Local Fare

Local Fare

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

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!

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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Was very hungry so we went for the medium bowls. The small is at $4.50 and large ones at $6.50. Janggut Laksa’s been my fav laksa spot for years now. Love how their mildly spicy coconut broth is so rich and flavourful, yet not too thick. I always throw in more of their sambal chilli and definitely recommend to do so, for that extra oomph and spiciness. Their otahs ($1.30) are a staple side for most customers and they pair nicely with the laksa. The stall’s usually crowded, but the friendly aunties are very efficient!

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Ever since discovering Ru Ji at Old Airport Road Food Centre several years back, their fishballs and meatballs have been our family’s staples! I find the Old Airport Road’s noodles to have a punchier chilli sauce mix, but Holland Drive’s much closer to us and I haven’t got to have the former in a long while now to compare better. What I love most is their clean soup that’s very tasty, and the fresh bouncy fishballs. Their meatballs are a tad pricey but substantial, and doesn’t have any of that porky smell. My typical order is mee pok dry with chilli and a top up of meatballs. Will keep coming back!

Not sure if this is the usual standard, but found this too mushy for our liking and a little more bland than we expected. Had the mushroom which used enoki mushrooms and topped with chye poh which gave an extra bite.

They have other choice of ingredients too like Char Siew ($3.50), Prawn ($4), Ku Chai ($3) and even Smoked Salmon ($5) and Liver Sausage ($6).

Was craving for kaya toast and found Toast Hut at Old Airport. Added an extra giant bun ($1.40) and it was decently fluffy, though a tiny bit sweeter than we would have liked. Toast had a good crunch, but our favourite was the super fragrant teh!

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Finally in this part of the East and took the chance to try Beach Road Prawn Mee. Prawns were sweet, fresh and came off their shells cleanly, but wasn’t as impressed by the broth. Perhaps was the expectations, but we were hoping for a more robust base. Thumbs up to the really quick service despite the crowd though! They also have their prawn mee served with pork ribs, pig tail, etc.

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Had fun trying the different recommended ways of preparing The Radish Robber’s radish cake (they thoughtfully included a card with 5 methods of cooking). We did the hawker style - stir-fry in eggs, garlic & chai poh and the classic + always our fav, pan-fry, for that extra crisp! The original uses white radish with dried shrimps, mushrooms, dried and liver sausages. What’s cool is that they offer a vegan version too that uses dried mushrooms, veg chicken, veg mince pork and veg bak kwa. Thank you fir sharing thsi with me @theradishrobber! ✨

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A decent plate of chicken rice. Rice and soup were quite flavourful, but chicken was a little bland and tough. Skip the mediocre braised egg.

📍Jew Kit Hainanese Chicken Rice
273 Bukit Batok East Ave 4
Singapore 650273

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An impressive plate at this value! $3.80 and we got lots of noodles, a whole row of char siew and a bowl of soup with 5 wantons. Our noodles were a touch over cooked so it lost a bit of that springiness, but we still enjoyed this very much. The chunky char siew slices were caramelised well with slight crisp edges. They were more fatty, but you can request for the leaner cuts, which I would next time round. Also remember to get a side of their chilli! This stall, Ju Kee Charcoal Roasted, is just next to Supreme Ramen Xiao Long Bao.

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