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
“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
Further to my Korean fried chicken adventures at Twins and Chicken Up, I’ve been meaning to check out Chir Chir for a while since my classes are situated pretty close to its Chinatown Point outlet. Every time I walked past it, I would make a mental note to check out the place once I had the chance. Continue reading
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
Kok Sen is one of those old school zi char coffeeshops which has been at Keong Saik road for many years. It continued to stay popular even while the atmosphere of Keong Saik changed and numerous hip restaurants and wine / cocktail bars rose up around it. Continue reading
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
Now that the hype around Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle has ballooned to 2 hour queues (no thanks to Mr Michelin), it’s a good time to point out that the Hill Street/Crawford Lane stall is not the only Tai Hwa Pork Noodle Stall. Continue reading
There are quite a number of yong tau foo stalls at People’s Park Food Centre. One evening after class, I decided to have dinner at the food centre and had a walk around the food centre before deciding to queue at Poy Kee Yong Tau Foo. It seemed like they were down to their last few bowls, only options for noodles were the yellow egg noodles. 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