FOOD, Living in... Singapore, Uncategorized SIAN TUAN FOOD, SINGAPORE 9 August 2006

Pork Ribs Soup
Hawker centre @ Sian Tuan Ave
Singapore

I don’t actually know the exact address of this.. but it’s right where my cousins live and has such fab food. After one of our overnight watches @ my grandparents’ place, we headed here for breakfast. It was the first time I’d had ba ku teh (aka pork ribs soup) in Singapore and it was delicious!! So satisfying and whilst non-Singaporeans probably find it a bit of a strange (and filling) breakfast, it was just what we needed.


Pork Ribs Soup stall

The prime pork ribs… so soft they just fell off the bone

Ba ku teh, served with rice. The soup was all spicy and peppery!

Also had some “yiu tiao” (fried dough) to dip in the soup

Braised peanuts.. one of my all-time fave dishes

Discovered the fabulousness of pickled vegetables. I LOVE IT!!!

Erm. Pig intestines. Was convinced to try a tiny bite of it.
Will never do so again. WAY TOO WEIRD FOR ME.

Kaya (a sort of sweet coconut & pandan jam) bun


Hup Choon Seafood
Hawker centre @ Sian Tuan Ave
Singapore

This foodie stall is actually right next to the one above, so I’ve lumped them both together in this one entry. It’s always a must-visit for me every time I’m back in Singapore.. plus it’s conveniently located right where my cousins live. They’re cheap, fast, and tasty. The specialty is the coffee pork ribs that always make newbies go “WHAT?!!” but actually taste so good. There’s a very faint hint of coffee scent, but it gives the ribs this dark slightly-sticky sauce that’s oh so yummy. Best dish on the house 🙂

Hup Choon Seafood

Sizzling tofu – they make this perfectly! Lots of hefty ingredients too

Szechuan chilli chicken – was not impressed with this, but only
because the version in Australia is exactly the same

Sweet & sour fish – my 2nd fave dish here. The fish is fresh
and slightly crumbed on the outside, perfect!

Coffee pork ribs – their signature dish and my favourite.
A total must have!!

Baby kailan veg – really liked this too, it was so fragrant
fried with lots of garlic and oil

HAPPY NATIONAL DAY to all Singaporeans!! Happy 41st Birthday to one super kickass country. Well.. some of the time 😛

50 Comments

  • pei posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:38 am

    looks good! my mum makes marmite pork ribs instead of coffee ones…also super delish! but yeah people always think it’s weird until they taste it 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:44 am

      ooooooooooooo does she have the recipe? It sounds interesting 🙂

      Reply
      • pei posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:59 am

        she does the bit-of-this bit-of-that approach, but i’ll ask her to email it to me! i think i’ve seen it in a couple of ‘zi-char’ places too so keep your eyes open for it!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:38 am

          Mmm I’ll def look out for it, never noticed it before 😛

          Reply
  • gingerstardrops posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:43 am

    In Singapore, its usually the coffee-shops and hawker centres that serve the most fabulous food. Cheap too! Enjoy yourself!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:46 am

      SO TRUE.. and I love the cheap part, makes it all the more satisfying.. hehe

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:43 am

    beverly! your food pics are killing me!! I love you tiao with bak kut teh and also the sizzling plate tofu, TDF!!! the pickled veggie is salted veggie, I LOVE IT with rice :)~~~~~~~~~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:45 am

      Yeaaaaaah but CA has such good food too!!
      And yeah, apparent that veg comes in a can – I’m going to try and find it in AU and have it with rice for dinner, so yum :)~

      Reply
      • eviltofu posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:19 am

        You could stock up on the cans here and bring them to Australia!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:38 am

          It’s available in AU asian supermarkets, apparently! So gonna try there..

          Reply
      • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 5:00 am

        ohhhh that vege comes in a can??? oh wow! if you can find it keep me posted ok! cos I know they stew the ones at the stall but I am not sure how they do it … I bought a few cans of the braised peanuts home from Sg during my last trip (*^_^*) hee, so precious!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:39 am

          Yeah, in a can or bottle! ‘cos it’s pickled/salted so it can keep that way… and yes I LOVE those braised peanuts in a can 😛

          Reply
          • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:38 pm

            ahh ok ok, if you do find the veggies, take pic show me ok??

  • venna posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:13 am

    I never realized how simliar so many Southeast Asian foods are. But, of course it’d be because food varies by regions 😛

    Sorry I haven’t been commenting much but I hope that you’ve been doing ok. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:39 am

      SE asian food’s so good, i miss it when I’m away!

      Reply
  • missustay posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:16 am

    food (pics) overload!! making me have all sorts of craving! ;p

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:40 am

      hee, lots more to come over the next 2 weeks i think 😛

      Reply
  • medlabtech posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:39 am

    Hawker food is the best!

    I love pickled vegetables. They go great with anything.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:41 am

      Cheap but good.. that’s the best combination 😉

      Reply
  • jarmz posted on August 9, 2006 at 6:56 am

    i dont know if its your camera or the food, makes everything look so yummy….

    *droolllllll*

    slurps

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:41 am

      The food! :)~

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 9, 2006 at 11:37 am

    Hmmm…yum. I usually have the fried dough in long sticks with congee. That usually translates to “long donut”

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:39 pm

      Ya, I usually have it with congee too, first time I had it with coffee – it was good :)~

      Reply
  • pei posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:38 am

    looks good! my mum makes marmite pork ribs instead of coffee ones…also super delish! but yeah people always think it’s weird until they taste it 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:44 am

      ooooooooooooo does she have the recipe? It sounds interesting 🙂

      Reply
      • pei posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:59 am

        she does the bit-of-this bit-of-that approach, but i’ll ask her to email it to me! i think i’ve seen it in a couple of ‘zi-char’ places too so keep your eyes open for it!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:38 am

          Mmm I’ll def look out for it, never noticed it before 😛

          Reply
  • gingerstardrops posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:43 am

    In Singapore, its usually the coffee-shops and hawker centres that serve the most fabulous food. Cheap too! Enjoy yourself!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:46 am

      SO TRUE.. and I love the cheap part, makes it all the more satisfying.. hehe

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:43 am

    beverly! your food pics are killing me!! I love you tiao with bak kut teh and also the sizzling plate tofu, TDF!!! the pickled veggie is salted veggie, I LOVE IT with rice :)~~~~~~~~~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:45 am

      Yeaaaaaah but CA has such good food too!!
      And yeah, apparent that veg comes in a can – I’m going to try and find it in AU and have it with rice for dinner, so yum :)~

      Reply
      • eviltofu posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:19 am

        You could stock up on the cans here and bring them to Australia!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:38 am

          It’s available in AU asian supermarkets, apparently! So gonna try there..

          Reply
      • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 5:00 am

        ohhhh that vege comes in a can??? oh wow! if you can find it keep me posted ok! cos I know they stew the ones at the stall but I am not sure how they do it … I bought a few cans of the braised peanuts home from Sg during my last trip (*^_^*) hee, so precious!

        Reply
        • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:39 am

          Yeah, in a can or bottle! ‘cos it’s pickled/salted so it can keep that way… and yes I LOVE those braised peanuts in a can 😛

          Reply
          • j0s1e267 posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:38 pm

            ahh ok ok, if you do find the veggies, take pic show me ok??

  • venna posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:13 am

    I never realized how simliar so many Southeast Asian foods are. But, of course it’d be because food varies by regions 😛

    Sorry I haven’t been commenting much but I hope that you’ve been doing ok. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:39 am

      SE asian food’s so good, i miss it when I’m away!

      Reply
  • missustay posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:16 am

    food (pics) overload!! making me have all sorts of craving! ;p

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:40 am

      hee, lots more to come over the next 2 weeks i think 😛

      Reply
  • medlabtech posted on August 9, 2006 at 4:39 am

    Hawker food is the best!

    I love pickled vegetables. They go great with anything.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:41 am

      Cheap but good.. that’s the best combination 😉

      Reply
  • jarmz posted on August 9, 2006 at 6:56 am

    i dont know if its your camera or the food, makes everything look so yummy….

    *droolllllll*

    slurps

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 9:41 am

      The food! :)~

      Reply
  • blairwitch posted on August 9, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    I really like pig’s intestines!! Pig’s ears on the other hand… ugh.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:40 pm

      Eurghhhhhh! Too exotic for me, I think 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 9, 2006 at 11:37 am

    Hmmm…yum. I usually have the fried dough in long sticks with congee. That usually translates to “long donut”

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:39 pm

      Ya, I usually have it with congee too, first time I had it with coffee – it was good :)~

      Reply
  • blairwitch posted on August 9, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    I really like pig’s intestines!! Pig’s ears on the other hand… ugh.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2006 at 3:40 pm

      Eurghhhhhh! Too exotic for me, I think 😉

      Reply

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