545 Whampoa prawn noodles

545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles in Tekka Market and Food Centre

545 Whampoa prawn noodles stall

Lao Beng was at Tekka Market and Food Centre on a late rainy morning looking for brunch. I was browsing stall after stall wondering what to eat when I saw a stall from afar having a queue even when other stalls had no customers.

I moved closer and saw a young “Chio Bu” (Hokkien for pretty lady) expertly cooking the prawn noodles and she was assisted by an old couple. Without any hesitation, I joined the queue. I was wondering if the two guys ahead of me were queuing for good prawn noodles or for a better view of the young hawker. Read More

gin thye cake white cakes and teochew mooncake

Gin Thye Cake Maker 锦泰西果饼家 – Traditional Chinese Pastries and Cakes

gin thye cake stall

Gin Thye Cake Maker 锦泰西果饼家 is a Traditional Chinese Pastries and Cakes maker since 1964. They are famous for producing high quality confection for various Chinese Festivities like Baby Showers, Weddings, Seventh Lunar Month (Hungry Ghost Festival),  Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake Festival) and other festivities.

I visited the Sembawang outlet near to the 8pm closing time (other outlets as shown on the name card at the end of this post are 24hrs).

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Warong Penyet Super nasi goreng ayam penyet

Warong Penyet Super in Chong Pang Market and Food Centre

Warong Penyet Super Stall

“Ayam Penyet” (smashed fried chicken) is a popular Malay hawker food in Singapore. Lao Beng was at Chong Pang Market and Food Centre after a session of strenuous exercise over at Khatib Camp for my remedial training. (Training for National Service Men who did not pass their Annual IPPT – Individual Physical Proficiency Test)

I chanced upon Warong Penyet Super and to be honest it was that “Super” word that attracted me to this stall. Read More

Bedok Chwee Kueh

Bedok Chwee Kueh 勿洛水粿 (Lorong Ah Soo Branch)

Bedok Chwee Kueh Stall Lorong Ah Soo

Imagine yourself hungry and down to your last dollar in the year 2015 and you wonder what kind of Hawker Food you can buy to fill your tummy.

Bedok Chwee Kueh is the answer, four “Chwee Kuehs” (Steamed Rice Cakes) for the price of $1. This is the branch located in Hainanese Village Food Centre in Lorong Ah Soo.

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jiji wanton noodle

Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist (山仔顶基记面家) in Hong Lim Market and Food Centre

jiji wanton noodle queue

Hong Lim Market and Food Centre is a good place for great hawker food; one of which is Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist 山仔顶基记面家.

This is a stall helmed by a mother and her two beautiful daughters. The mother can be seen in the picture at the preparation stall on the left while the queue is snaking at the main stall adjacent to it.

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Happy SG50 National Day 2015 to all Singaporeans

SG50 Singapore National Day National Gallery Singapore
SG50 Singapore National Day Decoration at the National Gallery Singapore (which comprises of two national monuments: the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall)

Lao Beng from HawkerFood.com wishes all Singaporeans a Happy National Day 2015 (SG50). Happy Birthday Singapore!!! Huat ah!!!

As we celebrate our Golden Jubilee, let us not forget the pioneers, our forefathers and foremothers whom have helped our country progress from third world to the first. May we continue to enjoy peace, harmony and progress together with our beloved nation.

May there also be more nice hawker centres and young hawkers to continue the art of Hawker Food forever.

Majulah Singapura!

Onward Singapore!

前进吧, 新加坡!

முன்னேறட்டும் சிங்கப்பூர்

Singapore’s Share a Coke campaign

hawker food and coke

If you did not know, Singapore’s ‘Share a Coke” campaign started in late April 2015 and is slated to end on 31 August 2015 (Source). This campaign basically features names, nicknames and phrases close to the hearts of Singaporeans in place of the Coca-Cola logo.

I am sure you would have probably seen an assortment of names ranging from “”Ah Kong”, “Ah Ma”, “Uncle”, “Auntie” and some singlish terms like “Tow Kay”, “Chio” and many others on various sizes of Coca-Cola cans/bottles.

I had the opportunity to customise a can of coke after purchasing over $10 worth of Coca-Cola products at the Roadshow in Bugis Junction that will run until 9th August 2015.

Naturally I went for the name “Hawker Food”, I am sure there are times when we drink Coke together with our hawker food.

Do visit http://www.coca-cola.com.sg/ShareaCokeSG/ to check where the Roadshows will be to create your personalised can of Coke before the campaign ends.

Indonesia Curry Rice Bendemeer Food Centre

Indonesia Curry Rice in Bendemeer Market and Food Centre

Indonesia Curry Rice Stall Bendemeer Food Centre

A friend of mine recommended the Indonesia Curry Rice located in Bendemeer Market and Food Centre saying that it is very tasty and will worth every penny spent. “So nice meh?” I replied back to him with a face of doubt (lao beng style).

Following his advice, I visited Bendemeer Market and Food Centre one fine day. It is just a pebble’s throw away from the Boon Keng MRT Station. Read More

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