SG Hawkers!

SG Hawkers!

Featuring Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, A Noodle Story (Amoy Street Food Centre), Kim Dae Mun (Concorde Hotel), Xin Yuan Ji (Bugis), Springleaf Prata Place (Jalan Tua Kong), Sumo Big Prawn Noodle (Ang Mo Kio 628 Market), King of Pao Fan (Bugis), Pepper Bowl (Amoy Street Food Centre), Toast Box (Suntec City), BK Eating House
Rachelle Ng
Rachelle Ng

A halal western stall managed by the folks behind Collins, has been sprouting in various coffee shops located islandwide. It dishes up nasty good charcoal grill dishes.

The portion is huge with the price tag. Had this lamb chop with chicken sausage and farmer鈥檚 mushroom soup. It costs about $17.90 but comes with 3 slabs of lamb rack, 2 spicy chicken sausage, a portion of aglio olio, salad and a corn. The lamb rack is heavily seasoned with herbs and dry rub, not the most tender and moist but it鈥檚 pretty easy on teeth. Going it with the black pepper sauce gave it an extra punch to the flavor burst.

Mushroom soup on the other hand is not the most gao-tasting but neither does it taste diluted. Good amount of mushroom and creamy flavor.

It became further extremely worth it with Burpple beyond 1-1. Check them out if you鈥檙e looking for a decent western fare.


Is it all good hawker is located at Block 85? 馃槄

Jokes outside, I鈥檝e decided to balance out my ventures of food into hawkers and more pocket friendly places. So randomly the first to check out was Redhill Hawker Centre. Sometimes when too spoilt for choice, i will always go for food that can鈥檛 be found at the coffeeshops near my house.

So we had Hokkien Prawn Mee from Serangoon Garden Fried Prawn Noodle (#01-51). Depending you鈥檙e team wet or team dry, their prawn noodle is towards the wet version, with a nice wok hey and crispy pork lard served at the side. Mix the noodle with the chilli for the extra kick and one thing to mention, if you鈥檙e someone who don鈥檛 really like the alkaline taste from the yellow noodle, this plate of noodle will be down your alley. It probably has more of the thick beehoon than the yellow noodle. Also serving it up with fresh slices of prawn, sotong, fish cake and pork belly. Another not to miss dish will be the Fried Oyster from Song Le Local Fried Delights stall (#01-56). They have a very good egg and starch mixture fried till a nice golden crisp yet still retaining some chewiness from the starch. Quite a good amount of oysters and some were pretty plump and juicy too.

We also had hard to go wrong BBQ chicken wings from Bedok 511 Chicken Wings (#01-76). It鈥檚 nothing outstanding in particular. You get that nice little brown and charred wings but it鈥檚 a little on the dry side.

& a bonus drink recommendation, when mixing sugarcane with lime is almost the norm, try mixing sugarcane with starfruit! It鈥檚 actually pretty nice!

Most of the people might be very familiar with the famous ba chor mee or mee sua at the corner of south beach road across clarke quay, used to be one of the supper spots option after drinking. But it is also a breakfast option (which is when I went for!)

If you had not know, the OG mee sua stall has actually changed hands a few times. The current one I had is still reasonably good. Their mee pok is springy, good amount of vinegar and pork lard (not that I eat) but good enough when it soaks in the gravy adding extra flavors to it. They are very generous with their noodles and soup ingredients portion. There were good amount of pork slices, fishball, meatball, pork liver, fish paste dumpling and generous amount of minced meat.

All that for about $6-$6.50. It鈥檚 a decent enough bowl of noodles to start your day!

My verdict of this dish is kind of mixed. The broth is clean tasting with subtle sweetness and umaminess from the seafood as opposed to what I was expecting an omph with a pack of thick seafoody flavors. Which I guess it鈥檚 good in a way lest it get too gelard towards the end, but definitely there could be more oomph to it! The seafood were definitely fresh, but just find their fried fish on the saltier side. But I definitely like the addition of fried egg floss and rice pop, giving the dish a different texture.

Making their meat cake from scratch, they have a good crunchy and bouncy texture. Soup was mind blowing, despite its milky brown color, broth was filled with a blend of umami and meaty flavor! It's that good and precious that the soup was never filled to the brim. Seafood was all fresh, big and juicy. Always wanting for more! Totally warm your stomach on a cold rainy day.

These are the gems! One of the many snaking queues you'll witness when you're in the Changi V hawker. They have basically 2 main items on the menu - Fish soup and stir fry Sambal/black bean Fish Head. Both are simply finger licking good! The fish soup was light yet flavorful as though the broth was simmered with loads of ingredients with a hint of Chinese wine taste. Thick slices of fish that was smooth and odourless. While the stir fry fish head was superb. The sauce were thick with good balance of savory and spiciness. Bitter gourd was softened and well absorb the dish sauce leaving behind just a tiny winny bitter aftertaste. Fish head was not that boney and they had considerably good amount of meat to savor on. Price of dishes were reasonable too given the generous portion! Fish soup ranges from $4-8 while the stir fry fish head is at $12, $18 or $22! Highly raved about!

The 45mins queue trend is over! Seafood is sweet, fresh and succulent but soup seems to be lacklustre in flavors. You can taste the savoriness of the soup but missing the sweetness from the seafood. But one thing is true, not too much of MSG (or not at all) as I did not have to quench my thirst thereafter.

Handmade noodles that were chewy and springy to bite on. Flavorful piquant sauce that goes well with the noodle. Generous with their portion of ingredients with their potato prawn and sauna egg being my favorites!

Loving the golden crispy edged egg prata that wasn't too oily. Accompanied with a little spicy and sour fish curry was a perfect combination of both!

Not your usual wanton mee but one perfumed with TRUFFLE oil! A little springy a little soft noodles filled with subtle truffle taste whilst the charsiew and wanton retaining its original crispy flavors! Delightful combination of east meet west!


Hawker no longer sells the usuals! More innovative foods has come to hawker. One fine example is Pepper Bowl. Tender succulent beef slices together with hot peppery sauce over a bowl of rice topped with a runny flowy onsen egg. Such a delectable and delish find in this Amoy hawker among the busy cbd area! You got to try it yourself! #hawkerpedia


Have you heard of Tuck Kee Ipoh Sar Hor Fun situated right in Hong Lim Market? Their famous Crayfish Prawn Horfun was first introduced to me by my dad since many years ago when I was still a kid. I still remembered how fresh and sweet the crayfish was back then. And i always wondered what secret ingredients have they used in their sauce that makes the whole dish so yummy and delicious. Many years later and after Hong Lim Market have undergone a renovation, so glad that I managed to drop by the stall again recently. The never ending queue still remains and the taste of the crayfish horfun stays as delish and nostalgic. Thick gooey savory sauce paired with medium size fresh, crunchy crayfish and succulent few pieces of prawns at only $7 still remains as THE ONE I'll go for whenever I have a craving! #hawkerpedia


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