7 May 2015, by Lim Peifen

The Foodie Mum-to-be list

I’m a foodie, and these past 7 months of being pregnant has been a tasty journey of relishing some great foods in Singapore, thanks to the hubby who insists I eat the best of what I crave. For that, I give him a…


…thumbs up!

Mums-to-be, if you have a craving for any of the following, this list will help you know where to go to satisfy it. Of course, even if you are not a mum-to-be, but simply love to eat, you ought to check them out too, if you haven’t. 🙂

1) Fishball noodles

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This is my favourite Dry Mee Kiah with Chilli from Upper Serangoon Road. There’s never any space to sit whenever they are open for business, so the dear hubby packs it home for me. There’s a long waiting time, around 45 minutes, and their opening hours are pretty erratic, good luck and have patience!
2) Fried Chicken Wings
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So crunchy on the outside, so juicy on the inside. It’s $8.90 for 4 wings, not the cheapest but so good. You’ll find them at Bukit Merah Lane 1.
3) Lor Mee
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I’ve had constant cravings for sour and spicy foods since the start of pregnancy, and this famous Lor Mee at Old Airport Road Hawker Centre totally satisfies. Love the generous servings of shredded fish and pork, and that gravy just hits the spot in every mouthful. This is the Medium Bowl which costs $4, the hubby had to queue for about 30 minutes for it even though we were there on a weekday morning at 10 plus. 
4) Kway Tiao Noodle Soup
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This is one underrated gem. I don’t think it is as high profile as some of the other hawker foods in my list, but if you are looking for something light and fresh, tasty and comforting, this is it. The modest appearance of this dish belies its richness in flavour, you have to eat it all to fully appreciate its beauty. The stall at Whampoa Makan Place is open only in the mornings, there’s always a queue, and everything is sold out by about 10am.
5) Soon Kueh
I love the traditional snack with sweet sauce and chilli, but this I can eat a whole serving of 6 on it’s own. The super soft and delicate Soon Kueh skin holds abundant delicious fillings, and the skin doesn’t break until you take a bite to release all that wonderful flavour. The stall at Shunfu Mart Food Centre is famous for their Suan Pan Zi (abacus beads) as well. 
6) Korean Bingsu
Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice dessert that’s highly popular in summer, much like our local Ice Kachang. This one, at Burghley Drive, is Ice Kachang elevated. 
April is reportedly the hottest month this year, and being pregnant just makes hot even hotter. After seeing the Facebook post of a pregnant ex-colleague, in which she posted a picture of her bingsu, I had to seek some ice-cold relief. This little dessert place may be tucked away in a quiet corner of a private residential estate, but it has quickly become very popular and you may have to queue during peak hours and on weekends. The strawberry one may look more pleasing in the picture, but I preferred the Injeolmi (rice cake) Bingsu in the background.
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Close-up of my preferred bingsu.
It’s made from shaved frozen milk, resulting in a smooth, silky, flaky texture that feels like snowflakes caressing your tongue.The signature black sesame dessert was sold out when I went, so I’m definitely going back! 
7) Italian food
If you are craving something fancier like Italian cuisine, I highly recommend making a reservation at this restaurant on Kandahar Street. 
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This was my favourite dish, the Cioppino, a seafood stew with prawns, squid, clams, mussels, tomato, chilli and garlic. So rich and tasty, I almost ordered a second serving. Other delicious items on the menu include their oven-roasted pizzas and desserts.
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It’s a cosy little restaurant, and even though the place gets crowded for dinner, it still makes for a good romantic night out.
Writing this post without feeling hungry has been a huge challenge. I think I’m going to have to trouble the hubby to get me some good food again…

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Posted on : May 7, 2015

Filed under : Mums- & Dads-to-be

1 Comment

Tan Li Lin


May 15th, 2015 at 11:46 am    

Hi Peifen! Congrats and looking forward to following your journey.
Not that I’m a Mom yet… but I thought this is a great article!

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