Postman For A Day

November 30, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Postman For A Day

30-Nov-2012, quite a memorable day!

Went over to her house.

Saw the new car.

Workout through heavy lifting of flyers.

Learnt about SingPost bulk mail delivery and process.

More workout lifting flyers, pallets and bundling.

Drive + Walk.

Late lunch / early dinner at The Ship because she had craving for western food.

Shopping at NEX for winter wear.

Shopping for eyeliner at Watson's, chatting about the 5 human senses, relationships and love. LOL... smell the potential mate.

Shopping for her favourite alcoholic drink... Baileys Irish Cream.

Scouting 4 different condominiums around Bishan and Marine Parade.

Chilling at 1 Twenty-Six + 'The Younger Man'.

Ran into a university friend, found out her new job.

Talked about our 5 year plan, current jobs and christmas parties.



November 28, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

25 Keong Saik Road 

The Latest Trend In Singapore Food? 

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 5
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $25 per person.


Thai charcoal steamboat and barbeque, also known as Moo Kata, is very popular in Thailand due to its affordability and opportunity to socialize. Recently, this concept has been catching on in Singapore, and MooJaa is one of the latest to jump on the bandwagon in August 2012. 

Sticking with the traditional way of eating Moo Kata, MooJaa uses a charcoal fire in a claypot, over which is placed a typical Thai steamboat BBQ. This consists of a small dome in the center, surrounded by a shallow ring for the soup. Vegetables and other ingredients are boiled in the soup, while pork lard is used to oil the dome, on which meat is then stacked and cooked. The idea is that the oil and meat drippings will gradually flow down the curved surface of the dome and flavour the soup, together with the other ingredients being boiled. 

Our visit to MooJaa was on a quiet week night, and it was the boss himself who demonstrated to us how to prepare the food. Thumbs up for the service as we had several special dining requests which they accomodated. 

The ambience at MooJaa was quite disappointing. Tables packed quite closely and seating is rather limited, so reserving in advance is recommended. Also, MooJaa is rather poorly ventilated, so the smell of food sticks to your clothes. I definitely won't recommend visiting during lunch, or you'll smell funky the rest of the day. 

The range of food available for steamboat BBQ at MooJaa is good, but not extensive, with options similar to what you'll find at other steamboat places. But how a Thai steamboat and barbeque differs is in the unique preparation method of Moo Kata, and the dipping sauces for the food. MooJaa offers 3 unique types of dipping sauce. 

MooJaa also offers several traditional Thai dishes on ala-carte, though I've yet to try these. 


There are 2 types of sets available, the traditional pork and seafood set, or the chicken and seafood set. 

MooJaa Sets

Thai Iced Tea

Set Moo 01

Set Moo 02

The dipping sauces are what makes this experience 'Thai'. The Lemongrass Sauce is great with seafood while the Garlic Chili is best paired with meat. These home made specialities are made from secret in-house recipes! 

Lemongrass Sauce And Garlic Chili

Chili Padi And Special Chili

The traditional Thai steamboat and barbeque Moo Kata, over a claypot filled with charcoal. 

Traditional Thai Steamboat & Barbeque / BBQ (Moo Kata)


Street Food - Chicken Wings

November 27, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Chicken Wings

Also Known As:
Chicken Wings, Fried Chicken Wings, Deep Fried Chicken Wings, Battered Chicken Wings, Barbeque Chicken Wings, BBQ Chicken Wings, Grilled Chicken Wings

Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $1 - $14

Chicken Wings are a part of the chicken that is eaten in many places around the world. It is especially popular amongst children. Chicken Wings may be served as a side dish to accompany the main meal, as an appetizer before a main course, or simply eaten on its own as a snack or for sharing.

In Singapore, when ordering Chicken Wings on its own, there are 2 different types of preparation styles, namely, Barbeque Chicken Wings and Fried Chicken Wings. A stall that offers Chicken Wings will typically only specialize in 1 style.

The most popular style is Barbeque Chicken Wings. This often involves spit-roasting the wings, although some hawkers use grilling and basting instead. Traditionally, Barbeque Chicken Wings are spit-roasted over a charcoal fire, however, many hawkers have taken to using electric grillers nowadays.

Barbeque Chicken Wings should have a taut, crisp, and deep brown colour skin, while still being juicy within. Barbeque Chicken Wings are often served with a slice of lime and a spicy garlic chili sauce.

Fried Chicken Wings are prepared by first dipping them into a batter, then deep frying in oil. Some hawkers also add various spices and seasonings. While recipes for Fried Chicken Wings differ from stall to stall, common batters used include rice flour, all purpose flour, and cornmeal.

When done, Fried Chicken Wings should have a crisp and light golden brown skin, and juicy within without being soggy or oily. Fried Chicken Wings are often served with a side of french fries / english chips / buttered rice / white rice, coleslaw and chili sauce.


In Singapore, Chicken Wings are often eaten as a side dish or for supper. While many restaurants have Chicken Wings on the menu, stalls specializing in Chicken Wings are somewhat uncommon in hawker centres.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Barbeque Chicken Wings in Singapore.


Chong Pang Huat
@ 20 Kensington Park Road #01-26
Opening Hours: 5pm - 12am Daily

@ 195 Lavender Street #01-35
Opening Hours: 5pm - 12am Daily

@ 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-248
Opening Hours: 5pm - 12am Daily


Ah Hwee BBQ Chicken Wings
@ 1220 East Coast Parkway #01-14
Opening Hours: 4pm - 2am Daily


Weng's BBQ Chicken Wing
@ Newton Food Centre 500 Clemenceau Avenue North #01-25
Opening Hours: 6pm - 2am Daily


These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Fried Chicken Wings in Singapore.


Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings
@ 117 Commonwealth Drive #01-711
Opening Hours: 12pm - 10.30pm Mon - Sat, Closed Sun


Hong Mei Western Delight
@ 515 Bedok North Avenue 2 #01-181
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 11pm Daily


Victor Fried Chicken Wing Rice
@ 638 Veerasamy Road #01-101
Opening Hours: 8.30am - 8pm Daily



Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery

November 25, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery
23 Serangoon Central
#B1-80 NEX

Japanese And Asian Flavours In This Bakery

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 5
Value for Money: 6
Spent about SGD $4 per person.


Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery stands apart from the usual heartland bakeries and western-inspired bakeries by its use of Japanese ingredients. In fact, the baking flour has been directly imported from Japan. Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery is owned by RE & S Enterprises, which also owns well-known brands like Ichiban Boshi, Kuishin-Bo and Fiesta.

Catering to a specific niche, Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery is well designed and decorated. It's probably one of the best looking bakeries I've seen (Note the overhanging lamp which looks like a green pumpkin). As part of a Japanese food street, you have the option of dining here, although take-away is still preferred by most. Note however, that the actual bakery itself doesn't have seating, so you'll have to go to the partner cafe nearby.

Nothing much can be said for service, as Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery is self-service, except for payments at the cashier.

Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery uses primarily Japanese flavours in its bread, cakes and pastries. The most common flavour is green tea, which is infused into the dough, giving it a distinctive green colour. Other japanese flavours used include yuzu and sakura (cherry blossom). Their bread has a springy, chewy texture, which I like.

Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery has several types of signature buns, including the traditional Japanese anpan and melonpan.


Green Pumpkin

Cinnamon Rusk 01

Cinnamon Rusk 02

Yuki Strawberry 01

Yuki Strawberry 02

Sakura Anpan 01

Sakura Anpan 02

Mango Melon Pan

Yuzu Cream Cheesecake 01

Yuzu Cream Cheesecake 02


Sakura Chiffon Strawberry Cake


The Asian Kitchen

November 22, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Asian Kitchen
23 Serangoon Central
#B1-73 Nex

201 Victoria Street
#04-07 Bugis+

1 Harbourfront Walk
#B2-29 Vivocity

6 Raffles Boulevard
#02-201 Marina Square

5 Changi Business Park Central 1
#01-43 Changi City Point

1 Raffles Link
#B1-21 Citylink Mall

9 Raffles Place
#B1-01 Republic Plaza

1 Raffles Quay
#B2-04 One Raffles Quay

252 North Bridge Road
#B1-14 Raffles City

2 Orchard Turn
#B3-22 ION

Yummy Taiwanese And Szechuan Chinese Food, Excellent Service

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 9
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 9
Service: 9
Value for Money: 9
Spent about SGD $20 per person.


More Taiwanese and Szechuan restaurant than Chinese Zi Char, The Asian Kitchen serves up delicious Taiwanese and Szechuan inspired dishes in a casual, modern setting with great service.

Ambience at The Asian Kitchen is simple and comfortable. Decor is minimal, but designed with touches of oriental influences. This is the kind of place you could have a business lunch, then casually continue discussion after your meal. The Asian Kitchen is also suitable for group dining, or casual dates.

I find the service at The Asian Kitchen to be excellent. Staff are friendly and attentive to requests, and the food is served surprisingly quickly. Overall, I've had a good impression of the service here.

The food at The Asian Kitchen is also outstanding. The menu is Taiwanese and Szechuan in nature, with some Chinese Zi Char dishes as well. Overall, the food is fresh and flavourful. However, there were a few dishes which weren't as good as the others.

Ask those who've dined here, and the following dishes will usually be recommended - LuGang Fried Rice, T.A.K. Chilli Soft Shell Crab Noodles, Tanghoon Paradize, Any Soup on the menu EXCEPT the Seafood Tofu Soup, Reunion Omelette, Original Teahouse Crispy Duck, or T.A.K. Pork Belly.

I find myself wishing I had discovered The Asian Kitchen earlier!


T.A.K. Pork Belly is one of the signature dishes. Well marbled sliced pork belly is flash fried, leaving the outside crisp but the inside moist and tender. Very sinful but addictive. Eat it with the pickled cabbage for extra kick.

T.A.K. Pork Belly

Grandma Wu's Vegge is basically stir-fried sweet potato leaves. The vegetables are fresh and still crunchy after cooking. You have a choice of preparing it with garlic or with sambal chili.

Grandma Wu's Vegge

The LuGang Fried Rice is a signature rice dish with generous sprinkling of eggs and chinese waxed sausage (Lup Cheong), and 4 - 5 shelled prawns. Very fragrant and aromatic.

LuGang Fried Rice

Tanghoon Paradize is a signature noodle dish, and you can choose to have it spicy or non-spicy. While somewhat oily, the dish is highly aromatic, and the noodles have been infused with flavour, resulting in a tasty dish.

Tanghoon Paradize

On its own, the Signature Roast Pork is above average. The skin is slightly crisp, and the meat has very little fat, but with a porky taste. When compared with other dishes in the restaurant however, I have to say this was the absolute weakest dish I've had here, and is best skipped. Ironic that their supposed 'signature' dish is actually the worst, while the 'normal' dishes are much better.

Signature Roast Pork

The Asian Kitchen is famous for their soups, and Ah Ma Spinach Soup is one of the must-tries on the menu. Filled with spinach, eggs and minced pork, the soup is thin but flavourful. Extremely satisfying, and I could probably drink bowls of this!

Ah Ma Spinach Soup

The Garlic Dou Miao is one of the recommended vegetable dishes here, because of its crisp and clean flavours, and crunchy texture. Teochew chinese folks will love this.

Garlic Dou Miao

While tasty, the Salted Egg Season Beans comes in rather small portions, and isn't value for money as compared to some of the other vegetables dishes. But the unique combination of salted egg flavours and crunchy long beans might be worth a try.

Salted Egg Season Beans

The Seafood Tofu Soup is without a doubt, the weakest soup on the menu. This is because of poor naming, as this dish has very little seafood within, with only a few pieces of prawns and fish. It's more of a tofu soup, and as such, not value for money at all. The soup has the consistency of a stew, thick and somewhat gluey. The overall flavour is weak because tofu naturally doesn't have much taste, and the soup isn't enhanced with other flavours. This is the only soup most people will tell you to avoid here, as every other soup is fantastic.

Seafood Tofu Soup

The Chicken Mushroom Pot is a love-hate dish, as some like it, while others don't. It's basically a claypot of chicken and mushrooms, with a savoury chicken gravy. Those who like it will praise the savoury umami taste of the gravy, and chunky pieces of tender chicken. Those who don't may point out that the chicken contains a lot of bones, or that there are only 3 - 4 mushrooms, or that the gravy is too little.

Chicken Mushroom Pot

A combination of fried prawns fritters and salad prawns, with a twist. Lean bacon is wrapped around shelled prawns, deep fried, and served with thousand island sauce. Very tasty but unhealthy.

Bacon Wrapped Prawns

The Alley Oyster Omelette, while tasty, had only 4 - 5 small oysters within. Not very value for money, skip this and go for the Reunion Omelette instead.

Alley Oyster Omelette

The Apple Chicken Soup is served in a smaller bowl compared to the other soups, and is a sort of fusion double boiled soup. The chicken is fall off the bone tender, and the apples are soft enough that chewing isn't required.

Apple Chicken Soup

The Cereal Fried Rice is sweeter and more fragrant than the LuGang Fried Rice, due to the additional covering of fried oats. Tasty, but those who prefer more ingredients in their fried rice should opt for the LuGang Fried Rice instead.

Cereal Fried Rice

A signature item, the Original Crispy Duck is tender and juicy, and the small portion size is enough for 3 people to share. The skin is nicely roasted, crisp and salty.

Original Crispy Duck

Tasty Fish Slices. Very Fresh. Thickly sliced. Salty. Savoury. Delicious.

Tasty Fish Slices

The Taiwan Granny Meesua is pretty good, though slightly lacking in ingredients. The soup is nicely thick without being too gluey, and the noodles are cooked perfectly, not too hard and not too soft. But the only other ingredients within is 4 - 5 oysters and some sliced mushrooms, they don't add shredded chicken.

Taiwan Granny Meesua

The Stew Pork Noodle surprised me, as the noodles were pratically drowned in the thick layer of minced pork. Another very good dish!

Stew Pork Noodle

The T.A.K. Braised Pork Belly was rather decent, tasty but not outstanding. The soy braising sauce was a little thin, not able to properly coat the meat, plus there was a very strong porky smell which may not appeal to everyone.

T.A.K. Braised Pork Belly

The T.A.K. Signature Roast Chicken is quite good, above average for a typical roast chicken. The gravy is proper chicken rice gravy, and the cucumbers are fresh and crunchy. The chicken meat is tender and well cooked, but not dry, and the skin is wonderfully crisp.

T.A.K. Signature Roast Chicken

The La Mian Soup has nice flavour, and the noodles are springy with a slight bite. Not freshly made noodles, but still decent.

La Mian Soup


Custom Made Gifts, Personalized Gifts And Novelty Gifts

November 21, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Custom Made Gifts, Personalized Gifts And Novelty Gifts

Disclaimer: This list was accurate at time of publishing in November 2012. Be advised that since then, these shops may have either closed / ceased operations, or relocated. Please check their websites, and contact them directly to verify.


As a photographer and graphic designer, I like creating digital images. And I also like giving unique or unusual gifts to my friends.

So I'm always on the look-out for shops that are able to custom make gifts, take photos and print them on various stuff as a personalized gift, or various novel and unusual gift ideas.

This includes shops that take your photos and graphics to print t-shirts, print mini t-shirts, create photo mugs, create photo jigsaw puzzles, engrave keychains, and print pillow cases. Or shops that personalize gifts with names.

Here are some Singapore shops and online stores that I've patronized over the years.


Gift A Name - Closed
For personalized name keychains or personalized name handphone straps.
9 Bishan Place
#04-05 Junction 8
Daily 11am - 9.30pm

930 Yishun Avenue 2
#03-09 Northpoint
Daily 11am - 9.30pm

230 Victoria Street
#03-05 Bugis Junction
Daily 10am - 10pm

1 Jurong West Central 2
#B1-83 Jurong Point
Daily 10.30am - 10pm

1 Woodlands Square
#03-20 Causeway Point
Daily 10am - 10pm

21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
#03-16 Lot One
Daily 11am - 10pm


Touch & Print
For printing t-shirts, printing mini t-shirts, printing pillow cases, printing tote bags, printing banners, printing brochures, printing newsletters, printing posters or printing mugs.
91 Bencoolen Street
#01-04 Sunshine Plaza
Mon - Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am - 2pm, Closed Sun


Spot Color / Spot Colour
For printing mini t-shirts, printing pillow cases or printing mugs.
230 Victoria Street
#B1-22 Bugis Junction
Daily 9.30am - 9pm

301 Upper Thomson Road
#01-11 Thomson Plaza
Daily 9.30am - 9pm

154 West Coast Road
#B1-82 West Coast Plaza
Daily 9.30am - 9pm

1 Pasir Ris Close
#02-124 EHub! @ Downtown East
Daily 9.30am - 9pm

205 Hougang Street 21
#01-133 Heartland Mall
Daily 9.30am - 9pm


Smart Image - Closed
For printing t-shirts, printing jigsaw puzzles, printing mugs or engraving crystal plaques.
14 Scotts Road
#05-123 Far East Plaza
Mon - Sat 12pm - 9pm, Closed Sun


Innovative Keepsakes / K. S. Services - Closed
For printing t-shirts, printing mini t-shirts, printing jigsaw puzzles, printing pillow cases, printing tote bags, printing mugs or printing calenders.
623 Aljunied Road
#06-05 Aljunied Industrial Complex
Daily 24 Hours - Online Store


ColorVizio Services
For printing name cards, printing brochures, printing newsletters, printing posters or printing banners.
91 Bencoolen Street
#01-05 Sunshine Plaza
Daily 9am - 9pm


For bulk printing t-shirts, bulk printing brochures, bulk printing newsletters, bulk printing name cards or bulk engraving of plaques.
111 North Bridge Road
#04-15 Peninsula Plaza

14 Robinson Road
#13-00 Far East Finance Building


Glass & Gifts / Glory Graphic
For personalized hand made glass items.
231 Bain Street
#04-51 Bras Basah Complex
Daily 11am - 7pm


Village Smith / Gemworks / SS316 / Superheroes Inc.
For personalized laser-engraved keychains.
68 Orchard Road
#02-33 Plaza Singapura
Daily 11am - 10pm

200 Victoria Street
#01-K2 Bugis Junction
Daily 11am - 10pm


The Maker Store
For personalized laser-engraved rings, personalized laser-engraved keychains, personalized laser-engraved plaques or personalized laser-engraved signs.
8 Tuas Link 2
#02 Farron
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 7pm, Closed Sat & Sun


Art Lane Singapore
For DIY paint-by-numbers painting kits with ready-made design templates.
121 Owen Road
Daily 10am - 10pm


Great Artist Made Easy Gamé
For DIY paint-by-numbers painting kits with ready-made design templates or other curios.
1 HarbourFront Walk
Pushcart Near #01-192 VivoCity
Daily 10am - 10pm

1 Vista Exchange Green
Pushcart Near #01-26 The Star Vista
Daily 10am - 10pm

9 Bishan Place
Pushcart Near #04-08 Junction 8
Daily 10am - 10pm


Balloon Baron Specialties
For balloon art supplies, balloon twisting supplies or balloon modelling supplies.
9008 Tampines Street 93
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 12pm, Closed Sun & PH


Balloon Connexion
For balloon art supplies, balloon twisting supplies, balloon modelling supplies or special seasonal balloons supplies.
3018 Bedok North Street 5
#01-07 EASTLink
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Closed Sat & Sun


Topstar Kidz
For sand art kits.
246 Macpherson Road
#08-01 Betime Building
Mon - Sat 10am - 5.30pm, Closed Sun


My Art Pencil
For sand art kits or scratch art kits.
7030 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5
#08-56 NorthStar @ AMK (Lobby 2)
Wed - Fri 4pm - 8pm, Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 3pm, Closed Mon & Tue & PH


For DIY / customized costume jewellery using Swarovski Elements.
68 Orchard Road
#03-19A Plaza Singapura
Daily 11am - 9.30pm

1 Jurong West Central 2
#03-09 Jurong Point
Daily 11am - 9.30pm

200 Victoria Street
#03-06 Bugis Junction
Daily 11am - 9.30pm


Embroidery Wonderland
For personalized hand made embroidered pillow cases or personalized hand made embroidered hand towels.
Daily 24 Hours - Online Store


That Corner Shop
For personalized hand made embroidered pillow cases, personalized hand made embroidered hand towels, personalized hand made embroidered teddy bears or personalized hand made embroidered t-shirts.
8 Temasek Boulevard
#02-41 Suntec City Tower 1
Daily 12pm - 8pm


Little Green Pot
For personalized hand made mini-gardens or terrariums.
100 Beach Road
#01-18 Shaw Tower
Daily 11.30am - 8pm


Hedge Garden
For customized hand made mini-gardens or terrariums.
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#03-70 The Central
Daily 11.30am - 7.30pm


Unusually Creation
For personalized caricature figurines.
771 Pasir Ris Street 71
Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm


For customizable lamp shades that can be made into a variety of different shapes.
181 Orchard Road
Pushcart Near #01-26 Orchard Central
Mon - Fri 11am - 9.30pm, Sat - Sun 11am - 10pm

1 HarbourFront Walk
Pushcart Near #01-50 VivoCity
Mon - Fri 11am - 9.30pm, Sat - Sun 11am - 10pm


Comics World Singapore
For comic books and collectibles.
35 Selegie Road
#B1-22 Park Lane
Mon - Sat 12pm - 8pm, Sun 1pm - 6pm
6339 6413


Absolute Comics
For comic books, t-shirts and collectibles.
68 Orchard Road
#B1-17 Plaza Singapura
Mon - Sun 11am - 9.30pm
6333 3193


Paradigm Infinitum
For table top games, board games, card games and collectibles.
220 Orchard Road
#03-01 Midpoint Orchard
Mon - Sun 12pm - 10pm
6734 3858


Battle Bunker
For table top games, board games, card games, hobby kits and collectibles.
109 North Bridge Road
#05-42 Funan DigitaLife Mall
Mon - Thu 12pm - 9.30pm, Fri - Sat 12pm - 11pm, Sun 1pm - 9pm
6338 5778


Bricks World
For LEGO toys and collectibles.
391 Orchard Road
#05-15A Ngee Ann City
Mon - Sun 10.30am - 9.30pm
6734 5512

68 Orchard Road
#03-16 Plaza Singapura
Mon - Sun 10.30am - 9.30pm
6238 8252

930 Yishun Avenue 2
#03-27 Northpoint
Mon - Sun 10.30am - 9.30pm
6758 9528

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#04-40 JEM
Mon - Sun 10.30am - 9.30pm
6734 7603


Simply Toys
For movie thematic and comic book toys and collectibles.
200 Victoria Street
#03-10A Bugis Junction
Mon - Sun 10am - 10pm
6438 2238

68 Orchard Road
#07-10 Plaza Singapura
Mon - Sun 10am - 10pm
6884 4401


I Want USB / YTS Services Marketing
For personalized USB flash drives, offers multiple designs.
1003 Bukit Merah Central
By Appointment Only
8646 9480

302 Tiong Bahru Road
Mon - Sun 10am - 10pm

201 Victoria Street
Pushcart Near #02-18 Bugis+
Mon - Sun 10am - 10pm


Big Ben's Pies

November 21, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Big Ben's Pies 
15 Swan Lake Avenue

391 Orchard Road
#B2-01 Ngee Ann City 

Chunky British Pies 

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 7
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $5 per person.


The Big Ben's Pies store at Bedok's Swan Lake Avenue has expanded, and the brand is now in the basement of Ngee Ann City, albeit in a much smaller capacity as a partner of Huggs Coffee. 

The menu at Big Ben's Pies is much smaller than before, as they currently only focus on their best-selling, most popular pies. As a result, you're virtually guaranteed to get a great tasting pie. 

Big Ben's Pies offers traditional British pies, which are typically savoury, meat-filled pies. What I like about Big Ben's Pies is their chunky, tightly packed fillings. You'll notice very little starch or 'fillers', and the crust isn't too thick. 

I mostly get take-away at Big Ben's Pies, but dining-in is pretty good too. 


Big Ben's Pies Logo


A traditional pie served all over England, the Steak And Guinness Pie is made with chunks of beef, onions, brown meat gravy and Guinness Stout. The beef in this savoury British pie has been stewed till tender, and can be eaten as a light meal / snack, or for supper. 

Steak And Guinness Pie Outside

Steak And Guinness Pie Inside

In England, the Chicken And Mushroom Pie consistently ranks as the most popular pie. Made with sliced chicken and mushrooms in a cream sauce, this savoury British pie can be eaten as a light meal / snack, or for breakfast. 

Chicken And Mushroom Pie Outside

Chicken And Mushroom Pie Inside