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Not Social Enterprise Hawker Centres
Finally, our leaders are recognising how great a cultural icon the hawker centres are, not just as a building or the food served, but of the culture and heritage it represents. It resonates across folks of all creed, standing, race, religion and colour. Even our PM, who now wants our...MORE
Please Preserve our Public Hawker Centres
Open Letter to Snr Minister of State Dr Amy Khor

Dear SMS Dr Amy Khor, 

Please Preserve our Public Hawker Centres

Thank you so much for studying the situation on the unfair practices of the Social Enterprise Hawker Centre (SEHC) organisations. You now asked them to be transparent in their...MORE
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
Prawnaholic: A Thinking Hawker’s Hae Mee
The best advice his sifu ever gave and taught him was “how to be a good person and professional”. And Alan Choong never forgot it, “the cooking skill I picked up was good but it’s what he taught me as a person, since I was 17.” His sifu is no...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
Bak Kwa Siu-Dai
I have a love-hate relationship with bak kwa, that adorably sinful piece of bbq sugared and caramelised jerky. For one, you cannot eat too much of it or it gives you the someone-please-help-my-tummy feeling after the fourth slice (I know some need 10). But I never felt the love for...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
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
You Die Die Must Try this Hae Mee
I agreed with him when he said there aren’t many good prawn mee hawkers showing up of late. So Dixon Fong, took all of two days, to figure out a recipe and set up shop here in the eastern boondocks, and now, our observations, no longer apply anymore. A chef...MORE
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