New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES is a new outlet by New Ubin Seafood. This is currently their second restaurant in Singapore. The other one is in the Hillview area (you can read about our visit here). Hitherto, we have associated New Ubin with gritty locations – their existing Hillview outlet is in a canteen of an industrial building, having moved there from the Sin Ming car workshops area. The New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES outlet marks a departure from that impression. A Tze Char or Zhi Char (煮炒) restaurant has moved into the posh neighbourhood of CHIJMES right in the heart of the Singapore CBD.
Why do some F&B outlets in Singapore flourish while similar stores offering the same kind of food struggle? That should be an interesting business school research project topic. The factors contributing to the popularity of a food business is often hard to pin point. Like we said in our earlier post about The Hangar Cafe on Arab Street, there could be beautiful restaurants struggling to draw in the diners while places with no decor to speak of would be extremely well patronised. Perhaps a location like Kampong Glam or Little Arab has its own magic. Rich & Good Cake Shop in Kampong Glam is another intriguing case. There is almost always a queue at this laid back unpretentious bakery on Kandahar Street.
Bah Kut Teh is one of the most popular street food in Singapore. One of the best places to enjoy “meat bone tea” in traditional style is at Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh at Seng Poh Road. The old school coffeeshop restaurant has a menu for a variety of tze char dishes but it is best loved for the flavoursome tender pork ribs served with peppery broth.
Much has been written about A Noodle Story at Amoy Street Food Centre, a hawker stall listed on the Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide since 2016. Recently, it caused a storm in a noodle bowl when it published a post on its Facebook page with the heading “I’m Going Totally Naked With You！” After that Facebook post was published, we went to eat the famed Singapore styled ramen of A Noodle Story. We would say that both the story about their noodles and the Facebook post are worth retelling.
There must be something therapeutic about watching someone cook and bake – as is evident from the great number of popular cooking shows on TV and on online video channels. We are not good cooks but we like to watch these shows too, especially those that share recipes and demonstrate cooking techniques. We find them both entertaining and instructive. However, we soon forget everything and have difficulty finding that video with the recipe we want. So we compiled this list of Singapore Food Recipes videos which show us how to make our favourite Singapore delicacies. You may find in this collections of Singapore Food Recipes something you want to prepare yourself or, better still, you may find inspiration to make your own delicious creations. Continue reading →
The New Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre – with the much talked about new generation hawkers cuisine on its 2nd level known as Fareground – has opened. The delay in the opening and the eventual opening of the dual concept hawker centre on 25 January 2018 was widely covered in the media (see Opening of ‘hipster’ hawker centre in Pasir Ris delayed and ‘Hipster’ Pasir Ris hawker centre opens by the Straits Times; and Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre opens by Channel News Asia). We visited the new hawker centre managed by NTUC Foodfare to see if it is indeed something that is shaking up the local street food scene.