Local Fare

Local Fare

For the list of local dishes, local inspired dishes, fusion dishes, etc.
Wei Zhi Chiang
Wei Zhi Chiang

Top 1 will always be my definition of comfort food. Will always recommend their you mian cause I find that it has the best bite among all their noodle options!

Recently went back to The Beef House to takeaway one of my favourite suan pan zi around! They’re still as good as I remember to be - soft textured with a great chew and generous ingredients. Try their Hakka soon kuehs too if you’re here!

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Surprisingly pretty decent char siew from Song Fa! Though missing our favourite charred crust, but it was not too sweet nor fatty. Got this at their current promo of $4.99 with soup or braised dishes orders.

Rainy day comfort! I’m not really a fan of pork ribs, so always happy when there’s the option to get pork slices instead in my bak kut teh - plus it’s just so much more convenient to eat! Song Fa’s pork tenderloin soup has very tender pork and comes in a pretty generous portion. Servers were friendly and came by to top up their hot peppery soup for us regularly.

While we enjoyed the handmade mee hoon kueh, the sliced fish bee hoon soup paled in comparison. Was a pretty big portion but quite average with not that many slices of fish.

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Bukit Timah Shopping Centre #01-03/04

Honestly never noticed this family cafe before, even though it’s been around for a while now. It’s the first shop you’d see at the side entrance of Bukit Timah Shopping Centre and they serve up homely local fare. Chilli was very subtle and thought the black sauce lacked a tiny bit of oomph, but loved the texture of their handmade mee hoon kueh! It had the right amount of thickness with a good chewy bite, and not doughy at all in the centre. On top of the usual vegetables, meatballs and crunchy ikan bilis, they also add fried egg floss! Tried the fish soup too, but pity it paled in comparison.

My favourite handmade noodles in the area is still Top 1 Handmade Noodles for their you mian, but this is the spot we’ll be returning when the mee hoon kueh craving hits (and to try their bbts haha)!

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Bukit Timah Shopping Centre #01-03/04

Came to try Double Spring Teochew Kway Chap but it was closed, so we picked a long queue to join 😂 Their wanton mee is the traditional old school type with a chilli strong of haebi. I wasn’t a big fan as the chilli overwhelmed and the noodles were a bit too doughy and soft for my liking.

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Pek Kio Market & Food Centre

Simple menu of 4 fillings of chee cheong fun to choose from - Plain ($3), Prawns ($5), Scallops ($6) and this Char Siew. Took about 15 minutes to reach our turn and their queue was perpetually long, but no complaints! While I’ve only got to try one other fresh made ccf, this was sooo much better. It was soft and smooth but not at all soggy or mushy. It had a generous filling of char siew bits and pour of light soy sauce. Loved the well-balanced salty and sweet combination here. Initially felt that the price was a bit steep, but it was a filling plate. Really impressive, will surely get this again!

I’m very much not a tau sar pau person at all so I really can’t compare much 🤭 @__zhihui.lim brought me to try this famed one from Forty Hands and it was fluffy soft with a smooth red bean paste filling that’s distinctly less sweet - which we like. Definitely more pricey though!

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Still my favourite kway chap to go for even though I need to travel across the island and brave the (at least 30 min) queue 😂 Have been here many times and it’s always consistently good. Love how thoroughly braised all their ingredients are - they have found this perfect balance of rich herbal flavour with sweet and savoury notes. Super flavourful, even the kway!

Found their glutinous rice a bit too sticky and oily. Perhaps go for their porridge instead, saw that it was quite popular.

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Wasn’t a big fan of this unfortunately. Had generous bits of mushrooms, but their abacus seeds were a tad too soft and lacked more of a chew.

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