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Naughty Boyz – Singapore’s Only Pop-Up Mac & Cheese Stall With Innovative Flavours

April 24, 2019 5:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every school has that bunch of kids who are labelled by teachers and schoolmates as the “naughty” ones. These are the children who are constantly standing outside classrooms and perceived to have no ambition other than to wreak havoc. 25-year-old Rashid, the founder of Muslim-owned Naughty Boyz was one of those students whom teachers thought wouldn’t make it far in...


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Victor Famous Fried Chicken Wing Rice – Carona Fried Chicken Lost And Found

April 24, 2019 5:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Victor Famous Fried Chicken Wing Rice is a hawker gem lost and found. Previously known as Carona Fried Chicken some thirty over years ago, this stall was a household name back in those days renown for their, well, Carona fried chicken. Originally run by Victor himself, Carona Fried Chicken gradually met its demise after Victor sold the franchise. Though operations expanded,...


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Song Zhou Luo Buo Gao – Black Carrot Cake Champion Of The East

April 12, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Song Zhou Luo Buo Gao – Black Carrot Cake Champion Of The East

It’s said that food is a highly emotional affair so if it’s a question of where sells the best rendition of a Singapore hawker delight, it probably takes a lot of self-control to maintain a calm debate. One local favourite that could spark off such a heated discussion is the humble chye tow kway (fried carrot cake). To say which stall can satisfy the toughest tongue is a challenge...


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Jefri – Muslim-Friendly “Orange” Chicken Rice In Bedok

April 9, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Jefri – Muslim-Friendly “Orange” Chicken Rice In Bedok

Chicken rice survives the endurance test in terms of being one of Singapore’s national favourites. There is no shortage of it being served hot, fragrant and tender for enjoyment but aside from the most convenient stall-next-door, it’s difficult to agree on which cook did it right—because many of them do. For Easties though, Jefri – The Original Botak Chicken Rice serves an interesting variation of the...


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Kin Khao Yang – This Stall In Bedok Offers East Siders A Budget-Friendly Taste Of Thailand

April 6, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Kin Khao Yang – This Stall In Bedok Offers East Siders A Budget-Friendly Taste Of Thailand

With the explosion of Thai eateries that have hit our shores in the last few years, Thai food needs little introduction. Its profusion of fragrances and exotic flavours that tickle our tastebuds with spicy, sour, sweet, and salty are seemingly inexhaustible. While we always want to be spoilt for choice, with so many Thai joints and dishes, it’s hard to pinpoint where to start...


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Bhai Sarbat – The No Name Teh Sarabat Stall In Bugis Helmed By Mr Asgar

April 5, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Bhai Sarbat – The No Name Teh Sarabat Stall In Bugis Helmed By Mr Asgar

If you hang around the touristy parts of Arab Street enough, you might already know of No Name Teh Sarabat Stall that’s been there since the 1990s. Not much has changed since then except a newly installed green signboard overhead. They are now officially called Bhai Sarbat Stall and are still known for their addictive teh tarik (pulled tea). The hole-in-the-wall shop is currently managed...


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Good Year Local Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball Is Closing Down For Retirement

March 30, 2019 8:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Good Year Local Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball Is Closing Down For Retirement

Photo Credit: vimypedia Good Year Local Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball made a short post on their Facebook page saying that they will be stopping operations for retirement. This announcement comes rather abruptly but they expressed gratitude to their loyal customer fan base for supporting them all this while. Chicken rice balls are special to Malacca but we have been able to forgo the...


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Inspirasi – A Well-Loved Gem In Bedok Selling Super Cheap, Slurp-worthy Mee Rebus

March 29, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Inspirasi – A Well-Loved Gem In Bedok Selling Super Cheap, Slurp-worthy Mee Rebus

When Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre was being revamped, a few stalls were rumoured to stop operating. Inspirasi was one of those that many heaved a sigh of relief over when they reappeared with their signboard up a few weeks before the centre’s reopening. Established in 1970, the Inspirasi name is familiar to many and is the first name that comes...


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Mr Lorbak – S$3.50 Lu Rou Fan & Ultra Tender Pork Trotters

March 26, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Mr Lorbak – S$3.50 Lu Rou Fan & Ultra Tender Pork Trotters

Lor Bak (braised pork) is a dish that reminds many of us of our mums’ cooking. William Liou took inspiration from his mother’s recipe to set up Mr Lorbak. This man is a fourth-generation hawkerpreneur who gave up his white-collar profession and started out by selling lu rou fan (braised pork rice) as his only dish. His menu has since expanded to include other braised dishes and...


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Xiao Yang Guo Kui – China’s Traditional Guo Kui Street Snack Lands In Singapore

March 22, 2019 2:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Xiao Yang Guo Kui – China’s Traditional Guo Kui Street Snack Lands In Singapore

The newest snack here that hails from China is guo kui and Shanghai brand Xiao Yang Guo Kui is the first to bring it over to Singapore’s shores. This popular street snack in China that originated in Hubei is not your average Chinese biscuit. It has 1000 years of history behind it and you can watch yours being made. Since it’s baked-to-order, it always...