Shoutout to the Singaporeans in the U.S, in Australia, in the U.K…. where ever you are, there is no doubt you are missing at least one of these ten things. Want to find out how to get them to where you are? Read till the end.
1. CHICKEN RICE – TIAN TIAN
So smooth, so delicious, so fresh. Tian Tian is known to serve generous portions of chicken along with their rice in a thicker gravy. Though they may have a bad reputation for poor service, they are still a favorite of many. Do you miss this tender, juicy chicken? Find out below how to get it.
2.TCM – EU YAN SANG
Mention Chinese herbs and the first shop that comes to mind is Eu Yan Sang. The 118 year old company is currently featuring Christmas Deals Under $20 . There’s something comforting about walking by their store and smelling their herbs, as well as drinking their herbal soups. If you’re feeling sick during these winter months, check it out and have one of our mules bring it to you.
3.BAK KWA – LIM CHEE GUAN
Arguably the best and most popular traditional bak kwa shop in Singapore, the barbequeue meat jerky here is perfectly smoked, nicely charred without being burnt, and deliciously tender. The color itself exudes richness and complexity. Queues go for as long at three hours during Chinese New Years, we help you skip the queue and bring it directly to you.
203 New Bridge Road #01-203
4. ROTI PRATA – MR AND MRS MOHGAN’S
According to RubbishEatRubbishGrow, the best Prata Shop is Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s
“Plain: Out of this world. A thin crisp surface, and amazingly soft insides. It also has a complex taste that changes as you chew. $0.80. 10/10
Egg: Equally fantastic. Such tender egg. $1.30. 10/10
Curry: A good traditional curry. 7.75/10
Pros: very friendly. In fact, everyone in this kopitiam was friendly to us. I felt like I was finally back in Old Singapore. They have a good mutton curry and special anchovy chili.
Cons: hard to find parking. Long wait. Short hours.”
7 Crane Road, Poh Ho Restaurant, Singapore 429356
6.30am-1.30pm, Closed T & W 3rd week of the month
T: +65 9794 3124
5. HOKKIEN MEE – GEYLANG LOR 29
One of the few chefs that still uses charcoal fire to cook, the taste is a throwback to the 60’s smoky fragrance. Many favor this contender for its generous amount of seafood, and options to also order oyster omelette and carrot cake for those waiting for the dish, which might take up to 30 minutes.
Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee
396 East Coast Road
Tel: (65) 6242 0080
6. CHAR KWAY TEO- OUTRAM PARK
According to IEatIShoot,
“A favourite amongst the public, they have won numerous awards including being crowned winner of the Street Food Masters for Char Kway Teow. The secret is in the increased amount of eggs he puts into each plate of Char Kway Teow. It seems that his Char Kway Teow is best eaten when there is a big crowd and when he is frying a large volume at a time!”
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Hong Lim Market and Food Centre
Blk 531A, Stall 02-17
7. KAYA TOAST – TONG AH KOPITIAM
According to DanielFoodDiary,
“Tong Ah has moved away from the iconic building in the corner of Keong Siak (which Potato Head Folk took over) but it’s iconic crispy kaya toast still remain. The toast is thrice-toasted, with charred parts scrapped off by the lid of a condensed milk can (very skilful), sliced into two (very thin) and sandwiched with iconic kaya and salted butter from New Zealand. One of the very few around that still does it the old school way. Love their kopi – smooth, fragrant, lingering.”
35 Keong Siak Road
8. CHWEE KUEH – JIAN BO
According to sg.OpenRice,
“Touted as the best Chwee Kueh in Singapore by critics, we have no doubts that Jian Bo Shui Kueh offers one of the best Chwee Kuehs we have ever tasted. This is also a must-eat for those who dine at Tiong Bahru Market.
Already generous with their Chye Poh and chilli, the friendly store owners are happy to give you even more upon request. Since these rice cakes are steamed fresh daily, their soft texture is hard to beat.”
Jian Bo Shui Kueh,
Tiong Bahru Market,
30 Seng Poh Road, #02-05,
9. BENGAWAN SOLO
Bengawan Solo was founded originally from Indonesia and moved to Singapore. Their famous for their Indonesian delicacies, cakes and kueh. Their Kueh Lapis is put in a box when you buy at the airport so it doesn’t get deformed when squished into the overhead compartment.
10. OTAH – LEE WEE & BROTHERS
Although mass-produced, the Lee Wee brothers still managed to keep their rempah fragrant and perky, and flavors nicely balanced. The fish meat is also discernible in the Lee Wee otahs compared to other cheaper varieties. To keep their secret, the only brothers themselves know the recipe of their rempah. Find out more on IEatIShoot.
There’s not much Singapore centric items outside of Charles and Keith that don’t pertain to food, I hope you enjoyed reading this basically food blog!
NOW… HOW DO YOU GET IT?
Step 1. “Post a Request” for the item you want on the app, Tompang the World.
(You will be required to place a deposit to ensure quality of requests on the app.)
Step 2. Wait for someone coming from SG to give you and “offer” price.
Step 3. Accept the offer.
Step 4. Schedule a time and place to meet.
Step 5. Happy eating 🙂