Hello Makan Kakis,
Meet our new Foodie Friend, Winner of Masterchef Singapore Season 3, Jonathan Chew! We caught up on what he’s been up to since his win and he also recommends some of his favourite makan places in Singapore.
- Click to listen/ download podcast of Part 1 – Denise’s catch up with Johnathan Chew, the winner of MasterChef Singapore Season 3! We discuss his growth throughout the season & future plans for this dentist-in-training, who has just won over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a cookbook deal!
- Click to listen/ download podcast of Part 2 – Denise’s catch up with Johnathan Chew, the winner of MasterChef Singapore Season 3! He answers fun questions like if he was a song, what would he be & describes his fantasy dinner party scenario – it involves optical illusion bakes and invisible cats!
- Click to listen/ download podcast of Jonathan’s recommendation – a lemak, loaded laksa that he thinks is a cut above the rest! Listen now for the rich, indulgent noodle treat and if you prefer something lighter, this stall also serves up a lovely, light Bak Chor Mee soup!
This week, our new Foodie Friend Jonathan, whose grandmother once sold Kwap Chap & braised meats, further demonstrates that the culinary arts run deep in his family, by recommending a stall run by his aunt. If ever the craving for bak chor mee or laksa strikes, you’ll want to check out Lau Jiang Fishball Minced Meat Laksa Noodles in Tiong Bahru. Alexandrea Eng is the affable, hard-working owner and cook of the family stall first started by her father in 1971. According to Ms Eng, the original stall was located at the HDB blocks behind the current Redhill MRT station. After they went en bloc, Lau Jiang moved to Jalan Membina, where it has been ever since.
As you can see, this stall gives you lots of variety – choose from traditional Teochew-style bak chor mee, or a newer addition to their menu, laksa! Better yet, get the best of both worlds – as Jonathan puts it, laksa for an indulgent treat, chased by a palate cleanser of soupy mee tai mak (Jonathan’s go-to BCM choice!).