Tony Johor Kaki Travels for Food · Heritage · Culture · History

Adventurous Culinary Traveler's Blog with 63 million+ reads 📧

Golden Mile Chili Mee 🌶 Chung Cheng Chili Prawn Noodles Stall #01-59 崇正辣椒面


Was running errands near the Golden Mile Food Centre area, I opted for the famous chili mee by Chung Cheng Chilli Prawn Noodles for lunch today. Though I never developed a craving for the spicy noodle dish, it is a nice option I enjoy occasionally for its comforting old school flavours, especially when the queue isn't too long 🌶

Stall name: Chung Cheng Chilli Prawn Noodles 崇正辣椒面

Address: Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, #01-59, Singapore 199583

Hours:10:00am - 8:00pm (Tues off)

Yakiniku 👍 Like!! Fast Food Style Japanese BBQ for One and All @ VivoCity. Menu & Food Review


Our lunch today was at the Yakiniku 👍 Like!! outlet at VivoCity. Tasty, Quick, Value - We enjoyed ourselves as the food was fresh, delicious, served quickly once we put in our orders, environment was clean and comfortable, prices were competitive and company was great!

Stall name: Yakiniku 👍 Like!!

Address: VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-60, Singapore 098585

Nearest MRT: At Harbourfront station

Hours: 11:00am - 9:30pm

Swatow Seafood Teochew Restaurant @ Toa Payoh Central 汕头海鲜


Today, we met at Swatow Seafood Restaurant for lunch. We enjoyed the food and like the vibes here, and agreed that we will be back to try their other dishes.

Restaurant name: Swatow Seafood 汕头海鲜

Address: 181 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, #02-602, Singapore 310181

Nearest MRT: 8 - 10 minutes walk from Toa Payoh station

Tel: +65 6363 1717

Hours: 8:00am - 10:00pm

Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Noodles Since 1983 @ Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre


Yam Mee Teochew Fishball is a highly rated fishball stall featured in most viral lists of best fishball noodle stalls in Singapore. It is one of the stalls that sport a constant queue at 
Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre.

Stall name: Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Noodles 炎成潮州鱼丸面

Address: Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre, 209 Hougang Street 21, 01-35, Singapore 530209

MRT station: Doorstep of Kovan station (Exit C)

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

Fei Zhai (Fat Boy) Pork Rib Prawn Noodle @ Pepys Road Pasir Panjang 肥仔排骨蝦麵


Fat Boy Prawn Noodle at Pepys Road in Pasir Panjang enjoy cult status among its loyal fans. It's an old school kind of prawn mee.

Stall name: Fei Zhai Pork Rib Prawn Noodles 肥仔排骨蝦麵

Address: 114 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118539

Nearest MRT: 5 minute walk from Pasir Panjang station

Hours: 5:00am - 1:00am (closed at 11am on Sat & off on Sun)

Umami Chefs by Esseplore. Tasty, Healthy, Convenient Ready-to-Heat Meals Delivered


I had a major operation and was recuperating at home for the last two months - hence, haven't been able to venture out for good food hunting 😔 I also had to eat a low fat, low sugar, low salt, high nutrition diet to help in my recovery.

Buddy Jimmy asked if I would like to try some ready-to-heat delivery meals from Umami Chefs by Esseplore. So, I tried several dishes during my rest at home. The best tasting meals are always fresh out of the kitchen but if that is not possible, convenient ready-to-heat meals from Umami Chefs by Esseplore are good alternatives.

Song Heng Fishball Noodle @ Ang Mo Kio 628 Market. My Favourite Things Here are Pork Slices, Al Dente Noodles & Excellent Sauce


Saw buddy Aaron recommending on Facebook, Song Heng Fishball Minced Pork Noodle in Ang Mo Kio 628 food centre. As a fan of fishball noodles and Aaron's recommendations, I went to AMK 628 food centre this morning to check out Song Heng. The fishballs were nice (no fish dumplings) but the best things here for me were their al dente noodles, flavourful sauce and deliciously sweet pork slices.

Stall name: Song Heng Fishball Minced Meat Noodle 松兴魚圓肉脞面

Address: 628 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-75, Singapore 560628

Hours: 5:30am - 12:30pm (Tues off)

History of Chinese Cuisine in Singapore. How Three Waves of Chinese Migration Shaped Singapore Hawker Culture

Chinese make up 75% of Singapore's population, hence Chinese dishes form the majority of Singapore hawker cuisine. But, you will not find anything like Singapore Chinese cuisine in China. I mean you can't go to any place in China and find the same hyper diversity of Chinese food that we take for granted in Singapore.

Tea & Dine Chin Lee @ Canberra Plaza. Popular Teochew Restaurant Opens in Singapore's North


As a fan of Chin Lee's traditional Teochew cuisine, I am excited that they opened a branch at the spanking new Canberra Plaza. So, I checked in at Tea & Dine Chin Lee at the first opportunity. This is a nice place for dim sum, tea and Teochew dishes for folks living or working in the north (Yishun, Sembawang, Admiralty, Marsiling and Woodlands). (This was my first time dining out since my heart bypass 6 weeks ago.)

Restaurant name: Tea & Dine Chin Lee

Address: Canberra Plaza, 133 Canberra View, #02-01/03, Singapore 750133

Nearest MRT: At the doorstep of Canberra station

Tel: +65 6908 5454 / 5554

Hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm | 5:30pm - 9:45pm (11:30am - 10:00pm on Sat & Sun)

History of Indonesian Cuisine in Singapore Hawker Culture

Singapore hawker culture is the proverbial melting pot of cuisines from north, south, east, west, all directions around our sunny island. From our immediate south and west, Indonesians have long contributed their culinary heritage to our rich hawker culture.

To appreciate the history of Indonesian cuisine in Singapore, we start with the history of Indonesia and Indonesian immigration.

Noodle is your Lunch · History of Pad Thai

Pad Thai is synonymous with Thai cuisine (along with Tom Yum soup, Som Tam green papaya salad). So, it may surprise some people that Pad Thai is not an old dish in Thailand and its current status as the Thai culinary icon is a recent phenomenon. And, even Thais couldn't agree how that came about 🤔

History of Nasi Goreng. Fried Rice - National Dish & Metaphor of Indonesia's Motto "Unity in Diversity"

Nasi goreng or fried rice is one of Indonesia's official national dishes (along with gado gado, soto, rendang and satay). In Indonesia, nasi goreng is everywhere from pushcart stalls to 5-star hotels and often cooked at home. Nasi goreng is pervasive in Malay communities in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei while the Chinese and Indians also have their own versions. (Other forms of fried rice are found throughout the world.)

History of Mala Xiang Guo 🔥 How the Fiery Dish Came to Singapore 麻辣香锅

Mala Xiang Guo 麻辣香锅 is a dish from China that has recently taken root in Singapore's hawker culture - MLXG stalls are found in many hawker centres and food courts across the island now.

Introduction to Sichuan Cuisine & What to Order in a Sichuan Restaurant 四川菜.以味为本

Sichuan cuisine is one of China's eight regional cuisines and one of best known globally. Most people associate Sichuan cuisine with its signature tongue and mouth numbing spiciness.

The Eight Regional Cuisines of China are Shandong, Anhui, Hunan, Guangdong, Fujian, Sichuan, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. 

What is Hunan Cuisine? It is China's Hottest Food 湖南菜.湘菜


Hunan cuisine 湖南菜 is also known as Xiang cuisine 湘菜 because the Xiang Jiang river runs through the south central Chinese province. Hunan cuisine is one of the eight major cuisines of China which includes Cantonese, Jiangsu, Anhui, Fujian, Shandong, Sichuan and Zhejiang cuisines.