Feast On Food From All Around The World Without Leaving The West – Here’s How

Singaporeans are truly spoilt for choice when
it comes to food and shopping.

Gone are the days when we need to travel long
distances from our homes in the heartlands for a shopping spree, or to feast on
cuisines we cannot find at neighbourhood kopitiams.

For one, the folks at Westgate want to satisfy
all your cravings without you needing to take that long train ride to town.

If you’re looking for some recommendations for F&B places to check out during your next visit to the mall, Westgate is running a ‘Tantalising Treats Are Made Of These’ campaign showcasing the diverse flavours that they have to offer.

From mouth-watering Korean barbeque to an indulgent xiao long bao feast, there’s something for every craving!

Here’s a breakdown of
some of Singaporeans’ most favourite cuisines, and the eateries that you can

Chinese Cuisine

Move aside salted egg, mala is the flavour for the year 2019.

We’re all familiar with the tongue-numbing
goodness of a huge bowl of mala xiang guo,
but have you tried mala tang?

The soupy variation of the unofficial Singapore dish of the year, Gong Yuan Ma La Tang’s (#04-07) piping hot bowl of mala soup is the perfect complement to a cold, rainy day.


For those unable to take too spicy food, Gong
Yuan also offers soup bases like pork broth and pickled vegetables.

Regardless, we would still recommend that you
try out their signature mala soup
base with a selection of your favourite ingredients for a unique mala experience you can tell your
friends about!

Still need more mala in your life?

Pop by Ooh (#02-K1) and grab a pack (or ten!) of
their signature mala potato chips, a
perfect match for your Netflix marathons.

If you want to indulge with a little less
guilt, Ooh also offers mala cassava

Known to be a healthier alternative to potato
chips, cassava is said to be a good source of protein and vitamin K!


Digging into a whole grilled fish over a flame
is the new steamboat, and TANYU (#B1-02) is one of the more well-known
brands serving that option in Singapore.

Westies will be glad to know that TANYU now
has an outlet in Westgate, and fans will be able to savour 12 different kinds
of grilled fish flavours on its menu.


If you like the numbness that mala gives you but not so much the spiciness, we’d recommend you to try TANYU’s Grilled Fish with Green Peppers, which has garnered rave reviews from customers! 

If you’re into more traditional eats, all-time
favourites Paradise Dynasty (#02-13) and Crystal Jade (#04-42) are also there to whet
your appetite.


Since a round of xiao long bao is already a given, why not add on a plate of
fragrant fried rice to end off the feast?

Korean Cuisine

You don’t have to be a fan of K-Pop to enjoy
the bold flavours of Korean cuisine.

In the spirit of communal dining, grab some
friends and cook up some spicy chicken galbi
at the ever-popular Yoogane (#03-08).


Don’t forget to add the cheese ring!

Cool all that spicy chicken off with naengmyeon, a chilly and refreshing bowl of buckwheat noodles in a slightly savoury broth topped with slices of sweet Korean pear and cucumbers. We guarantee that your tastebuds will thank you for the break!

If you’re looking for Korean fare with a twist,
why not check out NY Night Market (#01-08) for some
Korean-Western fusion fare?

Hailing from Seoul, NY Night Market brings you
to Korea and the US with every morsel.


Want to try something that will definitely
leave your dining buddies in awe? Try their 50cm Baguette!

An intimidating-looking 50cm-long baguette
loaded with beef, salsa, cheese, jalapeno and more, the experience that comes
with sharing one with friends is one that cannot be missed.

Cool it all off with over 15 different
flavours of bingsu at Nunsaram (#04-37). From the classic injeolmi flavour to local favourites
like Milo, there’s a bingsu flavour
for every preference.


To recreate the experience of snacking at a
roadside cart in Korea, Nunsaram also sells savoury dishes like tteokbokki and fried treats.

We’d recommend you to try Nunsaram’s Special Tteokbokki, which comes with rice cakes,
fishcakes, fried dumplings, seaweed rolls and half a roll of gimbap!

Japanese Cuisine

For fans of the all-time popular Japanese
cuisine, head down to Gochi-So Shokudo (#01-02) for some next level
rice bowls.

Using Iberico Pork, Gochi-So Shokudo grills
their meat over charcoal, resulting in a delectably smoky flavour in every


Did you know: The Premium Iberico Pork they
use in their delicious rice bowls contains oleic acids which have a beneficial
effect on blood cholesterol levels!

Craving for a hearty bowl of ramen? Ippudo
(#03-03) is a renowned ramen chain which has captured the hearts and stomachs
of ramen lovers all around the world!

Try out Akamaru Shinaji, where Ippudo’s
signature  tonkotsu soup is enhanced by fragrant black garlic oil, which adds
depth to the already rich broth!

Indian Cuisine

Delight your taste buds with the wonderful
world of Indian cuisine!

If you can’t decide between North or South
Indian cuisine, Anjappar
(#04-08) has got any craving you have covered.

Bringing Singaporean foodies the best that the
cuisine has to offer, we suggest you get their Chicken Briyani which
comes with chunks of flavourful chicken and fragrant basmati rice.

For a garlic naan and butter chicken feast, check out Zaffron
(#01-20) for mouth-watering dishes that will leave you hungry for

Once you’re done, wash it all down with a cup
of Teh Halia, which mixes milk tea
with ginger for a comforting combination.

Did you know: South Indian cuisine tends to
use rice and rice-based items while North Indian cuisine leans towards breads
like naan and chapati?

Western Cuisine

We’ve covered Asian favourites – what about
some Western-style cuisine?

Check out homegrown brand COLLIN’S (#01-05) for some delicious yet wallet-friendly
steaks, pizza, pastas and chicken chops.


If you’re looking for a little treat, try out
COLLIN’S Grilled Tiger Prawns and U.S. Scallops, which comes at a rather
affordable price tag of $22.

For something more indulgent, order a sharing
platter and a round of chilled beer at Brotzeit (#01-04) and get immediately
transported to Germany!

A sharing platter comes with crispy pork
knuckles, pork ribs and a generous variety of sausages so get your fill of
meaty goodness at Brotzeit!

If you’re bored of froyo, check out the
IG-worthy acai bowls at An Acai Affair (#B1-30).


With every bowl packed with fresh fruits,
organic ingredients and superfoods, who says healthy food needs to be drab?

Share Your IG-Worthy Photos And Win

Westgate is holding a
photo contest and you can be one of the 5 lucky winners to win $50 worth of
Crystal Jade vouchers if you’re selected!

All you need to do is
snap a photo of your meal and include the hashtag #WestgateSGEats
for a chance to win.

For the entire dining selection at Westgate, click through this link!

Address: 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
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Header Image Credit: Yoogane, Collins, Gong Yuan Mala

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From Bak Kut Teh To Bak Chor Mee – 9 Places In S’pore With Halal Chinese Fare

If you’re like me, you’ve always been listening to your Chinese friends go on and on about their Bak Kut Teh and Bak Chor Mee without any way of relating to their experiences.

It’s no great secret that Singapore is a food obsessive’s paradise. Over the years, the halal food scene has grown and now our Muslim friends can enjoy halal versions of authentic Chinese fare.

As much as I love my nasi padang and mee soto, having halal options to authentic Chinese hawker food makes me really happy.

Rejoice my Muslim friends, here’s a list of halal chinese food you can finally enjoy!

1. Bak Kut Teh (Habib Family Restaurant)

Yes, you read that right. There’s halal Bak Kut Teh in Singapore and you’re going to love it.

For the uninitiated, Bak Kut Teh directly translates to “meat bone tea” in Hokkien but it doesn’t actually have tea in it. Instead of pork ribs, the Bak Kut Teh is served with beef or lamb meat in a rich herbal broth.

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The Malaysian-style Bak Kut Teh served at Habib Family Restaurant is made with a rich herbal broth and they’ve been making it for over 15 years now!

The restaurant’s Chinese chef keeps the flavours authentic by using traditional bak kut teh herbs, but substitutes the traditional pork with beef and lamb to keep it halal.

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You can choose from either Beef ($6) or Lamb ($8.50) meat or opt for the set ($16) which comes with a plate of white rice, omelette, kang kong and sambal belacan.

Habib Famliy Restaurant
Address: 374 Bukit Batok Street 31, Singapore 650374
Opening Hours: 6am – 1am, Daily
Contact No.: 6561 6976

2. Prawn Noodles (Deanna’s Kitchen)

Deanna’s Kitchen is one of my go-to place for real good comfort food.The owner is a Chinese convert who decided to make her own prawn mee when she couldn’t find anywhere to satisfy her cravings.

Halal prawn noodles in Singapore is not as common yet as they traditionally use pork bones to cook the broth.

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This stall serves up real good halal prawn mee with luxurious add ons such as crayfish and giant prawns at relatively affordable prices.

The rich broth is made from boiling prawn shells, anchovies and other essentials for hours, which results in a decadent soup base that is briny with a natural sweetness.

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Their Regular Prawn Noodles starts from $3.50. It comes with a generous amount of noodles, broth and peeled prawns.

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If you’re feeling a little more fancy, get their most expensive item which is the Prawn Noodles With Crayfish ($12.50). This one comes with four crayfish halves and three regular prawns.

The amount of seafood in this bowl definitely does not lack.

Deanna’s Kitchen
Address: Block 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #02-25 Singapore 310127
Opening Hours: Wed – Fri: 10am to 2pm, 5pm to 8pm, Sat: 9am – 5pm, Sun: 9am – 2pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Contact No.: 9424 5496

3. Mala (Paya Lebar Square Cantine)

Mala hot pot has been all the rage for awhile now. Just like yong tau foo, you get to pick your own choice of ingredients –  except that instead of clear soup, your taste buds will be met with spicy and numbing Szechuan sauce.

As with many other mala hot pot places, you get to choose from their range of ingredients – from meats to seafood, greens and mushrooms.

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Inform the makcik your preferred spice level – mildly spicy, spicy, and extra spicy and you’re good to go!

Be warned, the mala is seasoned with a fiery mala paste that is bound to set your tastebuds on fire after a few mouthfuls.

Mala Hot Pot Stall
Address: 60 Paya Lebar Road, #B1-51 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm, Daily
Contact No.: 6702 1877

4. Roasted Duck Rice (Selera Restaurant)

If there’s one dish i’ve always wanted to try, it would be roasted duck rice. Halal Duck Rice in Singapore is not common at all however Selera Restaurant serves up one of the best in town.

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The duck meat is seasoned and well-caramelised with the sauce enveloping all over the thick duck meat and the skin. The end result: It gives your duck meat a charred, alluring look.

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Best part, the duck meat is completely succulent, tender and juicy.

Selera Restaurant
Address: 15 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228677
Contact No.: 6338 5687

5. Dim Sum (The Dim Sum Place)

Dim Sum lovers rejoice! If you’re longing for halal dim sum, then head on down to The Dim Sum Place that is conveniently located around Bugis.


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This establishment serves up their rendition of Cantonese style cuisine with a localised twist to suit the locals.

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You can find the usual “yum cha” staples such as Har Kow, Siew Mai, Chee Cheong Fan. While pork has been a key ingredient in mainstream Cantonese cuisine, The Dim Sum Place does not disappoint with their halal take on dim sum.

The Dim Sum Place
Address: 791 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198759
Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm, daily
Contact No.: 6655 8787

6. Zi Char (GLC Restaurant)

Some people have compared this eatery to the former Tong Seng.

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The food at GLC will most definitely leave you feeling satisfied and happy. Do be warned that this place gets really packed during lunch hour and slightly stuffy especially on hotter days.

Pro-tip: If you don’t know what to get at GLC, the Chicken Rice ($3.50) never disappoints.

GLC Restaurant
Address: 121 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534836
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 9pm, Sat: 9am – 9pm
Contact No.: 6581 9338

7. Char Kway Teow (786 Char Kway Teow)

Halal char kway teow can be slightly tough to find because it usually has lard in it. The owner, Anis, is a Muslim convert and has been selling char kway teow for close to 6 years now.

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You can expect a good amount of egg, chye sim and cockles thrown into this dish as well. You will definitely love his homemade chilli as well if you can take the heat.

786 Char Kway Teow
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-28, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 2.30pm – 10pm, daily. Closed on Thursdays.

8. Bak Chor Mee (Noodlelicious)

Bak Chor Mee, or minced meat noodle are blanched egg noodles tossed in oil, black vinegar, oyster sauce, fish sauce and chili paste.

The noodles are served with a variety of ingredients such as minced meat, meat balls, dumplings, stewed mushrooms, bean sprouts, and chopped spring onions.

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I never really had bak chor mee in a typical hawker setting until Noodlelicious came by.

Noodlelicious serves familiar items such as Fishball Noodles and Minced Chicken Noodle.

The springy mee pok is served with a good amount of chilli and a generous serving of meat. This meal makes for the perfect filling lunch.

Address: Berseh Food Centre Stall 13, 166 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208877
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 9.30am — 9.30pm

9. Hand Pulled Beef Noodles (Yi Zun Noodle)

Rainy weather calls for a piping hot bowl of noodles for lunch. This quaint noodle place serves hand-pulled noodles by a Chinese-Muslim couple from China.

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For just $7.80, you can expect a bowl of Hand Pulled Beef Noodles with generous servings of noodles and sliced beef.

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The fresh handmade noodles are so fresh and light, you wont start to feel full until more than halfway through your bowl.

This eatery serves comfort Chinese food that’s not only halal but delicious too!

Yi Zun Noodle
Address: 45 Sam Leong Road Singapore 207935
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
Contact No.:  6291 6616

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(Header Image Source: @where.is.karlHalalFoodBlog Facebook, Deanna’s Kitchen Facebook )

This Hawker Stall May Be Low-Key, But Its Soy Sauce Chicken Rice Is Hai Kee Amazing

Chicken rice is a dish that’s close to many Singaporeans’ hearts.

A dish that inspires fierce, unwavering loyalty among Singaporeans, many of us chicken rice fans have a favourite stall we rarely stray from.

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If you love chicken rice, here’s a contender you should definitely check out – Hai Kee.

With two locations – one at Changi and one at Bedok – ‘Hai Kee’, which roughly translates to ‘remember the sea’, is a chicken rice stall that has been around since 1959.

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Originally located at Upper Cross Street, this hawker stall is easy to spot with its bright red signboard. Specialising in soy sauce chicken rice, Hai Kee is run by a pair of young hawkers – Joseph Wang and his younger brother, James Wang.

Chicken That’s Soy Delicious

It probably goes without saying that the best-seller at Hai Kee is its signature soy sauce chicken.

A Cantonese style of cooking chicken that involves braising the chicken in soy sauce, Hai Kee’s version is tender and packed with delicious savoury flavour.

The chicken is poached to perfection and is left to rest for a few minutes before serving, which is what gives the meat its tender quality.

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Choose to have your meat with either rice — cooked in a garlic- and ginger-infused broth and chicken fat — or egg noodles.

As with many other hawker stalls, you can order ‘xiao de‘ (small), ‘zhong de‘ (medium) or ‘da de‘ (large).

The Superior Soy Sauce Chicken Rice is $3.50 for a small serving, $4.50 for a medium serving, and $5.50 for a large serving, while the Superior Soy Sauce Noodle is $3.80, $4.80, and $5.80 for a small, medium, and large serving respectively.

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Even though the soy sauce chicken is the crowd favourite, Hai Kee’s char siew is an absolute must try.

Roasted in-house, Hai Kee uses pork belly meat to make its char siew. The meat is marinated overnight and is freshly roasted daily with Hai Kee’s secret caramelised sauce. Succulent and bursting with flavour, the meat is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury, and will leave you hankering for more.

The Char Siew Rice is $3.50, $4.50, and $5.50 for a small, medium, and large serving respectively, while the Char Siew Noodle is $3.80, $4.80, and $5.80 for a small, medium, and large serving respectively.

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Any chicken rice lover worth his salt will know that the sauces are just as important as the flavours on the plate – and Hai Kee’s definitely pack a punch.

If you can’t live without your chilli, dip your meats into Hai Kee’s chilli sauce! Prepared with two varieties of chilli – bird eyed chilli and big red chilli – the sauce is finished off with a dash of lime juice, giving it a bright, zingy twist.

Hai Kee has also created two ginger dipping sauces for its customers. Its ‘sha jiang’ ginger is a chunkier dip that is more reminiscent of the ginger sauce we’re familiar with. Aside from that, Hai Kee has also created a sweet-sour version that goes superbly with its chilli sauce.

Hai Kee also serves roasted pork and vegetables such as Oyster Sauce Vegetables ($3/small, $5/large) and Beansprouts with Cuttlefish ($3/small, $5/large) if you want more variety on your plate.

A New School Brand With Old School Flavour

While Hai Kee has undergone a huge rebranding, ditching its original, more traditional signboard for a modern aesthetic, the food and flavours have not changed; the chicken and roast here taste every bit like the Hai Kee Singaporeans have come to know and love, but with an updated presentation.

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One thing you’ll notice when you eat at Hai Kee is that, unlike many chicken rice stalls these days, it serves its rice in a bowl. The old way of eating rice, the duo wanted to do this because they felt that the rice is more fragrant when eaten like this, instead of on a plate.

At Hai Kee, the food is served in traditional-style crockery, making you feel as if you’re having a comforting home-cooked meal, while also evoking a sense of nostalgia.

If you’re keen to have a taste of Hai Kee’s chicken rice, be warned — both its Changi and Bedok branches see long queues on weekends, so be prepared to wait! Otherwise, your best bet is to drop in on a weekday.

While Hai Kee may be a little out of the way for some of us, you can rest assured that the trip will be well worth your while. And if you can’t travel out for a taste, hey, they’re on all the food delivery apps – Deliveroo, FoodPanda, honestbee, and UberEATS.

With mouth-watering soy sauce chicken and tasty roasts, you’ll be wanting seconds while you’re at Hai Kee!

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Hai Kee
Address: Kim San Leng Coffeeshop, 324T Changi Road S419799
Opening Hours: 9am – 6.30pm, while stock lasts; Kitchen is closed every Friday
Contact no.: 9459 2494

Address: Food Loft Coffeeshop, Blk 217 Bedok North St 01 S460217
Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm, while stock lasts; Kitchen is closed on alternate Tuesdays
Contact no.: 9835 0099

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These Exotic Ang Ku Kuehs Are On A Kueh-st To Conquer Your ‘grams And Tastebuds

Before all the fad foods that exist today, there were good old traditional pastries like Ang Ku Kueh.

A traditionally red pastry consisting of a sticky, chewy skin, wrapped over a sweet filling, this kueh was a regular feature on the dining table when many of us were children.

Kueh Ho Jiak, which literally translates to ‘kueh nice to eat‘, hopes to bring the humble kueh to the ‘gram-loving, health-conscious generation by changing up its flavours and appearance.

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Located in the CBD, at Tanjong Pagar Plaza Food Centre, every one of the kuehs here is handmade with love.

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Think multi-toned kuehs in purple, brown, yellow, and black hues. These kuehs come in a variety of shapes: bear, Hello Kitty, flower, heart, and circle. This facelift feels fresh, while still pointing to the kueh’s traditional roots with the banana leaf at the base of each one!

A Fresh Spin On Kueh

While Ang Ku Kueh skins are traditionally made of glutinous rice flour, the skins of Kueh Ho Jiak’s Ang Ku Kuehs are made of 5 different varieties of sweet potatoes: Japanese sweet potatoes, Purple sweet potatoes, Jewel sweet potatoes, Hannah sweet potatoes, and Garnet sweet potatoes.

The different coloured sweet potatoes are also what give these kuehs their unique hues. No artificial colourings are used in the making of these little snacks!

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Appearance aside, what lies within the skin is even more intriguing. Some of the more unusual flavours include durian ($1.60) and hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp) ($1.60). Other flavours you’ll find are mung bean ($1.20), red bean ($1.20), peanut ($1.20), coconut ($1.20), and yam ($1.60).

While hae bee hiam Ang Ku Kueh may sound odd, don’t write it off without giving it a try! Spicy without being overly salty, this is likely to be a winner among those of you who love your savoury foods.

Generally, the kuehs here are less sweet than those you may be used to eating. While this threw us off at first, the more we had of it, the more we grew to like it! The skin of these kuehs is also softer than others we’ve tried – another thing we really like.

The crowd favourite here is the durian Ang Ku Kueh, so make sure to give that a try if they’re available when you stop by!

Made With Love

Everything at Kueh Ho Jiak is handmade with love.

In the evening, the people at Kueh Ho Jiak start making the kuehs. At around 1am, they start to steam them, and at 6am, the kuehs are delivered to the coffee shop to be sold. Some of the kuehs are brought to the store uncooked and are steamed fresh at the store once the previous batch is sold out.

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Aside from Ang Ku Kuehs, some of the other things you must try while you’re here are the Bomb Puffs ($1.50) and the Ubi Kayu (cassava) ($2.20).

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The Bomb Puff is the bomb. A curry puff with a crispy, fluffy pastry, its filling is chunky and very flavourful. Eating it, you can tell that the people at Kueh Ho Jiak have put a lot of effort into perfecting every element of the puff.

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The Ubi Kayu here is delicious as well. Served with a fancy pair of toothpicks, these cassava balls are fragrant and so soft, they melt in your mouth!

A New Lease Of Life

Kueh Ho Jiak is all about inventing new recipes and giving traditional kuehs a new lease of life. A novel idea, these photogenic kuehs are sure to capture your heart and tastebuds!

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Made with no preservatives, no pork, and no lard, you can even request for vegan versions to be made! Every kueh is made using healthy, fresh ingredients, so you can be sure you’re putting only good things into your body.

Looking to get your hands on these goodies? Place an order with Elizabeth at 9028 4359 because the kuehs here tend to sell out quite fast. While officially, Kueh Ho Jiak opens until 2pm, most days, it is closed by noon because it has run out of kuehs to sell!

Affordable, delicious, and so photogenic, you won’t regret trying these little treats!

Kueh Ho Jiak
Address: 6 Tanjong Pagar Road, #02-20 Tanjong Pagar Plaza Food Centre, Singapore 081006
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 7am – 2pm; Closed on Sun
Contact no.: 9028 4359

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A Taste Of Home: Paradise Classic’s New Menu Will Remind You Of Grandma’s Cooking

Winning our hearts with Chinese cuisine since their opening in 2009, our favourite Paradise Inn has since rebranded themselves as Paradise Classic. The intention is to allow everyone to appreciate the art of fine Nanyang-style cuisine.

Inspired by the widespread use of local ingredients and spices, together with the different cooking styles across Asia, a new menu was born. As expected, the dishes are all well-prepared with the hearts of a team of well-trained chefs, bringing you that familiar taste of home-cooked dishes.

The Menu

The nutritious Double-boiled Chicken Soup ($24.80 per pot) is a mainstay on their menu. Kampong chicken, together with seven Chinese herbs, are slowly simmered for more than 4 hours to produce a nourishing and satisfying pot of soup.


So robust and rich in flavours, this soup is a definite must-try.

Craving for something a little more to the classic side?


Try the Crisp-Fried Fish Tossed in Sweet and Spicy Sauce ($6.80 per portion). The balance of sweet and spicy notes is sure to stimulate your palate.



A new addition to their mains is the Espresso Chicken ($13.80 [Small]). Switching things up a little, Paradise Inn has replaced the usual pork ribs with chicken for this dish.

A full hour is needed to condense and reduce the coffee sauce to a glaze, so you can imagine all the efforts their chefs take to perfect this dish.


The Braised Tofu with Crystal Prawns ($18.80 [Small]) has accompanied Paradise Classic since their early beginnings and of course, this simple but wonderful dish will be staying on the menu.

Just look at those succulent prawns perched on top of the soft and silky tofu. What a wonderful combination!


Another returning favourite is their Stir-fried Pork Ribs with Bitter Gourd ($13.80 [Small]). Pairing the juicy pork ribs and crunchy bitter gourd with black bean sauce brings out the delightful and unique taste of the dish without overpowering it.

Tantalising Desserts

End the exquisite gourmet Nanyang experience with dessert.

A new dish inspired by our local flavours, the Trio Layered Osmanthus Pandan Cake ($4.20 per portion) looks as good as it tastes.


Layers of coconut milk, pandan and osmanthus jelly come together to create that well-balanced harmony.

Take a bite to relish the interplay of flavours of the three layers.


If that’s still not enough, try the chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Lemonade ($3.80 per portion).

This dessert will certainly wow you with its tantalising citrusy note. Perfect for cleansing the palate after a great meal.

Our ambassador, Diana, visited Paradise Classic. Here’s what she had to say:


Yearning to book a table at Paradise Classic already? No one is stopping you, so do it! Enjoy a classic and divine meal that is full of Nanyang’s heritage with your family.

Credit: We Got A Sneak Peak Into The Highly Anticipated Central Perk Singapore – And “OH MY GOD!”

Verdict Is Out! Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore For Best Food Under $45

Where to get the best Curry Laksa? Which hawker stall has the best Hainanese Chicken Rice? Don’t know where to bring your tourist friends for the best Chai Tow Kway?

Worry no more because some of Singapore’s best eateries have been awarded a”Bib Gourmand” (high-quality menu at reasonable prices) by the very first edition of the Singapore Michelin Guide! So who made the cut? Here are the 34 hawker stalls, restaurants and food establishment that made the list.

What is Bib Gourmand?

“Not quite a star, but most definitely not a consolation prize, the Bib Gourmand…is a just-as-esteemed rating that recognises friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices. ” In Singapore – the meal must be under SGD$45 to qualify.

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Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore – Hawker Stalls

Without further ado, here’s the full list!

1. Claypot Laksa – Alexandra Village Food Centre

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23. New Ubin Seafood – Sin Ming Road

24. Peony Jade at Keppel Club (Cantonese) – Bukit Chermin Rd

25. Shish Mahal (Indian) – Albert Street

26. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh – New Bridge Rd

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27. 328 Katong Laksa – East Coast Road

28. True Blue Cuisine (Peranakan) – Armenien Street

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33. JB Ah Meng Kitchen (Cantonese) – Geylang Road

34. Sin Huat Eating House (crab rice noodle) – Geylang Road

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With so many yummy approved food to choose from, we reckon you bookmark this page (and share with your friends) for future reference. You’ll always know “what to eat” and “where to eat” from now. No more arguments about who has to decide meal plans!

Header image source: Clearing All Your Doubts – How Exactly Does The Michelin Guide Work?