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Food Recommdation

Wing Seong Fatty’s (Albert) Restaurant


Upon some chatter on an old Fatty Weng 肥仔荣 name on the social media, I got to know that the original stall (which used to be at Albert Street) is now located at Burlington Square. (Not to be mixed up with the Fatty Weng Restaurant at Smith Street or the one at Singapore Badminton Hall)
Made my way down to savour a past favourite and pleasantly noticed some helpers were still around, albeit with grey hair now.
Personally I would not say they were as good as before but not a fail. However I must also confess that my tastebuds would have also changed with time and cannot expect the status quo.
This time, I went for their sang mee (crispy seafood noodles which is probably the best of the lot), claypot liver (missing the pork taste), roast chicken (not dry but shd hv been served w salt, pepper and prawn crackers), lohan vegetables (bit on the bland side).

01-31 Burlington Square,
175 Bencoolen Street

Near Rocher MRT Station

+65 6338 1087

AVERAGE PRICE: $6 onwards

SUITABLE FOR: Lunch and Dinner

Signature: meat roll, Singapore prawn fried rice, chilli kangkong and house tofu.
得记 Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle


得记 Hong Kong soya sauce chicken I think one of the better soya sauce chicken around.

The noodles texture is springy and the sauce complements well with the noodle.

I recommend to add on chilli sauce to make the mouthful better.

One of the better HK Soy Sauce Chicken I had, the thigh meat is succulent & flavourful.

You don't even need any sauce, just eat it as it is.

Tenderbest doesn't even come close to living it up to their name, it should be crowned to this place instead.

Simple and nice food the next moment your bowl will be empty.

Look, damn good, salivia also drooling, gonna try...Don't miss it.

Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre
3 Yung Sheng Road
Singapore 610499

08:30am - 02:00pm
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08:30am - 02:00pm
08:30am - 02:00pm
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08:30am - 02:00pm

No land line

AVERAGE PRICE: $3 onwards

SUITABLE FOR: lunch mostly for those working near that area

Signature: salty chicken skin, sio bak

188 Cafe​

Address: 331/333 Balestier Road, Singapore 329765

Telephone: 62569816

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours (zichar menu is only available until 11pm)


This restaurant serves good decent food. Prawn noodle, zhi char and bak kut teh.

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 air-conditioning on Balestier Road and Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh is one of the stalls.

This is the Herbal Claypot Bak Kut Teh. The broth is a dark-brown color with lots of whole garlic cloves. The broth is rich and fragrant with a lingering herbal taste that is not overwhelming. The pork ribs fall off the bone easily.

Besides bak kut teh, 188 Cafe also offers many other spicy Szechuan, seafood and zichar dishes. The Big Prawn Noodle looks mighty good, I will try it the next time I am there.
Chai Chee Kway Chap


One thing that many of us Singaporeans love to indulge in is some good-old kway chap.

This sinful yet satisfying dish is a popular favourite that is sold at multiple hawker centres all over Singapore. Despite looking so simple, a dish like kway chap is not easy to prepare.

It requires a lot of tedious preparation such as proper cleaning of the innards as well as long hours of braising.

Tucked away at in Blk 216 Bedok Market and Food Centre is Chai Chee Kway Chap, a humble stall that serves up some pretty decent kway chap for when the cravings come at you hard and fast.

This is one of the few stalls at Blk 216 Bedok that has a long, snaking queue. As Singaporeans, we all know that if there is a queue, it means the food is probably good, so we had high expectations of this place.

There was also a decent amount of servings of juicy pork belly, tau pok as well as half a hard-boiled egg. The kway was also nice and smooth and we appreciate how the soup for the kway was not too salty and overwhelming.

All in all, it was a pretty filling meal that left us full and satisfied. We definitely won?t mind coming back here again when the kway chap cravings strike.

Very shiok!!!

Food is very nice and satisfying.

The food price is reasonable so order away!

Drop in today! Highly recommended!

216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-67
Singapore 460216

Opening Hours:
6am ? 6pm

Tel: +65 6225 5632

AVERAGE PRICE: $3 onwards

SUITABLE FOR: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Signature: Kway Chap
Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodle


Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodle at Loyang industrial has been one of the prawn mee stalls I have wanted to visit for a long time. I have heard many raving reviews of their prawn mee. However, the place is not accessible by public transport. The nearest MRT station is at Pasir Ris, and there is only a bus to the industrial area, which takes about half an hour to reach.

Big Prawn Noodles is tucked at the far end of Loyang Way Food Village – a short distance from Changi Airport. Despite being inaccessible to most people, the food court is constantly packed with office workers.

Besides the location, another thing you should prep yourself for is the long waiting time. With a relentless queue spotted at the stall daily, getting your hands on their prawn noodles may take up to 30 minutes at times!

The food at Big Prawn Noodles is the few in Singapore I’d say is worth the travel and queue. While both the soup and dry versions of their prawn noodles were satisfying, the former takes the cake for me. The full-bodied broth was the highlight and having a huge bowl of it with noodles was the best way to enjoy it!

Address: 64 Loyang Way, Loyang Way Food Village, Singapore 508754
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am to 3pm, Sat 6:30am to 2pm

1) Alight at Pasir Ris MRT station. Take Exit A or B. Walk to Pasir Ris Bus Interchange (Stop ID 77009). Take bus number 6. Alight 15 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 30 minutes.

Signature: Pork Rib Prawn Noodle Soup, Signature Noodle
Prawn Village


A Gratifying Prawn Mee by a Nurse turned Hawker.

Prawn Village opened 3 months ago at Golden Mile Food Centre, also known as Army Market, Prawn Village is a surprising find!

Owner Anson was a nurse for 16 years before embarking on his hawker journey.

“My grandparents used to be kway chap hawkers but they refused to pass their skills down to me as they always believed that degree holders shouldn’t pursue hawking as a career.”

7 years ago, Anson was holidaying in Penang, and came across a stall that served superb Penang prawn noodles.

He casually asked if the Penang hawker was willing to impart the techniques of preparing prawn noodles to him.

To his amazement, they agreed. He went back to Penang a couple of times to master the skills of cooking prawn noodles, before he finally set up Prawn Village.

Similar to other prawn noodles stalls, you get to choose between having the soup version or dry version.

You can also select your desired type of noodles from yellow noodles, hor fun, bee hoon, and thick bee hoon.

Go early to avoid disappointment.

Drop in today! Highly recommended!

#01-62, 20 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270020

Operating Hours
9am to 5pm. Closed on Saturdays.


AVERAGE PRICE: $3 onwards

SUITABLE FOR: suitable for family gatherings and large groups

Signature: Prawn Noodle
Ng Soon Kee Fish & Duck Porridge

Address: #01-11 Geylang East Centre Market & Food Corner, Blk 117 Aljunied Ave 2, Singapore 380117
Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm, closed on Sundays



Ng Soon Kee Fish & Duck Porridge (黃顺记鱼糜.鸭糜) is run by an old couple, and the stall has been around since 1958. During peak hours, be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes. The uncle is the only one cooking, hence you got to be patient. Trust me, it is worth the wait.Quality Fish Soup & Braised Duck.

If you are a true blue Teochew, I am sure you’ll love Ng Soon Kee’s fish soup.


7 Wallich Street, Guoco Tower, #B2-27, Singapore 078881


WANTON: Lucky Cup, Tanjong Pagar: “Would a wanton noodle by any other name still taste as heavenly?”

The perennial question is this: Would a wanton noodle by any other name still smell and taste as sweet? In this culinary sonnet of accessibility versus familiarity, where does WANTON: Lucky Cup stand? Is their elevated iteration of a classic hawker staple necessary or is it merely muddying the water of a nation besotted by a dish so polarising, it does, in fact, beg closer study?

But before I get ahead of myself, allow me the luxury of an explanation. I am here today at Guoco Tower to sample this modern take on local wanton noodles. Interestingly, this isn’t their first foray into the already crowded industry. Branching off its older sibling that is WANTON Seng’s Noodle Bar along Amoy Street, Lucky Cup caters to a clientele of hurried office workers who are looking for a quick bite.
Space Box 串梭时空
60 Lor 23 Geylang, D'innova, #01-01, Singapore 388384
Operating Hours: 11am - 3am(Daily)


Geylang Rd — Space-themed bistro with lok lok from S$1.
Our nation of foodies will know that Singapore has no lack of themed cafés, restaurants, or eateries, but this one is guaranteed to be an experience that’s out of the world. Say hello to Space Box 串梭时空, a new bistro bar that boasts of an unconventional space theme.

Space Box 串梭时空 also boasts of a vast menu of zi char dishes and lok lok starting from S$1, which means that you can indulge in a feast underneath the ‘stars’ without breaking the bank. One of their most popular options include the Roast Pork with Garlic (S$15), topped with fresh coriander and sesame seeds. It’s a dish that shows great promise to bring you over the moon. Other mouthwatering zi char dishes include their Mala Lobster Tail (S$28) and Sichuan Spicy Chicken (S$15).

It’ll be a while until we can visit JB and indulge in as many lok lok skewers as we want, but until then, Space Box 串梭时空 will be a pretty good contender for any cravings that might hit. The options are equally affordable and abundant—there’s Fried Beancurd Skin (S$1), King Oyster Mushroom (S$1), Sotong Ball (S$1.20), Cheese Tofu (S$1.20), and much more.

Space Box 串梭时空 also features a beer library with vibrant neon signs and an assortment of booze including Tsing Tao Pilsner (S$6.80+), Heineken (S$6.80+), and more. They’ll be perfect for washing down after a filling meal of lok lok and zi char, and what better way to unwind than with an ice-cold beer in hand?
Ng Kee Teochew Fishball Kuay Teow Mee

3 Yung Sheng Road, Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, #02-64, Singapore 618499
Operating Hours: 6am - 1pm (Tue to Fri), Closed on Sat to Mon


Hidden gem sells old-school $3.50 fishball noodles with 1 hour “invisible” queue
Nothing speaks of familiarity like fishball noodles do— its simplicity, tastiness, and the all-star component of juicy fishballs hits the spot every single time. I’ve heard of Ng Kee Teochew Fishball Kuay Teow Mee for a long while, but I only made my journey down recently.

The old-school stall is at Taman Jurong Food Centre, a hawker centre that serves the industrial estate with lovely eats.

You might be thinking, what’s so great about their fishball noodles? Well, my experience here was something that I experienced for the first time and it was quite an eye-opener.

First things first, after finding my way to the West of Singapore, I arrived at my destination. You have to take the lift up and Ng Kee Teochew Fishball Kuay Teow Mee will appear on your left.

I’m not going to lie, at 9am in the morning, I was shocked to be greeted by the large crowd. A turn of my head and I realised that they were waiting in line for the fishball noodles that I had my eyes on as well!

So you might ask again, what queue am I referring to? It’s an invisible queue! All these people seated down are in line for their orders to be done, except, there’s no actual physical queue.

When I went to the front of the stall, the uncle at the front-of-house immediately gave me a heads up. “1 hour”, he said. That meant that it’ll be an hour of waiting time. Without writing down any details of my order, he went back to prepping other orders. How can he remember everything?

Seated at the far corner that was quite hidden, I waited patiently. About 40 minutes later, the same uncle came over to pass me a saucer and a pair of chopsticks as a gesture of the commencement of my meal. I was pretty impressed… I thought I was expected to come back to the stall in an hour’s time, but the owner served me himself! For an elderly, he is really extremely agile.

Okay, there’s no time to waste, let’s get into the food review. I waited for about 45 minutes for my bowl, so it wasn’t exactly an hour’s wait. I think the owner preempts a longer expected time so that consumers won’t make a fuss about their noodles! Smart move.

In all honesty, we have to agree that Singaporeans belong to extreme ends. They are either super kiasu or super impatient. I believe the consumers of Ng Kee Teochew Fishball Kuay Teow Mee belong to the former, and now I know why. Good things will come to those who wait, and indeed, we are rewarded with an excellent bowl of fishball noodles.

Maybe it’s their organisational skills, but the way they arrange their customers and how they operate is truly commendable. It’s much more systematic as compared to every other stall where consumers have to wait in line, standing for a long time. And that is probably why they have such a loyal fanbase. 2 hours later, even after I was done with my meal, there was still quite a number of people in “line”.

Now I know why the locals rave upon this. I totally get the hype over Ng Kee Teochew Fishball Kuay Teow Mee’s old-school fishball noodles.

Pin Wei Chee Cheong Fun​

(+65) 8180 2014


41A Cambridge Rd, #01-25, Singapore 211041


Sat-Sun: 6:30am – 2pm
Wed: closed


In the 1950s, Pin Wei started out as a small push-cart business, selling traditional Chinese delicacy, chwee kueh. But just a little 10 years ago, Pin Wei switched from specialising in chwee kueh to specialising in chee cheong fun by spending a fortune on a custom made electric gas steamer. Till date, Pin Wei Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun has achieved a consistent and efficient production pace in which delicate near-perfect rolls are always served, enticing one to return for more.

Pin Wei serves the traditional chee cheong fun, char siew cheong fun, prawn cheong fun and scallop cheong fun. With just 4 items on the menu, Pin Wei Chee Cheong Fun has perfected the 4 dishes, taking pride in serving their highly acclaimed chee cheong fun.

Eddy’s grandfather was a street hawker who specialised in charcoal-steamed chwee kueh. He was succeeded by his son, Tan Song Beow (second from right; now 72).

The family only pivoted to selling handmade Hong Kong-style chee cheong fun – thin, silky rice rolls stuffed with fillings like prawn or char siew, served with a savoury sauce and chilli – in 2009 when Eddy (far right) took over the biz. He elaborates: “My grandfather sold chwee kueh. My father sold chwee kueh. I also sold chwee kueh (laughs). But when I took over, I felt that there were too many stalls doing the same thing. So I wanted to try something more daring – I’d seen [HK-style] chee cheong fun in Malaysia and Hong Kong, and convinced my dad to pivot.”

The switch worked — they now sell around 400 plates daily on weekdays and 500 on weekends, despite opening only for breakfast and lunch.

Father and son used to run the stall in Pek Kio with their wives, Thou Ka Chu (second from left), 70, and Jennifer Poon (far left), 50, but Eddy shares that due to their expansion plans, the family will be split across the various outlets and a central kitchen.
Fei Zai Pork Rib Prawn Noodles

114 Pasir Panjang Road, Eng Lock Koo Coffeeshop, Singapore 118539

Operating Hours: 5am - 1pm (Mon to Fri), 5am - 11am (Sat)


Tasty bowls of pork rib prawn noodles sell out by 11am.

Just 3 months ago, I mentioned that my review at Old Teochew had me waking up the earliest. Well, my trip to Fei Zai Pork Rib Prawn Noodles (肥仔排骨蝦麺)located in Eng Lock Koo kopitiam at Pasir Panjang takes the cake. I woke up at 6.30am and made the arduous trip to meet my dining partner, Ingrid, who lived nearby.

At first glance, the coffee shop looked like a throwback scene from the 80s. There were yellowish walls, old-school round tables and white fluorescent tube lighting. And indeed it was, having been around since 1954… that’s 69 years of history. Amazing!

The 18-year-old stall is owned by 60-year-old Mr Ang Chor Yong, who arrives at his stall at 3 in the morning to prepare for his opening at 5am.

The menu is straight forward. You’ll have a choice of either dry or soup noodles, the size of the prawn (normal or large), and an add-on of pork ribs or pig’s tail.

What started off as a slow morning with bloodshot eyes and plenty of yawning ended off on a high note. Both the dry and soup versions were executed really well and it looked like the long journey and lack of sleep was well worth it.

Be sure to visit Fei Zai Pork Rib Prawn Noodles by 11am as they tend to sell out by that timing— good luck!

Zhang Ji Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao​

Alexandra Village Food Centre #01-56, 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150120
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 8pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues


Popular XLB & Guo Tie Stall At Alexandra Village, NEWLY Included In Michelin Guide Singapore​

Alexandra Village Food Centre which was established in 1970, has been a mainstay of the local food scene for over 50 years.

While I still find it slightly under-the-radar in terms of media mentions, there are quite many worthy stalls to mention there.

These include Xiang Jiang Soya Sauce Chicken, Tiong Bahru Lien Fa Shui Jing Pau, Zi Jin Cheng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice 紫金城, and Hong Kong Yummy Soup 香港靚湯.

Zhang Ji Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao 上海拉面小笼包 is another noteworthy stall, always attracting long queues during meal times.

Managed by husband-and-wife team, the Zhangs came from Nanjing and make their food freshly on-the-spot in the small stall.

Managed by husband-and-wife team, the Zhangs came from Nanjing and make their food freshly on-the-spot in the small stall.

Soon Huat Prawn Noodles – Old School Michelin-Recommended $3.50 Prawn Mee At Lavender​

North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre #01-105, 861 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198783
Opening Hours: 10am – 3pm (Sun – Mon), 9am – 5pm (Tues – Sat)


Spotting the signboard “Soon Huat” from afar, it is a mystery as to what they sell – until you are close enough to see the noodles, prawns, and a simmering pot of stock.

That’s right – Prawn Noodles is the deal.

The distinctly old-school stall at North Bridge Road Food Centre near Lavender MRT Station still sports the classic look: a glass panel separates the cooking area from the customers, with imprinted red letters stating the dishes and prices.

The humble Prawn Mee stall has recently included in the Singapore Michelin Guide.

The signature prawn noodles come in at an extremely economical price of $3.50 or $4.

Perhaps that is why the stall always attract a long queue (of say 45 minutes or more) of regulars.

The other thing I observed was that uncle and auntie were meticulous in arranging the ingredients neatly, showing pride in their work – though that would take a bit of time.

So patience, my friends.

Two versions of prawn noodles exist, being a dry version and a soup version.

For the dry version, the bowl of yellow noodles came decked out with slices of fish cake, whole peeled prawns, and pork slices.

Some fried pork lard and fried garlic adds crunch and flavour.

Make sure you toss everything together with the sauce pooled at the bottom, which is likewise brimming with these old-school flavours.

You can drop by Soon Huat at the rustic North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre. However, while Google indicates a 3pm or 5pm closing time, they are really sold out much earlier than that.

So indeed, while stocks (or prawn stock) last.

SIMS Leisure Food Space – Hidden Thai food in Geylang​

Gemini@Sims, 2 Sims Close, Singapore 387298
Daily: 11am – 11pm (Last order: 9:30pm)
Mobil no: 88779959 / 86868568


Tucked in a quiet street along Sims Close, 10 minutes away from Aljunied MRT Station, SIMS is a crowd favourite among those living and working in the Aljunied vicinity.

We were there on a Friday evening and the place was buzzing with diners. Many had huge platters on their tables and we knew we had to get one (or two) for ourselves!

Overall, we had a fun experience dining at SIMS with the wide choice of food options, lively ambience and great value. Also note that there is a huge seating capacity, an air-conditioned dining area and ample parking lots here at SIMS!


Address: 41 Opal Crescent, Singapore 328428
Opening Hours: 6.30am to 1.30pm or sold out, closed every Tuesdays


I first tried MacPherson Minced Meat Noodles many years back when I was filming CHIAK LOCAL web series as this is one of Speaker Mr. Tan Chuan Jin’s favourite hawker stalls. Used to be located in a coffee shop along Upper Serangoon Road where Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat is, they have moved to a few places including Marsiling Mall and Bukit Batok. Good news is, they are now back in Serangoon and located very near to their original location!

So happy to see Uncle Yap again! It is like meeting old friends! I thought he has retired but not so soon, I guess we are still able to enjoy his bak chor mee! Whenever I see him at Upper Serangoon coffeeshop, he is always very tensed up. But now, he is so cheery and I even had the chance to make conversation with him!

As usual, Uncle Yap makes everything from scratch. His stall opens at 7am in the morning so he is here in the market in the wee hours to boil the soup and prepare ingredients. His broth is boiled with old hen, soybeans and anchovies for 3 to 4 hours. No wonder that bowl of rich and cloudy soup is so tasty with a hint of sweetness. Oomph…

When it comes to noodle options, common varieties include either mee pok or mee kia. Cooked till al dente, each bowl of minced meat noodles ($5) is served with sliced pork, minced meat, pork liver, braised mushroom, and slices of fishcake. Though the combination of ingredients is simple, they work terrifically well.

Uncle Yap adds his braised mushroom sauce at the end before serving to customers. His mushroom sauce is like his secret weapon, which makes his minced pork noodles outstanding. He also sells Pig Trotter Noodles ($6), Chicken Feet Noodle ($4) and Dish & Noodle ($7).

Nat’s Chicks

#01-01 People’s Park Center, 101 Upper Cross St, S058357.

Open daily 11.30am-9pm


A former Intellectual Property associate in a smart-lock company, the SUSS (Singapore University of Social Sciences) grad who has a Masters in Intellectual Property Management, is determinedly passionate about the hawker trade. “After being a hawker for one year [back at Ah Five], I ‘confirm’ have the passion for [going full-time into] this. Because this chicken rice is the taste I remember from my childhood days; it’s what my father cooked for us.” She is pragmatic enough to offer both traditional Hainanese fare alongside new-fangled dishes. “My aim is to let both traditional chicken rice and innovative dishes co-exist, as well as provide a cosy environment which is more hygienic: from kitchen preparation, equipment storage, to offering al fresco and air-conditioned seating for my customers.”
She took over a former Yakiniku joint, and inherited some equipment and furniture which helped to cut down her start-up cost to $10,000.

After leaving Ah Five, Nat worked part-time gigs at a few F&B establishments such as restaurants and club lounges, for a few months. She wanted to learn about the operations and workflow of running a bigger eatery. “I finally settled on the zi char-style method – the ‘table by table’ method where I’ll cook everything for one table before moving to the next order.”

We appreciate Nat’s effort to forge her own path by marrying traditional chicken rice with more innovative dishes. However, she might have bitten off more than she can chew with the numerous new-fangled dishes as she’s running her eatery solo most of the time. The food, while decent, is hit or miss. But it’s early days still. Once she sorts out her teething issues, we’ll return for that yummy chai poh omelette and also to give her chicken rice another shot.

Goldleaf Restaurant 金葉餐廳​

Katong Square, 86 East Coast Road, #01-02, Singapore 428788
Tel: +65 6346 1088
Opening Hours: 11am – 3:30pm, 5pm – 10pm


Known For Taiwanese Porridge Ending Operations At Katong Square This Weekend.​

Taiwanese Porridge restaurant Goldleaf is known for its old-school Taiwanese cuisine, located at Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road.

Due to lease issues, they will not be renewing their lease at Katong Square after 6 years there.

Its last date of operations will be 18 September 2022 (Sun).

They are currently looking for a brand new location to move to.

Being the first Singapore restaurant to offer Taiwanese Porridge since 1971 (that is older than many of us), Goldleaf Restaurant had relocated several times, from Oxley Road at Orchard area in the 70s, to its current location at Katong Square – right next to i12 Katong.

They have been around for 51 years.

For 51 years, Goldleaf Restaurant has been known for its good-old Taiwanese porridge, a place to dine with parents and grandparents to relieve their past memories and get some family bonding.

Hope they will be back soon.