After 3 months and TONS of meals, snacks, desserts, and drinks, I think it’s time for my second food post. I exercise almost every day, but I seriously cannot work out enough to burn off these calories. Although it has been exciting trying out so many different foods, the Singaporean diet is very carb heavy; I am constantly asking myself, “rice, noodles, or bread?” No meal is complete without one of the three. Instead of showing you rice, noodles, and bread (cause that would be pretty boring), I’ll show you the “dream” part (which may not be good for my body, but sure is yummy when I’m consuming it). 🙂
fish head curry with briyani, roasted pumpkin, chicken tikka masala, potatoes, kashmiri naan, and masala chai tea at Samy’s Curry – I devoured that fish head! Ann doesn’t eat anything with eyes and June is tiny so she was full after a quarter of it or so
Ya Kun Kaya Toast breakfast set – 2 soft-boiled eggs, kaya toast, french toast, and kopi (coffee) – you mix the eggs with soy sauce and pepper then eat it with the spoon. This breakfast is delectable, but can sure make you gain weight if you eat it too often.
xiao long bao – 6 different flavors of soup dumplings (foie gras, spicy chicken, cheese, truffle, spicy beef, and shrimp) at Crystal Jade – there are actually 8 in all, but I decided to pick these cause I haven’t seen them in the states. Yummy in my tummy!
Japanese BBQ – Wagyu beef at Gyu Kaku – finally got some good quality beef, but it was so pricey! I prefer Korean BBQ cause of the marinades and side dishes
BBQ stingray and satay at the Chinatown Food Market – first time having stingray. It’s actually really tasty and easy to eat around the big pieces of cartilage.
sliced fish hor fun at the Clementi hawker centre – the fish was SUPER flaky and good. It was somewhat healthy cause nothing was fried. Just don’t think about the gravy…
Sichuan la mian (handmade noodles) – Can’t go wrong with handmade noodles in a spicy broth – something so simple, yet so delicious.
White Pepper Bak kut teh (Chinese pork rib soup) at the Lavendar Market – pretty oily soup, but the ribs and the rice were good. Still have to try the herbal bak kut teh – aiming for next week!
chilli crab at Pulau Ubin – completely understand the hype. Pretty expensive, but worth every cent. You did the mantou (steamed bun) in the sauce and it is just a piece of heaven. Can’t wait for my sister to come so I can have it again or try the black pepper crab.
prawn noodles and fried goodies at Blanco Court Prawn Mee – definitely one of the best spots for prawn noodles. Plus, you could get the shrimps shelled if you wanted.
1 shrimp and 1 regular popiah (spring roll), mee siam (Siamese spicy, sweet and sour rice noodles), and barley water at Qi Ji – the noodles were okay. The popiah was good, but we couldn’t see or taste the shrimp in it!
char kway teow (stir-fried flat rice noodles and/or ricecake strips) – so greasy and bad for you, but somehow I keep going back for more…each place seems to make it slightly different.
chilli frog leg porridge at Sin Ma Live Seafood Restaurant – one of the best meals here! I think we ate a family of frogs that night. They were definitely not killed in vain though. Gotta go back to try the ginger spring onion version.
chicken murtabak (like a stuffed roti) at Zam Zam – eggs + onions + chicken all stuffed in a wrapped roti = good stuff
Hokkien seafood noodle in a claypot at Nanyang Executive Cafe – the flavor and the noodles were mighty delicious. The raw egg made it even better. 🙂
kang kong, tofu dish, and fresh juices at Xing Hua vegetarian restaurant – this was mine and Ann’s somewhat cleansing meal after a day’s hike. I love the vegetarian food here, but even that is quite unhealthy cause of all the oil.
Chinese herbal soup at Bugis Junction – soup was a bit salty, but flavorful. Pumpkin rice was delish!
SNACKS / DESSERTS:
pulut hitam (black glutinous rice pudding with coconut milk) – rich and delectable!
longan ice – cool and refreshing!
radish and spring onion pancake at Lavendar Market – sweet and savory!
chendol (shaved ice with rice flour jelly worms, red beans, grass jelly, and coconut milk) – LOVE the rich, coconut milk.
tutu kueh (rice flour with shredded coconut filling) and kopi (coffee) – again, I’m a sucker for coconut. You could also get this with a peanut filling.
taro cheesecake at Maison Ikkoku (my favorite cafe) – too rich for 1 person, but unique and perfect for 2.
kouign amann (salted caramel and butter pastry) and tea at Tiong Bahru Bakery – this was by far one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life (and you all know that I’ve eaten a lot). The combination of the sea salt, caramel, butter, and flaky pastry is like heaven in your mouth. I have to trek there from time to time just for a fix – it’s THAT good!
Chinese rojak (tossed salad with fruits, vegetables, Chinese fritters, and peanut sauce) at Clementi hawker centre – a tad sweet, but a very interesting take on fruits and veggies.
guava ice kachang (shaved ice with jelly, red beans, sweet corn, syrup, and condensed milk) – I prefer chendol cause of the coconut milk; not a huge fan of the syrups.
glutinous rice with meat and kopi at a Kopitiam (traditional coffee shop) – quick and filling mid-day snack
taro pie at McDonald’s – a bit too fried and crispy on the outside (if there’s such a thing), but the taro filling was something new and exciting for me to try so it was pretty good
Portuguese egg tart and soya beancurd – killer combo!
sweet and salty popcorn mix and soda – I am addicted to the popcorn here. You can get a combination of salted popcorn and kettle corn. Wash it down with some diet coke (yes, I’m on a diet…lol) – golden! Read on to see what your popcorn choice says about you!
assorted kueh box (desserts mostly made with glutinous rice flour, coconut, and sugar) – too many names to remember. I just know that the brown one was my favorite.
mango and aloe vera sago (powdered starch and ice dessert) – another cool and refreshing dessert
kopi to go – not eco-friendly, but ingenious and convenient for your way to work. I LOVE the coffee here. I’m not sure if it’s the condensed milk (I get kopi siew dai – with less sugar), the process, or both. It’s made with a tall metal kettle and a cotton sock filter. I need to learn how to make it the way they do cause I’m really going to miss it when I go back.
drinking kopi out of a plastic to go bag – yup, they tie the bags with a built in red string and then you can either drink straight from it when you arrive to your destination or pour it into a mug
homemade barley water – this is so light and refreshing
calamansi (lime juice) – these baby limes make a mean lime juice
Well, that’s it for my second food post. I will post a third one before I go back to the states. However, it may not be as exciting and mouthwatering as this one. I am going to start eating better and cooking more so that I do not go back to the states 10 pounds heavier. My metabolism is definitely not what it used to be…:/
On a positive note, I can practice my culinary skills! I have already started to make some home cooked meals with my flatmate. Check it out!
shrimp young chow fried rice with marinated chicken and baby bok choy – not bad, right?