Clementi Brothers Rojak (Zion Road branch)

Grilled taupok and yu char kway, S$5.00

This is the branch of the famous Clementi Brothers Rojak. While some people say the original outlet is better, I feel that the branch is still better than most average rojak stalls. Actually, I prefer grilled taupok and yu char kway to rojak, so this is what I usually order. They only start grilling the… 

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Peranakan lunch buffet @ Spices Cafe, Concorde Hotel

From left: Beef rendang, sambal sotong, ayam buah keluak, sambal tenggiri, babi assam.

Since the airing of The Little Nyonya, there’s been a revival of all things Peranakan, particularly food. Even this year’s Singapore Food Festival’s (July 17 – 26) focus is on Peranakan cuisine. In support of the Singapore Food Festival 2009, Spices Cafe at Concorde Hotel is spotlighting Peranakan dishes for its weekday lunch buffet in… 

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Homemade Springroll @ Bedok Food Centre

Popiah, S$1.20 per roll.

“You want popiah?” Ricky pointed to the stall behind me. Turning around, I saw a small sign saying that they make their own popiah wrappers. “Of course,” I replied. I’m a sucker for anything homemade. Do you realize how rare it is these days to find a hawker stall that doesn’t get its supplies from… 

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Nasi Padang River Valley

Rice with bergedil and stirfried beansprouts

Time: 1pm. Weather: Cold, rainy, miserably grey. State of tummy: Totally empty, furiously growling (due to skipping breakfast). Prescription: Nasi padang. To start with, nasi (rice) with the prerequisite veggie and must-order-at-every-nasi-padang-meal bergedil. No earth-shattering moment here. Just your classic fried potato ball done the way it should be.

Aung Myanmar Food

Coconut chicken noodles, S$2.50.

Let’s take a break from the Penang trip posts! I was surprised to see a new stall at this Clementi coffee shop which we drop by from time to time. Then again, I’m happy that Myanmar cuisine is making its presence in the HDB heartland. I’m still discovering Myanmar cuisine, and the more I do,… 

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