Singapore Local Food

Singapore Local Food

Featuring East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Kok Kee Wanton Noodle (Jalan Besar), Ji Xiang Confectionery, Hjh Maimunah Restaurant (Jalan Pisang), Hot Spot Cafe Restaurant, Ponggol Nasi Lemak (Tanjong Katong), Nyonya Chendol (Old Airport Road Food Centre), Ban Tong Seafood (Parkway Parade)
Cory Meilany
Cory Meilany

FairPrice Xtra recently has opened in Parkway Parade, took over Giant supermarket at level 3. The supermarket has a new concept of dining in with seafood & chi zhar, drink bar, bakery, ice cream and coffee inside.

FairPrice brings in establish Ban Tong Seafood as their partner for grilled & chi zhar stall inside the supermarket. Since it was my 1st time here, I don’t know how to order. I just take 1 pack of sea bass 200g and ask them to grilled. The sea bass fillet itself is $7.70 with $8 cooking charges for anything up to 500g, total bill $15.70.

Actually it’s quite expensive if you don’t utilise your ingredients to 500g. I should add on veggie pack to compliment my fish. They take in fresh meat, fish, crabs, veggie to cook inhouse, anything that has been cleaned and prepared. Not the whole broccoli or kangkong which they still have to chop or wash for example.

This marked a 2nd FairPrice Xtra who has seafood and chi zhar dining experience in Singapore, which the 1st one has opened in Vivocity.

Their gula melaka syrup taste is very special, not a typical gula melaka that you normally bought from wet market or supermarket. It has old-school taste. I ordered durian chendol with add on corns for $3.50. One bowl is best for two person sharing.

I’m quite surprised by the sweetness of their wanton mee sauce. At first glance it seems messy, and looks very ordinary. But don’t get fooled by the appearance. It’s pretty good, especially the soup was really well brew with chicken bones.

Downside is its small portion, and quite expensive $5. No medium or bigger size option. You would end up either order 2 portions or add on extra wanton to get full.

As an adorer of anything spicy and savoury, this tom yum fish soup was always on my food list. Good to visit especially on the cold rainy day for a ‘kick’ of hot & spicy food. The mee hoon kway is chewy and the soup spiciness & sourness combination truly shiokk.

Known this place from ex-colleague, few attempts to eat on Sunday was failed. Apparently the restaurant only opens Mon-Sat 7:00 to 20:00.

I decided to dropped by on weekday before lunch time, the queue has already formed outside the entry. They have 2nd floor seating, but a bit hassle to go up & down.

Once entered, I’m quite surprised with their wide selection of dishes, so many to choose from. Once captured my attention was siput sedut lemak in yellow coconut gravy. I could say this was my 1st time trying this dish. The flesh of the siput was soft, what an exotic dish. Just a bit worried of my cholesterol level.

I would prefer Sari Ratu Indonesian Restaurant for a more shiok nasi padang. Especially their sambal (red & green) is much more savoury compared to Hjh Maimunah.

Overall, still a good visit.

My mom always bought angkueh from fresh market in the morning when I was young. In Singapore it can be easily found in Bengawan Solo. However, since I tried Ji Xiang angku kueh, I’m amazed by how soft & chewy the skin was made. Although you keep it till night, the skin is not harden. It’s easily become my go-to angku kueh.

They have many flavours: salted bean, coconut, sweet bean, peanut, corn, yam. My fave goes to a default sweet bean. Although typically I lean towards salty flavour but their salted bean is mix with a bit pepperish taste. Not to my liking.

The bright rainbow colours brings joy and pleasant to the eyes. Priced at $0.90, except yam $1 each. Good things in life doesn’t necessarily be expensive.

Every time I went to East Coast Langoon, I always craving for oysters omelette. Pair the dish with a Thai coconut water to ease the heatiness.

I would say this stall is well maintained as the owner quite aware of the cleanliness and they use a lil amount of starch to make an oyster omelette.

The edge is crisp and the oysters tasted fresh. However, I prefer starchy version of omelette and slightly bigger plump oysters to hit the shiokness!

Rate: 7.3/10

Song Kee Fried Oyster
East Coast Langoon Food Village #01-15
1220 East Coast Parkway
Singapore 468960


Simple & delicious nasi lemak, with a pack of flavour in each ingredient. A must try is their fried chicken wing and achar.

The rice got a hint of coconut flavour with a solid texture. The chicken wing is crispy on the outside but tender on the inside and their chili is flavourful!

Price start for at least $4-5 per set. It’s definitely worth the visit if you’re in the Marine Parade/Tanjong Katong area.

Rate: 7.8/10

Ponggol Nasi Lemak
238 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437026
5.30pm - 2am daily
6348 3303

We’d tried the pork ribs and prawn noodle on Sunday morning after a breeze walk at Haji Lane.

The soup flavour’s was intense and satisfying. In my opinion, the pork ribs can be more tender and the prawns shouldn’t be overcooked. The chili padi would be better blend with soy sauce with thinner slices.

Price per bowl is $5.80 and waiting time about 15-20 mins.

Rate: 7/10

Blanco Court Prawn Noodle
243/245 Beach Road #01-01
Singapore 189754
7am - 4pm (Tue closed)
6396 8464


A lady who constantly in the lookout for a good coffee and always go on adventure to find tasty food

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