An Easier Way to Cook Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice - 1

Hainanese Chicken Rice is a popular dish in Singapore. If you’re going to there, you have to try it at least once because your visit won’t be complete without it. You may try the Hainanese Chicken Rice in hawker centers like Lau Pa Sat, and at Tiong Bahru. I can still recall our journey to Tiong Bahru. We took a bus going there. It was quite a long bus ride but it was all worth it. Hainanese Chicken Rice is served with fragrant chicken-flavored rice and condiments such as chilli, ginger, and dark soya sauce. Continue reading “An Easier Way to Cook Hainanese Chicken Rice”

My Singapore Food Street at SM Megamall

Hainanese Chicken Rice at Singapore Food Street
Hainanese Chicken Rice, PhP 195

I can still remember when me and Sharlyne went to Singapore and ate food there like a local. Yes, we can eat Singaporean food all-day long. When FoodTrippings got invited to try this out, of course I was excited because I love Singaporean food. If you remember the Orchard Road restaurant in SM Megamall, that’s where the My Singapore Food Street stands now. It’s not connected to the Orchard Road restaurant that used to be there. Singapore Food Street is owned by the Lhulliers.  Continue reading “My Singapore Food Street at SM Megamall”

Brunch at Tiong Bahru Hawker Center

Outside Tiong Bahru Market
Outside Tiong Bahru Market

Thanks to Anthony Bourdain’s new show “The Layover” when he featured Singapore a few months back, my nerve wracking craving for Singapore food became alive and most especially when Karla said that she’ll be going to Singapore on November for a conference. I, of course, begged to come with her. Well, it was our 5th anniversary anyway. Well, going back to Bourdain’s Layover, he featured Tiong Bahru Market – one of the popular hawker centers in Singapore because of great foodie finds.

On our last day in Singapore, we decided to have brunch here. This is only 1 bus ride from Bencoolen (where our hotel is). It was a Sunday morning and we arrived at around 10 am. We went upstairs where the food court is and already saw a lot of people. I read in some blogs that it is preferred that you go there earlier rather than the usual lunch time (12:00 noon to 2:00 pm) because it’s difficult to get a table and of course the long queues. Continue reading “Brunch at Tiong Bahru Hawker Center”

Wee Nam Kee

Wee Nam Kee's kitchen

The market for Singaporean food is fast becoming popular here. Many Singapore based restaurants are now opening their branches here in Manila (such as Toast Box, Bread Talk, Ya Kun Kaya and many more), reaching out to Filipinos and even foreign nationals who are used to these restaurants / cafes in Singapore and one of which is Wee Nam Kee.

Wee Nam Kee has been an “institution” in the art of making Hainanese Chicken in Singapore. When news broke out that a branch of Wee Nam Kee will be opened here in Manila, Filipinos (and many others) who frequent the restaurant in Singapore were thrilled. This means that we can have Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken anytime we want to! Continue reading “Wee Nam Kee”

King Satay at Clarke Quay

Chicken/Beef/Mutton Satay at King Satay
Chicken, Beef and Mutton Satay, 20 SGD

One of the things that I’ve been looking forward to do in Singapore is to eat in Clarke Quay. We really didn’t have anything on mind where to eat. We just explored around Clarke Quay and we’ve found King Satay interesting upon checking their menu. Continue reading “King Satay at Clarke Quay”

A Typical Singaporean Breakfast

Kopi, Tea, Soft-boiled eggs and Kaya Toast

Just this year, I was able to try out the famous Ya Kun Kaya Toast here in Manila. It was my first time to experience what a typical Singaporean breakfast is like. Of course, it would have been better if I’d get to experience it in Singapore. 😀 Continue reading “A Typical Singaporean Breakfast”

Singapore Foodtripping 2: Lau Pa Sat Festival Market

Hainanese Chicken at Lau Pa Sat

Hainanese Chicken Rice from Whampoa Nanxiang Chicken Rice (Stall 52) @ SGD 5 – 8 (approximately PHP 150 – 200)

Lau Pa Sat Festival Market is the oldest  food court Singapore built in 1894 and I believe this has the biggest number of food stalls you can choose from. The variety is very diverse, it’s quite hard to choose what to eat! Of course there are Singaporean, Malaysian and Indian stalls there but there are also Filipino (Oh yes, there’s Tapa King there), Chinese and Italian.

Food courts or Hawker Centers are very popular in Singapore but Lau Pa Sat is the must-visit food court when you go to Singapore. Expect to spend only SGD 2.00 – 10.00 per meal and per person when you dine in Lau Pa Sat. Drinks cost less than SGD 3.00. Continue reading “Singapore Foodtripping 2: Lau Pa Sat Festival Market”

Singapore Foodtripping 1: First Meal At the Lavender Food Court

Fishball Soup at Lavender Food Court

Fishball Soup @ SGD 2.50 (approximately PHP 80+)

Ahh, our first day in Singapore was exciting. We arrived at the hotel at around 10:30 am and had to wait before check in so we decided to have breakfast first at the nearby food court (or hawker center) in Lavender. This is just opposite our hotel in Singapore (Hotel 81 Elegance). Continue reading “Singapore Foodtripping 1: First Meal At the Lavender Food Court”

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Yin Yang and Toast at Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Yin Yang and Toast

Ya Kun Kaya Toast is one of the popular chains of kopitiams in Singapore and other parts of Asia. Just like a typical kopitiam, Ya Kun Kaya Toast offers coffee, tea, other beverages kaya toast, and soft boiled eggs. The first branch of Ya Kun Kaya Toast in the Philippines is in Ninoy Aquino International Airport 2 while the second branch is located along Escriva Drive in Pasig City. Continue reading “Ya Kun Kaya Toast”