Hong Xing handmade Fishball / Meatball noodle

Recently, I’ve been visiting Hong Lim Food Centre a lot. I think that it is quite the treasure trove for good food in Singapore. Maxwell? Hmmm…. I’m really not sure about that one.

In any case, B works really nearby and told me about this fishball noodle shop which was really good. The next time I went down, I told M that I wanted to eat at that stall.  Continue reading

Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa

“Laksa without laksa leaves is just curry noodles”

I laughed when M made this remark to me. Then, the more I thought about it… was there a possibility that there might be some truth to this statement?

A generic statement to describe laksa is “coconut based curry soup”. Yes, there are variations, depending on the ingredients and the ratio of coconut milk used. However, if there was a unique ingredient that was used, yes, laksa leaves would be it. Continue reading

Tuck Kee (Ipoh) Sar Hor Fun

I guess you know that you’ve been frequenting a hawker centre too often when the drink stall owner starts recognising you and questions why he has not seen you in a while. O_O

In truth, it’s probably a valid statement to make. Due to the proximity of Hong Lim Food Centre from my classes and my recent discovery of the food gem that Hong Lim Food Centre is, I’ve been frequenting the place quite a bit.  Continue reading

Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist

Now that half of my lessons are in Chinatown, I’ve been having early dinners at Hong Lim food centre just before classes start. Honestly, it’s not the best place to have dinner. The majority of stalls just open for the lunch period and most are closed by 4pm in the afternoon. It is a noticeable few that stay open for in the evening and they don’t stay open till that late either.  Continue reading


Not going to lie, work has been tough. However, one of the perks of work is when the firm organizes a department dinner and you get to try a restaurant that has been on your watch list for a while. I was quite curious as to what the food at Ember would be like. Most people who’ve been there have raved about their modern European food, especially the value for money lunch sets.  Continue reading


I’ve always been fascinated by Lollapalooza, the sister restaurant of Lolla. I’m a fan favourite of Lolla (their sea urchin remains one their stand out dishes for me). For years, I’ve been meaning to try this place. Unfortunately, my friends had already taken that step before me and did not come away with good impressions. Hence, it was difficult to convince any of them to come back with me so that I could check the place out myself.  Continue reading