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Local Must Try Hawker Delights

Local Must Try Hawker Delights

One thing I am proud to be a singaporean is our hawker heritage. Quality good food for such affordable prices! Who says cheap and good doesn't exist?
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Had my bowl of special tonkotsu ramen for only $6.90! There 4 large slices of pork, black fungus, 1 ajitsuke tamago and two pieces of nori. A substantial variety of ingredients and very generous quantities for the affordable pricing. The black king ramen was pricier at $9 consists of special fried garlic paste, tonkotsu broth and bonito flakes. More flavoursome and stronger broth.

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Nestled within a hip and modern hawker centre on pasir ris, burgernomics is muslim-owned and sells very affordable burgers that taste superbly good. We tried the buttermilk chicken burger, deluxe burger and chilli beef fries. The buns on the burgers are so soft. Read on blogs that they sourced them from an artisanal bakery in joo chiat, so these buns are really fresh from the ovens. Ingredients and sauces used are generous and premium in quality. Our favourite one is the deluxe burger made from our favourite ingredients :beef, sauteed mushrooms, onions, double american cheddar cheese and truffle oil.

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Concentrated Prawn stock and lard, fried together with big prawns, lean pork and more pork lard. Extremely unhealthy but belly satisfying food. You will get a bowl of prawn soup together with the bee hoon, which was full of sweet with prawn and umami flavours.

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Managed to avoid the crowds on a weekday for this. The fried sotong is a definite must-try other than their signature curry fish head: Fried to perfection and so everlastingly crispy. Their ingredients are freshly prepared and that makes their chap chye png appealing compared to a typical chap chye png stall.

It has a nice balance of texture- not too moist with gravy and not dry like the famous stall at Beach Road. So I can imagine that this could be a perfect plate for someone who prefers the not-too-extreme type of cooking method for their hokkien mee. The sweet and watery sambal-like chilli was interesting, goes well with the noodles.There was sufficient heat to the cooking that adds a touch of wok hei to the noodles. Good portion of seafood and meat at such an affordable price.

潮州鱼粥大排档 at clementi market is one of my favourite stalls near my office. Ordered sliced fish bee hoon soup with the addition of fish roe (extra $2). You have the option of choosing the fish: batang or 红斑. My bowl (pictured) was an absolute delight. The fish soup had an additional seafood saltiness from the dried shrimps that was used to cook the broth. I highly recommend adding the fish roe. Although a bit pricey, but extremely satisfying.

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Wok in burger is within the same coffeeshop as its parent KEK outlet. Not a stranger to burger with local flavours, KEK has been selling them at their former West Coast outlet. Their coffee pork ribs burger and salted egg yolk sotong burger were excellent!

Tried their chilli soft shell crab burger in the newly rebranded stall. I wished there could have been more chilli crab gravy. The portion that could do more improvement are the shredded cucumber and lettuce, which had an bitter aftertaste. Neverthess, the buttery toasted buns were done quite well and I was impressed with the size of the soft shell crab given.

A new concept by the no signboard seafood which converts our well loved local hawker dishes to interesting burgers.

Imagine your favourite chilli crab has been shredded and compressed into a patty that was deep fried. The fried mantou that you used to dip the gravy is now a burger bun stuffed with the chilli gravy, shredded carrots-lettuce and the breaded crab patty.

Tastewise, pretty decent. I wished there were more sweet chilli gravy to go together with the crab shreds in the patty. I would come back again to try their chicken rice and satay burgers because both look really interesting.

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Believe it or not, these colourful ang ku kuehs are 100% natural. They are made from different types of sweet potatoes, that's why they have beautiful purple, orange and yellow hues. I am stoked by the different flavours available as well: from savoury hei bee hiam to sweet tau sar. Pictured are the hei bee hiam, durian and salted egg yolk flavours in beautiful interesting shapes.

A must-try if you are in the vicinity. There are a huge variety of fruits and veggies: red and green apples, mango,pineapple, cucumber, sprouts and turnips. The tau gua and youtiao are well toasted and crispy..making it a delightful rojak to savour.

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Empress porridge is definitely my go-to place for breakfast. They got delicious porridge, beehoon, carrot cake and so much more. I tried their beehoon the other day and I am so pleased with the generous portion of ingredients that comes with the bee hoon- luncheon meat, eggs, cabbage, vegetarian crisps.

Oysters are fresh with no fishy smell. The eggs and tapioca flour are mixed fried with silky texture and wok hei. The winning ingredient in this is the chilli used..so so aromatic and flavourfully spicy.

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Self confessed glutton. Calories should be wasted on the good stuff.

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