Singapore Hawker Food

Singapore Hawker Food

There that unpretentious title needs no further explanation.... The bread and butter of every Singaporean's diet (u r not Singaporean if u don't eat at ur neighbourhood kopitiam at least once a week *stares* *ok kidding*)
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[Stall: Kim Kee #01-47] Just had this scrumptious plate of my go to hawker food; while the carrot cakes were not the best I’ve had, the generous bed of swirling white and yellow egg that covered all these elongated carrot cubes was remarkable. Oh and the crisp ends you’d dream of good carrot cakes.
Well worth the $3 for a generous portion, a definite to order again if you crave this sinful local delicacy.

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Some Saturdays are for white carrot cake, cockles and beer at East Coast lagoon with what felt like 1/2 the population of Singapore, despite COVID (clear exaggeration but it was packed). While I like my Bedok carrot cake better, I enjoyed my alternative chill out dinner immensely; potentially more than what would have been expensive dinner at PS Cafe if we had gotten a seat.

P.S: forgot to mention to Aunty that I was “having here”; sorry environment (but wait “dining here” would have meant open face styrofoam plate anw)

On the eve of National Day, i get to enjoy the scenic view of Gardens by the Bay form the Kallang PCN we woke up at 6am to “explore”. Then had breakfast at one of the better brunch places in Singapore - enter Sarnies, before walking to Chinatown and have my Singaporean Kopi after a milky, cafe masala chai latte. This was not before stopping by this non descript chiffon and roll cake stall which had Dr Leslie Tay’s article displayed- at $1.80 per slice of chiffon I found this one of the softest chiffons I’ve had and was very pleased.

At Chinatown complex food centre I had only space for desserts so the chendol that Our Grandfather Story featured we had to try. It was a good bowl of chendol at $2 considering how the slightly savoury pandan tadpole jellies are handmade.

But my win for the day was Xin Xuan’s Min Chiang Kueh, I love pancakes so corollary, I love Chinese pancakes. The ones here are soft and delicious that it made me feel like they were everything I could have ever wanted.

#HappyNationalDay I do love the country I live in✨

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On the eve of National Day, i get to enjoy the scenic view of Gardens by the Bay form the Kallang PCN we woke up at 6am to “explore”. Then had breakfast at one of the better brunch places in Singapore - enter Sarnies, before walking to Chinatown and have my Singaporean Kopi after a milky, cafe masala chai latte. This was not before stopping by this non descript chiffon and roll cake stall which had Dr Leslie Tay’s article displayed- at $1.80 per slice of chiffon I found this one of the softest chiffons I’ve had and was very pleased.

At Chinatown complex food centre I had only space for desserts so the chendol that Our Grandfather Story featured we had to try. It was a good bowl of chendol at $2 considering how the slightly savoury pandan tadpole jellies are handmade.

But my win for the day was Xin Xuan’s Min Chiang Kueh, I love pancakes so corollary, I love Chinese pancakes. The ones here are soft and delicious that it made me feel like they were everything I could have ever wanted.

#HappyNationalDay I do love the country I live in✨

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[Xin Xuan Pancakes]

On the eve of National Day, i get to enjoy the scenic view of Gardens by the Bay form the Kallang PCN we woke up at 6am to “explore”. Then had breakfast at one of the better brunch places in Singapore - enter Sarnies, before walking to Chinatown and have my Singaporean Kopi after a milky, cafe masala chai latte. This was not before stopping by this non descript chiffon and roll cake stall which had Dr Leslie Tay’s article displayed- at $1.80 per slice of chiffon I found this one of the softest chiffons I’ve had and was very pleased.

At Chinatown complex food centre I had only space for desserts so the chendol that Our Grandfather Story featured we had to try. It was a good bowl of chendol at $2 considering how the slightly savoury pandan tadpole jellies are handmade.

But my win for the day was Xin Xuan’s Min Chiang Kueh, I love pancakes so corollary, I love Chinese pancakes. The ones here are soft and delicious that it made me feel like they were everything I could have ever wanted.

#HappyNationalDay I do love the country I live in✨

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“I don’t think I’ve ever had Chee Cheong Fun so thick” was the first thought as I lifted the $2.50 egg version of one of my favourite Chinese delicacy or “dim sum”. While the establishment touts a handmade value proposition; even if the egg was the valid contributing factor to the thickness, I didn’t fancy a swampy cluttered steam flour skin in the turnips version either.
Maybe I had the wrong flavors but otherwise I’m still looking on a look out for great hawker: handmade chee cheong fun.

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“The soup broth here feels like its been stewed for quite some time; other than that everything else just taste like any other ban mian stall” - my dinner companion

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Update: On a second visit I was lucky to get a good batch of these pancakes, crisp exterior and soft interior, a key reason why I thought the pancakes were ok might be because I am used to sweeter min Chiang kuehs even as the pancakes are partaken plain without fillings. Easily solved when i get the red bean flavours which is sweeter than the coconut ones.

Had a lot of min chiang kuehs in my life span to find these ok; but at a small and acceptable damage.

Thick biscuit tart base with Lao-Ban like custard that tasted hardly like egg custard. Cheap thrills?

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On a late Sunday evening I redeemed myself from making my family wait to have dinner together by bring them to Bai Nian at Viva business park. We arrived to spy a queue at the stall but thankfully the queue progressed rather quickly. Likewise the quality and taste of of YTF here redeems itself from the limitations in terms of choices (ie only soup option and bee hoon noodles are available; you don’t get the pick your YTF pieces too, everything is pre set to the few items available).
Please do not forget to pair ~s̶p̶a̶m̶~ the kilat chilli sauce here 😬

One should also go for their fried chicken wings, if the bowl of YTF feels insufficient.

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On a Sunday the burpple recommend Makan Boleh with beautiful looking curry puff was closed so I settled for this a few stall down which was really quite good for $1.80.

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Eat to live, live to eat. Alternating between the 2 all day err day?

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