Street Food - Western Food (Hawker)

July 09, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Western Food (Hawker)

Also Known As:
Western Food (Hawker), Western Food, Hawker Western Food, Singaporean Western Food,
Beef Steak, Chicken Chop, Fish And Chips, Pork Chop, Lamb Chop



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $3 - $18



Description:
Western Food (Hawker) is a term that refers to a style of fusion food in Singapore, combining British / American style grilling or pan frying, with Chinese style cooking and presentation, originated by Hainanese chefs who used to work for the Colonial British in Singapore.


Typically, Western Food (Hawker) features 1 main type of meat / fish, served together with coleslaw salad, sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, english chips / french fries, baked beans and a piece of toasted baguette / French loaf bread / bun. The baguette / bun is usually spread with butter, or a garlic spread.

The 1 main type of meat / fish for Western Food (Hawker) is typically beef (Beef Steak), chicken (Chicken Chop), fish (Fish And Chips), pork (Pork Chop) or lamb (Lamb Chop).

For Beef Steak, Western Food (Hawker) stalls normally use cuts of sirloin, rib eye, tenderloin or t-bone. Most Western Food (Hawker) stalls only offer 3 degrees of doneness on Beef Steak; rare, medium or well done. Beef Steak is served with either a brown meat gravy, black pepper gravy or mushroom gravy.

For Chicken Chop, Western Food (Hawker) stalls normally use a deboned and flattened chicken thigh. Most Western Food (Hawker) stalls will slightly char the skin of the Chicken Chop, till it is slightly crispy. Chicken Chop is served with either a brown meat gravy, black pepper gravy, mushroom gravy or tomato gravy.

For Fish And Chips, Western Food (Hawker) stalls normally use a firm, white flesh fish such as basa fish (Vietnamese Cat Fish), john dory fish, or cream dory fish. Most Western Food (Hawker) stalls will then batter the fish in a Hainanese style biscuit crumb, and deep fry it for the Fish And Chips dish. Fish And Chips is served with tartar sauce and a slice of lemon.

For Pork Chop, Western Food (Hawker) stalls normally use cuts of pork loin chop, pork loin center cut, pork rib chop, pork loin butterfly chop or pork sirloin cutlet. Most Western Food (Hawker) stalls will cook the Pork Chop till well done. Pork Chop is served with either a brown meat gravy, black pepper gravy, mushroom gravy or tomato gravy.

Western Food (Hawker) stalls will also sell some variation of western style fried rice; side dishes like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, english chips / french fries, chicken wings, chicken nuggets; a type of soup like mushroom soup / corn soup / minestrone soup; and some variation of a breakfast item like ham, sausage and eggs.


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Western Food (Hawker) is actually the type of food I ate the most as a child, as a result of the culture and hertiage passed down from my grandparents.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Western Food (Hawker) in Singapore.


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Western Barbeque
@ 51 Old Airport Road #01-53
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Daily







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Escoffier's Western Food
@ 151 Serangoon North Avenue 2
Opening Hours: 11am - 8.45pm Closed Alt Tue








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Apollo Western Food
@ Lorong Ah Soo 105 Hougang Avenue 1 #02-32
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 9.30pm Closed Tue






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Honourable Mention

Tanglin Halt Western Food
@ 448 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-20
Opening Hours: Stall Closed, Chef Retired




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