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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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All About Hainan Mutton Soup
Mutton, you either hate it, cannot tahan the pong or stay away from it. But to the few of us who disobey grandma’s rule about the stink and stench when you eat mutton in hot and humid Singapore, you are truly blessed, albeit by the few mutton soup specialist left around. Sup Kambing, check, nice especially when you dunk it with baguette slices. Mutton hotpot, check - notice not many...MORE
“Humble” Prawn Mee and Laksa
It is a very humble kopitiam or hawker dish, but trust me, making a prawn mee soup to achieve “humble” and comforting status with our fussy Singapore palate, is way more complex than you think. This Hokkien noodle dish, of course, has roots in Fujian, China and to once think that they hawked this dish on shoulder food carts back in the day is like being cruel to yourself. One...MORE
Steaming Good..
Back in 1995, a good two years before Britain handed their colonial rule of Hong Kong back to China, there came a flood of Hong Kongers seeking new opportunities in Singapore. The Yip family was one of them. This family of cooks came, saw and became Singaporeans a few years later and in 1999, they set up a little cze cha hawker stall. One glance at the menu, and you...MORE
Two Makan Icons of Indonesia
Jakarta is a city that many heads to for all sorts of business and leisure purposes. It has come a long way since I first visited in the 80s. They now have an underground MRT system that actually takes you to places you should go. Makan wise, it is a vast city and makan hotspots abound, but it’s often inconvenient to get to due to the traffic snarl, especially at...MORE
Makansutra x Esplanade present - The Food Stage
In support of the building works of the new waterfront Esplanade Theatre, Makansutra Gluttons Bay hawkers have created and reinvented new & old heritage flavours. Look forward to Satay Dawg on Banana Boat, Samsui Chicken Lettuce wraps with sesame ginger sauce, Tandoori Chicken Fajitas, Bandung Chin Chow Slush, Rendang Burger, Soft Shell Crab Asian Risotto, Laksa Seafood Pot and many more.

A donation from Makansutra Gluttons Bay and it's hawkers...MORE
The Empress of Beef Kway Teow
A recent viral post about the legendary Hock Lam Beef Noodle announcing their closure made its rounds online. The brand had been in the business for close to a century and that post was about a stall headed by Anthony, the retired elder son of the founder Mr Tan Chin Sia who once plied his famous “gubak kway teow”  along the old Chin Nam Street back in the day. But...MORE
That Jewel of a Burger
Of course I love a good burger, it’s world heritage food and every earthling can fall in love with a good one. But spare me the button press made fast food burgers that come with buns that looked run-over by a truck, shrivelled and with the nasty patty still inside. I first had my Shake Shack burger over 10 years ago in New York City with Ed Levine, the founder...MORE
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