Famous, Fantastic Fishballs & More!

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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.

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Penang Prawn Mee & Assam Laksa

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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.

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Teochew Heritage Food

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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.

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Wonderful Wanton Noodles

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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”

Gurmit Singh’s Favourite Char Kway Teow

15833fc1-6764-43e4-8858-926b7559ef05.jpg Hello Foodie Friends! This week, our new Makan Kakis is rumoured to be the best in Singapore and JB and some say Batam. He really needs no introduction, because he is Gurmit Singh! Or in this case, let’s call him Gourmet Singh! He joins Denise to co-host the Morning show on Gold 905 while Mike & Vern are on a 2-week break and as the host of Makan Places Lost & Found (watch out for a new season coming soon to Channel 5!), he sure has quite a few tasty gems to share with us, starting with his favourite place for Char Kway Teow…

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Best of 2017 – Makan Kakis’ Top Ten List

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Gluttonous Greetings Everyone & Happy New Year!

2017 saw a whole host of new foodie friends joining our rolling panel of Makan Kakis and along with them came a stupendous slew of new & delicious food recommendations. So as we begin 2018, let’s take a look back at some of the most popular makan places that really caught your attention in 2017. Click on each for details & enjoy!

10. Another Best Contender for Bak Chor Mee?
9. Curry Rice that’s a CUT Above!
8. Firebaked Excellence
7. Geylang Hokkien Mee NOT in Geylang
6. Super Crispy Prata
5. Raw Egg Bak Chor Mee?!
4. Nuts about Pistachio Grill
3. Magnificent Mee Pok
2. Karried Away by Kway Chap
1. Die-Die-Must-Try Fishball & Herh Keow

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Thank you so much for your support of our tasty little segment on Gold 905 and for helping it grow bigger and better. If you like what you hear on air and what you see here on the blog, do share share share! Here’s to yet another year of yum – may your 2018 be overflowing with the best things to eat and drink – Season’s Eatings!

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Oodles of Noodles for Lunch

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PORK JOWL CHAR SIEW WONTON MEE

This week, our Makan Kaki Chef Anthony Yeoh returns to recommend a lunchtime noodle treat that will surely satisfy. Morsels is known for their small plates and Omakase, but did you know they open for lunch with special noodle sets inspired by self-confessed Noodle Queen, chef-owner Petrina Loh‘s travels across Asia and her own culinary upbringing? There are 4 noodle specials on rotation currently, one per week, which cycles through – be sure you pop by to try a different one every week! Each bowl of noodles comes with an appetiser & condiments.

Check out what’s on offer this week: Pork kimchi wonton noodles with Primrose Farms Pork jowl char siew in a special Herb-Infused Soya Sauce & jalapeno green chili sauce (see picture above). Luxurious, tasty and zingy from the jalepeno, this is a must-try and is available this week! Continue reading “Oodles of Noodles for Lunch”

Another Contender for Best Bak Chor Mee?

Today we have a pair of very interesting and talented studio guests who are doing their part to promote culinary & cultural exchange between Germany and Singapore! They are 1-Michelin Starred Chef Oliver Röder from Bembergs Häuschen, famous for putting a modern spin on traditional German & Eifel cuisines, as well as Singapore’s emerging hawker, Kai of Roast Paradise at Old Airport Road Food Centre. Scroll all the way down for his Bak Chor Mee recommendation!

On-air, we had a great chat about their own personal culinary backgrounds, their food philosophies, what they like to cook at home for friends and family when they aren’t cooking for work, and also more about Chef Oliver’s first-time visit to Singapore. Besides experiencing Kai’s pork roasting techniques and sampling his deliciously charred delicacies, Chef Oliver had a wet market visit and a joint cooking collaboration with Kai at the German Ambassador’s residence (see photos below).

Char Siew, dripping with marinade, being roasted over a charcoal fire
Creating sparks with roasted meats!
They actually removed the whole bespoke oven from their stall in Old Airport Road Food Centre, hired a lorry & transported it to the German Ambassador’s home!
Kai and their makeshift meat rack!
Gloriously charred pork, burnished a deep caramel.

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Kai’s roast meat stall is at the famous Old Airport Road Food Centre, so it’s only natural he gravitates towards makan places close by. Case in point, a nondescript stall in a coffee shop a little way down the road, at Block 21. But it is here that he believes he has found his personal favourite bak chor mee. It’s really the perfect place for really late-nightbirds, or really early breakfasters, since it opens only from 4-10am. What makes the noodles here good (be sure to order them dry with chilli), is the perfect balance that we look for, between the meatiness, the fishiness, the al dente noodle texture, the combination of lard (ask the uncle for lots – it’s extra crispy!), oil and sauces. This is a good, honest bowl of mee pok that really hits the spot.

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Handmade Fishball & Minced Meat Noodles
Choon Guan Eating House
Block 21 Old Airport Road, Singapore 390021
Open Daily 4am – 10am (but may sell-out even before 10am, so get there early!)