National Day Parade rehearsals
Come soak in the National Day atmosphere with us at Makansutra Gluttons Bay! There will be National Day Parade rehearsals every Saturday till 9 August. Drop by for an exciting dinner and fireworks. MORE
Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
The sign reads "No 2 Adam Road is No 1 Nasi Lemak" and the quality speaks for itself. Their rice is nicely done - loose, fluffy, not too  rich and slightly al dente. Their sambal is charmingly spicy, sweet and dense at the same time. Be prepared to line up for their makan. MORE
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Kim’s Fried Hokkien Mee: Gold Watch Standard

He ladles a big scoop of intense prawn stock in his left hand, holding it above the wok. Browns freshly chopped garlic (with right hand and spatula) in the searing hot wok with some lard. And at an exact moment, lowers that scoop of stock in along with the huge plate of just fried seafood noodles. It is very hard to teach and perfect this part, which I think is the most important, when...MORE

The Street Food Pro 360 (街食专家360)
The popular world of our comfort and street food culture extends in various fields and opportunities. The Street Food Pro 360 by Makansutra looks at where the culture of street food resides and is “headquartered”, what the opportunities are for the passionate entrepreneur and investor (beyond being a successful hawker), and the culture, new kitchen skills thinking/approach and recipes plus how to get onto the “food map market space” and...MORE
Sebastian Mix Fusion: Stretching our hawker food culture

Chef Sebastian Ho, 32, was trained in Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC) and graduated with a Diploma in Culinary Skills. He worked in Italian restaurants and hotels like Grand Hyatt and Ritz Carlton Milennia. He then left to help his parents run their family business...MORE

Geylang Serai: Yearly Feasting and Shopping Frenzy

This is the time of year when Geylang Serai comes alive with a big-scale night market for a full month before Hari Raya. Hari Raya literally means “Day of Celebration”. It is about the coming together of friends and family, forgiveness, a new beginning, sharing, rejoicing, and...MORE

Balestier Market: A Minor Resurrection of Long House Stalls

The Long House was originally a hawker centre outside the old Jalan Besar Stadium before it moved to Upper Thomson, when the Stadium was undergoing renovation in 2000. These stalls had to move again fourteen years later when the prime piece of land they sat on was acquired for commercial developments in April this year.


So, where have they relocated to now?


Salute Kopitam: Salute to this Kopitiam

They can now be considered coffeshop or kopitiam “lifestyle savants”, by default, actually. It’s a little coffeeshop parked beside an old estate by a car workshop row, once frequented mostly by these blue collar mechanics that keeps your car and motorbikes humming along nicely. Then, Chua Teck Ming, 63 and his son Kiat Tat 25, took over the lease. “ My father came home each evening worried sick over business and had sleepness nights”,...MORE

Penang to ban foreign hawkers, what about Singapore.

It sounds like a great plan, one that will resonate not just with patriotic locals but food loving visitors to their island too. If it goes through, by next year, all licensed street food hawkers in Penang, Malaysia, will helmed by Penangites only. No foreign street food cooks please, we need to protect our food heritage, their Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says. I read this report just after that historic Germany Brazil World...MORE

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