#Hawkerhopping

#Hawkerhopping

The best food is cooked with heart, passion and integrity. It's time to bring back the glory days of Singapore's local hawkers. Preserve the heritage, carry on the legacy.
Julius Lim
Julius Lim

There is no meat, innards or seafood in this plate and whilst it might seem unassuming at first glance, with just handmade noodles on a soy sauce-sesame oil-black vinegar mixture, chilli oil, bean sprouts, coriander and fried peanuts, when mixed together it creates an explosion of flavours and texture. Especially with our erratic weather, having a bowl of cold noodles is always welcomed anytime of the day.
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✨ Sichuan Delicacies 四川名小吃
📍 32 New Market Road, People’s Park Food Centre, Unit 01-1044, Singapore 050032
🍴 [Self Funded]

The Cabe Ijo is made from green chillies which is suitable for people for a lower spice tolerance as compared to the Taliwang sambal. Between the two, I very much prefer this as it doesn’t burn as much, but yet still bring a manageable spicy kick. Paired with coconut rice, fried peanuts & anchovies, fried egg and their homemade sambal sauce, this is a very enjoyable lunch for me today.
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✨ Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang
📍 820 Tampines Street 81, The Kopi House 1990 Coffeeshop, Singapore 520820
🌐 http://www.taliwang.sg/
🍴 [Self Funded]

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There are generic roasts and there are the cream of the crops, and Roast Paradise falls at the top of the food chain. I cannot rave enough on how good their char siew is; strong roast aroma, sticky sweet caramelised meat and the perfect meat to fat ratio. Their roast pork is the benchmark that what all roast pork stalls should envision to be, any lower standard and we should not waste our calories on it. Paired with Roast Paradise’s garlic rice and tangy chilli, it’s really a perfect combination that one could ask for.
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✨ Roast Paradise
📍 51 Old Airport Road, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Unit 01-121, Singapore 390051
🍴 [Self Funded]

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There are a few renowned kway chap stalls locally and one of them happens to be in a popular hawker centre in Singapore. They go by either To-Ricos or Blanco Court Kway Chap to many, and you have to queue in line especially during peak hours. The kway chap here is not the medicinal or herbal kind as the braise is sightly on the lighter side. What gives them the edge over others is how thoroughly cleaned the innards are and they come without the funky smell, and in a generous portion as well, considering that the 1 pax set costs $5 and my plate has an addition add-on of $0.80 for the pig skin. The winning factor for me has got to that chilli dipping sauce as it is tangy with the perfect spicy kick. However, in terms of overall, still not my favourite kway chap.
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✨ To-Ricos Guo Shi - Blanco Court Kway Chap
📍 51 Old Airport Road, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Unit 01-135, Singapore 390051
🍴 [Self Funded]

You can have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and every single time, this never fails to disappoint as the homemade toasted bun with the spread of Hainanese kaya and slab of butter is just a magical combination. With a slight crisp exterior and a pillowy soft inside, the moment you sink your teeth into it will just make you want to go for the next bite sooner. Pair it with a cup of kopi/teh and this will transform any day to become better.
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✨ YY Kafei Dian
📍 37 Beach Road, Unit 01-01, Singapore 189678
🍴 [Self Funded]

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For his noodle brand, the stall has just opened the second outlet at ARC 380 a few days ago with a limited menu of four items featuring his Signature Hakka Noodle with Stuffed Tofu Soup ($7), Red Wine Chicken Rice Noodle Soup with Egg and Hakka Fried Wings.

As I have heard glowing reviews of the noodles, I went for the basic set that came with stuffed bittergourd, stuffed tofu, fishball, radish and prawn stick in an aromatic soup that epitomize the word 鲜 in each spoonful. The star of the show was the hakka noodles that had a nice QQ bite to it and each strand was coated in the aromatic pork lard oil and tossed with the minced pork that was marinated in soya sauce. It might not be the cheapest bowl of noodle that you will eat on a regular basis but something that you can rely on days that you have a noodle craving.
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✨ Pang’s Hakka Noodles
📍 380 Jalan Besar, ARC 380, Bgain Eating House, Singapore 209000
🍴 [Self Funded]

As the hype has somewhat died down, the queue is now more manageable as we only waited for 10-15 minutes for our food after ordering. I came with high expectations for the Moonlight Horfun ($5.50) and at the end of the meal, I can conclude that this was a very comforting plate of wok fried rice noodles that will be worth your time if the queue is not too long.

Compared to my favourite moonlight horfun in Bukit Merah, this version was wetter and the rice noodles will slide down your throat much easier. However, the wok hei was not as intense here but otherwise the ingredients were somewhat similar with the addition of pork slices, prawns, and vegetables with crispy pork lard in each bite.

Another dish that we shared was the Hokkien Dried Dai Loke Mee ($5), which unfortunately was a stark difference from the ones that we have tried in Kuala Lumpur. The wok hei was largely missing in this plate and the flavour was not as intense as what we would have expected. Overall, both plates were above average and they will be worth the calories if you are craving for a quick fix.
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✨ Ipoh Tuck Kee Son 怡保德记仔炒粉
📍 27 Foch Road, Hoa Nam Building, Unit 01-02, Singapore 209276
🍴 [Self Funded]

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Famed for their Cantonese style congee and chee cheong fun, we got the combination of Black Iberico Pork Congee ($5) and Zha Liang 炸兩 rice roll ($4). The congee was silky smooth, and rightfully so, the star of the dish, as the rice grains have been broken down to a thick consistency while the addition of thin slices of black iberico took a backseat. A very comforting bowl of congee that will warm your heart and soul on any time of the day.

My main reason for coming to Happy Congee is in fact for the Zha Liang 炸兩 as it’s not commonly found in dim sum places in Singapore. This dish is essentially taking the steamed rice roll and rolling it with youtiao before pouring a savoury soya sauce mixture over it. The freshly made rice roll has a translucent outlook to it while having a nice bite to contrast with the crispy youtiao inside.
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✨ Happy Congee 滿粥了
📍 380 Jalan Besar, ARC 380, Bgain Eating House, Singapore 209000
🍴 [Self Funded]

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Shaik Muhammad Dham Biryani has recently opened in my hood as as the name suggests, they sell the Indian Muslim kind of briyani and the menu only has two options, mutton or chicken. I got the chicken option ($6) and it comes with an ayam masak merah, chicken in spicy tomato sauce, with a bed of basmati rice, pickled achar and a bowl of dhal. Hearty portions and flavour packed that will hit you with a food coma very quickly.
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✨ Shaik Muhammad Dham Biryani
📍 929 Tampines Street 91, NamWah Coffeeshop, Singapore 520929
🍴 [Self Funded]

For fans of fried hokkien mee, you are either Team Dry or Team Wet, and for most places, the drier version usually has more wok hei in the noodles than the wetter ones. Over at 后港六条石 or Hougang Liu Tiao Shi, theirs is more of a wet fry hokkien prawn mee and for the price point of $5, you are really getting your money’s worth with two full prawns, slices of pork belly and squid with a mixture of fried yellow noodles and rice vermicelli. The uniqueness about this plate is that they added in cuts of spring onion and heaps of pork lard for the extra crunch and flavour. From the first glance of the saucy broth, you can actually see that it is of a darker tone, which prepares you for the wok hei that you are going to get. Mix well with the sambal chilli to give it a nice heat and enjoy the slurp from each spoonful.
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✨ 后港六条石 Hokkien Prawn Mee
📍 139 Tampines Street 11, Unit 01-08, Singapore 521139
🍴 [Self Funded]

The noodles are wonderfully tossed in a light soya sauce mixture, dark soya sauce and pork lard oil, giving it a nice sweet flavour and colour that whets your appetite immediately. Topped with fried beancurd skin and stuffed fish paste beancurd, the meal doesn’t just end there as you will also get a bowl of soup with handmade meatballs and prawn balls. The soup brings that warmth and comforting feel from each slurp as it has the 鲜 flavour while the addition of spring onions give it a nice refreshing lift.
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✨ 妆元酿豆腐 Zhuang Yuan Yong Tau Foo
📍 828 Tampines Street 81, Unit 01-254, Singapore 520828
🍴 [Self Funded]

As it is my first time trying such a dish, I ordered their signature and namesake, the Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang ($6.80) which comes with a grilled chicken leg topped with the taliwang sambal and accompanying the meat is coconut rice that has been infused with lemongrass, a fried egg and fried anchovies with peanuts. Another surprising fact is that there is also a scoop of a different kind of sambal by the side, which is more towards the sweet-spicy variation. Everything in this plate works harmoniously with the nicely marinated and charred chicken with the coconuty fragrant rice that has been elevated with lemongrass and the all important sambals. Will definitely be back to try their Ayam Belado and especially the Ayam Cabe Ijo.
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✨ Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang
📍 820 Tampines Street 81, The Kopi House 1990 Coffeeshop, Singapore 520820
🌐 http://www.taliwang.sg/
🍴 [Self Funded]

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