Ah Singapore. I think I have a love/hate relationship with it. After all, it’s where I spent my best childhood years, and my worst teenage ones. And despite my distaste for the humidity that poofs my hair into the worst version of a 70’s afro (blessed with sleek Asian hair, I was not) and the heat that makes me sweat like a criminal on trial, I do have a fondness for the people and the food – because you can find nothing like it in any other part of the world. So once in a while I visit. And when I do, it’s a whirlwind.

Thin pieces of pork is marinated in turmeric and other spices, before being threaded onto bamboo skewers, interspersed with pieces of lard. These thin skewers are then barbecued over coals till they're charred and golden, then served with a side of red onion, cool cucumber, and ketupat - rice cooked in a case of woven palm leaves.
Pork Satay, 409 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre

In Singapore, we celebrate everything with food. From birthdays, to festivals, to catch ups after a long time apart, you’re simply not spending quality time with each other unless you’re sharing a meal together.

So as you can imagine, there has been MASSIVE amounts of eating in this recent trip.

Fresh mud crab is steamed with ginger and a splash of Chinese rice wine.
Steamed crab with ginger and Chinese rice wine, 794 upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore

From crab, to offal, to seasonal fruit which smells so strong its guaranteed to knock your socks off from across the street, I think I’ve truly outdone my own gluttony on this trip. So what better way to celebrate it than to kick-off two weeks of Singapore specials – from guides on what to do, what to eat, and reviews of places you should visit but probably don’t know about, I’ll be sharing my favourites of this visit.

A mixture of rice and egg noodles are fried in soy based sauces, with pieces of fish cake, fresh cockles and chilli.
Char Kway Teow with cockles, Shun Foo Market

After all, we’re not spending quality time together till we’ve shared food. 😉

1 Comment

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile August 4, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Oh Singapore is probably my favourite overseas holiday destination! I remember saying to my husband that I felt right at home because everything is so clean and organised!!!! And yes, the food is to die for! What’s the name of the toast place there? Is it Toast Box? I can’t remember, but I loved their kaya butter on toast! xx


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