When we think of local comfort food, soup, porridge and rice dishes come to mind. Pao fan ("submerged rice" in mandarin) is a hybrid of all three — steamed rice grains steeped in piping-hot broth, often topped with a shower of crispy fried rice puffs. Perfect for the recent rainy weather. 

Enter new hawker stall King of Pao Fan, which opened on 20 October in an obscure kopitiam near Bugis+ mall. Never mind the imperious name, it offers some pretty competitive prices for its wholesome bowls cooked by ex-professional chefs.  

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