Food frenzy #27

Singaporeans enjoy spicy dips. Sounds like an understatement and it is. As much as the term ‘spicy dip’ brings to mind a non-eventful saucer’s worth of chilli-based condiment, it is anything but that in Singapore. Not to mention we also love sliced chilli in soy sauce, which surely deserves a post of its own.

Just offhand, I know I can’t live without the chilli sauces which come with, in no particular order, chicken rice, kuay chap, mee hoon kueh, mee soto, c-harm, bbq chicken wings and yong tau foo. So many variations. All lipsmacking fiery.


Kopi O, not mine.


If I have a choice, I can eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. Yes the spicy dip forms a significant part of the attraction.


I only know these shells as gong gong. Just like how I know some others as la la. It is crucial that they be eaten with their accompanying spicy dips. For those who find c-harm (blood cockles) yucky, give gong gong a try. Likewise, it’s also an acquired taste – the raw taste been replaced by a fully-cooked, chewy texture. I have to admit part of the fun lies in twirling the flesh out from the shell using a toothpick.

4 Thoughts on “Food frenzy #27

  1. I don’t know why I torture myself coming to this site before lunch. I enjoy these Singapore food photos, no complaints here. When I left SG 12 years ago, I used to fantasize having a bowl that would magically concoct mee pok whenever I wanted. 12 years later, still wishing it was true.

  2. admin on April 2, 2010 at 2:49 PM said:

    Thanks for letting me know that I’m seeing future me in present you. I haven’t left Singapore for as long but now I know for sure those food cravings won’t ever go away. Whoa, kinda depressing.

  3. I’ve bookmarked your mum’s bak chor mee address! But urrrgh, I am still stuck with my dubious London fish balls for lunch 🙁

  4. talljoanne – If you make it there, you should tell her you know me ! When will you finish your Masters ?

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