Nine Fresh (九鲜) – Your Balls Are Q ? My Balls Lagi Q!

Try Me If You’ve Got Balls! That’s my post title back in May 2013 for BlackBalls 黑丸嫩仙草 when reviewing the popular Taiwanese dessert chain in Singapore and Melbourne. As the saying goes, “When ya get ’em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow!” Well, BlackBall got me then but now Nine Fresh is even … Continue reading

Shrimp Fried Rice 虾仁炒饭

Fried Rice (Chinese Chao Fan (炒饭), Thai Kao Pad (ข้าวผัด), and Malay Nasi Goreng) is a popular All-Day food item in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Although I am not a big fan of fried rice, I’ll gladly whip up this delicious chow for our house party or potluck (hint: invite me to yours). It is … Continue reading

Eng’s Vs Eng’s Back To Back – Noodle or Mee?

As promised in my previous post, I ate at both shops yesterday. The first stop was Eng’s (Original) Wantan Noodle at 287, Tanjong Katong Road. We had parked behind the shop so we went in by the back door. Battle of Eng’s Noodle vs Eng’s Mee: Eng’s Wantan Noodle [Original] 榮雲吞麵 [正宗] (by Lao Huo Tang) … Continue reading

Eng’s Wantan Noodle But Which Now That There’s Two?

I’ve heard a lot about this supposedly famous Eng’s Wantan Noodle when I returned to Singapore in 2013 (after 10 years abroad) and its super fiery chili sauce. I have eaten it during their days in Dunman Food Centre in the 1980s but not when they moved into a shophouse at 287 Tanjong Katong Road. … Continue reading

Penang Assam Laksa Recipe by Madam Cheah Siew Mooi of Boon Wah Café

Assam Laksa is one of Penang’s signature street food fare (others famous street food include but not limited to Penang Char Kway Teow and Penang Prawn Mee Soup). It is a Pescatarian-suitable dish that contains no meat except for fish. This appetite-inducing-sweet-spicy-sour fishy (in a good way) noodle soup is well known in Penang, an … Continue reading

Roast Paradise Hakka Noodle 烧味天堂客家面 (Home-made Hakka Noodle Recipe)

I had wanted to eat the famous KL-style charsiu siuyoke fan (roast meats with rice) but the hawker told us (in queue) that the charsiu is sold out and the next batch would be available at around 2pm. Many dropped out of the line but I decided to stay after seeing a customer in front … Continue reading

Roasted Duck & Century Egg Congee Recipe 烤鸭皮蛋粥食谱

Over the years, I have learnt to appreciate the bone-in, lip smacking, finger licking good Cantonese Roast Duck more than the delicate crepe-wrapped Peking Duck. Whenever there’s leftover from either of the aforementioned duck dishes, I would pack it home to make soup or Hakka-inspired stew out of the carcass, and strip off the fleshy … Continue reading

Indonesian Prawn Curry Recipe 印尼咖喱明虾食谱

Indonesian Prawn Curry 印尼咖喱虾 does not refer to the origin of the seafood but rather the taste. This is a very popular dish in Malaysia which I am eager to recreate in my kitchen. Ingredients: 600g Prawns, with shells on and legs trimmed. 1 small or ½ a big Red Onion, cut into wedges. 5 … Continue reading

Pandan-flavoured Nasi Lemak Kukus Recipe

Checking the freezer upon my return from our family overseas trip, I found I still had a few packets of frozen sambal tumis from previous cooking, fish steaks, glass prawns and squid. Sam P. had also given me a tray of eggs before we left for Phuket. What can I cook to clear these “backlog” … Continue reading

Ah Lim Bak Chor Mee (Jalan Tua Kong)

Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面) or BCM for short, is a staple street food in Singapore. You can be sure that if one stall (selling any food) is successful, there will be many copy cats using the same or similar name punctuated with “original” or stories of some relations linked either through blood or previous employment. … Continue reading