So.. what's next for lunch?
Having grown up right next to Tiong Bahru market and food centre— it was a delightful trip down memory lane when the Weekender team decided to come here for lunch. Whoever who said food evokes memory was certainly right; the taste of sweet charsiew roasted pork rice and Tiong Bahru da-bao is like a blast from the past, as I remember growing up in my great-grandmother's household, and these dishes being the weekly centrepieces for our Sunday family brunches.
Come with us, as we take you for a taste of tradition while we scour Tiong Bahru Food Centre for some of the best nostalgic eats.
6. Tiong Bahru Pao, Assorted Paos ($1-1.50)
Though we thought they tasted better before, these assorted paos and slice of carrot cake were pretty decent at the price point they came in. If you happen to drop by during lunch, do look out for their version of the Chinese scotch egg— featuring a meatball wrapped around half a hardboiled egg, battered then fried till golden brown. Nostalgic perfection indeed.