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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So Good, it Feels Like a SIN (Hoi Sai)!

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This week, our Makan Kaki, Lucha Loco’s Chef Jason Jones returns to tell us where lots of chefs go for dinner. This is usually a very late dinner, in the wee hours, after 1 or 2am, when service at their own restaurants is over, clean-up is complete and they can finally emerge from their kitchens for a bite to eat. Chef Jason’s favourite is local Tiong Bahru seafood zichar institution because it opens from 5pm – 5am (perfect timing!) and of course, the food is up to scratch for professional chefs’ palates.

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Terrific Teochew

This week, our Makan Kaki Willin Low tells us about one of his favourite restaurants, which serves up tasty, traditional Teochew cuisine from within its cramped, no-frills quarters to many satisfied stomachs daily. And who needs frilly surroundings when the food’s this good?

You’ll find all the usual Teochew favourites here, like steamed pomfret with preserved plum, braised goose with tofu and orh nee (yam dessert with lard & ginko)…

Steamed Pomfret
Braised Goose with Tofu
Orh Nee

… But what Willin really loves & recommends you try, are these 2 other phenomenal dishes executed to yummy perfection:

1. Chai Por Char Kway Teow
Fried flat rice noodles with preserved turnip. It’s packed with umami flavours and that all-important wok hei.

2. Orh Luak
The fried oyster omelette is awesome, with crispy edges, fragrant egg and plump, wobbly oysters bursting with briny flavour.

Be sure you call for reservations before going, this place is always packed!


Chao Shan Cuisine
85 Beach Road
Tel: 63362390
Open Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6-10pm