New Stall Dishing Out Ipoh Cuisine in Maxwell Food Centre! Ipoh Curry Mee. Read more: https://www.misstamchiak.com/chef-ron/
Maureen
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Meet the real deal! The real Ipoh curry laksa and yes, you can try it here in Maxwell. It's the best thing outside of Ipoh. Unless you are making a flight up north, I would advise you to make your way here pretty soon as they are only available till the end of this month. Sadly, @ron.chef has decided to hang up his apron. So hurry before it's too late! So nice to have met Chef @willcookwilleat and @sqtop this morning and thanks for letting me crash your party and thanks for lunch!
Blueskies
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Ipoh Curry Mee ($4) This soupy style is the original Ipoh Curry Mee but you don't have to travel 562 kilometres for it. There is a much more accessible spot right here in Singapore at @ron.chef (stall 3 inside Maxwell Road Hawker Centre). A family-run business, they focus on a small selection of Ipoh specialties, including the dish above. I loved everything about their Ipoh Curry Mee. The very fragrant gravy wasn't the thick-with-coconut-milk sort you associate with most Chinese-style curries. Instead, it's nicely balanced with a chicken broth - making it ideal for rather guilt-free slurping. The fresh mint leaves lifts the flavour profile and the bean sprouts add a welcome crunch to the mixed noodles. What's more, a bowl costs only $4.
Veronica
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Ipoh Dry Curry Noodles ($4) If my two Ipoh-born foodie friends @blueskiescottonclouds and @happygreedyfoodie whom I trust, can vouch for the authenticity of Chef Ron's "Ipoh Curry Noodles", I am sold! Pictured here is the dry version which tasted exactly like the curry mee my late grandma used to cook, and that I loved so much. If I were to draw a comparison, I'd say it is very similar to Indian-style fish head curry which is deeply aromatic and spicy. What gave it extra pizzazz was the dash of special dark soya sauce that came all the way from Ipoh, and fresh mint leaves grown by the hawkers themselves. This family-owned and run hawker stall also deserves a big thumbs-up for choosing to use only fresh, not frozen, chicken and pork. The latter is made into the "char siew" and "sio bak" that go on as toppings. "Chef Ron" is open Mondays to Saturdays with dishes ready in stages from about 9am. Besides Ipoh Curry Mee, they also sell Malaysia-style Nasi Lemak, Curry Chicken with Rice, "Bak Zhang" and more. They are at stall no. 3 which is located along the same row as "Tian Tian Chicken Rice" but towards the end closer to South Bridge Road.
Veronica
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Great Indian Spread So... we might have gone just a tad overboard in ordering between the two of us, but definitely no regrets! They're known for their chapatis and it is clear why. Chapati isn't my favourite carb in Indian cuisine, but these might just have changed my mind. They were pleasantly mild in tasting, and were not at all dry, unlike previous chapatis I've had. Most also order the Keema along with their chapatis, but I actually preferred pairing mine with their chicken curry. It was familiar in taste, and resembled like our prata and curry without all that oil. If you're a huge tendon fan like I am, please do not miss out on ordering the tulang! Instead of the red tulang that is commonly found in the other Indian Muslin establishments, these were served with the same curry previously mentioned. My mother said the tendons were a little too tough, but I didn't mind a single bit because it had a nice chew. Probably not the best item to order on a first date because chewing around the bone to get to the best bits in the tiniest nooks and crannies (yes all that anatomy lessons have paid off) isn't the most glamorous sight, but it is an immensely rewarding experience. The ladies finger and dal were great vegetarian options to balance out all that meat too. But the dish that impressed us the most, was certainly one which we were not expecting- goat's brain. It was delightfully creamy, and both the texture and taste actually reminded us of scrambled eggs. It did have a mild organ taste, but nothing too off-putting. Beautifully spiced, and packed a nice gentle heat. If you're game for it, definitely give it a go! Overall, a very satisfying lunch that I'm certain will set me in a food coma soon, but I sure ain't complaining. 😌
Amelia
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Chapati, Mutton Keema, Bittergourd, Ladies Fingers, Potato & Cauli All this for three of us was just nice, total spent $12.70! Epic meal, the chapati is warm and fragrant, perfect as always. The keema was hearty, spicy, not gamey at all and just a great Indian bolognese! The bittergourd was the star for me 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 Another lovely lunch at Azmi’s.
Jayne
1w
Lunch today of the legendary chapatti with masala mutton. Mutton was really lean and tender. Total damage $7.00. Takes only 2 pieces of chapatti to fill me up cos it's made of whole wheat. Yums! ••• Azmi Restaurant Add: 168/170 Serangoon Road (Beginning of Norris Road) ••• #sglegendaryhawker
Big
28w
Best Chapati & Keema Had this place on my wishlist since a couple of weeks. Finally me and my gf went to this small coztly hawker style place. We ordered their special Keema and hot chapati. It was really mouth smaking good. One of the best Indian joints ever. Chapati was fresh and the keema was just right in spices. Highly recommended. Food 9/10 Service 9.5/10 Value for money 10/10 Ambience 8/10
Sidhartha
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Find the Best of Both Worlds in a Cup Laurence of "Kopi More" serves a deeply aromatic cuppa with rich crema at only $1.50 that I believe, is one-of-its-kind. To ensure freshness, he grinds the special blend of beans in small amounts when orders come in. What I find fascinating is that instead of the traditional "coffee sock", a fancy Italian espresso machine—which is a very rare sight in a hawker centre—is used to extract each cup of coffee or "kopi". Then, depending on your order, he'll either serve it black, or if you get what I got here, he'll briskly stir in some sweet, treacle-like condensed milk and the lighter evaporated milk. Honestly, I find his "kopi" so "pang" (Teochew for "fragrant") I never fail to order it whenever I am in the area. You can find Kopi More in the basement of Golden Mile Food Centre at stall unit #01-49.
Veronica
1w
Their coffee came out of this machine, using traditional roast coffee powder. Located at the ground level of the FC, the coffee offered by Kopi More was comparable to that of cafés, but definitely at a much lower price. It appealed to me, perhaps b'cos I was more into traditional blend.
I makan
7w
Cross Cultural Coffee Think of this "Kopi" as a Venn diagram. One of the two circles represents our traditional Singapore coffee culture, the other, the Italian style. The part they intersect is where @kopi_more resides. Mr. Tan, the genial owner of "Kopi More", a hawker stall in the lower level of Beach Road Hawker Centre, uses an espresso machine to pull his coffee. However, instead of following it with steamed milk, he adds evaporated and/or condensed milk in good ol' Singapore style. So what you get is the best of both worlds in a $1.50 cuppa.
Veronica
9w
Matcha Azuki Cake Was waiting for my Kopi when I saw the homebaker coming in and arranging the cakes in the display cabinet — thought I might as well give them a try. The Matcha Azuki Chiffon Cake is claimed to be baked with no added preservatives etc. — a pretty light, bouncy and fluffy cake that whiffs of a rather light hint of bitter matcha flavours at the end. Quite liked that the azuki beans here are earthy with just a soft touch of sweetness; soft to chew on so the texture goes pretty well with the cake overall!
Xing Wei
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Some @ryepint Lovin' Summer for the hot and humid days ahead. The lingering long finish of this wonderful brew is addictive and like a drug, you are tempted to keep coming back for more. Exclusive to @goodluckbeerhouse taste this #singapore cracker with a couple of epok-epok from the Neighbourhood Sarabat stall, I insist. 🙌
Drinking
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Singaporean Craft Beers tapping moments the other day at @GoodLuckBeerHouse! Feat. @Brewlander, @InnocenceBrewing & @RyePint! Eight fine taps of Brew, Enjoy, Empty, Repeat 🍻
Blanche
30w
[New Post up on blogsite] 👉 click active link in bio to read all about a beerhouse stocked with our very own local brews. Enjoy the weekend loves 💋 Imagine pairing beers with dimsum - we were a little hungry so we decided to order a Platter to try. At SGD$15.00 the platter came in a huge bamboo basket and comprised 2 Char Siew Buns (BBQ Pork Buns), 2 Har Gow (prawn dumplings), 2 Siew Mai (minced meat dumplings), 2 Beancurd Sheet Pork Rolls and 2 Chives + Pork Dumplings. It wasn't the handmade variety, if you get what I mean, but paired with beers, it became somewhat of a happy snack for us.
Elle
33w
Stigbergets GBG Beer Week 2016 ($22) Voted as the best IPA in the world is this precious bottle, by Stigbergets Bryggeri, a brewery in Göteborg, Sweden! Every mouthful was filled with fruity sweetness of citrus, grapefruits, peach & mango with a hint of bitterness towards the end. It's so so sooo good & so drinkable I have to get another bottle soon.
Amanda
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AmaZing Pita And hummus! Fluffy like clouds pita and smooth savory hummus. All for a good price! Special pita flavors at $2.20 each Garlic was my favorite! Za’atar was good but not really my thing. Ask the shopkeeper to heat t up for you so you can snack as you walk! 100g of hummus for $3 Add some olive oil! It was very very tasty but a little too smooth for me (I’m a crunchy peanut butter girl) I wanted to get the hummus special for $13 recommended by fellow burpplers but that’s only offered if the tables are available (note only 2 two seaters are provided outside the shop)
Ka Yi
3w
Za'atar Pita, Homemade Hummus One of my favourite places to stop by for a delicious snack. This places supplies the best pita in the country to some of the best restaurants, so you know you're in for a treat! My favorites are the wholemeal and za'atar pitas, served warm alongside their superbly creamy hummus. Say yes when he asks if you take spicy, and you'll be rewarded with a lovely dusting of chili powder. Loaded with whole chickpeas and hard boiled eggs, this was divine. I also loved the really simple, no frills environment, just sitting along the walkway at Bali Lane and snacking on these beauties 👌🏻
Jayne
22w
Pita (from $1) & Homemade Hummus (from $5 for 100g) I’ve walked past this section several times but sadly never once noticed this bakery. 💔 Apparently, it’s been here for three years(!!) and they bake some of the most uhmayzing pita bread on the island daily and supply various hotels and restaurants including Common Man Coffee Roasters and Fat Prince. You can purchase fresh pita from their in-house assortment — white ($1), wholemeal ($1.50), sesame seeds, garlic, za’atar ❤️❤️, Spicy New Orleans/cajun ($2.20 for any with toppings) — along with various dips to enjoy on the spot or to take home (they’re on Deliveroo too!). Oh, and they don’t use canned chickpeas for their hummus; they soak the chickpeas overnight to soften before cooking instead. So next time you’re planning a mezze party or craving for good pita and spreads, you know where to go!
Muriel
48w
💯 Lovely little bakery with an assortment of affordable pitas to choose from. The hummus is a must try because they're so good and creamy!!
Norazika
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Hanoi Bun Cha A delicious hidden gem that I finally got down to visiting after @rinns recommendation, Uncle Ho Tuckshop located inside a commercial building offers some kickass Vietnamese noodles (psst maybe even one of the best in Singapore imho). Having their signature and the very dish made famous when Anthony Bourdain gave Barack Obama a crash course on Vietnamese cuisine in Hanoi, their Buncha Lunch Value Set Meal which includes a drink ($14.90) was simply delightful and amazingly appetising. Served with a sweet tangy broth with a mixture of grilled pork belly and grilled meatball, the Buncha is to be eaten like a Vietnamese Soba, adding condiments in to enhance the flavours and dipping the rice vermicelli into the soup. And of course in true Vietnamese style, a side of fresh greens and herbs to introduce different textures and taste to the bowl. Though a tad astringent with its base flavour being pickled vegetables, the sourish elements really supplement and amp up the broth. Won’t recommend drinking it as a soup but man it is super shiok - a balanced and harmonious blend. But the highlight for me was certainly the thin slices of pork that reminded me of bacon at first bite and the well-seasoned grilled meatballs. Slurps. Their iced lemongrass-pandan was two thumbs-up, too.
Vanessa
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Hanoi Bun Cha Interesting dip noodles from Vietnam! Sweet dip before adding in Garlic & Chilli but after adding it tastes different in a nicr way! $14.90 for a lunch set including a drink. Will try the baguette next time!
Ashley
18w
Authentic Hanoi Cuisine in the West! Beef Combo Pho. Read more: https://www.misstamchiak.com/uncle-ho-tuckshop/
Maureen
23w
Vietnamese Comfort Food At Mapletree We came at night, when all the office workers had left for the day. The restaurant is clean and spacious. For singapore, this restaurant had a surprisingly large variety of Vietnamese delicacies. The omelette bahn mi was 10$ plus a drink. The meatball soup (SO GOOD) was 13$.
Joana
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Pulut Tekan With Kaya ($4) Very good kaya, very good kueh! Will totally come back for a tea time treat. The Kopi Siew Dai was excellent - very fragrant and just strong enough.
Jayne
4w
pulut tekan and sugee cake @ sunset railway cafe tea break because food like these. is like atasfied kopitiam tea break but you don't mind the extra bucks at all. pulut tekan ($4), a peranakan glutinous rice cake here is paired with their home made artisan kaya here - it was light, very soothing, and that mellowed sweetness that you forget you are downing glutinous rice shot one after another. sugee cake ($4.80) is another their signature - coarser almonds here lends a hearty bite to this rich cake with a lemon drizzle that complements it so well. best to down one bite with a sip of your favourite heartland kopi each time!
Fabian
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kopi @ sunset railway cafe feeling selfish and just want to have this kopi hideout to myself. but i am for the greater good. free parking ☑, free wifi ☑, good kopi? ☑ ☑. am a FAN already. plus they remember me! ok, like who will ask to pay kopi with cc right? still cursing myself for not bringing the wallet out. but @sunsetrailway_cafe made the day better!
Fabian
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Pulut Tekan + Kaya Posted this once, and that was the very first time I have walked into Sunset Railway Cafe. When the craving for Kueh kicks in and you need a spot near school to have a quick coffee break that has local Kopi and WiFi — Sunset Railway Cafe is just the spot I would end up hitting. Essentially like a Kueh Salat, but you get to smear the eggy blob of Kaya (which acts like a Pandan mousse that is on a Kueh Salat) atop the beautiful diamonds of Glutinous Rice speckled with blue hues of the Butterfly Pea all by yourself. Each portion of glutinous rice comes tacky with a good bite; certainly a good item to pair alongside a cup of Kopi while working on the laptop over their WiFi.
Xing Wei
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