Makansutra Singapore Food Ebook 2023/24

Geylang Lor 29 Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee

396 East Coast Rd (Map) 11.45am – 8pm

Mon & Thurs

Alex may helm his famous fried Hokkien prawn mee here but his wife holds her own, offering a side snack of her brand of chai tow kway in the back kitchen. Hers takes just a little longer as she does this pancake style with some prawns over low fire. This ensures the agreeable crispiness of the eggs dressed over the soft steamed daikon cakes. Have it with their signature sambal and the sensation is complete, even better with a cuppa teh-o. She is quite fastidious, insisting on cooking whenever she is around.

Kim Lee Carrot Cake

Blk 49 Sims Place #01-30, Sims Vista Mkt & Food Ctr (Map) 7.30am to 12pm (Or till sold out)

Mon & Tue

Often the mark of a good chai tow kway is whether the hawker hand make them in stall or use store bought ones. They control just how the handmade cakes should be based on their style of frying and flavouring. Here, it’s no exception; they have a huge indus trial cupboard steamer and each afternoon, you can see them grating the radish to make numerous trays of the cake. It comes a whisk springier, and they first fry up the cakes till it is roasty and yet soft before they lay on the garlic, chai po (sweet pickled radish bits) and seasoning, to prevent burning them. The flavours are light; and you get to taste the steamed and pan seared cakes and it comes generously eggy. Go early as this is a breakfast spot.

(Click to watch video)


A - Z

Powered by