This is truly a hidden gem tucked in between so many stalls with so many pictures of food hanging all over the place. Was here for lunch after doctor’s for Diana and I noticed this old uncle do not have that many orders like the other stalls in this coffeeshop. I told Diana that I had a feeling that the food might be good. So I approached the stall.
Mr Leong, the old uncle who retired being a crane operator is 77 years old this year and have been operating this stall for over a year. This is a very scary sight because at this age, he should be happily retired and living his life. There could be a lot of factors to consider but I’m leaning towards happy and positive thoughts… maybe his passion for cooking supersedes everything. So ya, here he is answering my questions and the first thing I asked him was,”Uncle, if I had to eat one thing, what would you recommend. He pointed the Penang Char Kway Teow. I told him ok let’s do it. $3 one plate. Reviews below:
Taste: No doubt about it, very close to authenticity. Not overly salty, flavour just right. Wok hei controlled well without the burnt taste. Even Diana said it was good!
Portion: Good size for $3!
RTE: Definitely! I got a feeling the Char Beehoon is also good!
Location: Block 418 Bedok North Avenue 2, Epic Haus Coffeeshop.
Another #sglegendaryhawker. My go to place for Gado Gado, an Indonesian style salad. Now managed by a young chap but food quality is still there. I’ve included another new informative tab on calories per serving, for my friends who are also watching their food intake!
Taste: Still loving how the peanut sauce blends nicely with the lontong/bean sprouts/tofu and fish keropok! Shioks!
Portion: Good size
Ambience: Hawker Centre
RTE: Whenever around the area!
Location: #01-33 Seah Im Food Centre (Opp Harbourfront Centre)
Recently I was contacted by one of the partners of this little stall located in Bedok area to try out their food. So I brought along some foodies who were not working on one of the days I was off.
Located at a corner of a coffeeshop, the stall stood out from its modern outlook. But definitely overshadowed by some household stalls that were there for the longest time. Nevertheless, we ordered their signatures and see the reviews below:
Taste: Overall taste is good, just need to tweak on some of the recipe to make it great.
Service: Order at counter and food will be served to table.
I was told of this place by a friend who apparently visits this stall so frequently that she is part timing there now. To be honest, if she didn’t tell me, I wouldn’t have known such a hidden gem also. So I decided I should visit this place with a fellow foodie and you can find the pictures with comments below.
The stall is only about a month old, a invested interest of lady boss, Desiree Goh, who is 38 this year. She started this little stall for the basic fundamentals; Love for food and cooking. Sounds familiar ya? 😉
Rating: 4/5. Taste: Pretty good.
Portion: Good size for an average sized adult.
Price: As stated.
Ambience: Warm. Aircon very weak over this part of the mall.
RTE: Yeah gonna bring mum!
Address: 118 Rivervale Drive K1-26/27 Rivervale Plaza
Was here to try the famous Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee and I noticed the workers and boss at this stall at the corner were busy churning out trays and trays of kueh for steaming! Then the OMG moment came… the soon kueh is the real SOONG! (That’s how Teochews pronounce bamboo shoot) Soon Kueh dates back a long way to the Chaozhou and Shantou cities of the Guangdong Province! It’s definitely my first encounter with something so traditional here and I am so damn happy about it!
The owner told me he has been doing this since he was a young man… easily more than 30 years already! A classic SG Legendary! Taste:
Ordered the Soon Kueh, Gu Chye Kueh and Peng Kueh. Soon Kueh wins me over immediately cos of the filling of course, the skin texture together with the Gu Chye Kueh, is lightly chewy and soft. Damn good! Gu Chye Kueh fillings on the other hand was a little fibrous for me. Still like the soft soft type. But tasty though. Peng Kueh was nice and soft, prefer it to have a little more dried shrimps and mushroom inside. If not like a bit plain.
$1.30 for Soon Kueh and Peng Kueh. $1.10 for Gu Chye Kueh.
Intro:This is definitely a hidden gem which I came to know recently. Roy Thai Kitchen (no, I don’t have any invested interest in this if you’re wondering!) is nestled within a coffeeshop where the famous roast meat joint Guan Chee is. Although competition is strong, the boss of RTK (Which literally means Authentic Thai Kitchen) Admond, is determined to set a foothold in there to start providing affordable authentic Thai food to the neighbourhood. Even the Head Chef, Lob and second chef are from Thailand! Check out my reviews below:
Generally, all the dishes we had were very tasty! Really good! Only set back was the Sliced Pork Salad, which was a little tough for my liking. But the team will be working on this and hopefully we’ll have yummy tender pork on our next visit! Keep up the good work guys!
You know Whampoa is a place where many Legendary Hawkers come from. There’s Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat, Rojak, Fried Hokkien Mee, and this 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles. The original stall still operates at the Whampoa market by the Aunties while 3rd generation daughter Ruifang, operates at Tekka Market & Food Centre. Ruifang left the corporate world in 2013 to continue this 60 year old legacy by her grandfather. She is one of the few young hawkers who believes in keeping the tradition and legacy alive so that our kids and grandchildren know what we enjoyed during our times. I am extremely proud of these young hawkers and respect what they are going through.
There’s only Kway Teow, Mee and Beehoon. So I usually order Beehoon + Mee dry. Dry so that I can taste the lovely legendary homemade sambal chilli and the blend of flavours coupled with freshly fried pork lard and shallots. My verdict is the noodles were really yummy and ingredients were generous even for portions of $3. The broth was bursting with flavours, flavours of umami sweetness from so many prawns cooked in it.
$3 or $4.
5-15mins depending on your luck.
665 Buffalo Road #01-326 Tekka Market & Food Centre