My sister mentioned that there was a famous dim sum stall at Chinatown Complex Hawker Centre that served only six types of dim sum! I wanted...
The problem when you have favorite hawker stalls is that you resist trying new stalls. But it was Saturday when I dropped by Chinatown Compl...
From popiah and claypot rice to MICHELIN-starred soya sauce chicken, these are the MICHELIN inspectors’ favourite stalls at Chinatown Complex.
Liao Fan Hawker Chan Few will ever figure out the calculus behind marrying stupendous with cheap, nevertheless Liao Fan Hawker Chan ...
Overall much better, which is the reason for the Michelien star and the 30 minute meandering queue.
Overall, I love the consistency and smoothness of the grains. Though tasty, it still lacks the wow factor that will give me every reason to be back there on purpose.
Both the porridge and the pork were clean-tasting. The pork was really fresh, tender, and springy, with a light and pleasant pork flavour. There was a bit too little of the pork though, resulting in the bowl feeling a bit empty.
took very good porridge @ weng kiang kee.
Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken at Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre needs no further introduction but, unless you have eaten it before, you would never have guessed that what I had here is a plate of chicken rice because frankly, it does not even remotely resemble one.
The chicken drumstick was tender and flavourful, with a sweet flowery flavour from the qq soft skin, which had taken on the dark brown of the soy sauce.
The taste as overall is quite unique and I don't mind spending some calories on these yummy chicken.
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.
The chicken was smooth, tender and well flavoured. Still my favourite claypot rice after all these time, with a forty five minute wait on a Wednesday evening, in a seriously crowded corner of the food centre.
For its taste and quality, Lian He Ben Ji is well worth the price.
Fairly reasonable prices for a causal Japanese meal in Chinatown even though the location doesn’t remind me of Japanese food in the first instance.
Overall, it was a unique yakitori experience at Kakurega.
Ambience at Kakurega (The Lair) carries an understated charm. Cozy, rustic, and intimate, the 3-story bar features 4 private rooms, with carefully partitioned open seating areas that manage to feel like private dining. Pops of colour from vibrant paintings and colourful Japanese fans adorn the sleek black walls, while sturdy wooden tables and comfortable booth seats are illuminated by bright spotlights overhead.
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…
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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.
The chendol strips possessed good pandan and coconut flavours but was slightly clumpy. The gula melaka was the bomb, rich without being cloying. The red beans were comforting and satisfying. I would have this any day over brown sugar milk tea.
A bowl of chendol that truly embodies the Singaporean hawker spirit!
I love eating food that was grilled over fire despite numerous claims of them being carcinogenic, and one of my favorites would be satay! S...
My current go to place for Hainanese pork satay in Singapore. They are located in a quiet corner of the Food Centre where there are a few hipster beer stalls as well!
The satay was tender, smoky, sweet and savoury, and full of spices. This was a good rendition of Chinese satay, with the pork satay offering some fatty bits for juice and fragrance.
Having finally tried the Bento Combo Jumbo for the benefit of the 'gram, I shall try their duck meat with white rice served the traditional way next time.
The braised duck meat was moist and tender unlike those that you may get elsewhere, where they are sometimes tough and hard to chew.
Though their braised duck is not the best, the yam rice is amongst the nicest that I tried.
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.
With Fatty Ox HK Kitchen serving up such high quality dishes, you don’t have to pay restaurant prices for classic Cantonese fare.
I am glad I found Fatty Ox because their soy sauce chicken and other offerings are comparable to, if not better than Liao Fan's (Hawker Chan) without that crazy queue.
When I approached the stall, I was impressed by the little chicken bowls the wa kuih were in. So traditional! But alas, these were merely for display as my wa kuih was served in disposable plastic bowls instead.
They are open as early as 7.45am till sold out. Have you tried Wa Kuih yet? Do have a try before such a traditional snack disappears from my sight.
The wa kueh really depended on the slightly sweet brown sauce (like a less viscous chee cheong fun sauce) to do the heavy lifting in terms of flavour. The kueh itself seemed to lack the inherent kueh fragrance, and was a bit too firm from what I remembered, although the mushroom bits and hae bi studded within were a nice touch. The whole thing missed a touch of complexity and fragrance, and was a bit too clean tasting.
Yuan Lang Soy Chicken Master is the underdog among all the big names. Hopefully, they can get picked up by the radar soon and receive the recognition they deserve.
If you’re looking for a different take on our local classic, do check out Yuan Lang Soy Sauce Chicken Master and enjoy some playful banter with Wong Kueng while your food is being prepared.
The chicken was smooth and the skin nicely flavoured and scented, although the flesh was slightly tough. The noodles were really qq and springy, had no alkaline taste and had a light savoury soy sauce flavour, from the one squirt of the soy sauce. A delicate and clean tasting plate.
Claypot & Cooked Food Kitchen at Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre specializes in Cantonese-style tze char. The modest menu included their signature claypot pig's liver, har cheong gai, sweet & sour pork, salted fish minced chicken tofu pot, tofu & roasted meat among others.
Claypot & Cooked Food Kitchen is a nondescript looking food stall with an equally non descriptive name tucked away in a far corner in the "green zone" of Chinatown Complex Food Centre.
Whilst the food here is certainly value for money, it is probably more suited for smaller groups than lone customers.
If you are in Chinatown Complex and Food Center, this is one of the heritage dish that you should not miss.
The rice was just moderately sticky, came apart well and offered slight chewiness. The shallots were a bit burnt though, with a small bit tasting slightly bitter. Serious one man show here, offering a heritage food.
Millennium Glutinous Rice has definitely made itself a favourite on my list and I really hope another ambitious person will learn the ropes from Steven in the future, and continue serving this nostalgic dish in the decades to come.
The curry chicken was tender, lemak and coconuty, although I felt the flavours were a bit mild. The ngoh hiong and chap chye were similarly lightly flavoured.
That fried chicken thigh was exceptional. Meat was moist, no undercook parts, tender that you could get it off the bone easily and generously flavoured with spices and salt.
He is serving tasty and comforting Nonya fare at this stall that tucked away at the corner of this popular food centre.
The exterior was freshly made. Its soft, thin and chewy nature had shown a big difference as compared to those machine-made ones.
Between the two, somehow the Popiah was more satisfying, perhaps due to the skin and fuller fillings.
The freshly made popiah skin was&nbsp;very thin and light. The skin did not become soggy or break easily.
A dollar Worth of Porridge. Simply Good!
Just porridge and bee hoon. That was pretty much all the stall was selling.
Maybe the menu here is designed for the elderly in mind but I find the portion too miserly for an adult while the flavors too light on my palette.
Get the Old Singapore Laksa taste for just $2 or $3. Whether it suits modern palates or not, it is a cultural artefact, a blast from the past. Not sure, for how long more we can enjoy this.
Taste wise, the broth is a little thin and not as robust but for $2, I am not complaining!
Woo Ji Cooked Food at Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre is an absolutely marvellous find, and an extremely affordable one too!
The stallowner really displayed dedicated plate by plate frying. This was the wetter and not so sweet style of char kway teow. The kway teow had been fried well till slightly mushy, with egg nicely distributed and some crunch from the chives. It had quite good wok hei and pork lardy fragrance, although I found the flavour slightly restrained and not punchy or savoury or sweet enough. It tasted a bit like Penang kway teow, with the flatter taste profile.
A plate of char kway teow that is well worth your calories!
I do not recommend you packing this. Have it there and enjoy!