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ChargeGate?: Some iOS 12 Devices Including iPhone XS, XS Max Refusing To Charge Via Cable Until Woken

By | September 30th, 2018

Another day, another reason for the Internet to fret at the thought of a widespread issue with the iPhone and this time, there may actually be something to it, although not to the extent some are reporting.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that some devices running iOS 12 are experiencing an issue whereby they refuse to start charging if they are asleep when the Lightning cable is connected. Wake the device up, and charging begins as normal.

This was originally reported as an issue impacting solely the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, with YouTuber Unbox Therapy happy to produce a video on it, but reports have since confirmed that other iPhones and even iPads are also suffering from the same problem. This would, of course, suggest the issue is iOS 12-related, but we will need Apple to confirm on that front.

Anyone experiencing this issue will notice that their device does not appear to charge if it is asleep when the Lightning cable is connected, but if they wake the device with the cable plugged in, it will immediately start charging. It’s possible that it was charging all along, of course, and was merely not waking the screen and making the charging sound like normal, but we’ve not been able to recreate the issue in order to test.

On that note, it’s worth remembering that this does appear to be very hit and miss, with some who are seeing the issue not able to replicate it reliably.

Interestingly, it’s been noted that those impacted are not seeing the same behavior when using wireless chargers, suggesting this may be related to the USB Safe/Restricted mode that Apple added as part of iOS 11.4.1 in order to prevent brute force unlocks from being carried out when a device has not been unlocked for a period of 60 minutes. Charging should not be affected by this, but it’s possible something has gone awry.

We’d expect this to be rectified by an iOS software update at some point, and it’s important to note that most devices will start charge if woken up, so there’s no actual problem with usage here so long as you make sure your device starts charging when you expect it to. Still, it’s something that needs fixing and it’s now over to Apple to do exactly that.

(Video source: Unbox Therapy [YouTube])

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Famous Treasure: Modern Nanyang Chinese Cuisine

Marinated Cockles $ 12

Picture this scenario:

You have some important guests in town and you want to bring them somewhere to taste some local Chinese cuisine.  Your first choice is your favourite zi char place, but you want somewhere a little more clean and comfortable.  You could bring them to one of the many Chinese restaurants around, but they’d probably be eating the same type of dishes you could find in a typical Chinese restaurant overseas!  So what do you do?

Well, now you have the option to bring them to Famous Treasure, a newly opened restaurant in Capitol Piazza where you are able to order Fish Head curry and KL Hokkien Mee in a classy Chinese restaurant environment.  The folks at Famous Treasure don’t really like me to call their food “upmarket zi char” food, so let’s just call it modern Nanyang cuisine!

Wok fried squid with cinchalok and lady’s fingers L$ 36

So, what is “Modern Nanyang Cuisine”?  It is, essentially, our version of Chinese food that has been influenced by local ingredients as well as Malay and Indian influences.  So, you can expect dishes like their wok fried squid with cinchalok and lady’s fingers 4.25/5 which isn’t classic Chinese cuisine, but certainly something that the Chinese living in South East Asia are very familiar with.

Steamed Pork Belly with minced garlic L$ 36

They have two bars at the restaurant.  One focuses on wine while the other is a whiskey bar, perfect for patrons who want to have a drink and order a few small bites.  Their marinated cockles and steamed pork belly with minced garlic are both perfect accompaniments for a shot or two in case you are not after a full meal.

Marble Goby with preserved veg $ 10 per 100g

The restaurant is new setup with involvement from the management of Famous Kitchen which I had blogged about previously and so some of their signature dishes can also be found here.   The steamed Soon Hock with preserved vegetables is quite a unique dish which is not commonly found else where.  The fish is first steamed and then served with a piquant sauce made with preserved mustard greens and topped with peanuts.   It’s one of those tangy dishes which really gets the salivary glands working.  4.25/5

Salt baked crabs $ 6 per 100g

My favourite dish at Famous Kitchen has always been the salt baked blue swimmer crabs.  It’s salty, savoury and smokey crustacean flavour continues to linger on your fingers long after you have dispatched with the sweet and succulent flesh! Finger lickin’ good! 4.5/5

Crystal chicken $ 25 (half) $ 50 (whole)

The sauce which is served with the steamed chicken is quite unique and makes the dish stand out from the usual steamed chicken that we commonly come across.  It is made from a specially imported bone marrow paste and gives it a flavour that reminded me of luncheon meat!  4/5

Fish Head Curry $ 35 (half) $ 65 (whole)

The fish head curry is very good and worth ordering if you are trying to introduce this very Singaporean dish to visitors.  The curry is very well balanced and they use wild caught ang goli (Goldbanded jobfish) instead of farmed ang goi (crimson snapper) which is usually found in cheaper zi char establishments. 4.25/5

KL Hokkien Mee L$ 36

I reiterate what I said at the beginning of the post that Famous Treasure serves “Nanyang” cuisine.  Which other Chinese restaurant in Singapore would serve KL Hokkien mee?  The KL Hokkien mee is very competent and they managed to get the KL style tai lok meen which makes it pretty authentic.  4/5


Great place to enjoy some local Chinese food in a comfortable and modern setting.  The restaurant has semi private booths which can seat four as well as private rooms for 10 and 20 pax which is perfect for lunch and dinner meetings.

This restaurant is partly owned by our long time makan kaki, fashionfoodie.

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Deal: Get 50% Off SanDisk Ultra 128GB MicroSD Card With Adapter, Great For Nintendo Switch, Drone, Android, Camera, More

By | September 30th, 2018

There are so many reasons to have a whole collection of microSD cards on hand at all times that it’s difficult to know where to start, but what we do know is that when we see one on offer, it’s almost a reflex to buy it. We use so many pieces of hardware that take advantage of microSD cards these days, there’s no reason to not have a bag full of these things.

There’a great deal available on a SanDisk 128GB card right now, and you won’t want to miss out.

Whether you’re collecting microSD cards to use in a GoPro or a drone like a Mavic or Spark, more space is always a great idea for storing video. Android phone owners know that they can always take more storage in their handsets, whether for those huge games that are now so popular or just for keeping photos of their kids available at all times. Even if you think you don’t need another card right now, there’s a very good chance that could change at the drop of a hat or, more likely, the purchase of something new.

It’s for that reason we think you owe it to yourself to be very aware of this offer.

With transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s and a free SD card adapter included, this is a great option for anyone who needs to be able to record HD video and then transfer it to a computer for editing.

So what can you get and how much will it cost? We’re glad you asked! For more information, head on over to the link below.

Buy: SanDisk Ultra 128GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter: $ 26.30 | Original price $ 49.99

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Homemade Chin Chow recipe!

Why go through all the trouble of making chin chow when it is so commonly available and inexpensive?

Well, as with many foods, the only way to really know what goes inside your dish is to make it yourself!  When you make something from scratch you learn a lot about the ingredients along the way.  Some dishes are particularly challenging, like tau huay, pandan chiffon cake, and roti prata which took me many attempts before I could get it right.  The moment of success is quite exhilarating!  Some people experience it when they cross the finishing line of a 42km marathon, I experience it when my prata glides smoothly through the air and spreads out nicely on the table!

Thankfully, this chin chow recipe is quite straightforward. It is straightforward not just because it was taught to me by Irene Yip,  who happens to be a very experienced culinary instructor, but it is by nature a simple recipe which is quite easy to get right. The only real challenge is buying the main ingredient, viz, the jelly grass.

Jelly grass, aka Platostoma palustre (mesona chinensis) is the grass that gives chin chow its characteristic flavour and texture.  By boiling the grass with alkaline water, the gum is extracted from the plant which sets into the familiar jelly we are all familiar with.  The herb can be purchased from Teik Yin Soon Medical Hall at 71, Temple Street.

This home made chin chow has a stronger herbal fragrance than the stuff you buy outside.  The texture is quite similar.


Jelly Grass, mesona chinensis  100g
Alkaline water 1 Tbsp
Water 4L
Tapioca Flour 75g

Sugar syrup
Sugar 250g
Water 350ml
Pandan leaves 3

1.  Wash the jelly grass to get rid of sand and dust.
2.  Place in pressure cooker with water and alkaline water and pressure cook for 30mins.  Leave it to cool in the pressure cooker.   If you are not using pressure cooker, boil it in a pot for 1.5 hours.
3.  Once cooled, use your hands to knead the grass to extract the gum.
4.  Filter the resulting solution.  Set aside 1 cup and pour the rest into a pot and bring it to boiling point.
5. Mix tapioca flour with the cup of cool chin chow solution and strain it.  Stream it into the hot chin chow and stir to mix evenly.  It should thicken to a glue like texture.
6. Skim off any scum that is on the top of the solution.
7. Pour into a mold and leave it to cool.  It will set at room temperature.

Here is the step by step video.

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iPhone XS, XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 Now On Sale In More Countries, Check If Yours Is On The List

By | September 29th, 2018

Apple released the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max last week, bringing it to an initial bevy of countries. Today a further 25 are able to pick up a new iPhone, adding to the 30 that are already able to buy one. With a total of 55 countries now online, Apple continues to show the world how to launch a product in a huge number of markets within a very short space of time.

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, including three different storage sizes for each model, are on sale as of today in these countries following a pre-order process that opened last week: Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and South Africa.

It’s expected that stock levels should be fair, if not stellar, with countries where the phones are already available reporting that devices are generally coming into stock at relatively regular intervals, although there is customarily a delay between the time an online order is made and the time it is shipped. Checking stores for local pickup is definitely the way to go.

On top of the new iPhone availability, the Apple Watch Series 4 is now also available in the following countries: Bahrain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and South Africa.

Stocks of Apple Watches are currently extremely restricted in the countries where they became available last week and it will be interesting to see if that spills over into the this week’s additional countries.

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Mister Wu, Pickering Street: Modern Chinese Teahouse Serving Cocktails, La Mian, and Hotpot

Mister Wu at Pickering Street pays homage to Wu Jue Nong, the modern scholar and researcher who arguably established China as the birthplace of tea, and rescued various teas from destruction during the Cultural Revolution. The founders of Mister Wu hope to re-introduce Chinese tea to the modern Singaporean in an accessible way.

As I step in, I am immediately welcomed by soft and warm lighting, and a playlist that is specially curated and regularly updated for the restaurant. There is a neutral scent in the air, which makes sense because it allows me to smell the nuance of the fine teas.

In case the setting doesn’t get you into the mood, their signature Chinese tea cocktails ($ 18) should. The Spring Cherry  Blossom (十里桃花) has a sweet bouquet and a light flavour, while the White Jade Monkey King (齐天大圣) is a winner with White Jade Monkey Tea, Monkey Shoulder Whisky and Sour Plum Shots.

For appetisers, don’t miss their succulent Fried Ping Pong Wantons ($ 8). These tasty morsels are filled with chicken, pork, mushrooms and finely blended water chestnuts, and don’t feel oily. Mr Su’s Braised Pork ($ 8) has melt-in-your-mouth fat, though the meat feels just a tad too firm. The Pi Dan Doufu ($ 8) yields no surprise, being exactly how you might expect century egg and beancurd to taste.

Dinner begins when the Mouth Watering Abalone and Kampong Chicken Hotpot ($ 38) arrives. The gravy is a less spicy version of kungpao and excites the whole tongue. The kampong chicken is lean, though you should eat it quick before it gets too firm. On the other hand, the fresh abalone stays succulent throughout the meal. Halfway through, we add broth to the gravy and Japanese Wagyu Shabu Slice ($ 18, lovely marbling that melts in your mouth), Jumbo Scallop ($ 16, so fresh and sweet, I’m ordering two portions next time), and Vegetable & Mushroom Platter ($ 10). Excellent value!

The Chilled Truffle Caviar Oyster La Mian ($ 23) is so light and refreshing that it complements the hotpot very well. All the ingredients (truffle oil, plump oysters, caviar, sakura shrimp) work surprisingly well together, none of them overpowering the others.

On the other hand, the Hibiki Whisky Seafood Soup La Mian ($ 28) demands your attention. The soup on its own is “Power!” and rivals the broths of some of my favourite ramen joints. The Hibiki lifts the flavours higher and provides a heady aroma. The noodles retain their bite even after steeping for a while. That said, you really need to love seafood with this dish, because there is a lot of it, and can be overwhelming.

True to their mission, Mister Wu has tea-infused ice-creams that come with alcoholic versions. All flavours are crowd pleasers; I particularly enjoy the slightly burnt taste of the Brown Butter Oolong. The Canton Black Lychee Tea ice-cream and Glenfiddich whisky pairing seals the deal for me.

What I would like to see more of are the stories and narratives that come behind the different dishes and teas. This way, even as we enjoy the food, we can also contemplate the history and heritage of the tea and its culture, and acknowledge the research that went into the menu.


Mister Wu
3 Pickering Street, Nankin St, 01-44/45, Singapore 048660
tel: +65 6781 3833
11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm, closed Sun

Food: 7/10
Value/price: 6.75/10
Ambience/decor: 6.75/10

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Photos by Cheang Shwu Peng and Tan Ken Jin. Written by Tan Ken Jin.

Shwu Peng used to be able to eat for three but we know that age catches up on everyone, she is now only able to eat for two. She also does not have the habit of sharing food unless it is necessary.

True to the name of this website, Ken Jin is closely associated with rubbish, organising litter-picking activities that culminate in a makan session (because #Singaporean). That, and he once tried marinating salmon in blueberry juice and orange juice. He survived.


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That Was Fast: iPhone XS Running iOS 12 Jailbroken Already By Pangu Team

By | September 28th, 2018

Apple’s iPhone XS has been officially available in the public domain for less than seven days, and already, much to Apple’s disdain, the hardware has been jailbroken by none other than the Pangu Team. This, according to Min Zheng of the Alibaba security team.

Taken to Twitter, it seems that Min Zheng has taken the opportunity to announce that members of the Pangu Team have already managed to jailbreak Apple’s iPhone XS running iOS 12. According to the tweet, the team has managed to do this by bypassing PAC mitigation on the brand new A12 Bionic chip which ships with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

In addition to the tweet, Zheng has also shared an attached screenshot which shows root access on Apple’s iPhone XS hardware, essentially confirming the successful jailbreak of the device.

iOS 12 Jailbreak on iPhone XS by @PanguTeam ! Bypass PAC mitigation on the new A12 chip. That’s amazing!!!

Theoretically, the same process could be applied to the larger iPhone XS Max to get the same root access as both platforms are built on top of the same A12 Bionic architecture. It’s very possible that the team simply doesn’t have access to Apple’s iPhone XS Max and therefore has been unable to prove the concept on that hardware.

The good news here is that Pangu has a pedigree as far as jailbreaking is concerned and has already proven that it is not only capable of pulling together all of the necessary components for a jailbreak but that it’s also willing and able to publish something into the jailbreak community for the public to take advantage of.

There are absolutely no guarantees that the team will take this work and turn it into something that will be released to the public but it’s definitely breeding confidence the fact that Pangu has managed to successfully liberate Apple’s latest hardware on the latest firmware.

As you might expect, this will definitely not please Apple. iOS 12 was meant to be all about security and stability. If this work actually turns into something tangible then this could be the quickest jailbreak that we’ve seen come to fruition for quite some time. As always, we will keep you updated if anything develops. Stay tuned.

(Source: @SparkZheng [Twitter])

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Best Catering – Fuss Free Weekday Dinners!

After a long day of work, I just want to head straight home to kick back and relax. Does this sound like you too? Amidst our hectic schedules, we often lack the time and energy to prepare tasty, home-cooked meals everyday. But what if I told you that you can enjoy an affordable and delicious meal that comes packed in a tingkat in the comfort of your own home? Read the diary entries of Amy to find out how she has been enjoying a hassle-free dinner with the help of Best Catering.

Day 1

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Dear Diary,

I remember how Grandma used to cook yummy dishes for me to bring to school. She would pack them in pretty tingkat and pass it to me at the school gate. Stir-fried Cai Xin, Braised Egg with Tau Kwa and Sweet Sour Chicken were just some of her signatures. Although Grandma did it partly to save money, her packed food tasted so much better than “outside food”! I miss her cooking, the familiar flavours, and more importantly, the ease of mind knowing that my meals are taken care of. These days, I fret over what to have for dinner after a tiring day of work. It’s quite a headache, to be honest. I was introduced to Best Catering today, and it sounds like a life-saver. Best Catering caters weekday dinners for people who simply can’t find time to cook. The meal plans are priced affordably, and there’s more than 200 dishes on their menu! Best Catering sends the meals in a tingkat, just like how Grandma used to pack my food for me! I like how the meal plan sounded — they even have all of grandma’s signatures dishes — and I’ve signed up for the 10 Days Trial Meal to see if it is suitable for me. Will write about it very soon!

Day 2

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Dear Diary,

Today, Miranda from work came over to have dinner and we had our meal from Best Catering. True to their words, the food came packed in a tingkat. We dug into the four different dishes — Szechuan Chicken, Beancurd with Prawn, Mei Cai with Meat and Mixed Vegetable. We tried a bit of everything, wary at first, since it was our first time having catered food for dinner. Well, we were pleasantly surprised at how great everything tasted! The dishes were not overly salty or greasy, which was a relief! I like how the meat was especially tender, while the vegetables were fresh and washed thoroughly. One of the things I fear the most about buying food from zhap chai png stalls is finding sand in my vegetables. My favourite item has got to be the Mei Cai with Meat! It reminded me of home, and of Grandma. The dinner plan from Best Catering seemed to be off to a promising start!

Day 3

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Dear Diary,

The boyfriend and I had a simple dinner from Best Catering tonight. It’s ‘Tingkat Woohoo Wednesday!’ where customers are surprised with a special menu — white rice is swopped to an alternative carb, and the soup is replaced with a dessert. We had Beijing Cabbage, Curry Chicken and two servings of Hokkien Mee topped with Round Vege Fishcake. It was slightly peculiar not going out for dinner, and staying home with home cooked food. The Curry Chicken was so comforting. Having Hokkien Mee as part of catered food was quite new to us. The noodles were dark and firm, with the sweet sauce making it appetising and easy to wolf down. It was a refreshing change, and I’m glad that Best Catering is offering more choices of carbs instead of sticking to just plain white rice. Having a fuss-free date every once in awhile actually felt good!

Day 4

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Dear Diary,

I was running around all day and didn’t even a chance to sit down for a proper meal! I was absolutely starving and hoped that dinner was going to be especially hearty. So when the tingkat meal came with chunky BBQ Chicken Chop, I was over the moon! The thick slab of grilled chicken was quite tender and tasty, with a nicely-done BBQ sauce. The other dishes such as Bean Sprouts, Fried Egg with Crab Bit and Assam Fish were great too. I thought that their Assam Fish was well-balanced in taste — not too sour and not intolerably spicy!

Day 5

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Dear Diary,

Sorry that I haven’t updated in awhile. Today was the tenth and the last day of the tingkat meal delivery. I am feeling quite lost and daunted. After today, I have to start fretting over what to eat for weekday dinners again! Having not to worry about my meals was pure bliss, plus the homey and nutritious cooking by Best Catering was a welcomed bonus! I had Sweet and Sour fish, Fried Dumplings, Sour Chicken and Stir-Fried Vegetables for dinner today. The two servings of protein (fish and chicken) felt especially luxurious for a weekday dinner, and was a great conclusion to my tingkat meal delivery trial… 🙁 Best Catering has shown repeatedly that catered food can be fantastic as well. The sweet and sour fish, in particular, whetted my appetite and I gobbled down all the dumplings in one go! Best Catering’s delivery wasn’t just convenient, but the food was yummy and superseded all expectations. I guess there’s only one thing left to do now… Time to sign up for their tingkat meal plan for the next few months at least!

If you are keen, do call (65) 62611011 or head over to to check them out!


Enjoy a free upgrade to brown rice (a healthier choice compared to white rice!) when you order steamed rice as a side order during the month of October 2018 (1 Oct – 31 Oct) from Best Catering Tingkat.

Brown rice has a higher amount of vitamins and minerals, and also contains five times more fibre and twice the amount of iron!

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After countless hawker food adventures, Yun Xin still finds the familiarity and comfort of home cooked food the best.

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Kids Have Already Found Ways To Get Around Screen Time Limits In iOS 12

By | September 27th, 2018

When Apple announced iOS 12, one of its biggest features was Screen Time, a feature that would allow users to keep tabs on just how much they are using individual apps. An offshoot of that feature was supposed to allow parents to limit the amount of time children used apps, blocking use after a specified time limit.

The feature was well received and works as advertised, but there’s one problem – it didn’t take kids long to work out a way around the limits.

As anyone with kids will attest, they can be clever beings when the need arises and that’s exactly what has happened here. As a number of users have reported, there appear to be two relatively simple workarounds that kids can employ in order to get around iOS 12’s App Limits.

The easiest and perhaps most obvious of those is to change the time of the device in question to something earlier than when the limit would kick in. That’s surprisingly simple and it was surely only a matter of time before someone thought of it. However, that wasn’t the only solution enterprising kids came up with, as noted by one Reddit thread.

When iOS 12 came out I limited my 7-year old son’s screen time through the family share. For a few days I felt like he was playing a bit more than he should, but I couldn’t figure out why.

Finally today, my son revealed his hack: When he runs out of screen time and his games get locked, he heads to App Store, downloads a previously installed (but later removed) game through the cloud icon, and it works without limitations! What can I say.. I’m not even mad. That’s impressive.

You kind of want to shake the kid’s hand and offer a round of applause. We’re not sure we’d have thought of that!

(Source: Reddit | Via: Business Insider)

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Nasi Beringin – Bringing Back a Dish that was Served to Sultans in the 1890s

Introduced in the late 1890s, Nasi Beringin was popularised within the compounds of the Johor Royalties. The sultans regularly had this dish in his feasts especially when guests were invited to dine in the palace. It was also called the Nasi Bering Harum (Fragrant Beringin Rice) as the scent from lemongrass, ginger and pandan leaves never fails to invigorate one’s palate.

Mr Fahmi Rahaman has been a cook for many years. He recently set up a stall at Yishun Park Hawker Centre with Mr Afnan Khairul, selling Nasi Beringin. So how does Nasi Beringin taste like? Many say it is a cross between Nasi Lemak and Nasi Briyani, and served with traditional favourites such as the Ayam Masak Merah, Rendang, and Achar.

Here, you are given a wide selection of sides to choose from — chicken, squid, fish, prawn, and beef in various sizes (lite, double, triple). They also provide 3 different sauces.

Nasi Beringin Sauces

Masak Merah : sambal mixed with tomato puree.
Rendang : Mr Rahaman learnt the recipe from a kampong.
Kroma : a sauce made from coriander, cumin, coconut, curry and chili.

I ordered two of the more popular dishes, the Prawn ($ 9.00) and Chicken ($ 5.80), both in ‘Double’.

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Nasi Beringin Prawn

I was so surprised to see 6 huge prawns on my Prawn Nasi Beringin. Not only were the prawns huge, but they were also well cooked and extremely fresh. The side of cucumbers and onions added a refreshing crunch. The dish comes complete with a special sambal belachan and a piece of papadum.

Nasi Beringin Dipped Prawn in Masak Merah

I had my prawns with the masak merah sauce and the sauce complemented the prawns perfectly.

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Nasi Beringin Chicken Wing

Like the Prawn Nasi Beringin, the Chicken Nasi Beringin was a star. On the plate lay two fried chicken wings that were as impressive as the prawns. Beneath the very crispy skin was very tender and juicy meat. And when you think that it can’t get any better than this, dip the wings into the rendang sauce. You’ll know what I’m talking about.

Nasi Beringin Chicken Wing in Rendang

I preferred the masak merah sauce to the rendang, especially when eaten with rice. Mr Khairul explained that the sauces are served in a separate bowl to cater to every individual’s personal preferences.

Mr Rahaman explained that nasi beringin was mainly served to the Sultans in Johor in the 1890s. Guests who visited the palace would also be presented with the dish. After a while, the dish disappeared and Mr Rahaman realised that no one was selling it. Therefore, he decided to master the recipe and bring the dish to Singapore.

Nasi Beringin Spoonful of Nasi Beringin

Even after a few days, I still found myself craving for nasi beringin. If you’re ever near Yishun, and will like to try something new, you know where to go for a satisfying meal.

Nasi Beringin Storefront made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

Let’s build a food community that helps to update the food news in Singapore! Simply comment below if there’s any changes or additional info to Nasi Beringin. We will verify and update from our side. Thanks in advance!

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Maegan always has food on her mind, no matter hungry or full. She makes it a personal mission to hunt for the best foods, be it hawker food or gourmet. She believes that the world will always be changing but the love for food will never cease to exist.

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