Friday, October 8, 2010

Food Fun Friday- Singapore Style

Yes, it's October and I went to Singapore back in August- sorry.  Sometimes these things take me a while.  I am a busy lady!

Singapore is an awesome place to go if you like to eat.  There are so many different cuisines to choose from.  You can get Chinese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Turkish, and Singapura style foods.  really there are more kinds than that- I just didn't see them all (or eat them all.)  

The prices ranges vary too.  If you eat at one of the places on the river at Clarke Quay- you will pay premium prices for the view and atmosphere.  If you want cheaper food (but still good), one only has to duck into one of the train stations and find the food court.  We had some lovely Korean food at the train station at Clarke Quay.  I tried kimchee for the first time- not too bad!

Korean- very delish

Now I don't know if I mentioned this before- but one of my favorite things to eat in Singapore was an ice cream sandwich.  Hubsie had told me about it.  It is a slice of ice cream wrapped in bread.  Literally- it is a 'sandwich'.  I have to say it sounded a little weird and I wasn't sure I would like it.  Let me tell you now it is DELISH!  The bread is sweet, with pink and green swirls.  I have no idea what it is called.  Not only are the delicious with many different flavors of ice cream to choose from- but they are cheap (one dollar) and can be found everywhere.  The vendors literally pedal them out on wheels and set up shop on the sidewalks, complete with an umbrella for shade.  We ate them for breakfast and whenever we were starving and couldn't decide what restaurant to eat at.  It is one of those things you have to try for yourself.

Ice cream vendor making my ice cream sandwich- this was right oustide the Youth Olympic Park.

My very first ice cream sandwich- mint chocolate chip- yummmmm!!
I don't have pictures- but our favorite place to eat was in Little India.  The best Indian food I have ever had.  The first time we ate there,  the waiter (who has quite THE salesman), had us ordering all kinds of food.  We had way too much!  I felt so bad when we left food on the table.  They wanted to pack it up to take back with us.  but honestly, we didn't have a good place to put it and it would have made our hotel room smell like Indian food.  It is a good smell, just not for the place you are sleeping, ha ha.

Some other notable eats were the shwarmas (sp).  I believe they are Turkish- kind of like a thin tortilla with yummy meat filling.  We also ate at Hooters.  I know- not a very 'cultural' experience.  We were just craving some good American food- and we were not disappointed. 

One thing we learned was that you have to be assertive about getting your check from the waiter.  They will let you sit at your table all night if you don't pipe up!  On one hand, that is nice if you want to sit back and enjoy the company of your friends, without having the waiters breathing down your neck trying to get you to leave so they can clear the table for new patrons.  But one night I literally had to go track down the waitress, we waited at least 30 minutes or more just so we could leave.  She had taken my credit card and I was worried she was never coming back with it!  But all in all, eating in Singapore was a grand experience, can't wait to go back.

I am really hungry now- where should I go for lunch today??

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