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Truly Test Kitchen – Hawkerpreneurs Set Up Coffeeshop, Big-Portioned Food At $2, $3.50, $4.50!

Taxi uncle got lost bringing me to Kampong Ampat, even though he sounded with great confidence of knowledge of its location. I was going to Truly Test Kitchen, which is the Version 2.0 of the successful Hainanese hawker stall Truly Curry Rice. Truly Test Kitchen is a sprawling 3000 square feet canteen / coffeeshop situated […]

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KEK Keng Eng Kee – Modern Zi Char Fare At Pandan Gardens, Including Salted Egg and Moonlight Spaghetti

I would consider Keng Eng Kee at Bukit Merah View one of Singapore’s best zhi char restaurants – some original signature items, dishes with wok hei, and actually good service with no (or few) grumpy aunties. Chef Wayne of Keng Eng Kee is giving it a modern touch with its new outlet at Pandan Gardens […]

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Big Lazy Chop – “Da Lan Pai” Serves Meats With Salted Egg, Milk Butter, Champagne, Coffee Sauces

Does anyone find the name “Da Lan Pai” 大懶排 mildly offensive? Maybe try saying it in another dialect. I was actually more amused than anything, at the tongue-in-cheek derivation from Hong Kong’s cooked food stalls. “Big Lazy Chop” is the literal translation, and the actual name of this dining joint at Short Street. The eatery […]

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New Rasa Singapura – Social Enterprise Restaurant Serving Good Old Hawker Food

The old Rasa Singapura Food Centre still spells fond food memories for many, previously located at Tanglin where some of the best hawker stalls in Singapore congregate. When things were much simpler, and perhaps happier. To pay tribute to the space, a restaurant bar newly set up at Tanglin Post Office calls itself “New Rasa […]

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10 Best Claypot Dishes In Singapore – So Hot, So Comforting, So Shiok!

I wrote this entry on a cool, rainy day, dreaming about having Claypot Bak Kut Teh with the hot, steaming soup providing much comfort and warmth. Claypot dishes work well because the food inside the pot loses little to no moisture because it is surrounded by steam, creating a tender, flavorful dish. Also, less oil […]

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Tuan Yuan Pork Ribs Soup 团缘肉骨茶 – Ya Hua Sets Up Another Bak Kut Teh Eatery At Tiong Bahru

When the children of the founders of Outram Park Ya Hua Rou Gu Cha 欧南园亚华肉骨茶 wanted to set up a shop on their own, they were not allowed to use the original brandname. In a bold move, owner Mr Gwee Song How wanted his children to learn more about entrepreneur and hardship from ground zero, […]

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Restaurant Labyrinth – Best Asian Fine Dining Restaurant In Singapore

Labyrinth won the Best Asian Fine Dining in the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) Epicurean Star Award 2015. It was a close fight between all the nominees, but Labyrinth won in how it was able to create unexpected dishes inspired by the Singapore food culture itself, and also presented the menu in a methodical story. […]

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Singapore Invites – The A-Z List Of Where To Eat, Where To Go Around Singapore

If you invite a friend over to Singapore, where would you bring this guest? To share your favourite local dishes, to bring them to a place of interest, to show a slice of Singapore. Singapore Invites is asking for all who are living in Singapore to share their stories of Singapore that they would like […]

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A-One Bak Kut Teh – BKT At The Star Vista, Passable

In an examination-obsessed country like Singapore, the very sound of “A-One” can trigger off sensations of achievement and pride. A-One Claypot has the right name then. Famous for their dried scallop porridge, the local restaurant chain has further diversified into Bak Kut Teh business, offering Singapore’s 1st Claypot Bak Kut Teh Porridge. A-One’s porridge and […]

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Fu Lin Bar – Hipster Yong Tau Foo In The Day, Asian Fusion Tapas At Night

Fu Lin Yong Tofu gets a revamp and goes ‘hipster’, selling Asian Fusion Tapas after 3pm along with house wines, sake and beer. Located at Telok Ayer Street near Amoy Food Centre, Fu Lin appears like any other generic bar with an industrial concrete look matched with high tables and seats. Why all look the […]

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