Archive for June, 2013

Jun 19 2013

Zi char: The hearty food of Singapore’s kopitiams

Published by under Food

A new zi char favourite, prawns, squid or chicken fried and coated with a salted egg paste.

Kopi and Tiger beer flow as Singaporeans sit back and loosen their belts after a day’s work. The auntie-in-charge hustles about, spare change clinking in her fanny pack. Sizzling ‘wok breath’ fills the air as white-clad chefs saute with an agility that rivals the pro footballers on the house TV. The drink stall may be … read the full post

Jun 14 2013

Review: Seacare Hotel, Singapore

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A standard room in the Seacare hotel.

From the outside, Singapore’s relatively new Seacare Hotel looks like a cross between an office building and a condominium. Don’t be put off though, as it’s got a great location between Clarke Quay and Chinatown, and well-furnished rooms that go for under S$200 if you book online. Open since September 2012, the 103-room hotel was designed by … read the full post

Jun 06 2013

Review: Hock Lee fishball noodles

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Hock Lee's fishballs in its delicious soup.

Fishball noodles are a Singapore staple found in almost every hawker centre and coffee shop. The simple combination of noodles in soup or chilli oil and balls of minced fish means that there is little variation for a stallowner to make their dish a cut above the rest. Hock Lee Fishball Noodles, however, has made that … read the full post