In celebration of National Day and as an ode to the wonderful hawker food we are privileged to have, courtesy of hardworking, tireless hawker heroes, here is a post of some of our favourites.
There are many more, but here are the ones we’ve enjoyed in the past year (and for which I have decent photos).
Here we go!
1. Tampines Round Market 油条 dough fritters – best eaten when fresh from the wok, piping hot!
2. Tampines Round Market Carrot Cake – this comes with some curry powder spice, lots of chye por and egg.
3. Tissue Prata – Nuff said.
4. Springleaf Prata Place – Ultimate Murtabak is truly rightly named – chock full of the best ingredients a murtabak could dream of having.
The thosai and Prata kosong are yummy too.
5. Simon Road Hokkien Mee – our favourite version. So favourite that we bought $8 worth (below).
6. Serangoon Gardens Blanco Court Kuay Chap – we eat this every week. No other Kuay Chap is worth buying (in our humble opinion).
7. Amoy Street Han Kee Fish Soup – an abundance of thick slices of fresh juicy tasty fish in a $5 bowl.
8. Amoy Street Lor Mee – the owners do so well, they occupy two stalls and only work half day.
9. Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring
The hubs’ favourite dessert.
Delicious, rich gula melaka, interspersed in fine light kueh in just the right proportions.
10. Bedok Chwee Kueh
Best in Singapore – its chye por is so much less oily than Tiong Bahru’s, and is liberally mixed with my favourite sesame seeds.
11. Punggol Nasi Lemak near Kovan MRT
Long queues all the time – chicken wing and otah not bad.
12. Changi Village Nasi Lemak – from the ‘original’ corner stall. Very yummy chili.
13. Durian (from secret supplier)
This has been a pretty good durian season – the ones I ate below were gob-smackingly awesome. So much so that I wrote a long poem about it on IG.
This is not from a hawker stall but couldn’t help adding it in cos it’s such a national obsession. Love it or hate it, the King of fruits is here to stay.
It’s our food, most times, that makes home, home. Happy National Day.