1. Traditional Local Breakfast from Chin Mee Chin Confectionary, $4.90
What could be better than delicious kaya butter buns, two soft-boiled eggs and a thick cup of coffee?
2. Fried Hokkien Mee from Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee, $3
Don’t be fool by the lack of gravy in fried Hokkien mee, this dish packs plenty of flavour thanks to the time spent frying and the slivers of egg that coat each noodle.
3. Swiss Rolls from Rich and Good Cake Shop, $15
The traditional mango Swiss roll features pieces of fruit and cream and the chocolate one is definitely like the shop’s name, rich and good.
4. Kueh Dadar from Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry, $4 for a box of five
The generous coconut filling in this kueh dadar is fragrant and not overly sweet.
5. The Original Shake and Espresso Shake from Coco Shack Shack, $7.50
While it’s not exactly the most Singaporean food, this shake is so refreshing and definitely hits the spot.
6. Mutton Biryani and Mango Lassi from Bismillah BiryanI Restaurant, $19
The corner joint is said to serve a healthier version of the biryani and true enough, it was less oily than expected. What’s great is that we could taste the vast combination of species they use in every grain. It’s spicy so if you can’t take the heat, get a mango lassi to effectively extinguish the flame in your mouth.
7. Chicken Rice with Tofu from Seletar Seafood Centre, $4
Residents of Potong Pasir will know this chicken rice stall hidden in a zi char restaurant, The chicken has a unique nutty flavour and you must order tofu as an add-on. Made Thai-style, this sweet and sour tofu is wrapped in a crispy skin and goes so well with your chicken rice.
8. Honey/Milk Paper Prata with Teh Cino Ice from The Roti Prata House, $4.20
This popular supper haunt never fails to satisfy us. Together with a nice cup of iced teh cino, the sweet and crispy paper prata was a delicious treat.
9. Nonya Laksa from Nonya Delicatessen, $5
Before you buy anything from this stall, you need to know that the man behind the counter is good at persuading you to buy more. But that’s OK , because everything there is just so good.
10. Kaya Butter Bread from nature Bakery, $2.30
We’re pretty sure some nutritionists would not approve, but this bread is so darn soft we could just eat the whole bag ourselves.