Sunday, 29 April 2012

Singapore: Food Tour

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 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!

Please forgive me as my memory is not exact on some dishes.  I know I wrote down the dishes, but somewhere on my return I have lost my notes *insert sad face*

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)

Oyster cake

Chilli Crab

Wanton Soup (with pick and mix sides with incredible pork cracklins!)

Kaya Toast

Mutton Curry 
Roti Canai

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)

Fish porridge

Pick n mix meats

Cereal prawns

Singapore noodles

otak otak
noodle dish

Black Pepper Crab

unidentified sausage bites

Chee cheong fun (prawn rice noodle rolls)
Beef and Chicken Satay Sticks

oyster omelete

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!

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