ENAQ Prata Shop – new crispy roti prata place at Ghim Moh

When Flock the cafe opened their outlet in Ghim Moh some years ago, we had thought that it would be nice to have a hip cafe in this area without having to travel all the way to Tiong Bahru.  But Flock moved out about a year or so ago and another cafe took its place.  The second cafe also moved out after a while.   The space is now taken over by the ENAQ Prata Shop.  It is the nicest roti prata restaurant we have seen.  Air conditioned and still mostly using chic cafe furniture, it provides a cool alternative to the usual hawker fare available at the nearby Ghim Moh market and food centre.

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Segar Restaurant Star Vista – Halal Zi Char Restaurant

Segar Restaurant Star Vista is one of the several new restaurants that have opened recently in this mall next to Buona Vista MRT station replacing those that have left.  The signboard at the Segar Restaurant Star Vista refers to itself as serving  “Great Tasting Halal Zi Char & Seafood for Everyone!” Now,  this we had to try.

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Kampong Chicken Eating House

Kampong Chicken Rice Tiong Bahru

Kampong Chicken Eating House

The Soya Suace Chicken Rice is now known internationally as the Singapore street food with a Michelin star. However, we Singaporeans know that there are in fact many types of chicken rice to be found in Singapore – each delicious in its own way. Trying different versions of chicken rice can be a food adventure by itself.  One of the stops in any chicken rice trail should be Kampong Chicken Eating House in Tiong Bahru, along Outram Road. Continue reading →

Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee – one of the best prawn noodles soup

Jalan Sultan Prawn Noodles

The name Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee 惹蘭蘇丹蝦麺 will almost always be mentioned when there is a discussion about the best prawn noodles in Singapore. There are many contenders for the best prawn mee in Singapore but the soup version of Jalan Sultan prawn noodles remains our favourite.

Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee

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Seow Choon Hua Restaurant – Best Foo Chow Fishballs

Best Foo Chow Noodles in Singapore

After the festive feasting and indulgence, it may be time to try something humble and light, such as tasty fishball noodles. Seow Choon Hua Restaurant 箫钟华餐室 at Sultan Gate is regarded by many as the place in Singapore with the best Foo Chow Fishballs (or Fuzhou fishballs ). This traditional coffeeshop serves good Foo Chow Fish Ball Noodles, in soup version and dry version, and is also famous for its red wine chicken.

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant 箫钟华餐室 best Foo Chow Fishballs

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Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles at Esplanade

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles at Esplanade Signature Mee Kia

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles at Esplanade

One of the special things about Singapore is the hawker food experience in old coffee shops and food centres. These are places that are usually warm and congested, with hardly any ambience or service worth talking about, but with good food at affordable prices. However, there is a trend of hawkers opening up standalone eateries in posh locations. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles at Esplanade is the latest hawker stall to move upscale. From Pek Kio Market in Little India to the Esplanade Mall by Marina Bay is a big leap. Does the good old prawn noodles taste the same in a modish air-conditioned environment? Continue reading →