Local Food

Local Food

Featuring Tiong Bahru Market, Brunners Coffeeshop, Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia (Telok Blangah Drive Block 79 Food Centre), Soy Eu Tua Coffeeshop
Gerald Ng
Gerald Ng

The carrot cake has really nice charred bits, and you can taste the incredible wok hei which so many carrot cake stalls lack these days. The black version has lovely crispy caramelised bits. I really enjoyed the black version, generous with eggs, and goes well with a heap of spring onions. It was so good but I forgot to take a photo, and had to borrow photo of the Aunty sitting in front of me.

Ordered mine with pork and prawns, and the soft rice noodles was swimming in delicious broth, pieces of lard, and fresh huge prawns. Small little details stood out in this stall. Like the fact that they used proper prawns & not the farmed crystal prawns of cheaper variety. The bean sprouts were fat and crunchy. Throw in a few pieces of chilli padi and this makes for a satisfying light lunch!

Finely shaved ice, sticky sauce of coconut and gula Melaka!

This is a place I missed so much I went back after a few years and the 78 year old Uncle is going strong. Wontons are not great, neither is the char siew BUT their noodles are so springy because he cooks them and dunks them in a pot of cold water. Great bite, and it’s tossed in this amazing black sauce that I’ve never tasted anywhere else. Five stars for me, I love this place!

Chow kee

Wok hei ✅
Smooth , QQ horfun texture ✅
Fresh fish slices ✅
Generous portion ✅
Tasty egg gravy ✅
Very Reasonably priced. ✅
Fast service ✅

I honestly haven’t had such a great plate of horfun in a Long time.

Everything and really , every thing was done so well .

I would choose this over kok Sen anything .
My new found favourite place for sliced fish dishes / soup noodles / horfun / ee- Mian .

Their black bean / See chup version of the sliced fish horfun is good as well .

This stall has a particularly Long history at Tiong Bahru market and they have been serving up fabulous horfun / tze char dishes over the years.

Some things don’t change :)

Chow kee

For the die hard fans of the old Tiong Bahru market ... ...

This is the best hidden secret of Tiong Bahru market. For those of you who know The old Tiong Bahru market well, chow kee used to be very popular .

Particularly known for their horfun and rice dishes in Cantonese style, this stall still has its regular followers.

The black bean ( See chup) fish horfun was full of wok hei and I must say that the cuts of fish slices were very very very fresh and thick - really one of the best I have had . The hor fun was of a high quality texture and was slightly QQ. The whole dish came together very nicely 😊

One of the best black bean fish hor funs I have eaten in a Long time - definitely better than kok sen’s version in my opinion ( and no need to endure the crazy queues ) .

The best part is that they are open for dinner -
Together with quite a few other many stalls ( ie the famous Hokkien fried prawn mee , Lee Kwang ji roasted meat and char Siews and Chen’s carrot cake ).

Do come by Tiong Bahru market for dinner sometime - you may be surprised to find quite a good variety of food 😊

At 5 dollars , this was hands down value for money .

Very very very very good :)

No 2 on his 55 list.😎✨😆 came by for lunch to be reminded how good it is. Better than Kok kee's ( Lavender Foid Hub) any day in my books.😋

What To Read Next

Burpple Bites Dining Vouchers Is Your Newest Way To Eat!
Burpple Bites Dining Vouchers Is Your Newest Way To Eat! It's time to welcome Burpple Bites, our new dining voucher programme helping you to enjoy even more food experiences and deals in Singapore, featuring over 40 restaurants and cafes and counting!
New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: September 2021
New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: September 2021 What a bumper crop of new openings this month, from a speciality tempura restaurant to a cool new dessert shop from the folks behind The Dark Gallery!
Say Hello and Goodbye to These Burpple Beyond Deals (September 2021)
Say Hello and Goodbye to These Burpple Beyond Deals (September 2021) As we close off the third quarter of 2021, say hello to top-performing new merchants on Burpple Beyond and take a sneak peek at what's coming in October.
1-for-1 Burpple Beyond Deals: CBD Eats
1-for-1 Burpple Beyond Deals: CBD Eats Spoilt for choice for your meals in the CBD area? Try out a variety of cuisines near your office and save on your meals with our 1-for-1 #BurppleBeyond deals at DOCO, Pasta Brava, Smooy, Flash Coffee and more!