Heng Long Teochew Porridge

We came here for a round of supper despite having a really big seafood dinner earlier at Uncle Tan’s Kelong. I suppose that we were all started to feel the heavy aftermath of too much alcohol and wanted something simple and filling to fill our stomachs (again). Once the suggestion was made that we should go for some teochew porridge, everyone immediately concurred.  Continue reading

Uncle Tan Kelong

It’s not everyday that one gets to ride a boat charter to a kelong for a seafood dinner. Had the lucky privilege to do so just a few days ago. J organized a seafood dinner at Uncle Tan’s Kelong for a big group of 12. One can BYO, so we had a lot of drinks with us on board the board. Getting there was pretty effortless. Once we were all at the ferry terminal, J gave a call to the uncle who arranged for the charter to come pick us up. From the jetty, it was another 5 – 10 minutes to the Kelong. Continue reading

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow

This is the third stall we tried during our hawker trail. The first stall that we tried was Chuan Kee Satay and the second stall was Toa Payoh Rojak.

This stall wasn’t originally on our hawker trail list. However, while walking around the food centre, I couldn’t help but notice this long queue snaking around the corner the stall. No matter how many times I walked up and down the strip of stalls, the queue never seemed to abate. Indeed, it only seemed to get longer at times. Continue reading

Toa Payoh Rojak

This is the second stall we tried during our hawker trail. The first stall that we tried was Chuan Kee Satay.

We were forewarned of the long wait if we wanted to order a plate of rojak from this stall. Reason is because the owner does each plate individually (no mass production here!) coupled with the sheer number of customers who want a plate of rojak rated by the Makansutra team as one of the “must try” eats. The wait gets so long that the stall actually has a numbering system which calls your number when your plate is done.  Continue reading

Chuan Kee Satay

B and I had been mulling over a hawker trail for a while. A trail around Singapore to try good hawker dishes. Finally, one weekend, I sat down to it and tried to draw up a road map for this “grandiose” plan of ours. It was so difficult… too many stalls to choose from and it was tough itself trying to coordinate a trail that did not result in us spending too much time travelling around Singapore. Given that B had regular working hours now, the trail, now had to be somewhere in a location where several different stalls could be found. Finally, I narrowed it down to Old Airport Road Food Centre, which had a pretty decent number of popular food stalls.  Continue reading

Temptations L’Artisan Cake Atelier

“Do you know that we have been around for 30 years!”

The salesgirl told me proudly as she handed me the bag of cakes I had bought. Amused and surprised at her enthusiasm, I could only manage a smile and a nod of my head in acknowledgment as I left the shop. It was purely by surprise that I discovered this shop while I was walking back to the car after lunch at Guan Hoe Soon (just a few doors down). It was also purely by coincidence that I discovered the entertainment app was having a monthly promotion for this particular cake shop while standing outside the very same shop and I was curious enough to see what the store was offering.  Continue reading