Featuring Tiong Bahru Market, Sumo Big Prawn Noodle (Ang Mo Kio 628 Market & Food Centre), Mizzy's Corner (Changi Village Hawker Centre), Buta Kin (Beauty World Food Centre), Wow Wow West Genuine (ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre), Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre), Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee (Tiong Bahru Market), Xie Kee Hokkien Mee (Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre), Muslim Delights Malay Food & Noodle, Qi Le Boneless Chicken Rice (Ang Mo Kio)
Melissa Archuleta
Melissa Archuleta

I’m not a fan of lor mee and I had no intention of eating it today but when I went to ABC brickworks I was somehow drawn to it?? Confused but ok, got a bowl of it from this unassuming stall that is easily missed and WOW. Can foresee myself eating here a lot more. The gravy was of just the right consistency and had a decent amount of garlic. Came with ingredients like pork belly, some fried stuff etc. For $3 pretty worth it. Noodles were also not soggy. Am happy.

This stingray was cheap AND exceeded my expectations. It was only $10 but the portion size was massive and the sambal was damn good. Queues were very long but understandable. Only wish that it wasn’t so far away.

People say Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng but I prefer this. The stock used is good, wok hei could be more prominent but even without it it still is decent. They also let you put as much lard as you want which I like even though it’s bad for me.

Finally tried wow wow west at ABC brickworks and... not a fan. My chicken was quite over cooked. It was a thigh cut but they somehow managed to cook it till the edges were rock hard. Have to hand it to them though, portion sizes were pretty massive.

Am a sucker for old school western food and this is one of my favourite places to satisfy my cravings. Tried the mixed grill for the first time and once again was very impressed! Portion size, as always, was massive. You get grilled chicken and the option between pork or beef steak. You don’t get to choose how done you want your beef steak to be so it was around medium rare to well done. Would have preferred it to be more rare but surprisingly, the beef still remained very tender and juicy. Chicken was also very well marinated and juicy and I love the Taiwanese-style sauce it was coated in. Also love how they give a whole ton of fries, beans and a nice fried egg with it. Good to share with two people too if you have a small appetite!

I can understand why this place is still so popular until today. Their nasi lemak is of solid quality and it also has a nostalgic aspect to it which continuously draws hungry patrons in. Rice is fluffy, fragrant and not too greasy, chicken is fried to perfection. Sambal sauce is of just the right amount of spiciness and is not too sweet.

Not gonna lie, when I first saw the price list I was like “Wah so ex”, but after trying the food here I’ll come back and willingly fork out the money. Portion sizes are massive, definitely sumo-sized, and they don’t hold back with the ingredients. The prawns are easily the biggest I’ve had in a prawn noodle till date and they were Uber fresh, extremely juicy and deliciously crunchy. Broth wise is on the lighter side but it still had a strong prawn taste, if that makes sense. Really want to come back and order the bowl with crayfish, looks insanely good.

Not the most glamorous photo, but we don’t care, Hokkien mee is beautiful to us! One of our go-to spots in Singapore is Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee at Tiong Bahru Food Centre. The Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee deserves its rightful title and they’ve never failed us with their sinfully good plates of Hokkien mee. We were so happy when we finally managed to get our hands on it the other day because we’ve missed it so much! Can’t wait to be able to eat this fresh on the spot when F&B venues are allowed to reopen again.

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People who frequent ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre would be aware of the intense competition between 2 of the Hokkien mee stalls situated there.

One of them would be Havelock Rd Blk 50 Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (what a mouthful of a name) and the other would be Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Mee (funny how both stalls have other locations in their names) I’ve tried both stalls and I personally feel that the Havelock Road one is better, though others may beg to differ. The wok hei for this plate is more intense, in my opinion, and the broth used to cook the dish is packed with plenty more umami as compared to the other party. The Hokkien Mee here is also significantly drier and more savoury as compared to Yi Sheng’s. Also, a major difference in queue lengths may affect your decision making, especially if you’re strapped for time. While I queued 35 minutes for a plate or Hokkien Mee at Yi Sheng (at their OFF-PEAK hours, mind you), I managed to get my hands on one here at Havelock 50 in just 5 minutes, and honestly, shorter queue doesn’t mean subpar quality, especially in this case. Have been sorely hankering for a solid plate of Hokkien Mee recently and the Circuit Breaker isn’t making it easier for me.

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Before I continue, I’ll just put it out here that I ain’t no nasi lemak connoisseur. To me, nasi lemak is nasi lemak, there isn’t much difference (pls, don’t shoot me if you don’t feel that way). The only nasi lemak spot in singapore that really got my attention was the famous Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak at Adam Road but other than that, nothing much has made my eyes widen and mouth water uncontrollably. Recently dragged my ass all the way down to Changi Village for work and came across this gem hidden away at the hawker centre there. It already has quite a name for itself, and for a good reason too. What I love love love is how they use basmati rice instead of normal rice, and the rice isn’t too overwhelmingly greasy like the rice at a lot of other nasi lemak stalls. The chilli too has just the right blend of heat and sweetness that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. I detest overly-spicy chillies that are so darn spicy with a burning passion (pun intended) that you cannot taste or feel anything else. For Mizzy Corner, I could easily down a plate of JUST their chilli and rice, nothing else. It’s the perfect combination. Their chicken wing was all right, just your standard old chicken wing. The egg was a tad bit undercooked for my liking but who cares, I just need the rice and the chilli. Would love to visit them more often but I don’t have the energy or time to travel down to Changi Village.

The messier the dish is, the better tasting it is. Don’t fight me on this. All the awards that this place has won belong rightfully to them. They truly are one of the best Nasi Padang spots in Singapore. It’s hard to go wrong with nasi Padang in general; all those spices and myriads of textures and flavours always hit you in all the right spots, but the nasi Padang here is F R E S H. You can tell they really pride themselves in serving their customers the best and only the best. And the sheer variety of dishes to choose from really blows me away each time I eat here. I’m always spoilt for choice. I want EVERYTHING.

Friends wanted to go there for prata. I did not want prata. Aggressively flipped through the menu and found this. Am shook. Feel like my life has been a lie. Reflecting on why I only assumed Al-Azhar had prata. Hokkien mee not that fantastic though, just average. Don’t expect too much from it. But if you’re not craving prata and your friends force you to go to a prata place, just know that they have this shit.

I eat like a sumo wrestler

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