Browsing All posts tagged under »Street Food«

A Mini-Me Hot Pot

January 15, 2011

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“What you eat?” An elderly Singaporean auntie leaned over my shoulder, peering into the dregs of the now-cool pot in front of me. “That one fish, ah?” Surprised by this unexpected intrusion, I mumbled something about hot pot. “How much it cost?” she barked. “Last time I order fish steamboat it not nice. Not nice, ah.” […]

Singapore’s Secret Soup – The CEO Version

January 6, 2011

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Singapore’s sweaty stickiness is somehow soup weather. It’s a strange phenomenon, especially for those who consider soup the antidote for cold dark northern winters. But when you’re hungry, thirsty and hot, soup can solve two of the three problems. Air-conditioning can solve the third. And so this CEO-approved version of Singapore’s Secret Soup is a winner on three fronts. In […]

Run Roti Run

December 28, 2010

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The conversation should have gone like this: “I want roti prata for breakfast” … “YOU CAN’T HANDLE ROTI PRATA FOR BREAKFAST!” Instead the conversation went: “Do you want to walk down to the corner and have roti prata for breakfast?”  And the reply: a pleasant “yeah”. And off we set. But the truth is… curry […]

Banh Khot, A Vung Tau Street Speciality

December 9, 2010

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Every little village in Vietnam seems to have its own special dish. When Vietnamese travel in their own country, trying the local speciality is an absolute must — and I am more than happy to tag along, eating multi-course multi-site meals, with plenty of exotic snacks in between. In Vung Tau, a former fishing village turned […]

Going Overseas For Dinner

December 5, 2010

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As seven teksi drivers loudly discussed my tattered scrap of notepaper, I wondered if going to Malaysia for dinner was actually a good idea. As it was, we were hours behind schedule. Darling Man had gotten mesmerised by his garden, even before a jackfruit fell, damaging a nearby papaya tree. We left home at 6pm […]

Battered Banana From A Bucket

November 28, 2010

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One of the greatest things about Vietnamese street food is that it’s everywhere. There are sidewalk stalls and food carts in just about every street, selling everything from sugar cane juice to fried fishballs on a stick. The food is usually cooked right before your eyes, usually on a tiny gas burner or a charcoal […]

Not-So-Late-Night laksa

November 25, 2010

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We live just outside the “war zone” in Katong, a groovy part of Singapore with a lovely urban village atmosphere. My daily commute involves walking past the intriguingly-named Famous 328 Katong Laksa. The name is intriguing because the place is not at 328 East Coast Road, it’s at number 216, because I like laksa and […]