CRAVE, formerly known as Rafee’s Corner, started out as a humble Teh Tarik stall in Amoy Street Food Centre. Through the years, the stall garnered a loyal following of locals because of Rabeek, the man behind the tea. Rabeek likes his flavor strong, allowing the tea to stand out over anything else. He served a special ginger blend, extra frothy.
Today, Rafee’s Corner can no longer be found in Amoy Street Food Centre. Instead, they’ve moved on to several branches in malls around the city as CRAVE. They’ve partnered up with Adam Road by Selera Rasa to serve a tandem of Nasi Lemak (coconut milk rice) and classic Teh Tarik.
Enjoy the city’s celebrated street food in the comforts of an air-conditioned mall. Watch out for when the sought-after tea master drops in once in a while at various locations to whip up a few cups for customers!
You can’t say breakfast in Singapore without nasi lemak. At Selera Rasa, you can get the Royal Rumble—basically, an order of nasi lemak with a piece of everything on their menu. A piece of chicken, fried fish, otah, anchovies, hash browns, and a fried egg on top of coconut rice is the answer when you wake up extra hungry.
Indulge in a royal feast for only SGD5.09 (USD4.39) at Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak. Rooted in the Adam Road Food Centre, the stall is one of the hawker hub’s most famous and known to be a rite of passage for the uninitiated. Their Royal Rumble is fully loaded with all the sides they have to offer: a chicken wing, fried fish, a fritter, and Otak-otak (or Otah, grilled fish cake) along with the usual side dishes.
Unwrap the Otak-otak from its banana leaf, then scarf down with a generous amount of sweet sambal. Even with all this goodness going on, the Basmati rice truly stands out. You may have to brave the long lines before anything else, but it’ll all be worth it in the end!
Getting to Mei Ling Market and Food Centre may be a bit of a mission, but the trip will all be worth it once you get a taste of Shi Hui Yuan’s Ipoh-style Hor Fun (Malaysian stir-fried noodles). The thin rice noodles are smothered in gravy made from stews of chicken feet, braised pork rib, and mushroom. Choose from a variety of meat toppings or order the Blissful Plate, which has a little bit of everything.