Food PM Lee would queue for

From River Valley to Redhill, here are some of PM Lee’s favourite food haunts.

Photos: Facebook and Instagram
Photos: Facebook and Instagram
24 Nov 2015

Photos: Facebook and Instagram

It’s no secret that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong likes his local cuisine, opting for simple home cooked food or hawker fare for his meals. Even when world leaders are in town, PM Lee makes it a point treat his guests to local favourites. Here are some of them:

Vegetarian Food
Vegetarian Food
24 Nov 2015

Vegetarian Food

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Singapore on Monday (Nov 23), PM Lee took Mr Modi to no-frills vegetarian restaurant Komala Vilas at Little India for some supper, where they enjoyed thosai, idli (rices cakes) and vadai (fritters).

Photo: Narendra Modi's Twitter

Chicken Wings
Chicken Wings
24 Nov 2015

Chicken Wings

PM Lee is a huge fan of Redhill Food Centre, where he has been spotted on several occasions. He was even photographed waiting patiently in line for 30 minutes for chicken wings from the popular Yan Fried Bee Hoon stall. Unsurprisingly, the stall’s popularity - and lines - grew after the photo went viral. We know the wings are best eaten piping hot but next time send your bodyguards to tabao, okay? 

Dessert
Dessert
24 Nov 2015

Dessert

When it comes to dessert, this stall, also at Redhill, is a favourite of PM Lee’s family. You can’t miss it: just look out for the dancing uncle and his techno music.

Nasi Briyani
Nasi Briyani
24 Nov 2015

Nasi Briyani

Indian food was also the order of the day during one of Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak's state visits to Singapore last year. PM Lee hosted his counterpart to a simple meal at My Briyani House, where they tucked into the restaurant’s signature dishes chicken briyani and fish head curry. Wonder who had the privilege of eating the fish eyeballs?

Char Kway Teow
Char Kway Teow
24 Nov 2015

Char Kway Teow

When PM Lee wants his char kway teow fix, he heads to No 18 Fried Kway Teow at Zion Riverside Food Centre. The CKT is moist, flavourful and packed with wok hei, we’re salivating just thinking of it.

Photo: Cavinteo.blogspot.com

Satay
Satay
24 Nov 2015

Satay

Here’s PM Lee’s family digging in to more hawker fare at a food centre in Serangoon. We spy some wanton noodles and satay on the table. 

Tau Huey
Tau Huey
24 Nov 2015

Tau Huey

When it comes to breakfast, tau huey (soy beacurd) from Tiong Bahru market is a regular fixture at PM Lee’s table. In fact, he likes it so much he reportedly has it for brekkie every day - without sugar, of course. 

Roti Prata and Nasi Lemak
Roti Prata and Nasi Lemak
24 Nov 2015

Roti Prata and Nasi Lemak

PM Lee forewent his usual tau huey for two of Singapore’s favourite hawker foods, roti prata and nasi lemak, when he hosted Indonesian president Joko Widodo and his wife for breakfast last year.

The former was from Madras New Woodlands in Little India and the latter, the famous Selera Rasa at Adam Road Food Centre. The nasi lemak is also a favourite of the Sultan of Brunei, who requests it whenever he is in town.
 

Kacang Puteh
Kacang Puteh
24 Nov 2015

Kacang Puteh

Okay, so this isn’t an actual stall PM Lee patronised but he couldn’t resist reliving his childhood and enjoying some murukku when he saw a kacang puteh booth during an event at Tech Ghee Community Club.

Sweets
Sweets
24 Nov 2015

Sweets

Seems like PM Lee likes to let go a little and indulge his sweet tooth when he is travelling. Here he is stopping for some Turkish ice cream along Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur and checking out a patisserie in Madrid.

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