Molly nonya kueh served on old school plate

Molly’s Nonya Cake & Confectionery in Hougang

Molly nonya kueh store front

Holy Molly, Kueh ga-lo-re! That was the first thing that came to my mind when I stepped into Molly’s Nonya Cake & Confectionery in Hougang located just beside the Hainanese Village Food Centre.

I have eaten Molly’s Nonya Kueh at a relative’s birthday gathering many moons ago but had never visited the actual store. I had cravings one day and decided to pay them a visit. Read More

mat noh ginger chicken

Mat Noh and Rose Ginger Fried Chicken Rice in Whampoa

mat noh ginger chicken stall

Lao Beng loves eating chicken rice or nasi ayam in malay. The thing about chicken is that it is a very versatile meat which can be treated and cooked in a variety of ways.

Mat Noh and Rose authentic ginger fried chicken rice is a halal food stall located in Whampoa Drive Food Centre, I was there to try their famous ginger fried chicken.

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Sing Hon Loong Bakery bread slicing upclose

Ghee Leong – Sing Hon Loong Bakery (新丰隆面包厂) in Whampoa

Sing Hon Loong Bakery Shop

What is the greatest thing since sliced bread? It is still sliced bread!! Lao Beng (yours truly) really missed the old school traditional bakery shops like the Ghee Leong – Sing Hon Loong Bakery (新丰隆面包厂) located in Whampoa, near the Whampoa Drive Market and Food Centre.

When I was young boy in the late 80s and early 90s traditional bakeries like this was just a stone throw away from where I stay. I remember buying the bread, toasting it with my mini oven and spreading planta butter (this foolish boy thought planta was real butter) and hainanese kaya (coconut jam) on it.

Sometimes when our family couldn’t finish the whole loaf it will turn mouldy on the second night or third day. Read More

Special Chilli Yong Tau Foo topdown

Special Chilli Yong Tau Foo (集兴酿豆腐) Berseh Food Centre

Special Chilli Yong Tau Foo Stall upclose

Berseh Food Centre is a two-storey Hawker Centre located in Jalan Besar. I was there one morning for breakfast and was scouring through the Hawker Centre and found a stall named “Special Chilli Yong Tau Foo” (集兴酿豆腐). Almost everyone near the stall was eating the Yong Tau Foo even though other food stalls were opened for business. So I decided to try and see how “special” is the Special Chilli Yong Tau Foo.

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Jiao Bo Shui Kueh 1

Jian Bo Shui Kueh (楗柏水粿) in Tiong Bahru Market

Tiong Bahru flats

On a fine morning in July, Lao Beng (yours truly) decided to wander into the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood to take pictures of the nostalgic and unique flats. Such flats are very scarce in Singapore and viewers of the Mediacorp Channel 8 drama “118” that currently runs at 7:30PM weeknights will most likely know that the drama is based in Tiong Bahru.

Being struck by my hunger pangs, I quickly walked to the Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre to satisfy my craving for hawker food.

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