Archive for January, 2011

Scrumptious Singapore: Prawn Laksa

January 31, 2011 By: Serena Category: Singaporean

Mmmmm, laksa. Besides chicken rice, laksa is one of my favorite Singaporean meals.  Perfectly melding seafood, coconut, curry and carbs, the end result is sweet, savory, creamy and spicy.  I ordered prawn laksa at a food court (not to be confused with a hawker center), where I could witness my laksa being made to order.  Excuse me for a second while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.

Putting together a scrumptious bowl of laksa is a multi-step affair:
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Scrumptious Singapore: A Different Kind of Sandwich

January 27, 2011 By: Serena Category: Dessert, Singaporean

It snowed like CRAZY here in NYC last night, so I’m hoping I can tempt the warm weather gods back with this post!  Can anyone tell me what the above is?  Well, it’s an ice cream sandwich of course – DUH.

So yeah, the ice cream sandwich in Singapore is a little different from what you may be used to.

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Scrumptious Singapore: Hainanese Chicken Rice

January 26, 2011 By: Serena Category: Singaporean

On the second day of my Singapore food trek, I had one of my favorite Singaporean dishes – Hainanese Chicken Rice.  It’s actually considered by some as one of the national dishes of Singapore.  One of the benefits of eating with locals is that I not only had chicken rice from a restaurant renowned for the dish  (Boon Tong Kee), but at the best location of that particular restaurant.  Hardcore, huh?  As you can see, Hainanese chicken rice looks like any other boiled chicken, but the taste is oh so different.  Where do I even begin?

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Scrumptious Singapore: Roti Prata

January 24, 2011 By: Serena Category: Singaporean


Both the unblogged photos in my “Singapore” folder and my friend DoublyHappy’s fabulous Singapore photos have given me a swift kick in the booty – I need to finish my Singapore posts!  Additionally, I’ll be returning to Singapore next month to take even more food pictures, so I’ve got to clear my current backlog.  Next month I’ll be posting about some of the special Chinese New Year foods in Singapore, so stay tuned!  But first, I’d like to share with you the wonderful world of roti prata.  Singapore’s  demographic mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian leads to a plethora of food options and variety, with roti prata being a prime example.

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Veggie Resolution #3: Baba Ganoush

January 21, 2011 By: Serena Category: Recipes, Veggie_Resolution

This post could also be called “Is eggplant supposed to taste like that?” or “Where did I go wrong?”  For my third veggie resolution, I continued tackling veggies that were scary or blah – after all I was 2 for 2 with veggie WINS!  I hoped I’d face similar success with the eggplant.   The eggplant, or aubergine, as I prefer to call it in my hoity-toity voice, looks beautiful.  However, my rare encounter with it have left me disappointed – either bitter or bland, mushy and just generally unappetizing.  General blergh-ness all around.   I then happened upon this recipe from David Lebovitz, with some of my favorite things – salt? Good.  Olive oil? Gooood.  Cilantro? Yummers.

So why did it come out funny?  Help me out, readers.  First, the recipe.

You will need:
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