Wednesday, 26 August 2015
You know those famous Peninsula Hong Kong style egg custard mooncakes 香港半島酒店奶黃月餅? These mini mooncakes handmade by Chef Tony Wong, owner chef of East Bistro in Sembawang (Singapore) really reminds me of them :-p Chef Tony Wong was the Head Chef at Lei Gardens Hong Kong and Singapore for decades before opening his own restaurant here last year.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Wee Nam Kee 威南记 is a famous name in Singapore chicken rice. I was a regular at Wee Nam Kee's old Novena Ville branch (now moved to nearby United Square). Partly because my KL friends, whenever they come down to Singapore will say "see you at Wee Nam Kee". I will always just go along as we have never been disappointed.
Sunday, 23 August 2015
Came to Dong Ji fried kway teow stall at the iconic Old Airport Road food centre at the suggestion of Tony Tee.
I fell in love with the freshly made kaya at Good Morning Nanyang Cafe, the very first time I tasted it. It looks slightly lumpy but is very very feathery soft. This kaya has a layered kind of sweetness and smothering fresh coconut, eggy, pandan aroma like a sophisticated perfume. It's totally different from those mass produced kaya which is pastey like a tub of starch and flat in sweetness (死甜 dead sweet as we say in Chinese).
Friday, 21 August 2015
Disclaimer: Before you read any further, please note that I am just a casual observer, a Singaporean man in the street. I have never worked in the food and beverage industry. I have no affiliation with any corporation or government agency. I do write a food blog johorkaki.blogspot.com and in the process interact daily with hawkers, foodies, restaurateurs, and others who know a lot than me about F & B. Bearing in mind my limitations, here are some of my uninformed thoughts on the future of Singapore street food and the hawker scene.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Labels: Eat Drink Buy WA
During our visit to Kaohsiung with AirAsia, beautiful Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area 大鵬灣 was one of the memorable places in the itinerary.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
In Singapore, a lot has been said and written about our hawker centres. We are grateful for hawkers and hawker centres for providing delicious food generally accessible for the public. In my humble opinion, another uniquely Singapore institution deserves mention - the zhi char or cze char 煮炒 shops at the foot of our public housing apartments (known as HDB flats in Singapore).
Monday, 17 August 2015
Nelson from Ampang (KL) moved to Johor Bahru in the 1990s and missed his hometown yong tau foo. A man of action, Nelson and wife Fancy took matters into their own hands. Nelson and Fancy teamed up with Homeland Yong Tau Foo of Ampang to set their own YTF restaurant right here in JB.