who offer just one dish- the one dish entrepreneurs. In our very fickle food nation today, crowded with new players every day and noisy with all sorts or promotional gongs and drumbeats, it’s hard to actually hear your own thoughts on what really matters to your palate these days. Point in case- to get enough buy-in, the kaya toast...MORE
Purple Grain.. Purple Grain.
The claims of benefits of blue pea flower or extracts are wonderful and mind boggling. It is said to have high antioxidant properties, is a great night cap, cleanses the skin from within etc… I am not a big fan of savoury food that looks blue or purple but when I ate at the famous Nasi Kerabu stalls in Kelantan (a light nasi lemak rice washed with streaks blue pea...MORE
Comforting Penang Cha Kway Teow
A recent international online report ranks Malaysian food a few whiskers lower than Singapore’s and of course it set off a flurry of angry and resentful comments from across the Causeway. There was even one that said the majority Malaysian only liked their own food, and it did not come across as flattering. But, hey, my dear northern friends, fret not. For starters, these kind of comparison and listicle pieces...MORE
What if we flunk that Unesco Award
But first, what if we score that Award. “Singapore Hawker Food Culture is recognised as Unesco Intangible Heritage of Culture”, says the headline. Then the game changes. Folks, and I mean bigger chunk of the curious 17 million visitors worldwide, will want to check out what this is all about. It’s like how they will eat Fries in Belgium, try flatbread making in Kazakhstan, see and touch the Indonesian Kris,...MORE
The Imperfect Epok2
There’s epok epok, kali pap and even curry puff which can be confused with the Chinese versions and the baked ones with a layer filo pastry style flaky skin. Everyone has their idea of what to call them and even the Singapore created triangle crusty rendition once invented at the Haig Road muslim bakery, lends to the name calling confusion. But, everyone also have their own idea of what a...MORE
My Forgotten Teochew Pleasure
I was shuffling about the very busy lunch hour crowd looking for another stall to try and feature and I stumbled upon this old legend in Teochew Muay (Teochew porridge). Amidst the fancy donburi bowls, truffles and bespoke noodles, roasted almond lattes and fancy new age chow this CBD hawker centre is famed for, Teo Heng still hold their own. It’s a 65 year old icon and I feel this...MORE
Chocolatey Glory
Everybody loves chocolate and I send my condolences if you have some allergies or aversion to it. Be it cakes, beverages, creams, pastries, desserts of all forms and even a good ol’ bar of milk chocolate, it is hard not to give in to the occasional temptation. We had always been fascinated with the perfect chocolate cake- everyone have their idea of what the perfect addiction is. Some say it’s...MORE
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