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Monthly Archive for July, 2009

There’s this little hawker centre in Toa Payoh Lorong 5 that comes alive in the evening. Yup, they do mostly dinner and supper business. A few stalls are familiar haunts of the residents in the area, like this fried Hokkien prawn noodle stall.

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I got to meet Bob Blumer! Omigosh, I’m still so excited!! Ok, got to control my excitement for now. I was very honored to be invited by Discovery Travel & Living for a cooking workshop with Bob Blumer, celebrity chef/host of Surreal Gourmet and his latest series Glutton for Punishment. The other 40 or so [...]

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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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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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“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

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.

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Folks, this is THE most famous cendol stall in Penang! Many proclaim it to be the best on the island. Just remember, it’s located in Penang Road in Penang! Technically, it’s in Keng Kwee Street off Penang Road. But no worries, just ask and the friendly locals will point you to the right direction! Interestingly, [...]

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Aung Myanmar Food

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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