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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...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,...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...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...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...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...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...MORE
Uniquely Ours- Prawn Vadai
Latest: this stall has been shut down due to partnership issues as directed by the authorities. They will be seeking a new stall location. We will update as we get more information. Please call owner Stephen at 85884181.

The first thing boss Stephen Suriyah said before we began a proper...MORE
An Ultimate Makan Souvenir

Singaporeans travel a lot, more than many in this world. Because we are so receptive of world cultures, we have friends around the world, connected with that six degrees of separation. Your friends can bring back Chinese sausages from Hong Kong, banana chiffon cakes from Hokkaido, preserved mangoes from...MORE

Extremely Comforting Porridge
There are days when you don’t feel like eating anything despite your hunger. You have this notion that nothing much will please you and these are the days when you turn to … comfort food. They are usually not photogenic (instagramable in mod speak) but will lift your day, albeit...MORE
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