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We Want Your Hawker Vote!
Don't just say you're proud of our hawker culture. Vote for them, their sustainability, and tell the whole world about it. Pledge your support for Singapore’s UNESCO bid for Hawker Culture and vote now!
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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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Rumah Baba Fred: Fred’s Nonya House
There are kitchens that are bigger than his entire café space but, in the makan world, food isn’t about the size of the stove. It’s the big minded and bold hearted intents of the chef. This, may be the smallest Peranakan café for its menu. But that’s not the story here. Baba Frederic Lam “call me Fred” sounds casual but is one of those fiercest defenders of this Nonya heritage....MORE
Ah Hua Teochew Fishball Noodle: The Fish Ruler
It is upsetting that these truly artisanal local chow we are proud of, that gives us the guts to even claim a Unesco Intangible award for, is still expected to be “cheap” in many people’s mind. I have eaten at and seen a lot of proud hawkers hand pounding, slicing, pressing and squeezing the way they know how and humbly offering platters and bowls of fish ball noodles, meat balls,...MORE
Tian Yi Desserts- Old School Tong Shui
A good local or Asian dessert is just that, nothing old or new about it so as long as it pleases the palate after a nice local meal. To me food isn’t always about new or old -new is good if it’s about more efficient equipment or new treatment to an old dish (think blast freezing raw fish to kill bacteria before we enjoy that next plate of yu sheng)....MORE
Prawn and Mee plus Mirepoix
If you bother to chat with them, you will hear how they enhance the natural sweetness of the prawn stock with mirepoix, a French technique of making vegetable stock reduction. And then it strikes you- these young-uns sweating in our hawker centre stalls are graduates from the Culinary Institute of America (Tampines campus). If the institute’s head honcho Ms Eve Felder hadn’t told me about how some of their graduates...MORE
Café Mariam: The Freedom Briyani

He has a certain attitude, a sense of anger in him, and it’s all about his food culture. It’s the kind of food people I like to engage, learn and understand. He’s worked with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and gigged in cruise ship kitchens and even moulded sushi and ramen in his 20 year career in the culinary industry. But here, in this crammed...MORE

Chong’s Yong Tau Foo: “Chiong” Yong Tau Foo”
If failure stops you, then you are not much of an entrepreneur. The hard core ones are not even worried about their skill and knowledge level when they want to make things better for themselves and the world at large. When I first met Ms Raye Tan, I knew she had a lot more than the usual single minded business folks do, she had stubborn gumption and guts. This serial...MORE
Chef Chik- The Second Chance Chef
When a talented person makes a wrong turn in life and takes a fall, it can be said that the hawker centres is one of the best platform for salvation. I have met many a former jailbird who found a new calling happily helming a little hawker kitchen and getting back on the grid. Chef Chik Ka Chung, an award winning Chinese chef, made some bad decisions when he headed...MORE
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