Local Fare

Local Fare

Who doesn't love hawker food? From the familiar favourites to the unknown gems; reviews of local food all around Singapore.
Yeung Kai Ho
Yeung Kai Ho

The char siew from @88hongkongroastmeatspecialist was mind blowing then, and is still mind blowing now! The char siew was sticky and sweet outside but incredibly tender and soft inside. One of the best around! The duck and roast pork were good as well, but nothing particularly special.

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This bowl of hot tang yuan from Ah Balling Peanut shop at Fengshan Market really hits the spot in the cold and rainy weather. You get to choose from various flavours of tang yuan, including green bean and yam which is more uncommon, as well as a choice of the soup (ginger, peanut or almond milk). Prices vary depending on number of tang yuan but generally affordable ranging from 2-3 dollars for 3-5 tang yuan per bowl! Their sesame tang yuan was particularly good and fragrant.

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This bowl of hot tang yuan from Ah Balling Peanut shop at Fengshan Market really hits the spot in the cold and rainy weather. You get to choose from various flavours of tang yuan, including green bean and yam which is more uncommon, as well as a choice of the soup (ginger, peanut or almond milk). Prices vary depending on number of tang yuan but generally affordable ranging from 2-3 dollars for 3-5 tang yuan per bowl! Their sesame tang yuan was particularly good and fragrant.

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Kway chap from block 284 at Bishan always hits the spot! Each ingredient is super tasty, especially the braised pork belly which is so tender and always melts in your mouth! Perpetually always having a long queue even in the wee hours of the night.

One of the more interesting dishes from @yishikitchen.sg - the egg is deep fried which results in it having a crisp exterior while still slightly runny, fluffy interior. The golden mushrooms add a nice crunchy texture while the basil gives it a nice fragrance. I felt that the egg could have been seasoned a bit more though. Could be slightly oily, but a good dish to order when you’re feeling a little sinful!

Usually am not a fan of nyona fish head, but I really liked this variant from Yi Shi! The fish was super fresh and flaky, and the gravy very tasty and not too tart/sour. They are also very generous on the vegetables and toppings, and it’s great for sharing!

One of the best dishes of the night! The tofu was crisp on the outside but soft and silky on the inside. The preserves turnip added a nice crunch and savouriness and was not excessively salty. Super addictive and definitely a must order!

These pork ribs with apple champagne sauce and VANILLA ICE CREAM from @yishikitchen.sg was surprisingly good! Sounds like a weird combination but the sweetness of the ice cream actually really compliments the tart apple sauce really well. This dish is one of their weekly dishes which they switch pretty regularly - definitely worth a try!

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Have yet to find a carrot cake better than the one at 618 Sim Carrot Cake! Crispy and topped generously with cai poh - long queue but totally worth the wait!

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Kolomee makes for a great breakfast! The wriggly noodles are a nice change from the usual meekia/meepok that we are used too. Their texture is a lot softer/doughy, but it still has a nice bite. The dark soy flavour is my favourite as it adds a nice sweetness to the noodles. Although it already comes topped generously with lots of minced meat, indulge and add char siu and wanton to complete the dish!

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So happy to chance upon cheap and good dim sum at Cheng San Market & Food Centre! They don’t offer as many items as proper dim sum restaurants, but there’s still a relatively good variety of fried and steamed dim sum. Their carrot cake and chicken glutinous rice were particularly good. Prices are also very reasonable. Pay then a visit at Nian Nian Fa Dian Xin Mei Shi (年年发点心美食) #01-121

The hae mee tng is chock-full of natural goodness and flavour from the prawns! The broth has no additional sauces or seasoning, and a lot of the flavour comes naturally from the prawns they use to cook the stock. Pricey, but yummy! They offer Japanese somen as an option, but having tried both I think I still prefer the traditional vermicelli.

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