An attractive signboard is important as it creates an important first impression; I was drawn to the vibrant one at Kueh Ho Jiak (粿好吃) that ...
Mee siam is a local dish that I really enjoy but seldom have as I would often fall ill after eating it in the past. This resulted in a light...
It started with those rice cakes in those bowls, but was served with a brown sauce and garlic puree on top.
The omelette was of a good hotel standard, slightly runny inside with good flavour, paired with a citrusy lemon mayo which lifted the flavour, and tender, juicy and slightly salty smoked duck. But the noodles were quite bad though – quite flavourless.
The combination of pork lard, perfectly cooked noodles, and Mr. Tan’s expert frying skills creates a dish worth waiting in line for!
Chinatown Complex is a culinary treasure trove, housing numerous famous food stalls. Among these, Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken 瑪莉亞處女雞 stands out not only for its unique name but also for its specialty in soy sauce chicken.
While freshly prepared Yong Tau Fu Stalls like this are getting lesser nowadays, I would say that they are unique and definitely, I will like to be back for such simple yet stomach satisfying meal.
Discovered another nice hawker stall, Weng Kiang Kee Porridge 荣强记粥品 which is located in Chinatown Complex. However, locating it on the second floor can be a bit challenging.
Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice 联合本记煲饭 , a popular eatery situated in Chinatown Complex, has gained significant recognition and has been included in the prestigious Michelin guide.
It looks like this stall (335 Smith Street #02-84) has been listed in the Michelin guide for a while, but somehow it just never registered on my radar screen until recently.
Very traditional braised duck, fairly tender and slightly thick and bitey, with a nice slightly layered sweet-savoury non-herbal braise from an old braising sauce or 老卤. The tau kwa was tasty too. Nice.
In all, it was a thirst quenching dessert on a hot day. However, I would have preferred to go for cheng tng or ice jelly, if both were also available either on the menu or at other stalls.
Michelin Recommended Stall
Zhong Gou La Mian Xiao Long Bao is one of the many places in the Smith Street Hawker Center/Chinatown Food Court. It has long queues all the time for the products. Xiao Long Bao and Fried Dumplings…