Shimbashi Soba Unveils Its First-ever Takane Ruby Soba This Autumn, Made with Japan’s Prized Ruby-red Flowering Superfood

Shimbashi Soba is proud to announce the launch of its first-ever Takane Ruby Soba!  This unique soba is made with takane ruby buckwheat, a beautiful ruby-red flowering superfood that originated from the Himalayas, Nepal, and was cultivated in Japan by Professor Ujihara before being grown and harvested in Tasmania, Australia. The polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, are what give the flowers their distinct hue. 

Available for a limited period only from 12 October to 30 November, the takane ruby buckwheat has high nutritional value — three times higher than regular buckwheat. It contains protein, potassium, and zinc, and is also an abundant source of vitamin B1 and dietary fiber. It helps to strengthen blood capillaries and lowers blood pressure. Not only that, the noodles have a slightly different texture compared with noodles made with regular buckwheat — they have a chewier, more satisfying bite.

At Shimbashi Soba, the soba is freshly made from scratch every day by the chef. Pick from three new Takane Ruby Soba selections. The first is Takane Ruby Seiro (S$14.80), which features the chilled version of the noodles, served with dipping sauce. The Takane Ruby Autumn Tempura Seiro (S$24.80) comes with tiger prawns, Japanese mushrooms, and vegetable tempura. Finally, the Hot Takane Ruby Autumn Soba (S$24.80) is a comforting bowl, showcasing the noodles immersed in warm soup, Japanese mushroom, chicken, fishcake, fried beancurd, vegetables, and tiger prawn tempura. Diners can also order any soba item from the main menu and upgrade the regular soba to Takane Ruby Soba at an additional S$2. 

Authentic soba offerings right in Singapore

Shimbashi Soba is founded by soba master Yoshinori Shibazaki, who has been making soba in Japan and Australia for more than 40 years. Besides holding the title of "Professional Chef" conferred by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, Yoshinori was also awarded the title "Specialist Noodle Chef" — a rare honor within Japan’s soba industry.

At the restaurant, the soba is made using pesticide-free buckwheat that thrives in the heart of Tasmania. In the island state, the temperatures never go above 25OC, and never drop low enough for frost to occur, both of which are extreme conditions that will affect the delicate buckwheat. Also, to ensure absolute freshness of the noodles, the soba masters adhere to the three principles of San-tate: 

1) Hiki-tate (Freshly milled): Only the needed amount of buckwheat seeds is milled daily, so there is never wastage or excess that is stored for another batch.

2) Uchi-tate (Freshly made): Kneading and slicing are pivotal steps in the soba-making process. It takes the skills of an expert soba master to be able to achieve the firm bite of each strand.

3) Yude-tate (Freshly cooked): All the efforts that go into making the noodles will be for naught if the cooking technique is not up to par. The soba masters take years to hone their skills, fussing over every element, from the temperature of the water to cooking time. This final process gives the soba its soul and its distinctive taste.

Shimbashi Soba is where gourmands can go to enjoy authentic as well as unique Japanese mainstays. Signature dishes include the Tenchirashi Soba (S$18.80), which is chilled soba with an assortment of tiger prawn, mushroom, and sweet pea tempura. The soba is also served with soft-boiled egg and dipping sauce. The Shimbashi Soba Sushi (S$19.80) is a unique combination of soba sushi roll with tiger prawn, grilled eel, Japanese omelet, mushrooms, and cucumber. 

Wash the food down with complimentary Soba-yu or Soba Cha (S$6.00). Soba-yu is the water used for cooking soba, and it is rich with fiber, vitamins B1 and B2, protein as well as rutin, which is used to make medicine. This healthy beverage can help to lower blood pressure, and it can be combined with a small amount of tsuyu to enliven the taste. A perfect palate cleanser, the Soba Cha is a tea made with roasted buckwheat, grains, and either the leaves or the flowers of the plant. Finally, cap off the meal with an indulgent Soba Cha Soft Serve (S$4.80), which delivers a sweet note with a savory undertone! 

Address: 290 Orchard Road, #B1-41 Paragon, 238859
Operating Hours: Sundays to Fridays – 11:30am to 10pm
                             Saturdays – 10:30am to 10pm  

Newly Opened Japanese Ramen Bar and Café, Menya Kanae Presents An Ebi Affair with Hokkaido Style Ramen and Ebi Sando

Bringing the taste of Hokkaido to diners with an ebi-epic affair with Menya Kanae! Introducing the newly opened Japanese ramen bar featuring a delectable variety of authentic Japanese classics from rich and hearty Hokkaido-style ramen to Japanese sandwiches think crisp and chunky Ebi Sando, quintessential bar bites, drinks, and more. Menya Kanae’s grand opening is on 15 October 2020.

Located within Novena Regency right opposite the famous Novena Church, Menya Kanae welcomes diners into its bright and cozy space, showcasing a modern-industrial vibe with a Japanese twist. As the sun goes down and the sticky heat lifts, outdoor seating at the high tables become a popular haunt for Japanese beer from $10.00, premium Sake from $22.80, and an array of authentic Izakaya food.

Specialty Ebi Broth

Combining the rich and creamy notes of Japanese-style pork bone broth fortified with the aromatic blend of grinded big prawns, lobster bisque, and a unique, rich seafood sauce imported from Japan to create Kanae’s signature aromatic and luscious ebi broth. Brought to life through a rigorous process and months of experimentation with hundreds of different ingredients, the culinary team has managed to produce a piquant broth that is boiled for four hours and made with premium and quality ingredients that bring out the natural sweetness of big prawns. Oodles of silky strands of fine Japanese ramen noodles pick up the rich broth in each bold and flavourful slurp for an umami oomph.

Spicy Tokusei Sapporo Ebi Tonkotsu Ramen ($19.80)

Sapporo Ebi Chashu Ramen ($14.80)

Spicy Tokusei Sapporo Ebi Tonkotsu Ramen ($19.80)

Bold and intense, prawn lovers should not miss out on Menya Kanae’s specialty ebi ramen! Each mouth-watering bowl features two slices of tender chashu, two flame-seared Tiger prawns, half an oozy ajitama egg, spring onions, beansprouts, bamboo shoots, black fungus, pickled vegetables, and crispy sakura ebi tempura flakes, and finally, garnished with red chili strings – definitely slurp-worthy with its thin, springy ramen noodles! The spice is fueled by Menya Kanae’s Original Red Spicy Paste. Made in-house from scratch, it takes over three hours to produce, using a laborious process to achieve the desired fiery flavor profile and consistency of the paste. This also comes in a non-spicy version, Tokusei Sapporo Ebi Tonkotsu Ramen ($19.80) with the same rich tonkotsu prawn base but without the burn. Relish the full works or dial it down with the classic Sapporo Ebi Chashu Ramen ($14.80) or Sapporo Ebi Chashu Ajitama Ramen ($16.80), also available in both spicy and non-spicy variations.

Signature Handmade Ebi Tartar Sando ($14.80)

Signature Handmade Ebi Tartar Sando ($14.80)

Featuring Menya Kanae’s signature thick and juicy ebi katsu handmade from 100% Black Tiger prawns. Lightly seasoned with a dash of salt and pepper, the naturally sweet and firm flesh of the big prawns take center stage in each chunky patty of roughly chopped prawn bits and prawn paste for a toothsome munch. Covered in a thin layer of panko crumbs, it is deep-fried till golden crisp. The hefty ebi patty is then sandwiched between two thin slices of grilled Hokkaido milk bread and a layer of homemade tartar with Japanese pickled cucumbers, shredded daikon, gherkin, and onions for balance. Served with a side of house greens and crisp shoestring fries.

Sakura Ebi Kakiage ($5.80)

Thinly cut vegetables peppered with mouth-watering Sakura shrimps then covered in a light, savory tempura batter and crisp-fried until golden and crunchy. Best when paired with a refreshing Sapporo Beer and consumed when piping hot!

Other Kanae Specials

Birikara The Spiciest Miso Ramen ($16.80)

Birikara The Spiciest Miso Ramen ($16.80)
Are you up for the challenge? Tingle your taste buds with this sensational rendition of Menya Kanae’s classic specialty Ramen in a rich miso broth. Topped with juicy chunks of thick-cut chashu and aromatic black garlic oil. Equal parts flaming hot and tongue-numbing, dig into the sweat-inducing, Birikara The Spiciest Miso Ramen made with two special blends of Red Spicy Miso Paste imported directly from Hokkaido, Japan that imparts a rich herby heat to the broth. Calling all spice-loving Singaporeans, this one is for you!

Tokusei Hokkaido Tonkotsu Miso Ramen ($17.80)
Mouthfuls of umami goodness for this perfect sweater weather bowl! Using miso paste imported directly from Hokkaido, and topped with four pieces of tender chashu, minced pork, sweet corn, bamboo shoots, black fungus, pickled vegetables, beansprouts, and an ajitama egg. Pull up oodles of springy Hokkaido-style yellow ramen noodles for an authentic slurp of Japan even as we stay grounded in Singapore.

Fans of hearty and authentic Hokkaido style ramen can expect to enjoy a selection from Kanae Ramen Signatures to Hokkaido Tonkotsu Miso and Asahikawa Tonkotsu Shoyu ramen for a belly-satisfying treat!

1-For-1 Grand Opening Promotion (16 – 18 October 2020)
Come celebrate with us this weekend! Grab a buddy to snag this 1-for-1 deal on Menya Kanae’s signature Hokkaido style ramen, from ebi specials of Tokusei Sapporo Ebi Tonkotsu Ramen ($19.80), Sapporo Ebi Chashu Ajitama Ramen ($16.80) and Sapporo Ebi Chashu Ramen ($14.80), to Birikara The Spiciest Miso Ramen ($16.80) and Tokusei Karauma Red Tonkotsu Ramen ($16.80). Promotion is available for dine-in only. The free ramen will be of equal or lower value.

$5 Sapporo Beer Promotion (340ml, U.P.$10.00) (19 October – 30 November 2020)
Some boozy after-hours fun to knock back a bottle or two with your buddies! Pair it up with any number of bar bites from our Izakaya menu featuring 24 different nibbles. Available from 5pm until closing. 

Address: 275 Thomson Rd, #01-08, Singapore 307645

Reservations:  (+65) 6261 6205




Opening Hours:  Sun-Thu: 11:00am – 9:30pm (L.O. 9:00pm)
Fri & Sat: 11:00am – 10:00pm (L.O. 9:30pm)

4 Old School Dragon Playgrounds to explore in Singapore!

Before all these generic Plastic playgrounds that we see currently now in Singapore, we have all these unique playgrounds that are custom designed. These were built to reflect Singapore’s culture and identity. I remember playing catching or just playing at the slides when I was young. Growing up in the late 80s means we get to enjoy these simple pleasures when we don't have all these high tech gadgets. HDB stopped designing its own playground in 1993 due to safety reasons and has been importing them from overseas suppliers instead. 

It was just a casual suggestion from a friend who happened to chanced upon a webpage that introduced these old school heritage playground. This sparked us on a journey to explore all these hidden gems, take some pictures, and explore the food options around those areas. 

1) Mini Dragon Playground Toa Payoh Lorong 1

I guess the more commonly known one is the Big dragon playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 6 but many did not know about the mini dragon playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 which was a much more petite and cute version of that. This one does not have that long dragon body and only has a simple winding slide. 

Address: Between Blk 240 and 241 Toa Payoh Lor 1 Singapore 310240

How to get there: Nearest MRT station is Braddell 

Bus no 59, 129. 231 and 232 stops in front of this playground.

2) Baby Dragon Playground Pipit Road MacPherson

Similar to the one at Toa Payoh, but this Baby Dragon Playground at Pipit Road MacPherson donned a green color body with green and pink mosaic tiles. This one also comes with just a simple winding slide.

Address: 56 Pipit Road Singapore 370056

How to get there: Nearest MRT station is MacPherson

Bus no 40, 61, 63, 63M, 65, 66A, 135, 154, 155, 158 stops in front of this playground.

3) Full Dragon Playground Toa Payoh Lorong 6

The Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 6 is by far the most famous and Iconic one in Singapore and has appeared in a lot of publications and postage stamps. 

The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it in East Asian culture, and this was turned into a place where children can run along its spine and slide down its head. The sandpit was also preserved. 

Address: 28 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 310028

How to get there: Nearest MRT station is Toa Payoh

Bus no 8, 26, 31, 57, 59, 90, 90A, 142, 235, 238, 506 stops in front of this playground.

4) Full Dragon Playground Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

Lastly, the fully mosaic playground at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3. Most of the playground has been replaced with soft rubber padding to ensure the safety of the children except the iconic TPY one. 

Address: Blk 570 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore 560570

How to get there: Nearest MRT station is Ang Mo Kio

Bus no 25, 73, 73A, 74, 74E, 76, 88, 88B, 132, 165, 261, 268, 268A, 652, CT8 stops in front of this playground. 

12 Char Kway Teow stalls in Singapore you don't want to miss!


Char Kway Teow 炒粿條 is a popular dish here in Singapore. It is usually stir-fried over very high heat with sweet sauce, chili, a small quantity of belachan, blood cockles without shells, slices of lup cheong, fishcake, bean sprouts, and less commonly with other ingredients. It is not known to be a healthy dish due to it being oily and stir-fried in pork lard. It is usually a wok hei ladened dish. 


Are you as excited as me that @shakeshacksg is finally in Singapore? Is it worth waiting 45 minutes in the line for this? I'm not sure if this is as good as the original one in New York...

I was there early in the morning at Jewel Changi... I think it was around 1 hour after their opening and the queue was insanely long then. Saw people queueing with their luggage too. I was handed this small burger card and only those who have this can enter the restaurant area. Once you have ordered your meal, you get a buzzer to go back to collect when ready. I believe I was lucky to only queue for around 45 minutes while other people queue for more than an hour which was insanely long. 

Coming from a humble background in Manhattan, The iconic Shake Shack has grown to become this mega burger chain. Jewel Changi is their first flagship outlet in Singapore. 

Shake Shack has recently opened a new outlet at the already bustling Suntec city! A very good addition to the eateries there I must say. Along with the new opening is the addition of the award-winning Shackmeister burger which has the inclusion of fried shallots which makes the yummy Shack burgers much more fragrant. Not only do they have it on burgers, so does the hot dog buns and cheese fries. The limited-edition ShackMeister menu will be available exclusively at Suntec City outlet from Sep 30. This can be found at all other outlets in Singapore for a limited run till Nov 16. 

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport #02-256
Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm daily

Address: 89 Neil Road #01-01, Singapore 088849
Opening Hours: Sun to Thu: 11am - 9.30pm
Fri and Sat : 11am - 10pm

Address: 541 Orchard Road #01-01, Liat Towers
Singapore 238881
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 10pm

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-357
Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11am - 9.30pm daily

ShakeMeister Burger, $10.90 for a single patty
The Shackmeister burger features 100% all-natural Angus beef cheeseburger with crispy Shackmeister Ale-marinated shallots and Shack sauce. The shallots are marinated using the Shackmeister Ale first before coated in a mix of flour, cayenne pepper, and paprika before being deep-fried till crunchy.  Couldn't taste the ale in the shallots but they were quite fragrant when it was brought close to me. They also add a crunch quite different from the other burgers that Shake Shack offers.

ShakeMeister Cheese Fries, $5.90
Their signature crinkle-cut fries, drenched in cheese sauce plus a huge pile of shallots.

What you should order:
I ordered the classic ShackBurger 🍔(S$9.20/Single, S$12.90/Double), Crinkle-cut cheese fries 🍟(S$5.90, S$4.50 without cheese), and the Singapore exclusive Pandan Shake(S$7.80). 

The ShackBurger consisting a cooked patty of 100% all-natural Angus beef, lettuce, tomato, and signature ShackSauce, placed inside a potato bun. Tender and juicy beef with soft potato bun.

The Pandan Shake is frozen Vanilla custard blended with pandan, coconut, and topped with gula Melaka crumble. The pandan flavor comes through strong with the coconut flavor being an after-taste. As this is SUPER concentrated, you are advised to order this to share. lol

The crinkle-cut cheese fries were so good leh! Fried to a golden color with just the right amount of saltiness and those cheese on top couldn't be any better! Wish there was more cheese though. 
I would say these are definitely worth the price! 

Shack Shack Menu

REVIEW: GRUB cafe at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Went to GRUB for dinner with a friend awhile ago. I would not say this is ulu as 4 buses go to this place from Ang Mo Kio MRT. GRUB is located within Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park so expect to be surrounded by greenery and this is located beside a pond. If you're sitting alfresco, you will have a nice view. Grub is definitely one of the best places to have Brunch.

Address: 510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, 569983 (Bishan Park)
Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
Weekends 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
Delivery: Foodpanda, Deliveroo, Grab

Sakura Ebi Pasta (SGD 17)
Anyways, Did not quite like it. This was cooked in the agilo olio style. It was rather dry to me, Feels like dry BCM. This was drizzled in mentaiko sauce with fried sakura ebi and big succulent prawns. I feel that they can be more generous with their mentaiko. :)

Churros (SGD 9)
Also ordered these churros. It comes with dark chocolate and tangy creme Anglaise sauce for you to dip on. This was served warm, with a crispy outer layer and soft on the inside. I quite like this. Good for an afternoon tea break. :)

Mala Xiang Guo Burger 麻辣香锅堡 (SGD $19)
This burger was created during the Toggle programme “Foodie Makeover 美食大翻新” which is giving a dish a makeover. For that episode, they were tasked to give the fav mala Xiang Guo a makeover, thus the mala Xiang Guo burger was born.
If you have eaten mala Xiang Guo, what makes his dish spicy is the spicy Sze Chuan peppercorn, and it is incorporated into this. Not only that, but there's also chili oil, and Mala Mayo. Familiar Mala ingredients such as luncheon meat and lotus root slices are present here. All these are sandwiched between beetroot buns. 

Bacon Carbonara (SGD 17)
Love the generous amount of cheese that was sprinkled on top as well as the egg yolk. It is sure to impress as you stir it into the pasta which thickens the sauce and adds flavor to the dish. Despite that, this is not overwhelming. Not forgetting their homemade thick-cut bacon which adds a crunch as you slurp up the silky pasta.

Grub Kaya Burnt Cheese Cake (SGD 9)
Kaya is ubiquitously the common spread people have with their toasted bread. When I saw that Grub Bishan have Kaya basque cheesecake, I had to order this! Love that the kaya taste and fragrance stands out with every bite into the creamy cake.

Fatburger is Now Serving the West Side of Singapore! Fatburger & Buffalo’s at NEWest Launches

 An all-American, Hollywood favorite, Fatburger is a fast-casual restaurant serving big, juicy, tasty burgers, crafted specifically to each customer’s liking. With a legacy spanning 70 years, Fatburger’s extraordinary quality and taste inspire fierce loyalty amongst its fan base, which includes a number of A-list celebrities and athletes. Featuring a contemporary design and ambiance, Fatburger offers an unparalleled dining experience, demonstrating the same dedication to serving gourmet, homemade, custom-built burgers as it has since 1952 – The Last Great Hamburger Stand™.

The all-American, Hollywood favorite, fast-casual, halal-certified burger chain Fatburger is thrilled to announce the opening of its latest outlet in NEWest at West Coast Drive on 1 September 2020. West-siders can look forward to signature juicy burgers, hotdogs, chicken wings, and milkshakes with family and loved ones right in their neighborhood.

Opening restaurants in a pandemic is no easy feat; however, with the right team in place, Fatburger has successfully navigated through the challenges to satisfy its loyal fanbase. Friends of the West can enjoy half the travel time and double the satisfaction at NEWest, the chain’s third outlet in Singapore. 

Ever since the first Fatburger opened in Los Angeles more than 70 years ago, the chain has become a household name, well-known for its delicious, grilled-to-perfection, and cooked to order burgers. At Fatburger, “everything” is not just the usual lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, mustard, pickles, and relish. From $8.50, burgers can be customized with everything from bacon and eggs to chili and cheese. In addition to its famous burgers, the Fatburger menu also includes Fat and Skinny fries, sweet potato fries, scratch-made onion rings, IMPOSSIBLE™ burgers, chicken sandwiches, and hand-scooped milkshakes made from 100% real ice cream. 

Irresistibly crispy on the outside, yet tender and flaky on the inside, Fatburger introduces their latest addition: the Fish Burger! Load up on healthy omega-3 oils for a wholesome alternative. Using only premium ingredients, the crumbed codfish patty is deep-fried to crisp, golden goodness and comes fully customizable with your choice of fresh vegetables, cheddar cheese, tomato, and homemade tartar sauce and sandwiched between two fluffy brioche buns from only $8.50!

Craving hearty sides to add to your meal? Buffalo’s high-quality menu includes a variety of tender bone-in or boneless chicken, hearty sandwiches, and salads for the health-conscious patron. With a flavor to suit every mood, patrons can choose from 8 signature sauces: Hot, BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Teriyaki, Thai Sweet Chilli, Cajun, Soy Garlic, and the tongue-numbing, sweat-inducing Death Valley.

Patrons can also easily enjoy a hearty meal in the comforts of their homes or offices with Fatburger’s convenient delivery services. Islandwide delivery is available, simply order via Fatburger’s in-house delivery service at or head to Foodpanda, Deliveroo, and Grabfood!

Sign up at to get a complimentary $5 voucher and earn an additional $2 every time you refer a friend! 


Address: NEWest Mall, #01-89, 1 West Coast Drive, Singapore 128020
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
Seating Capacity: Up to 30

Address: Kinex Mall, #01-70/71/72,11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm and Sat, Sun & PH 10am-10pm
Seating Capacity: Up to 40

Address: Velocity @ Novena Square, #01-08/09, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm 
Seating Capacity: Up to 80


PastaMania Unveils New Line-up of Dreamy Desserts this Fall! Available for a limited time only!

Sweet dreams are made of treats! Introducing PastaMania’s exciting line-up of four new whimsical desserts that are a sugar-spun fantasy of all things creamy, decadent bliss! Available for a limited time only until 31 October 2020 for dine-in and takeaway.

There will always be room for desserts; from the perfect sweet finish to a hearty meal to a midday pick-me-up, sink your teeth into PastaMania’s dreamy desserts:

9 Bak Chor Mee / Minced meat noodle stalls in Singapore you don't want to miss!

What is Bak Chor Mee?
Bak Chor Mee 肉脞面 translates to Minced Meat Noodles is a Singapore Local noodle dish that is ubiquitously found in a lot of coffee shops and hawker centers in Singapore. The noodles are tossed in minced meat, pork slices, pork liver, stewed sliced mushrooms, meatballs, and bits of deep-fried lard. Bak chor mee can be ordered in 2 versions: Dry or soup version. Some prefer it with chili, vinegar, ketchup, or dark sauce? Singapore's bak chor mee was listed as the top world street food by World Street Food Congress.

1) Ah Hoe Mee Pok @ Clementi 阿和麵薄

What's so interesting about Ah Hoe Mee Pok is that they're quite successful infusing Japanese elements into this local delight. This bowl of Bak Chor Mee might make you feel like you're slurping on a bowl of mee pok but this is dry. They even added a few pieces of char siew into it and also generous with their pork lard. There's this very distinctive miso sweet taste when I was eating it. Good to give it a shot when you're in the area. 

Address: 710 Clementi West Street 2 Weng Kwang Coffee House Singapore 120710

Opening Hours: 8am - 4pm, Closed on Monday

2) Ding Ji Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles 鼎记香菇肉脞麵

I have never seen a Bak Chor Mee store that has this fish maw soup option. I think we can all say that the most common ones are probably that bak chor mee that comes with a small mini wok which we also refer to it as 小碗面. Ding Ji Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles serves the soup in a bowl that comes with a lot of ingredients. The star of the soup would be the fish maw! There's also sliced pork, dried sole fish, minced meat, egg, and dumpling. Read on misstamjiak that the soup base is simmered overnight to get all the goodness from the pork bones! No wonder it is so good. :)  The springy mee Kia is tossed in vinegar, lard oil, and mushrooms. This kind of reminds me of Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles.

I also had it on an evening without many queues. There is just 1 guy in front of me. 

Address: Blk 284, Bishan Street 22, Singapore 570284

Opening Hours: 24/7

3) Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

I also visited Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles during the evenings. Also no crowd at all. There are probably 2-3 people ahead of me in the queue. :) What really attracts me to this place is that actually Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles is listed in the Michelin guide with one MICHELIN Star. I have never heard of hawker food getting a Michelin star. Correct me if I'm wrong. 

Anyways I think It will probably taste better with chili but I don't eat that~ anyways they have added vinegar into the sauce. Something normal stalls don't add. Noodles are springy and al dente on point. Everything is good from the pork to pork liver. Not sure why this is 1 Michelin star though but it is indeed yummy. THE nearest MRT station to Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles is Lavender station.

Address: 466 Crawford Lane, Tai Hwa Eating House #01-12 Singapore 190465 

Opening Hours: 9:30am – 9:00pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)

4) Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles 来興香菇肉脞麺

Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat is located at Toa Payoh. The noodles are springy! The toppings are pork liver, mushrooms, minced meat, bean sprouts, and pork lard! The soup is tasty and flavorful too! I am having a kway teow and yellow noodles in the below picture. This is probably one of the tastiest bak chor mee I have ever tasted. 

The average waiting time for this shop is around 20mins to 40 mins! I always go after 2 to avoid the insane crowd! They have since implemented a queue system where everyone is assigned a number!

Address: Blk 73 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 #01-611 Singapore 310073

Opening Hours: 8am - 4pm, Closed on Wednesday

5) Lau Pa Sat Fishball Minced Meat Noodles 老巴沙潮州鱼圆肉挫面

Lau Pa Sat Fishball Minced Meat Noodles is located at Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre. They may not be the most famous one in TPY but they do command some queues during the morning when people come out for breakfast. I usually order the soup ones but decided to try the dry one with chili. The chili does pack a punch here~ The pork liver, minced meat, cabbage, bean sprouts, pork lard, meatballs, braised mushroom, shrimp dumplings, and He Kiao completes the bowl of noodles. So many ingredients hor!! You have the option to choose between fishball or mushroom minced meat. Another hearty option for breakfast here at TPY. 

Address: 22 Lorong 7 Toa Payoh

#01-02 Kim Keat Palm Food Centre

Singapore 311051

Opening Hours: 8am - 2.30pm

Closed on Wednesday


Springy noodles dry-tossed in a concoction of stewed mushroom sauce and chili which make for a robust bowl of noodles. There's also sliced pork, minced meat, pork liver, braised mushroom, and slices of fishcake in it. The pork lard increased the fragrance of the whole bowl. Take note that they're SUPER famous as one would notice the long snaking queue that starts from the stall. Coincidentally, I went there on a rainy day and the spicy kick really warmed me up. :)

Address: Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre - 4 Woodlands Street 12 #01-18 S738623

Opening Hours: 7am - 2pm

Closed on Tuesday


7) Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian 兴记肉脞面

Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian which is located at Bedok 85 Fengshan Market & Food Centre, is famous for its soupy Bak Chor mee and this is the only Dish they are selling. The springy noodles are served in a flavourful broth with meatballs and garnished with red Chili.  The chili really packs a punch too. 🍜👍🏿 Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian is included in the Michelin Guide Singapore 2019.

Address:  Fengshan Market & Food Centre, 85, #01-07 Bedok North Rd, 460085
Opening Hours: 12.30pm - 12.30am, Closed on Wednesday

8) Hui Ming Fishball Mushroom Noodle

I have been eating this BCM from Blk 8 Lor 7 Toa Payoh since young. Nostalgia much. It’s still so good! I never had it with Chili but you can have it with the dark sauce which was so delicious. Their sauce was flavorful which I think was a combination of braised sauce and dark soy sauce. 

Address: Blk 8 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310008
Opening Hours: 6am - 2pm, Closed on Monday and Friday

9) Sixties Teochew Traditional Minced Meat Noodles

Sixties Teochew Traditional Minced Meat Noodles is located in the same coffee shop as Loo's Hainanese Curry Rice. Not sure if this is overshadowed by them as their queue is visibly longer but Omg, their noodles are so good!!! Although the noodles are kind of soft it has the eggy taste that I like. This $5 portion comes generously with prawns, meatballs, wontons, minced pork, mushrooms and not forgetting pork lard.

Address: 71 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore 160071
Opening Hours: 6.30am - 1pm, Closed on Thursday