Thursday, April 28, 2011

Food in Singapore

I was immediately impressed just as soon as I landed in Singapore. Not only does it look good, but it smells good too! I could easily smell the hint of sandalwood incense in the air possibly coming from the daily religious rituals of the Hindu and Chinese community.

Not surprisingly, it tastes good as well.

The only food I knew from Singapore is the traditional coffee-egg-and-toast breakfast I frequently order at Kopi Tiam (which I heartily know as "Set B".) It was time to get acquainted with more. But first I had to learn that the Singaporean for "dine in or take out?" is "having here or take away?" - as I painfully had to figure out myself when I stood for few minutes looking stupid in front of the cashier wondering "what the heck did she just say?" the first time I ordered food.

Hor Fun. My first taste of Peranakan cuisine. Challenging to eat with chopsticks. I had to go "traditional" and hold the bowl to my mouth and glob it all down. Not bad.

Seafood Laksa. Noodles, tofu, seafood in curry and coconut milk. I'm in love.

Nasi Goreng Pattaya. My favorite Asian rice food - wrapped in thin fried egg and ketchup. 

Having traditional Singapore breakfast (kopi tiam) at night, at Toast Box. 

Going Indian. Ghee Thosai, from the popular Anada Bhavan restaurant in Little India. This is just heavenly. Krispy outside, mushy inside. However, I'm not sure if it was the Indian spices but I had a particularly deadly fart after this.

Thosai. Indian milky desserts. To hell with lactose intolerance.

Ice-cold sugar cane juice at the Bugis market. A life saver in a hot and humid weather.

Durian ice cream at Clark Quay. Tastes like it, thankfully doesn't smell like it.

Ok. Starbucks food sucks as usual. But heck, this is Changi Airport. It almost feels like dining at five-star hotel.

I didn't survive in Singapore with just these though. The other stuff I ate aren't just worth the blog space.


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