Scrumptious Singapore: A Teaser

Eating Out

Hi Everyone! I’m back and finally have beaten my jetlag (those 7-10pm naps I’ve been taking the past few days haven’t been helping, I’m sure).  I’m so excited to share some of the best food I’ve had in Singapore – unfortunately, my laptop is on its last legs, so my picture uploading is limited.  When my new laptop arrives in a few days, I’ll be back full force – but for now, would you like to see some teasers? I thought so!

In addition to the Prawn Laksa pictured above, here are just a few things I sampled in Singapore:

Hainanese Chicken Rice. I not only went to the best restaurant chain for this dish – I went to the best location of the chain!
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Roti Prata.  Again, I travelled “far” to try the best prata (Singapore is so small geographically that nothing is that far from anything else), and it was definitely worth it.  There were so many different varieties – I tried the honey and it was ginormous.  I got some great action shots of the prata being made – stay tuned!

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A Kopitiam Breakfast Set. One of my faves – nothing like 2-minute eggs, kaya toast, and milk tea to get the day started right.

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CHILI CRAB! I have friends that literally dream of chili crab.  You can’t get this dish in NYC (well, there is a restaurant that sells it, but it doesn’t compare to the real thing).  Made with mud crab, which can weigh in at 5 lbs each, this dish is uniquely Singapore.   And it doesn’t stop at chili – there’s black pepper crab, white pepper crab, salted egg crab – and yes, I took pictures of them all. Stay tuned…

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And a trip wouldn’t be complete for me without visiting a local grocery store.  Where else can you find blueberry and hazelnut Pringles?

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And that’s just a start!  I’ve taken more than 300 pictures, mostly of food of course, and I’ve got the tough job of whittling them down!  Whet your appetite yet?  There’s much more to come…

Which of the above would you like to try?

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    September 16, 2010 at 1:59 am

    I would kill for those blueberry and hazelnut Pringles! They sound gross but for some reason….great.

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    Try Anything Once Terri
    September 16, 2010 at 2:01 am

    OOOOhhhh…so jealous. I was just having a discussion with someone about your trip. Excited to see more!

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    Lisa - respect the shoes
    September 16, 2010 at 2:31 am

    My mouth is watering here over your pics of the great food. I love chili crab – I think it really is worth the hype and all the trouble of eating it, and isn't the sauce divine?! I can't wait to see more pics – and yay for you and a new laptop!

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    Kelly @ The Startup Wife
    September 16, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Oh MAN, those things all look SO good.

    Except for the Pringles. That always amuses me about traveling to Asia–the amazing chip flavors! (Last time I tried seaweed saltines, which actually weren't bad. I passed the Ketchup & Fries flavor, though.) Can't wait to hear more!!

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    September 16, 2010 at 2:49 am

    I'm dying to try chili crab. I can do with out funky flavored Pringles though. Blech

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    Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    September 16, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Yum. Between this post and the Top Chef season finale (also in Singapore), I am very very hungry right now.

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    September 16, 2010 at 3:08 am

    How timely that the top chef finale is in Singapore right now (well not right now but it's on tv right now) and it got me aching for some chili crab… can't wait to hear about your experience!

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    September 16, 2010 at 3:50 am

    i'm game for the pringles 😉 welcome back!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    September 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Woohoo, glad you had fun in my new town! Dear, you have to try the pepper crab next time, imo it's better than chili crab!

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    September 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Well, several people beat me to it but I was going to say that the Season Finale of Top Chef is in Singapore, so cool!!

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    September 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    omg how did I miss this post! I cannot wait to see more. Glad you made it to and from okay.

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    September 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Chili Crab?!?! That looks amazing! Hope you're had a wonderful time!

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    September 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    YUM. Everything looks so delish. Can't wait to hear more!!

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    September 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    omg that crab looks amazing! can't wait to see more…

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    Kristin ~ Bien Living Design
    September 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm


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    September 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I also saw chili crab on Top Chef and now that you're mentioning it too, I really want to try! Too bad there aren't any good places in NYC that have it.

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    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest
    September 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I also saw Chili Crab on Top Chef. I was really intrigued, I wish I knew of a good place in CA that made it, since I doubt I'll make it to Singapore anytime soon haha

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    D. Marie
    September 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I was just watching Top Chef and they went to Singapore…and they ate chili crab!!! Wow it looks so tasty!! All the food does! Can't wait to hear more and see photos of the hotel!

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    September 17, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Yes, saw that Singapore was featured on Top Chef – super cool! I feel so timely 😉

    Yup, the chili crab was AMAZING! We had it twice.

    Chic 'n Cheap Living – had the chili crab, white pepper crab (I had the black pepper at my last visit) and salted egg – my favorite was the egg! 🙂

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    September 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Ohhh my gosh – I am SO excited to hear all about your trip!!!!

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    September 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    oh YUM! i'm drooling over the hainanese chicken and chili crab. welcome back!

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    September 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    oh yums!!!! It's all so delicious looking.

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    September 18, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    The Prawn Laksa looks really delicious. Anywhere to get them in NY?

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    September 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I would like to know a LOT more about the crab dish. Any crab that begins in the 5# range is worth more consideration. Small crabs (unless soft-shelled and eaten whole) are a waste of time and effort. The best tasting, Dungenus are 1 or 1.25# at best, but too much work (They do grow to 2# or more, but you'll never see those BIG ones in your market. I know… The Crab Commission claims that their cases are a randon mix of every legal crab that comes through the line. What is the pretty word for Bull Shit? Any d.crab over about 1.5# is pulled for their Special Markets.

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    September 20, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Yay, welcome back!! I can't wait to hear more about your trip!

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