The New Hawker Days

Patronizing hawker centers and coffee shops has been my favorite past-time since the university days. Aside from my usual cafe-hoppings, I do love my local delights as much as the rest too! I did notice the trend that there are more and more young hawkers around these days and how they evolve and make hawkers more hipster. From bringing interesting (unconventional) hawker foods into the scene to changing something traditional/old school into something hippy like for example converting a coffeeshop into hipster chill out coffee shops (2 Face Pizza and Taproom at Eng Hoon Street & Salute Coffeeshop at Bukit Merah Lane). Seriously, i didn’t expect this to happen one day.


Anyway these young hawker heroes definitely deserves some support from us for the courage to start a food business, giving up their current comfortable jobs and bringing good vibes into Singapore’s F&B industry. So let me share with you some of my favorites among them all.

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the wanton noodles war (Part I)

Where do u usually go to get your wanton mee fix?

the famous feifei wanton mee or ……

old airport road wanton mee?

In my humble opinion, after trying so many wanton mee stalls in my life, i have summarized & concluded my favourite top 3 wanton noodles stall in singapore.

& today, i am going to reveal one of the top three stalls.


Got to know this stall through a friend i made from Instagram (follow me at @caleen). I had noticed something wasn’t right when this instagram-made-friend has been “instagramming” this wanton mee stall for god knows so many times. So I told myself that i need to try it & like the typical storyline ” i fell in love with them at the first sight & lived happily ever after.”

Can’t wait to dig in!

For this stall, their noodles are different from feifei wanton noodles. More like the hongkong style wanton noodles & i LOVE it.

I used to to eat wanton noodles with less chili but recently i fell in love with wanton noodles with black sauce. Their wanton noodles with chili is good but i love their wanton noodles with black sauce more. hehe… For my wanton noodles, i would always tell the uncle preparing to add more black sauce & it just makes ur body wiggle with joy after u had ur first spoon of goodness.


Choon Guan Coffee Shop (Beside the famous Old Airport Road Hawker Center)

(Sorry, i couldn’t find much details on their address or opening hours but i think they do not do night business if i am not wrong.)

so please go there & try their awesomelicious wanton mee soon!

Next will be posting the stall that i visit the most frequent out of the three 🙂

stay tuned, my beloved wanton mee lover friends/readers/or whoever you are…. i will see u soon.

*it’s only the beginning…*

Happy Birthday Habitat Coffee!

Time flies, as cheesy as it sounds, but that’s the truth. 1 year ago, i was working with Ryan, boss of Habitat Coffee, when the cafe just started off. A new cafe started off & a new friendship found. I could still remember those days when we worked till 11pm, so tiring yet happy. So happy that Ryan had successfully opened his cafe, things doing well for him & have inspired me to work towards my dream cafe.

anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY habitat coffee! 🙂

my favorite hazelnut latte, hot & cold version.

& ryan, those cookies were delish! regretted that i didn’t take more home 🙁

Ryan’s latest creation, Truffle Egg Toast with Bacons! oh my, it was good! Can’t wait for him to launch this on the menu! nom nom nom…

Happy Food, Happy Tum!

on the side note, i am flying to sydney tonight :D:D:D

i am not going to bring my macbook so follow me at instagram ”caleen” for some quick square-bites food/me/cafes/view snapshots :p