Tag Archives: makan

TANJONG PAGAR RAILWAY STATION MAY OPEN GATES TO FOOD LOVERS

TRAVELLERS with backpacks and FairPrice plastic bags - that is a sight seen no more at the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. But people in search of a bite may return, if the authorities go ahead with plans to reopen the iconic building as an eating place. The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has approached architects and consultants this month to study whether former food stalls in the Keppel Road building can be reopened to serve the public.

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HISTORY OF FAST FOOD IN SINGAPORE

In 1983, fried seafood specialist Long John Silver’s was the next to arrive, eager to share the local market pie which proved to be successful ventures by A&W, McDonald’s and KFC. In the same year, French-styled bakery Délifrance made its debut here, but started with only wholesale catering for hotels, supermarkets and clubs. It was not until 1985 when it launched its first Café bakery at Clifford Centre, Raffles Place, followed by its first Le Bristo at Robinson Towers in 1989.

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FONG’S KITCHEN: LONTONG RECIPE

Lontong, a mixed vegetable curry dish, is my all-time favourite Malay food. The bright orangy gravy may look spicy, but it is actually very mild, slightly sweet and has a lovely coconut milk aroma. This is also a complete one dish meal, as lontong is usually served with compressed rice, which is yummy to eat with the flavourful lontong gravy. For a healthier version, you can either put lesser coconut milk or replaced partial/all the coconut milk with evaporated milk.

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