News & Updates

28 Jul 2007

We're back ! Quite updated and many new photos added.

News this month:
  • The al-fresco seating area of the newly refurbished Old Airport Road Food Centre
    Did you know that the newly upgraded Old Airport Road Food Centre has re-opened on 1st July 2007 ? All your favourite stalls are back in a spanking new complex that looks a lot like the old one except for the new tiles, tables/chairs and some alfresco seating. Stalls seem to have been re-allocated back to their original positions or thereabouts. They've done away with the not-so-helpful number+letter unit numbering and renumbered them in plain old sequential numbering.
  • The Ang Mo Kio Central Market/Food Centre is now closed for upgrading (HUP).

Well, the month-long Singapore Food Festival 2007 has come to uneventful end (for me). Next up is Eat Healthily Month (yes, I made this up), so let me introduce one of this round's new entries Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu 永祥兴豆腐

If that's just too healthful for you, then maybe you could consider our first Crystal Jade outlet entry instead.

23 Mar 2007

Update ! More phood, more fotos ! Check out the Macpherson hotspot for crabs, Tian Jin Hai Seafood. Haven't visited Bukit Timah for a while ? Then maybe it's time to try this char kway teow, or go for Al-Ameen's halal thai seafood. But my favourite this month has to be F&J's authentic Chongqing mala hotpot

22 Feb 2007

Happy Lunar New Year ! We've added more makan places and more photos over the past weeks. The Eurasian-Peranakan eatery Casa Bom Vento has moved from Joo Chiat to Seah Street (beside Raffles Hotel). Always frustrated with Mellben's crowded tables in Ang Mo Kio ? Try their new outlet in Toa Payoh.

25 Jan 2007

New updates ! As usual more eateries, more photos. No specific areas of focus, but we've added places all round - Geylang(new Area), Balestier, Outram, Tekka Centre, some here, some there.

Thanks to a tip-off from Rehana, we've updated our address for Evertop Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice which is a halal Hainanese chicken rice stall. They've moved from 46-1 Tanglin to Clementi.

Finally, there are now street maps in addition to the satellite photos we've been using. Try out all the 3 views - click on the buttons at the top right part of the maps to see the old satellite photo view or a hybrid of both.

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5 Jan 2007

Update ! A lot more eateries and photos have been added to our website. This time round, many restaurants and traditional food shops in Joo Chiat and Katong(scroll down to Areas in right column) have been included in our database.

I've also compiled a list of food delivery contacts(see top of right column) covering pizza, burgers, cakes, sushi and 3rd party delivery companies - all on one page ! This list will be constantly updated, do send me any other delivery tels that you know of !

17 Dec 2006

We've updated our site again. More places, more photos. Another additional area (Bukit Merah) has been added.

A new forum section has been added with articles about food. Take the Shark's Fin Soup poll, then read the shark's fin soup - eat without guilt article and decide for yourself.

Nov 2006

We've updated our site with a lot more food outlets especially from the west and central-west part of Singapore.

We've also updated our privacy policy to explicitly state our assurance to not pass on email addresses to third parties.

We've added a clickable Singapore map in the Locations page. Click on the various parts of the map to go to one of the Zones.

Good news ! We have now enabled subscription to forum postings. Just click the "subscribe post" link (after the "email this page" link) of the post and you will be emailed of any new replies to the post.

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There is a new open stall in

There is a new open stall in clementi ave 2 blk 328 coffeeshop stall name 1983 chicken they are selling chicken rice ,chicken porridge, thai style deep fried tofu,thai style chicken ton fen and chicken feet. Their chicken porridge is super nice and their thai style dish are super special and tasty for those who really like to eat chicken rice ,porridge, and thai food u guy should drop by and try it out.I asure u will say their porridge and thai food are super nice.

Been staying in Taiwan for 4

Been staying in Taiwan for 4 years, to my surprise after coming back Spore found a Taiwanese snackstall (Xiao Bei) in Spore Tampines Century Square Basement1 selling beancurd fried chicken wings and Yan Su Ji (chicken nuggets) tasted exactly like in Taiwan. Other than these they sell fried mushroom and sotong tempura which taste good too. Especially with their saltpepper with chilly powder. Anyone one else tried before?


-- Hock Lam Beef supports worthy cause of Operation Smile Singapore

This Children’s Day, needy children in Cambodia born with cleft facial deformities will have reasons to smile. In celebration of Hock Lam Beef’s 97th Anniversary, the renowned eatery well known for its traditional beef broth will be partnering Operation Smile Singapore to donate all proceeds of the day and operating costs to provide life-changing treatments and surgeries for children in Cambodia born with facial deformities.

Voted Singapore’s best beef kuay teow by Channel U’s TV programme, Yummy King 2, Hock Lam Beef will be celebrating its anniversary on Wednesday, 1 October, from 10am to 3pm, at its main outlet at 22 China Street. Hock Lam Beef hopes to raise S$10,000 to be channeled to fund medical teams on their mission trip to Cambodia in the first quarter of 2009.

Special set lunch menus which include the famous traditional beef broth prepared in 13 herbs and spices, vegetables, slice beef, noodle and drink set will be served for the one day only charity birthday party. Priced between $15 - $20, patrons will be able to enjoy a new dining experience with “gan lao mian” cooked in specially concocted sauce, and tantalizing beef served in selection of tripe, shin, sliced and ball form with home-made chilli.

Patrons are also encouraged to donate generously to Operation Smile Singapore during the birthday celebration. Special commemorative gift sets will be given to the first 100 patrons.

“We are thankful to the many faithful customers who have given us their loyal support
over the last 97 years. Without their support, we would not have been able to build our
brand to what it is today. We are glad that our recipe is still well loved by today’s young
and old. Contributing to the society is one way of showing our appreciation to our loyal
patrons and friends who have made us a home grown success. We are proud that
together with our patrons, we will be doing something meaningful on our 97th
anniversary, while enjoying the good food of Hock Lam Beef in the company of friends
and families. This support will help us make a difference to the lives of many needy
Cambodian children and mark a fresh start in their lives,” said Ms Tina Tan, the fourth
generation owner of Hock Lam Beef.

“We are grateful for the initiative by Hock Lam Beef in choosing to work with Operation
Smile Singapore to bring hope to children born with facial deformities. A few children’s
lives will be transformed and enriched with a surgical mission trip to Cambodia, made
possible by Hock Lam Beef’s support. Operation Smile Singapore will spend an amount
equal to the total proceeds from this event as part of the resources required for a surgery
mission in the country. Hock Lam Beef’s enthusiasm, compassion and philanthropic act
will spur us to work even harder in our cause. We hope that more home grown brands
will follow the footsteps of Hock Lam Beef in reaching out and helping children
overcome their deformities, and give them and their families a reason to smile.”
commented Mr Gary Loh, Chairman, Operation Smile Singapore.


About Hock Lam Beef

Hock Lam Beef is a family business founded in 1911. It is currently being run and managed by its fourth generation descendent. The eatery is well-known for serving traditional Teochew Beef Kway Teow and prides itself in its traditional recipe for its beef broth made with 13 herbs and spices prepared freshly daily. Hock Lam Beef serves beef in choices of slices, shin, tripe and tendons with home- made chilli and refreshments of
barley, lime and ice lemon tea.

Hock Lam Beef has two outlets and operates at 22 China Street, Far East Square and 949 Upper Serangoon Road

About Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity that provides free surgery for children with correctable facial deformities like cleft lips, cleft palates, facial tumours and burns. In 25 years, Operation Smile volunteers have provided free surgeries to more than 117,000 children and young adults in 46 countries worldwide. Operation Smile was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.

Operation Smile Singapore is set up in 2007 and is the newest of the seven Operation Smile Global Resource Chapters. The Singapore chapter exists to provide many of the resources needed by Asian mission countries. This support is in the form of funding the participation of Singapore's medical professionals in missions in other Asian countries, and bringing children with severe deformities to Singapore for surgery. Also, to lay the
groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency in these countries, Singapore chapter plans to sponsor state-of-the-art medical equipments, and provide education and training to medical volunteers from other Asian countries.
Operation Smile Asian mission countries include Cambodia, China, India, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

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