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Singapu-Ra Ra(Men) by Jack & Rai 🇸🇬 The Whole World of Singapore Food in One Bowl?


Mini series about wacky owners of The Flying Squirrel Japanese restaurant and musical duo Jack and Rai's hilarious journey in creating a dish that truly represents Singapore.

Yew Chuan Claypot Rice. Popular Choice at Golden Mile Food Centre 酉川沙煲饭


Yew Chuan Claypot Rice is one of the most popular stalls at Golden Mile Food Centre. It ticks all the boxes for a good traditional claypot chicken rice including cooking from scratch and finishing over charcoal stoves.

Stall name: Yew Chuan Claypot Rice 酉川沙煲饭

Address: 505 Beach Road, stall #01-73 Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583

Tel: +65 9137 5661

Hours: 12:00 noon - 8:30pm (Mon & Thurs off)

One Prawn & Co 🦐 Kick Butt Umami Prawn Mee @ Now 458 MacPherson, Formerly Golden Mile 一號蝦麵


Singapore millennials' take on Penang prawn mee with indulgent full body soup, power packed with umami savouriness fronted with sweetness. Fresh big prawns and signature handmade prawn balls - win already lor. Eat with crustacean umami, aromatic, spicy hot house made sambal chili - check mate liao 

Stall name: One Prawn & Co 一號蝦麵

Address: 458 MacPherson Road Singapore 368176 505 Golden Mile Food Centre, stall #01-93, S199583

Tel: +65 9639 8668

Hours: 11:00am - 5:00pm (Monday off)

Gochi-So Shokudo Iberico Specialist. Now Everyone Can Taste Spanish Iberico for the Price of Indonesian Pork


I love Iberico pork for its unsurpassed tenderness and sweetness but can indulge in it only occasionally because of its premium pricing. Thanks to June's recommendation, I can now enjoy Iberico pork at Gochi-So Shokudo outlets for the price I normally pay for Indonesian pork 🐖

Restaurant name: Gochi-So Shokudo (Westgate outlet)

Address: 3 Gateway Drive, #01-02, Singapore 608532 (Westgate mall @ Jurong East MRT station)

Tel: +65 6909 6120

Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Soh Kee Cooked Food 🐔 Nostalgic Chicken Porridge @ Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre


Stalking Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre, I stumbled upon Soh Kee Cooked Food which serve an old school chicken porridge, with porridge and poached chicken as the side dish. It's nice, not going to rock you, but if you grew up with this type of chicken porridge, it will warm the cockles of your heart to no end.

Stall name: Soh Kee Cooked Food 蘓记熟食

Address: 505 Jurong West Street 52, stall #01-44, Singapore 640505 (nearest MRT is Lakeside)

Hours: 9:30am - 7:00pm (Close at 1pm on Sun | Mon & Tues off)

Stall by Stall Guide to the Best & Famous @ Golden Mile Food Centre


Golden Mile Food Centre is close to many Singaporean hearts and stomachs. I come here regularly since my National Service days in the late 70s. I used to come here to stock up on Army supplies but now it is the many good food stalls that draw me here regularly.

The Army market upstairs is a mere shadow of its heydays because our soldiers are so well supplied nowadays. But, the food centre below have thrived to a level I have not seen before. These are the most popular and famous food stalls at Golden Mile Food Centre.

Golden Mile Food Centre

Address: 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Nearest MRT station: Lavender and Nicoll Highway

Wen Kang Ji 🍜 New Wanton Mee on the Block @ Golden Mile Food Centre 🍜 Flying High with Aeroplane Meat 文康記


Nowadays in Singapore, good new stalls get skyrocketed to fame in just days (yes, days) thanks to the legion of avid foodies on the prowl and social media. The first person to spot Wen Kang Ji Wanton Noodle is Chef Pang 👏👏👏  After he shared it on Facebook, wanton mee heaven broke loose.

When Chef Pang says good, it means I have to rearrange my life to taste it as soon as possible 😁 

Stall name: Wen Kang Ji Wanton Noodle 文康記

Address: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre, stall #B1-29 (right beside Charlie Peranakan)

Tel: 9685 1355 (Desmond)

Hours: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Ah Xiao Teochew Duck Rice 🦆 Friendly Braised Duck Stall of Golden Mile F C 亞笑潮洲卤鸭


Ah Xiao Teochew Duck Rice is one of the most popular stalls at Golden Mile Food Centre and one of Singapore's famous braised duck stalls. The duck meat is tender and moist, and well infused with a layered savoury-salty flavour from the braising stock.

Stall name: Ah Xiao Teochew Duck Rice 亞笑潮洲卤鸭

Address: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre #B1-43 Singapore 199583

Tel: 9109 8026

Hours: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Mon & Thurs off)

O Kee Roast Delight O 记 🦆 Third Generation of Toh Kee Roast Duck Preserving a 100 Year Old Legacy 🦆 Formerly Wen Dao Ji 文道记


Though not as tender or juicy as I like my roast ducks, I was blown away by the flavour of Wen Dao Ji's rendition of the Cantonese classic. It's that old school savoury flavour that I have not found anywhere else in Singapore.

Stall name: Wen Dao Ji (third generation of Toh Kee)

Address: People's Park Food Centre, Block 32, #01-1014, New Market Road, Singapore 050032

Tel: 8031 0103

Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm (Monday off)

New Lucky Claypot Rice @ Holland Drive 🐔 Worth the Famous One Hour Wait?


New Lucky Claypot Rice really needs no introduction - the stall at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre enjoy lots of media coverage and is in the Singapore Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand list.

Stall name: New Lucky Claypot Rice

Address: 44 Holland Drive, stall #02-19, Holland Drive Market & Food Center, 270044

Tel: +65 6778 7808 (this number is important)

Hours: 11:00am - 1:00pm | 5:00pm - 8:00pm (Weds off)

Urban Smokeshack 🍖 Best Smoked Meats in a Singapore Kopitiam 📞 8163 8546


No..., this luxurious platter of luscious smoked meats that reminds me of a mediaeval Roman feast is neither at a 5 Star hotel nor exclusive restaurant. This is at a nondescript factory kopitiam (coffee shop) - Urban Smokehouse is a gem hidden in 3014 Bedok Industrial Park E. Thanks to buddy Russel for the recommendation - it's a great find 👍

Stall name: Urban Smokeshack

Address: 3014 Bedok Industrial Park E, Singapore 489980

Tel: +65 8163 8546

Hours: 12:00 noon - 8:00pm (Mon off)

Cat & the Fiddle Cafe @ Woods Square 🍰 Dream Come True for Cheesecake Lovers (Certified Halal)


As a fan of Cat & the Fiddle, I longed for a chance to taste their cheesecake by the slice in a cafe with a nice cuppa coffee. The opening of the first Cat & the Fiddle cafe last week in Woods Square (at Woodlands MRT station) is literally a dream come true. It's actually even better than that as Cat & the Fiddle cafe also serve waffles, soft serve ice cream, good coffee and more.

Restaurant name: Cat & the Fiddle Woodlands

Address: 8 Woodlands Square #01-15, Solo 2, Woods Square, Singapore 737713 (Woodlands MRT station)

Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Certified Halal by MUIS

Wing Liao Lor! Nasi Lemak, Mee Siam, Lontong @ Hong Lim Hawker Centre 🍳 A Great Way to Fry ✈️


If you are a regular at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, you may notice a new stall Wing Liao Lor! serving nasi lemak, mee siam, lontong, fried chicken cutlet, etc. Tried it today - it's a promising new player to add to the impressive list of good food stalls here.

Stall name: Wing Liao Lor!

Address: 531A Upper Cross Street, stall #02-28, Singapore 051531 (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre)

Tel: 8468 2188

Hours: 8:30am - 6:00pm (Sun off)

Guide to Popular Hawker Stalls @ Chong Pang Food Centre in Yishun 😋 Old, slightly grimy but well loved


Chong Pang Wet Market & Food Centre in Yishun has some 50 food stalls. It's an old, slightly grimy place but well loved and always packed during meal times and on weekends. Prices here are wallet and family friendly. These are the most popular stalls in the hawker centre.

Chong Pang Wet Market & Food Centre 义顺忠邦城湿巴刹与熟食中心

Address: 105 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 760105

Haji Ali Cooked Food @ Chong Pang Hawker Centre. Make their Own Rice Cakes for Lontong


Excellent lontong in Chong Pang - they make their own rice cakes, the tofu is so soft, the vegetable curry so tasty, the sambal chili is not too spicy nor salty. $2.50 a serving is good value though it is just the size of a big snack.

Restaurant name: Haji Ali Cooked Food

Address: 105 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 760105 (Chong Pang City Wet Market & Food Centre, stall #01-171)

Hours: 6:00am - 9:00pm (Mon off)

Caffe Zeppin @ Midview City 🍳 The sambal fried rice & half fried / cooked omelette is a match made in heaven


Zeppin, Zeppin, Zeppin and splashes of runny omelette posted by Aaron keep popping up in my Facebook feed. Saved post, saved post for a year already, we finally made it to Caffe Zeppin to have what Aaron has long been having raving about. (Aaron couldn't join us as he was celebrating his princess Kira's one year old birthday 🎂 )

Restaurant name: Caffe Zeppin

Address: 26 Sin Ming Lane, #01-116, Singapore 573971 (Midview City)

Tel: +65 6262 1367

Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm (opens 11am on Sat & Sun)

What is Wok Hei? Qi of the Wok Demystified 🔥 Mastery of Fire & Energy in Chinese Cuisine & Culture 火候与锅气


Mastery of fire or heat is central to Chinese culinary art. It is about the control of intensity and timing. In Singapore, mastery of fire is often seen to be all about wok hei but it is actually a little more than that. Great wok hei is just one end of the spectrum of control of heat in Chinese cooking. 

Authentic Beef Wellington in Singapore. Where Else But The English House


Missing Beef Wellington in Singapore?

The English House by Marco Pierre White serve an excellent rendition of that quintessentially English, Beef Wellington. This has been one of The English House's signatures since it opened at Mohamed Sultan Road in 2018.

History & Origins of San Lou Bee Hoon 🥢 Johor Bahru Chao Tah Bee Hoon 三楼炒米粉

History_Origins_San_Lou_Bee_Hoon _三楼炒米粉

San Lou Bee Hoon or Mifen (三楼米粉 in Mandarin) is an iconic dish from Johor Bahru which is also served in a handful Singapore zi char restaurants. Why is this popular fried rice vermicelli dish known as San Lou bee hoon? What is San Lou?

Guest House @ Sheraton Hotel 🥢 One of Taipei's Best Chinese Restaurants 請客樓(台北喜來登大飯店)

Guest House clinched the Two Michelin Star award in the inaugural Taipei Michelin Guide in 2018. Guest House located on level 17 of Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel serve an eclectic range of Chinese cuisines from spicy Szechuan to savoury-sweet Suzhou and Hangzhou. Many classic dishes are given a contemporary twist by 30 year veteran head chef Lin Chiu Wei 林菊偉. Innovative cuisine, lovingly prepared, served in elegant (not opulent) ambiance make Guest House a preferred choice of government and business dignitaries for hosting guests.

Restaurant name: Guest House 請客樓(台北喜來登大飯店)

Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Section 1, Zhongxiao East Road, No. 12, Level 17 ( Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel)

Nearest MRT station: NTU Hospital

Tel: +8862 2321 1818

Hours: Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm | Dinner 6:00pm - 9:30pm