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Tribute to Anthony Bourdain
He always lit up when we spoke about the extra-ordinariness of normal folks- their struggles, culture, joys and humble successes. I have known him for 17 years and met up both on and off the screen on his, and my TV show. I can unreservedly tell you he is a...MORE
Hawker Centres Singapore. Are there too many?
It’s nice- having a hawker centre at almost every corner in Singapore (safe for the newer towns where more will be built). There are currently 114 government run public hawker centres in tiny Singapore. Nice for the customers, as they expect food there to be good, cheap or at least...MORE
Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre: New Year, New Hawker Centre, Good Ol’ Makan
Just because we crossed midnight on the 31st of December last year does not mean everything magically changes for the better or worse. It happens every midnight and whatever changes the next day, depends on you. So visiting one of the latest re-furbished hawker centres in a far flung edge...MORE
Racha745: Street Salted and Grilled
The thing about eating in Thailand, is the names of the places and the location, especially the far flung authentic spots where not much tourist are seen (as in my kind of places). We just can’t pronounce it right to the cabbie no matter how accurate you try to be....MORE
Makko Teck Neo Nonya Café: Mark this Nonya Makko
The first thing that struck me here was the location, a cul-de-sac end of a HDB row of shop lots, framed by black and white bamboo curtains coloured with Nonya touches and lanterns. Push past the sliding glass doors and the cool interior reminded me of Nonya cafés I ate...MORE
3 wonders at Eunos Hawker Centre today
With today’s issues on transport cost, lack of personal lifestyle time and convenience, it is a luxury to be able to travel to any corner of the city just to eat what they like at a whim. But with about 110 hawker centres in Singapore, plus at least 1000 food...MORE
Chef Lam: Sang Mee a Cze Cha Song
The definitive mass marker Singapore family eatery is the cze cha (cook and fry) restaurants and stalls.  To me, this is where busy families will hover and gravitate to when they want to bond over decent local restaurant dishes at budget prices. They serve way more than the “meat, soup...MORE
Laksaamana: KL Style Laksa and the Nasi Legend
The Singapore folks met them at some event in Kuala Lumpur, hit it off, and only realised they are the owners of the famous Laksaamana group of cafes in Malaysia. One good thing led to another and now, Laksaamana is available in Singapore. I’ve many enjoyed their fare in Kuala...MORE
Salt of our Hawker Centre
This is the second Gen Y hawker in the same food centre that, when asked, responded with a “because our food heritage is worth protecting” in as many years. The other was the Roast Paradise roast meat stall. Some have not much of an inkling why they are boarded up...MORE
Burg’s: The Slick Hawker Burgers
Why do folks line up at some hawker stalls and avoid others like the plague or a bad traffic jam at the CTE during a heavy downpour (just to give you perspectives). One reason could be the cheap-cheap factor, “2 Vegetables, 1 Meat for $2.50” lure. Great for those who...MORE
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