Do you remember me telling you about Esther? I told you a little about her in this post. I still owe you a story but that’ll have to wait for another post and for when I can do God’s cool handywork justice.
I was just going through some posts and comments this afternoon on the blog and doing a little reminiscing and ran across this from Esther. It’s great!! When she wrote it in February 2010, I had no idea what most of this was. It’s so cool to recognize and have even tasted most of these things. Singapore is food heaven. If you like food and you like summer time weather, this is your place! This is the first of a few food posts I need to write up. I recently went to a friends house and learned how to cook some Thai dishes and also another friend’s house to learn some Japanese dishes. What a highlight!! I can’t wait to share those with you. But for now… this list of must try foods from Esther. Of course, there are many more that she didn’t mention, like Rojak, Chicken Rice, Beef Hor Fun, Green Curry Chicken, Tom Yum, Chawanmushi, not to mention all the Indian foods we love. See… I told you Singapore is food heaven! What Esther has listed are some of the more popular Singapore traditional foods. I have some new things to try now before we leave. Better get started soon.
Do you know these foods? Like them? Not like them? I’d love to hear from you.
I have a lot of fav foods… Char Kway Teow (the best is Hill Street Char Kway Teow, which before I left SG, could be found at Bedok South Road wet market, opp Temasek Junior College).
Fried Carrot Cake (Chai Tao Kway)
Fish Head Curry (Banana Leaf in Katong – 10 Ceylon Road; Tel: 6447 0096 , 6447 0096 )
Katong Laksa (4 Stores) (47, 49, 57 and 328 – Corner of Ceylon Road and East Coast Road)
Fei Fei Wantan Noodles (Xin Hua coffeeshop – 64 Joo Chiat Place)
Joo Chiat Prawn Mee (Onan Road nearer Geylang Road)
Kim Choo Nonya Bak Chang (Katong)
Don’t go to eat at Newton – it is overpriced and over-rated. (from Andrea… We actually like Newton but mostly because it feels like going home since we stayed near there for our first 5 weeks in Singapore. It is overpriced but it’s also familiar and the people know us there and give us stuff like Heiniken umbrellas and Tiger beer glasses.)
Sugar Cane juice has A LOT of sugar, but fantastic with lemon!
Zhi Char in SG is quite fabulous.
Geylang has A LOT of awesome food… http://www.goodfood.sg/geylang