This Penang Char Kway Teow Hits The Spot!

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IMG_2848Our Makan Kaki, the guy behind premium online seafood delivery platform Ooster Bay, as well as restaurants Uni Gallery & Caviar, Jason Ong is back with another yummy recommendation and this time, it’s for a quick & tasty dish conveniently found at a mall! Great World, to be exact. How appropriate, as the mall brings the flavours of the world to you, so you don’t need to travel for a taste of Penang Char Kway Teow!


Usually, a thinner flat rice noodle is used in the Penang-style, which is lighter and much more savoury because it doesn’t contain the thick, sweet, dark soy sauce used in our local version. It’s for this reason that Jason prefers the Malaysian version, which isn’t sweet. Even when ordering local Char Kway Teow, he asks for the dark sauce to be left out. So really, Penang Char Kway Teow is perfect for his palate.


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Penang-Style Char Kway Teow & Fried Chicken?


Hello Foodie Friends!

Today, our Makan Kaki is Host of Talking Point, Steven Chia, who has previously regaled us with tales of his investigations into bread, instant noodles and bubble tea. This time, he joins us to talk about FRIED CHICKEN!

Why can’t Singaporeans get enough of it? Just how many varieties are out there in the market? Is there such a thing as healthy fried chicken? And what happened to Steven when he subjected himself to a Talking Point experiment to eat fried chicken everyday for 2 weeks straight?

Steve gives us a little taster of what to expect in his  2-part Talking Point special – catch it this week (15 April) & next (Thurs 22 April), 9.30pm on Channel 5 or via CNA!

And with all his food adventures, we had to ask him – where he goes for his favourite foods. Keep reading for his makan recommendation!




One of Steve’s family favourites is a Malaysian-Chinese restaurant in the West Coast area that serves up classic Penang-style dishes. In particular, Steve loves Penang Island Kitchen’s char kway teow ($12). It’s not too oily nor sweet, has lots of wok hei and is fried with lots of egg and bean sprouts, just the way Steve likes it. Packed with a generous poriton of lup cheong (chinese sausage), sliced fish cake and prawns, this noodle dish really hits the spot!


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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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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.


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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