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Chillaxing escape to Letung Island!
The nowhere man on a nowhere land. Join food guru, Kf Seetoh, for a chillaxing escape to Letung, a little island in the Anambas, Riau Islands, Indonesia. MORE
 
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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Stop Building Hawker Centres.. :Till we get it right.

All the recent noise and ventilation about the Social Enterprise Hawker Centres, indeed was targeted at nobody- the hawker yelled “tolong”, the people spoke, Government worked on it, the operators tweaked their contracts (albeit baby steps), and now there’s action. Again, I have to thank SMS Amy Khor on personally digging in on the problems and having NEA address the issues. They are indeed positive steps- some of the...MORE
Spa Treatment Mee Rebus
Much noise was recently ventilated regarding the social enterprise hawker centre controversy especially over the high cost of rentals. These hawkers are charged above market rate prices, with a tight leash on operation freedom and are also obliged to offer a least one dish at $3 or below. Of course this will yield a few problems. Dishes using more expensive seafood and meats and require longer and more complex cooking...MORE
Penang Food Is Everywhere
All this noise about the hawkers being overcharged at the Social Enterprise Hawker Centres and at some regular older ones, are still ringing loudly both on and offline. Even a Senior Minister of State had to chime in and respond in Parliament. Ironically, all these indignant tones can actually mean well for our application for a Unesco Intangible Heritage inscription award, as proposed by our Prime Minister. Ponder awhile, the...MORE
Brave Builders of French Flavours
Once a group of noisy “little millennial aunties” went to this restaurant, ordered nothing amidst peak hour and refused to budge when asked to. They even demanded an explanation why they had to leave when chef owner Joey Lim asked them to make way for paying customers. The “aunties” as Joey calls them, went ballistics online with a vitriol and poisonous post. Thing was, the media attention it generated did...MORE
The Friendly Seafood Pirate
Many of these hawkers may be struggling in a Social Enterprise Hawker Centre under high rents and operation cost, which came under scrutiny recently, but I know there are makan gems hidden in these places. I recommended a young prawn and char siew noodle chef in the Pasir Ris Hawker Centre recently and I came across this other Generation Y cook in Yishun. These new and young hawkers have to...MORE
How Fish Head Curry Should Be
I am no expert on Indian food but I can sense just what one billion people in India enjoy and survive on every day. I am quite sure their full range of flavours are not totally represented in Singapore yet, I am very daunted each time I visit Little India for a makan exploration and when not on a “Mustafa-trip”. I have worked with NGO groups in India, which represents...MORE
Please Preserve our Public Hawker Centres
Open Letter to Snr Minister of State Dr Amy Khor

Dear SMS Dr Amy Khor, 

Please Preserve our Public Hawker Centres

Thank you so much for studying the situation on the unfair practices of the Social Enterprise Hawker Centre (SEHC) organisations. You now asked them to be transparent in their additional service fees and to keep it optional. But allow me to share that it is not about the transparency...MORE
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