Traditional BBQ chicken wings at Old Kim Guan

I think food reviews are one of the easiest to write since I can just post a whole bunch of pictures and people will be happy (lol), so here’s a food post today!

I’ve been really busy recently, which explains the lack of updates the past few days. Lots of assignments have come in and I have tons of meetings and events to attend.

So, on with it!

Two weeks ago, we went to Sunshine Plaza to eat Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee but got seduced by this little eatery, instead!

Old Kim Guan

Old Kim Guan serves a small variety of local delights that somehow evoke memories of my childhood. You know how there are dishes you used to eat when you were younger which you can never seem to find now?

The BBQ chicken wings at Old Kim Guan reminded me of the chicken wings I loved to eat at birthday parties or beach picnics when I was a kid. My mum and aunts used to cook them a lot and they were always accompanied by beehoon and fried fish balls.

Old Kim Guan

Of course, the wings at Old Kim Guan are better because you get them fresh off the stove (or whatever it is they’re cooked in) when they’re still hot, juicy and crispy.

The chilli sauce is really good. It’s like the ones you get with regular BBQ chicken wings at hawker centres but with a unique twist. I can’t describe it because I can’t remember the taste exactly. Haha. But, you know what, the chicken wings are so good on their own you’d hardly need the chilli sauce.

The wings are a bit pricey at $1.50 each (cheaper if you order more) but I think the quality is well worth the price. The other dishes are decently priced at around $3-$5 per dish.

Curry chicken:

Old Kim Guan

This was only so-so. I thought the curry was a bit too thick for my liking, but maybe some people like it that way. The taste also wasn’t up to my standard. I think not coconuty enough or something.

Pig’s trotter:

Old Kim Guan

I don’t normally like eating stewed pig’s trotter but I quite liked this one and couldn’t stop reaching for more. The vinegar taste was not overpowering like some others I’ve tried. It was actually pleasant in a way that enhanced the entire dish. The trotters were also cooked really well and quite melt-in-your-mouth.

Chye Poh Minced Meat:

Old Kim Guan

The most humble of dishes but most enjoyable. This dish disappeared into our bellies the fastest of all. The meat was tender and tasted just right.

Pig stomach soup:

Old Kim Guan

This is a soup dish that I used to enjoy as a kid but haven’t been able to find good ones for a long time. This one was good. The soup is really tasty and the ingredients are fresh!

Some noodle dish:

Old Kim Guan

I can’t remember what this was called. I didn’t try it because I wasn’t in a noodle mood that night. I think it was alright but not fantastic. It’s so much better to order a variety of dishes with rice. You know how some dishes taste better when you eat them with rice? I think all the dishes at Old Kim Guan were chosen for their compatibility with rice.

Except the chicken wings. Those are great on their own.

Old Kim Guan is at #01-55 Sunshine Plaza (91 Bencoolen Street). Go try it out. The service is good and friendly. :)

Okay, end of post! And a mandatory camwhore pic.


1 satay = 10 cigarettes?

Someone told me today that eating one stick of satay is equivalent to smoking 10 sticks of cigarettes.


I know that barbequed meat is harmful. There are many articles circulating around on that topic. But I didn’t know it was that bad.

So, should I quit eating bbq chicken wings and pick up smoking, instead?

Haha. Just kidding. I couldn’t give up my favourite food if you killed me.

I found a food stall in Geylang which serves rather unique satay and bbq chicken wings.

It’s cooked Chinese-style, using all kinds of interesting Chinese herbs and spices, and tastes nothing like the regular Malay satay.

The pork and mutton are supposedly the best, although I feel that the pork (above) is way better, which is why we ordered a huge bunch of it, compared to the measly few sticks of mutton (below) we ordered just to have a variety of taste.

The satay is meant to be eaten together with a fragrant barbequed bun, which also comes skewered in a satay stick. There’s no sauce.

The Goonfather says not to order the beef because it’s dry and it sucks. There’s also chicken satay, but we didn’t order it because we wanted bbq chicken wings, instead.

Chicken wings my favourite! Tastes so unique. I couldn’t even begin to describe it.

Actually, that’s because I’ve kinda forgotten how it tastes like, haha. It was about a month ago when I ate it but I remember loving it. I didn’t even need chilli sauce to go with it and I’m the chilli sauce queen.

Haha. The woman manning the stall looked at me suspiciously while I took photos of her shopfront.

I won’t say the satay is to die for, but I’m writing about it because it’s interesting. Something you probably can’t find anywhere else in Singapore. And it tastes pretty decent.

The stall is located at Geylang Lorong 31, just a little off Geylang Road.

Well, I had one chicken wing and about seven sticks of satay. Does that mean I indirectly smoked 80 sticks of cigarettes?