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Chinese

So Good Char Chan Tang – Posh and Disappointing

So Good Char Chan Tang in Capitol Piazza is very different from the cha chan teng that I have been to in Hong Kong. Cha chaan teng in Hong Kong are mostly housed in nondescript buildings, such as the Mido Cafe I visited. You will probably walk past it without realizing if you didn’t go looking […]

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Chinese

Huang Tu Di Xi’An Delights 黄土地西安小吃

The different Chinese regional cuisines have become more popular in Singapore in the recent years. MEET Noodles specializes in Lanzhou noodles and Sik Bao Sin specializes in Cantonese cuisine. Adding to my list is a restaurant that specializes in xi’an cuisine called Huang Tu Di Xi’An Delights 黄土地西安小吃.  Huang Tu Di Xi’An Delights 黄土地西安小吃 is located in […]

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Chinese

Jin Peng La Mian Xiao Long Bao 鑫鹏拉面小笼包

I recently discovered a Chinese noodle stall where the portions are huge. It is Jin Peng La Mian Xiao Long Bao 鑫鹏拉面小笼包, one of the stalls in Bgain 442 Eating House. This stall is a favorite among the residents and workers in the area for their huge portion size and cheap prices.  This is the […]

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Bakery

Hong Yit Bakery & Confectionery 豐益甜餅屋 – Old-School Bakery

I was wondering around Clementi central when I chanced upon this old-school Chinese bakery called Hong Yit Bakery & Confectionery 豐益甜餅屋. I love these old-school bakeries but they are dwindling in numbers so finding one is akin to striking the lottery for me.  Hong Yit Bakery & Confectionery豐益甜餅屋 seems to be famous for their Walnut Cookie […]

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Chinese

MEET Noodles 面面 – Hand-Pulled Lanzhou Beef Noodles

When I ate at Ma Zi Lu Beef Noodle back in 2019, I didn’t know much about lanzhou beef noodles. I was only there because it was a newly-opened restaurant and many people were talking about it. Those hand-pulled noodles are so springy and tasty that I kept going back for more. I was so […]

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Chinese

BBQ Box 串烧工坊 (Geylang) – Northeastern Chinese Style Skewers

It has been many months since I last had northeastern Chinese food at Dong Bei Ren Jia 东北人家 and Dong Bei Xiao Chu 东北小厨. I decided to satisfy my craving for northeastern Chinese food at a restaurant I have been eyeing on – BBQ Box 串烧工坊. As the name implies, BBQ Box specializes in barbecue. […]

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Chinese

Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh (188 Cafe) in Balestier

The bah kut teh commonly found in Singapore is the Teochew peppery type like the ones I had at Old Street Bak Kut Teh. I can’t take the peppery spiciness so I was delighted when my friend introduced me to Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh in 188 Cafe. 188 Cafe is an “atas” coffeeshop with […]

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Chinese

Lao Beijing – Revamped Menu with Premium Ingredients

When I was young, my mother used to bring me to Lao Beijing for their hi-tea dim sum buffet. I loved the har gow, siew mai, char siew bao … I stopped going to Lao Beijing after they stopped the hi-tea dim sum buffet.  Lao Beijing has recently revamped its menu. The revamped menu features many […]

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Chinese

Fried Rice SG – The Wok-Hey-Lookalike in Royal Square @ Novena

Following the rising popularity of Wok Hey, I wasn’t surprised that someone would try to replicate their success. The Wok-Hey-lookalike is aptly-named Fried Rice SG because it specializes in fried rice.  Menu  Fried Rice’s menu consists of Standard Series, Crafted Series and Side Dishes. Standard Series features plain fried rice with different toppings while Crafted […]

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Hawker

Ah Seng (Hai Nam) Coffee – Coffee Stall with 50 Years History

Mr Wong Lock Seng’s father started Ah Seng (Hai Nam) Coffee in Lau Pa Sat in 1964. Mr Wong Lock Seng took over the stall in 1997 and relocated the stall to Amoy Street Food Centre where it has been operating for the past 24 years. He currently runs the stall with his wife and son, […]