Chang Chui- Thailand, Bangkok
Meet the mother of open air food and street-market themed markets! Chang Chui is probably the most hype place in Thailand now...There is more to every corner of Chang Chui! 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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Burg’s: The Slick Hawker Burgers
Why do folks line up at some hawker stalls and avoid others like the plague or a bad traffic jam at the CTE during a heavy downpour (just to give you perspectives). One reason could be the cheap-cheap factor, “2 Vegetables, 1 Meat for $2.50” lure. Great for those who just want a decent enough hot meal. Another could be that the item is rare, very comforting, affordable and convenient...MORE
Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre: New Year, New Hawker Centre, Good Ol’ Makan
Just because we crossed midnight on the 31st of December last year does not mean everything magically changes for the better or worse. It happens every midnight and whatever changes the next day, depends on you. So visiting one of the latest re-furbished hawker centres in a far flung edge of the city was one of my first new year activity to check out what happened when the sun rose...MORE
A cool Bandung makan escape
The year-end festivities are still in the air and if you are planning that final mile “escape of the year”, you know there are plenty of choices around the nearby region. And if the idea is to take calm breather to exhale all the heat, noise, chaos and excitement of the last 12 months, then the thought of a cool little town with a mountain village in its midst, surrounded...MORE
3 Old Snacks at Dunman
To fully enjoy a food or hawker centre to the maximum, you should know what that hawker centre’s “special edge” is, or understand that there’s up to 100 cooks awaiting to serve you the ultimate “omakase” meal of your life. So, you just have to pay more attention to what each food centre’s edge is, eg…may it be nasi lemak and ayam penyet in Changi hawker centre for nasi lemak...MORE
The Teochew Big Brother
Ironically I had noticed recently there were a collection of retired seniors and home cooks who came out and “defended” our culinary heritage. Raymond Leong and Jeffrey Bong offered home based private Peranakan meals with some Cantonese touches and Ms Tammy Loke is hawking her comfort food in a bowl from her new eatery in Jalan Sultan. And now, Hong Kong born Singaporean Randy Chan, after closing his shipping firm,...MORE
One Bowl Restaurant and Bar: Bowled Over by the Cha Siu Mantou
She’s one of that generation that can easily tell the difference between fuyue and namyue, and it’s nuances in the pot or the wok. She retired from her senior post in the government sector earlier this year and cooked privately for friends and family.  She, like many of her peers of that era, are always lamenting about the “standard drop” in our beloved local cuisine. Now, Ms Tammie Loke is...MORE
Serangoon Garden Bakery and Confectionery: Bread Talking
I have to start and end this story with some cheese. Once upon a time, long before the fancy advent of “branded” breads, buns and sandwiches with “bespoke” fillings like imported ham, blue cheese, and organic this and that in highfalutin places, there was the “loti shop”. Folks of another not too distant era were relishing in loti or roti (bread) buns stuffed with true blue local goodness. Every filling...MORE
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