Char Kway Teow Worth Waking Up at 6am For!

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Char Kway Teow remains one of the most popular local dishes for us Makan Kakis, so get ready for a real treat today. Our Foodie Friend Shawn Kishore of The Salted Plum returns with his recommendation, a place he calls one of his all-time breakfast places.

“Char Kway Teow for breakfast?” We hear you say. The answer is YES and you’ll understand once you get a taste of this Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee’s specialty.

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Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee has consistently been making “Best Of” lists for years and rightly so. Shawn says it’s the really high quality dark soya sauce they use that lends the entire fried noodle dish a pleasant sweetness that balances perfectly with the other savoury flavours and the powerful aroma of lard. Kissed with char and smokiness, the wok hei is amazing too.

Most mornings, you’ll find Shawn at the Hong Lim Food Centre stall at 6.30am tucking in to his special order of Char Kway Teow, with $2 of extra see hum (cockles, which he claims have a brininess and texture that cuts through all the richness) and extra chilli for a fiery kick that offsets the savory-sweetness delectably.

Judging from the snaking queues, Shawn’s not the only one who’s there for a super-early morning indulgence. The trick is to get there before 6.45am to avoid the legendary wait. Though this is one Char Kway Teow worth queuing for!

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Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
531A Upper Cross St, #02-17, S(051531)
Open: Mon – Sat 6am – 3.30pm (Closed Sundays & public holidays)

Putting the CHAR in Char Kway Teow!

This week, in GOLD 905 DJ Denise Tan’s new Makan Kakis series with CNA Lifestyle, she digs into Joo Chiat Place Fried Kway Teow – a hidden gem tucked away in a nondescript coffee shop recommended by her Makan Kaki and owner of Sinpopo Brand & Awfully Chocolate Lyn Lee.

Does this char kway teow stall serve up noodles with the best “wok hei” (literally, breath of the wok, in Cantonese)? Find out here!

TASTE:  Joo Chiat Place Fried Kway Teow is located at 59A Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427783. Open daily from 10.30am to 8pm.

Makan Kakis’ Favourite Char Kway Teow?

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Hello Makan Kakis, this week, we present an oldie but goodie and an enduring favourite amongst our foodie friends. When it’s Char Kway Teow you’re craving, many of us end up at this Zion Road institution. Award-winning Pastry Chef Janice Wong is no different and she raves about this recent discovery of hers.

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Makan Kakis Best of 2018 – Part 3

It’s time once again for Season’s Eatings and as we celebrate the end of another delicious year, enjoy this Makan Kakis special –  we’re looking back at 2018’s most popular makan recommendations!

We continue the festive feasting with these next contenders:

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Makan Kakis Best of 2018 – Part 1

It’s time once again for Season’s Eatings and as we celebrate the end of another delicious year, welcome to our Makan Kakis special – we’re looking back at 2018’s most popular makan recommendations!

So let’s kick off the festive feasting off with these yummy gems:

For a little extra fun, head on over to Facebook now and vote for your favourite makan place out of these three selections!
To Listen/ download the podcast of this week’s Best of 2018 episode, CLICK HERE!
And do tune in to Gold 905 every Thursday all this December for our four-part special, featuring the best eats of the year!

Awesome Apam & Char Kway Teow!

Greetings, Greedies! This week, we welcome new Makan Kaki, MasterChef Australia Season 10’s winner, Singapore born & bred Sashi Cheliah! We had him on the phone just a few days ahead of his hero’s home-coming and you can have a listen to / download the podcast of our chat.

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So Sashi’s return this weekend will see him at habitat by honestbee for cooking demonstrations and a meet and greet with fans & food lovers. The event is free and open to the public.
Date: 24 & 25 November 2018 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 2pm-3.30pm and 5pm-6.30pm (2 sessions each day)
Location: habitat by honestbee, 34 Boon Leat Terrace, S(119866)
Dishes he will be cooking: Sambal Prawn with crispy prawn heads and herb salad (24 Nov) and Roast Lamb with pea puree and beer battered cauliflower (25 Nov)
For more details, you can visit their fb page.

And now, read on for Sashi’s go-to places for his favourite local eats! He doesn’t get to return to Singapore often, so he’s making the most of this weekend to visit his old hawker haunts!

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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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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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