Saturday, April 7, 2012

Singapore Food Porn

I know, another post which isn't a recipe. Tut, tut! But sometimes food is pretty. And interesting. And I wanted to share a few food snaps I took in Singapore.

To kickstart our holiday, we had to get up at 4am for a 7:40am flight. That was painful. (I am NOT a morning person!) Plus, I get a tad motion sick at times so I didn't eat any breakfast nor did I eat much on the plane. So when we got to the hotel at about 2:30pm, I was starving and Pete was a tad peckish too. Too tired to go out hunting for food, we decided that a bit of room service would go down nicely.

We ordered two ham and cheese panini's, a pot of tea for me and a can of coke for Pete. We assumed it would be served on a little trolley or tray, like most other hotels we've previously stayed at do. We were wrong. Half an hour later, this arrived and was set up beside our window.


Everything we'd ordered and more!

Ham and cheese panini, lightly toasted with melty cheese.


Complimentary side salad with a gorgeous honey-balsamic dressing.


Condiments for our fries (which were also complimentary). Two bowls of ketchup, one of hot English mustard and the other of the creamiest and yummiest mayonnaise ever!


We also received chilled jasmine tea and moist face towels.


We headed out one night and grabbed dinner from one of the food courts. This was Pete's char kway teow.


I ordered a nasi goreng.


One day whilst out and about, the only place we could find was a Western-style cafe. The had pasta and pizza and all the usual type of stuff which was a little disappointing. I ordered a BLT which came served with potato chips. The BLT itself was quite tasty though.


Pete ordered a burger and it was HUGE! Although not very nice.


We ate big lunches whilst out and about most days and in the evenings, treated ourselves to fancy bars for cocktails and tapas/bar bites. We got into the habit of ordering satay sticks at each place (Axis Bar, The Fullerton and the Ritz-Carlton to name a few.)

Pete thought the satay was best at the Ritz because the sticks were served with a really thick and chunky sauce. I preferred the Fullerton because their sauce was smoother and creamier in texture with the right amount of spice.


On our last evening in Singapore, as we walked back to our hotel from The Fullerton where we'd had a few cocktails, we came across a little store called The Cookie Museum. WOW! What a place! I wish we'd found it earlier in our trip. The lady there was an absolute darling and let us try half a dozen different varieties of cookies.

At $45 a tin, they weren't cheap but they were divine! We tried berry, salted toffee, chocolate and even laksa flavoured cookies. (The laksa ones were surprisingly good!)

We ended up buying a tin of berry cookies for Pete's Nanna and bought a tin of salted toffee, pistachio, dark chocolate and papaya cookies for ourselves.



There were a surprising amount of chocolate stores in Singapore. We found one that stocked every type of every brand of chocolate in the world so purchased some M&Ms that we're never able to find in Australia - dark chocolate and peanut butter.


We also bought some locally made chocolate too. We bought a bar of 70% African milk chocolate (which has a light and slightly fruity finish) and 72% Peruvian dark chocolate (which is slightly acidic and has notes of blackberry.)


I adore the notes on the back:

Eating instructions: Close your eyes, take a bite, letting it slowly melt and dance in your mouth. Refrain from groaning in ecstasy unless enjoying this chocolate bar in private. And just a word of caution: Eating this bar of chocolate will result in some serious pleasure. Be mentally prepared for it.

We had a great trip to Singapore and tried lots of new and interesting foods. One day I hope we can go back and try more things - perhaps I may even get up the courage to give durian popsicles a shot! ;p

10 comments:

Patti said...

Another enjoyable post to read.......thanks for sharing.

Pasta de resistance said...

Great post - it all looks absolutely amazing! I love the 'eating instructions' on the chocolate - classic!

M. said...

have you tried some street food in Singapore? i heard it's amazing :)

Patty said...

Thanks for sharing your experiences here on your blog.

Christian Rene Friborg said...

Even though it is not a recipe entry, still worth it! Nice post. I visited Singapore last September and I really enjoyed their food and the culture. I love their Chicken rice and Wantan Mee!

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Amit pandey said...

i looksit all looks absolutely amazing! I love the 'eating instructions' on the chocolate - classic!

Golden Sun Resto said...

That panini with melted cheese just stole my heart! I've never been to Singapore but I heard it's such a lovely place to visit! Maybe when I'm no longer as busy what with managing a Chinese Restaurant in Capalaba area, maybe I could finally visit 'pore!

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