Hawkers With A Passion

Hawkers With A Passion

There are times when you eat at a Hawker stall and walk away feeling moved by the insistence of the Hawker to produce only the highest quality and best tasting food even it means at the expense of his own time and profit margins. I hunt for stalls as such and document them here.
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MichelleLIN T

So happy to be back at this stall after such a long time.

This stall does the best red bean dough fritters and pandan “ butterfly” fritters .

Everything is handmade from scratch daily on site .

My favourite stall of all time .


Cant get more old school than this

Tian Tian was established since 1951 along smith street and is one of the oldest surviving stalls in the Chinatown complex market . Helmed by the second generation owners whom are in their 80s - this stall ( And Tian Tian porridge next door ) is a spot where you will see many regulars coming back for ( most have been eating here as children ).

There’s nothing to shout about these lean pieces of thin red and sweet char Siew ( which I unfortunately have a unique liking for ) nor its seemingly simple sauce.

But when you mix everything - the homemade chilli , secret sauce , QQ noodles and juicy mini wantons just creates such a harmonious taste .

It’s really how wanton mee used to taste in the good old days .

So affordably priced at 3.00


Seems like a popular choice amongst patrons at Maxwell.

The traditional crispy egg cake and the fishballs were faultness but the bee Hoon was pretty disappointing and so was the chilli . Both were too sweet and missed the mark of a good traditional kind of savoury bee Hoon and the heat expected from the chilli .



Pretty good char kwey Teow from a stall in the middle row with a yellow signboard that says fried kwey Teow, fried Hokkien mee , fried oysters and carrot cake .

Good moisture and charredness without being too greasy and great that it was not too sweet at all . Would be even better if fresh prawns are used.

Ask for more chilli to zing things up a bit .

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Saw posts of this mee siam all over Facebook and was expecting a good mee siam treat .

Not quite the authentic mee siam - this was more like a cross of mee siam and diluted laksa and in fact tasted more like a very soupy laksa.

Lacking the robustness and tangy ness of a good mee siam unfortunately .

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Some changes to the pizza crust by saizeriya in the recent times . Really enjoying it very much !

It is now super crispy - more thin crust than thin crust .

Add on a poached egg and you are ready to roll !

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Very tasty , non greasy and fresh red bean and salty bean ham cheen bangs.

Quite rare these days to see the dough freshly made and rolled on site .

While this was picture perfect - it was a little too sweet overall . Both the sauce from the char siew and the brown sauce used on the noodles.

Reminds me of eating bah Kwa 🤣.

It wasn’t bad but I prefer a savoury version of wanton mee .


Nothing better than a fluffy and crisp appam and a putu mayam for breakfast .

Loving this rendition of lei Cha chilled noodles which I term as Chinese pesto 😇.

Instead of having your leicha with rice - why not noodles ? Springy noodles with a saturated lei Cha pesto.

Slap on some chilli and your are ready to slurp !

Incredibly crisp and spicy cuttlefish - so hard To find these these days .

So glad I found them at this signless stall at Tanglin halt market . They open right through to 8pm during this Chinese New Year season .

See my earlier post on the location of this stall in the market .

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My usual haunt when my cravings for Heng Hwa bee Hoon act up .

Why pay 💰 triple at restaurants when you can get one that’s so delectable here 🥰.

I dream of food .

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