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New Era Dawns at the swanky new outlet of Kok Sen, Keong Saik’s Iconic Zi Char Restaurant

While on an evening stroll through Keong Saik Road, most sights would naturally gravitate towards the monstrous queue that used to form in front of shop No. 30, the long-time home of Kok Sen, the zichar restaurant that had become an icon of the trendy neighbourhood. Continue reading “Kok Sen Restaurant”


Basdban is Singapore’s Coolest Sichuan Restaurant, masterminded by Chef Pang of Antoinette

Many would argue that hearty Chinese flavours —Sichuan and Dongbei in particular— are some of the biggest recent trends in Singapore. However, most wouldn’t also argue that these flavours are chic — until mavericks like Basdban came into the scene. Continue reading “Basdban”

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Good Come Again Will Make you Come Again for Sinful Chinese Skewers & Fried Intestines

Say you’re confident without saying you’re confident. Having a name like Good Come Again surely ranks quite highly on the list, especially when it’s just an inelaborate, even crude, translation of the mandarin name 好再来”. Continue reading “Good Come Again BBQ 好再来”

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Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kueh Comforts With Hard-Hittingly Wholesome Soup

People joke that love for rice is ingrained into our Asian DNA but personally, noodles call out to me more as the staple carb. As far as comfort food goes, not many things beat a piping hot bowl of soupy noodles. And as far as the homely flat sheet noodles go, not many stalls hit as hard as Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kueh. Continue reading “Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kueh”

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Smooth, Familiar Comfort At Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Chicken rice is one of the most familiar hawker dishes that all Singaporeans grow up with and is an absolutely ubiquitous national treasure. So it’s quite impressive that, in an ocean of chicken rice stalls, Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice managed to be one of the few honoured by the Michelin inspectors. Continue reading “Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice”

Keng Eng Kee Seafood are Royalty of Singapore Zi CHar

Zi Char (literally translated into “cook and fry“) is an unmistakable symbol of the Singapore hawker scene, playing host to countless family gatherings over the decades set to Hor Fun and Chilli Crab. With its ubiquity, it’s worthy of respect when a stall can leave a deep etch on the Zi Char scene as Keng Eng Kee Seafood did. Continue reading “Keng Eng Kee Seafood”

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Decadent Hotpot & Bubble Tea Double Trouble at Coucou Hotpot 

With hotpot’s ubiquity in Singapore, the masses are more than familiar with the sleek and bougie getup of these steamy sanctuaries littered around the island. However, new entrant Coucou Hotpot provides something different from the rest of the pack, aiming to impress by satiating their desires at a deeper level — with bubble tea.

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Chinese Flavours Glammed Up at Modern Bar JU Hua TAi

Ju Hua Tai is very different from its Chinese cuisine ilk. I remember my aunts and uncles praising Chinese restaurants’ cooking as being “homely” when I was young, and that was etched into my core as dogma that good Chinese restaurants are supposed to taste like home. Continue reading “Ju Hua Tai”

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A guide of the Best Food in Yishun Worth The venture Into Singapore’s Twilight Zone

Maybe a bit out of the way, but Yishun is perhaps one of the most underrated areas in Singapore for food. From classic hawker places to an upswing of trendy IG-worthy cafes, this list covers them all.

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