Local Fare

Local Fare

Who doesn't love hawker food? From the familiar favourites to the unknown gems; reviews of local food all around Singapore.
Yeung Kai Ho
Yeung Kai Ho

Old school curry rice from Havelock Hainanese Curry Rice at Sun Vista Food Centre really hits the spot! Really love the crispy pork cutlet bits and their meatball.

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Had to queue a bit for this plate of chicken wings but it was worth it! Da Ji Hainanese chicken rice at Toa Payoh sells regular chicken rice but most people queue to buy their chicken wings. Crispy and constantly freshly fried - at $1.40 for a full wing it was really worth it! They also give you extra crispy bits if you ask for it.

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The rainy weather is perfect for hot and hearty food, such as the frog leg porridge from Hong Chiang Eating House! Their frog legs are always very tender and fresh, as is their other seafood offerings.

The curry chicken cutlet at Queensway Shopping Centre really hits the spot! Very lemak and pairs really well with the tender chicken cutlet.

The fried eggs and tofu from D’Penyetz was so good! This heaping mountain consisted of freshly fried tofu wrapped in a sinful layer of deep fried egg. The tofu was really crisp but soft on the inside. The fried egg was quite reminiscent of those deep fried Thai omelettes. And when you pair the two you get a really amazing combination, especially when paired with their sweet peanut sauce.

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The mee hoon keuh from @greenviewcafe is one of the best around! Went back recently and they now have a mala version, which was really good. The mala sauce was very savoury but not excessively spicy, and they were very generous with the meats and other ingredients (including luncheon meat!)

Hidden gem (sort of) at Ang Mo Kio! The prawn noodles from Penang Delights was super umami and flavourful. The broth is a little sweeter than the usual prawn mee but I don’t mind it. The chilli sauce added a nice kick as well. Also worth trying is their penang lor mee — slightly less herbal-tasting and a bit sweeter, but still really good.

Uggli Muffins at Toa Payoh are really good and value for money! They provide a wide variety of flavours such as banana and walnut, blueberry, orange peel and cranberry, all priced at $1-something and baked fresh. Really liked the caramelised top and the interesting flavours

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Always a must buy when u head to Tanglin Halt food centre. The peanut pan cake (min jiang keuh) from Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake is really the best around imo. It’s crispy round the edges but soft, gooey and chewy inside. They are super generous with their peanut and sugar filling and there’s always extra which spills out into the box for you to mop up

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Yong Xiang carrot cake at Bendemeer food market always has a queue, and I can see why — their teochew png keuh and soon keuh can be pan fried and you can request for more ingredients to be added as you wish! Their pan fried png keuh and soon keuh with extra eggs and dark soy sauce was sooo good. This delicious mess only cost about $6 and is good enough to feed 2/3 pax. Great for breakfast!

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Finally managed to try the curry noodles from Cantonese Delights at Hong Lim Food Centre! They usually sell out by 1-ish but luckily they still had some char siew noodles left at that time that day (although they ran out of their fried chicken cutlet…). The char siew and wantons were quite tasty, but the star of the show is definitely their super lemak curry sauce! Seems like a weird combo at first to have curry wanton noodles, but everything went very well together!

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They’ve been around for so long but the BCM from @mingfafishball at Thomson Road is still one of the better ones imo! It’s especially satisfying to have their mini hotpot noodles given the rainy cold weather

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