Achar, as some of us locals may know, derived from the Nonya method of preserving food for longevity to eat as sides together with main dishes.
Penyet simply means “smashed” or “flattened”, in this case “smashed chicken” is a very popular dish from Indonesia.
Mee Rebus is a popular hawker dish amongst many of us in both Malaysia and Singapore. What makes this unique dish is the combination of yellow noodles with it’s thick and spicy gravy. While we all know how tasty this gravy is, what’s surprising is that the consistency of the sauce comes from mashed sweet potatoes, awesome right?
Sambal Sotong – Throw in fresh squid with a spicy mix of chili, tomatoes, belacan, and many other spices, and you’ll have this popular dish that goes in so many Nasi Lemak stores.
Oyster omelette (耗煎) – There’s very few hawker food fans who have not tried this before. In this video we attempt our own version of this fan favourite!
No cockles or more cockles? This is one of the fan favourites! The typical Singaporean Char Kway Teow consists of ingredients like pork lard, lup cheong, bean sprouts, eggs and cockles, flavours close to our hearts that we grew up with. Who can forget growing up and having your darkened noodles and kway teow.
A spicy steamed parcel of minced fish, wrapped in banana leaves & flame grilled to perfection, resulting in such mouth watering goodness. Otah is truly a local dish and hawker classic that many of us will remember from our childhood days.
As long as you’re in a seafood zi char stall, the ever-famed Sambal Stingray is the one seafood dish most locals will order! As everyone knows, Singaporeans LOVE spice, and how the chili blends so perfectly with the stingray just makes you drool.
Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面) is a uniquely Singaporean dish that represents our love for pork! Honestly, it uses so many parts of a pig, from various parts of the meat, to even the liver. All this is great, especially when paired with the vinegar-braised mushrooms. Who can say no to this awesome noodly dish?
Chinese rojak is one of the many popular dishes that’s famous not jusst because of it’s sweet and sour flavours, combined with the crispiness of the you tiao and tau pok.
Bak Chang (also known as 粽子) is a dish that many of us here love. Though there are plenty of popular stalls in Singapore, its origins are from China. Bak Chang is most popularly eaten during the Duan Wu Festival, which happens this weekend.
Hokkien Prawn Mee, also affectionately known as 福建蝦麵, is another favourite of every local in Singapore. In our recipe, we have used both thick and thin bee hoon (rice vermicelli) for a varied slurpyness to the noodly goodness of the noodles.