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 →

Roost Singapore – Chicken restaurant opens in time for the Rooster year at Centrepoint

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Orchard Central and away from Centrepoint, where a new chicken restaurant Roost Singapore just opened. The chicken restaurant opens in time for the Rooster year.  This could be the place to go to have gatherings for the Chinese New Year. We stopped by at Roost Singapore for lunch.

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Lunch at Owl Cafe National Gallery Singapore

Owl Cafe Kueh Set

It seems like only a while ago that National Gallery Singapore (NGS) opened to much fanfare but it has already celebrated its first anniversary. National Gallery Singapore houses a large collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art and is the venue for exhibitions as well as an array of exciting events and programmes including performances, family activities, children creative workshops and more. NGS has also become a dining destination and can even boast a 2 Michelin Star restaurant. The new Owl Cafe National Gallery Singapore adds to the diversity of dining options at NGS, offering good local coffee, toasts, traditional kuehs and a selection of simple local dishes like hor fun and crab meat balls in chicken broth.

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Alwadi at Geylang Serai

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Alwadi at Geylang Serai

Geylang Serai is one of the best places to eat tasty Malay food. There are so many restaurants and food vendors there. You know a place serves authentic and delicious local food when you see it is full of locals enjoying their food. Alwadi is such a place. It is open round the clock and it always seem to be bustling with activities. It is a little food court in a coffeeshop with a good range of Malay and Indian Muslim food, and also where you can get the famous Haig Road Putu Piring. Continue reading →

Lunch at New Ubin Seafood Hillview Avenue

We finally got the chance to try the restaurant that many people have talked about – the New Ubin Seafood Hillview Avenue. They had recently moved to their new location in the canteen of Lam Soon Industrial Building from their previous location at Sin Min Industrial Estate. From one industrial estate to another, but the new Hillview location is more convenient for us.  We dropped by for lunch at this zi char restaurant which is recognised in the Bib Gourmand list of Singapore’s Michelin Guide 2016.

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Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh

Ji Xiang Confectionery

Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh

Ji Xiang Confectionery in Everton Park specializes in traditional Ang Ku Kueh. We think they make one the best ang ku kuehs money can buy in Singapore. Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kuehs are made fresh on the premises in batches. Ji Xiang ang ku kuehs are not all “ang” – as they come in many colours with different fillings. It is not unusual to see a queue at Ji Xiang Confectionery. Sometimes when you reach the front of the queue, certain varieties of the ang ku kuehs would have run out. On a recent visit to Ji Xiang Confectionery, we managed to buy most of the different varieties of ang ku kuehs available. Continue reading →