I was thrilled to have been asked down to the Gold 905 studio to talk bilingual cookbooks (yes, you guessed it, mine!) as well as chat about my top five places to makan here in Singapore. Thank you Denise Tan for including me as one of your trusty makan kakis.
Last week they shared part of the story. You can listen here – on the most amazing thing called soundcloud – or otherwise just read on for the juice on the first place I think you should head to for wonderous local delights. (There’s more to follow next week when they air the next section in the five-part interview).
Teck Seng Soya
This was my very first introduction to hawker food, I suppose. I was taken for a soya beancurd breakfast by a trio of trusty foodies…and the white wobbly stuff did, somehow, find a way into my heart.
I’m massively particular about *how* I eat my tau fu fa: there needs to be lashings of piping hot – but unsweetened – soya milk and just the tiniest dash of sugar syrup, added separately. My favourite stall is run by the affable Low Teck Seng and his wife (pictured below) who make the beancurd, by hand, every morning from midnight until 5am. It’s silky and smooth and I don’t eat it anywhere else.
LOVE: It’s only the women in the photo (above) who know where to look…
TOP TIP: Order by 10.30am or forget it. They sell out daily:
WHERE: #02-69, Tiong Bahru Market, 30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898