Vernetta Lopez’s Fave Bak Kut Teh

Vernetta Lopez from early mornings on Gold 905 is our next Makan Kaki and she takes us to try one of her favourite places for Bak Kut Teh, or pork rib soup. We are well aware that everyone has their preferred regular place, especially along Balestier Road, but we can probably say this is one of the lesser-known BKT places that deserves a mention and a visit.

Ah Hak Bak Kut Teh has around for 30 years and you can tell the history when you walk in. You’ll be transported back in time, within a retro-tiled shophouse space that probably hasn’t changed in their three-decade history.

Continue reading “Vernetta Lopez’s Fave Bak Kut Teh”

Advertisements

SO TOM YUMMY!

Greetings beloved Greedies! For the next few weeks, we’re doing things with a little twist and getting to know our favourite Gold 905 DJs better through their favourite eateries. Kicking things off is the man who drives you home daily, Chris Ho of the Homestretch (5-8pm). Looking for a new place to try superb Thai food at?

Love the Esan cuisine of North-Eastern Thailand? Then you’re gonna love this new episode of Makan Kakis!

Continue reading “SO TOM YUMMY!”

Famous, Fantastic Fishballs & More!

HEAR:
Click here for audio of this week’s episode!

SEE:   This week brings a famous fishball joint that really needs no introduction, but is always worth a mention. Our Makan Kaki Chef Daniel Tay reminds us again how delicious Song Kee’s fishball noodles are. It is an institution that plied its trade in Upper Serangoon till it shut unexpectedly, much to loyal customers’ disappointment. Thankfully, they re-opened in the Joo Chiat area last year to much fanfare. For good reason too. Their fishball and fish dumpling (herh keow) noodles are still as good as ever – it’s the perfect balance between great seasoning sauces (especially the chilli), noodle texture and fishy ingredients.

Continue reading “Famous, Fantastic Fishballs & More!”

Penang Prawn Mee & Assam Laksa

HEAR:
Click here for this week’s souperlicious episode!

SEE:
Don’t have the time or extra cash for a trip to Penang -Malaysia’s dining haven? Here’s the next best thing – a trip to Island Penang Kitchen. This week, our Makan Kaki Chef Anthony Yeoh recommends this casual dining restaurant in Clementi for your Penang Food Fix!

Not only does this eatery serve up yummy Cze Char dishes to share like sambal kangkong & Lobak (the Penang version of our Ngoh Hiang), their Prawn Noodle Soup is also outstanding.

Continue reading “Penang Prawn Mee & Assam Laksa”

Johor Bahru Found in Geylang!

HEAR:
Click here for this week’s wok-fried episode!

SEE:

Greetings Greedies, get your guts ready for a veritable Cze Char FEAST at a Geylang institution that is far from unfamiliar. In fact, we’ve covered it before here on the Makan Kakis blog. However it’s SOOO GOOOD that its virtues bear repeating, so here goes…

Michelin Bib Gourmand-mentioned JB Ah Meng is a long-time favourite of chefs not just because it’s conveniently open late (perfect for after-service suppers), but also the food is legitly tasty. Our Makan Kaki Petrina Loh of Morsels, like so many other chefs (including our other foodie friends KF Seetoh, Rishi Naleendra & Chef Daniel Tay), makes a beeline for JB Ah Meng whenever she can with colleagues and friends when she’s in need of her JB Cze Char fix.

Continue reading “Johor Bahru Found in Geylang!”

Vietnamese Restaurateur Recommends Authentic Pho in Singapore

HEAR:
Click here for this week’s steamy, beefy episode!

SEE:

If you want an authentic taste of Vietnam in Singapore, the best person to ask is obviously someone Vietnamese – pho sure! 🙂 Enter our Makan Kaki, Vietnam-born restaurateur Anthony Ung of Char, who reckons this is the most authentic place in Singapore for a delicious, soupy bowl of beef pho (rice noodles). Of course, this is his personal opinion, but here’s why Little Vietnam at Guillemard tops all others…
Continue reading “Vietnamese Restaurateur Recommends Authentic Pho in Singapore”

Teochew Heritage Food

HEAR:
Click here to listen to this week’s tasty Teochew episode (podcast also available for download!).

SEE:
Greetings, Greedies! Our Makan Kaki Chef Daniel Tay really does adore his Teochew Cuisine and this week, he returns with another one of his favourite restaurants in the East of Singapore. It’s a heritage family restaurant with over 40 years of history, so rest assured that you’ll get high quality, authentic, tasty Teochew dishes here at Chin Lee.

Chef Daniel’s must-try recommendation is the classic Steamed Pomfret, with shitake mushroom, tofu, sour plum and ginger in a clear, fragrant broth.

Continue reading “Teochew Heritage Food”

Wonderful Wanton Noodles

HEAR:
Click here to listen/ download podcast

SEE:

Today, our intrepid Makan Kaki Chef Shen Tan wants to take us for a delicious Wanton Mee lunch at Tekka Market. This food centre is famous for lots of delicious dishes, but it’s puzzling to Chef Shen why not many people know just how good this particular stall’s Wanton Noodles are! This couple there have been serving up Singapore-style Wanton Mee for about 20 years now, and it was Chef Shen’s mother who first brought her there to enjoy Chin Seng Cooked Food’s signature noodle dish. Continue reading “Wonderful Wanton Noodles”