Before returning to Australia, after living in Cambodia for 4 months (and more on that soon), I had a week in Singapore back in November 2011. Previously I had spent a good amout of time in Singapore before....so this time it was ALL about the food...........Hey it's Singapore, what else would you do!
It literally felt like the whole week was spent in search of dishes that I had not tried before and sometimes I went back two or three times to make sure I like it. There were a few dishes that have now become a comfort food for me and I am craving them as I am typing. I could so go a bowl of fish porridge with a raw fish salad from Zhen Zhen Porridge at Maxwell Food Centre right now!
I visited many hawker centres for these finds. I was staying in the heart of Chinatown and alot of eating was done "locally". Maxwell Food Centre, Chinatown Complex, Temple Street and People's Park Complex, but Singapore is a big place and there are dozens of hawkers centres to discover. There are pockets of different cuisine around the city. Chinatown, Little India, Muslim Quarter, The Quays to name just a few.
So here are the dishes!
Kangkong in Chilli
Hairy banana prawns (front) and siu mai (back)
Wanton Soup (with pick and mix sides with incredible pork cracklins!)
Pork Hock in soy sauce
Kueh pie ti
(deep fried flour cup filled with prawn, chilli sauce and steamed turnip)
chee cheong fun with hoisin sauce and chilli sauce
yu sheng salad (raw fish salad)
Pick n mix meats
Black Pepper Crab
unidentified sausage bites
Chee cheong fun (prawn rice noodle rolls)
Beef and Chicken Satay Sticks
These dishes only really skimmed the surface of a city that is world reknown for its cuisine. Singapore is a hub of foodie delights just waiting to be discovered. I will certainly be returning to Singapore in the future for more tasty delights and of course a big bowl of fish porridge and raw fish salad!