Thursday, March 29, 2012

SINGAPORE FOOD TRIP

taken at the Gluttons Bay
Proud to be Filipino.  Anywhere in the world, expect Filipinos to make their own names and excel in whatever endeavor they are into.  The primary photo above is just one of the many testimonies to prove Filipino excellence even in Singaporean cuisine, that is characterized by the ethnic diversity of Singaporean culture.  Unfortunately, the roasted chicken was unavailable during my visit at the Gluttons Bay and so I have to go back to Singapore to try it the next time around...


March 2012:  Here in the City of Lions, this trip was a gastronomic experience at its best as discovery was mostly on the dishes and Singaporean cuisine offered to both locals and foreigners on the nearby streets and restaurants excluding posh restaurants and hotels.

First dish tried upon arrival:  the cereal prawns...


I definitely love prawns but this is my first time to try this one coated in cereals and egg yolk.  My friend who works there insisted we try this one since this is one of the main dishes offered in every restaurant in the city.  True enough, we enjoyed the food.  And so, the same became a main dish to order every meal during our entire stay.

Another favorite during the trip is the Hainanese chicken rice...

One particular chicken rice which I loved is the one served at Novena, Singapore at a restaurant named Wee Nam Kee.  It is highly recommended for tourists.

According to my readings, the Hainanese chicken rice, though of chinese origin is oftentimes referred to as the national dish of Singapore.  The prevalence of stalls and food courts offering such dish made this dish a must try for overseas tourists and locals as well of Singapore.

For seafood lovers, Singapore would definitely not fail you.  There are a variety of seafoods to choose from cooked to suit the varied taste buds and preferences of tourists.  While we were in a food stall in Novena, we ordered crab as main course and while eating, we were joined by Filipinos to share the table with us and in the course of conversation informed us that there is a restaurant in Clarke Quay named Jumbo Seafood Gallery which serves the best cooked crabs.  I now wonder how delicious it could be as we were already currently gastronomically satisfied and pleasing our appetite with this cooked crab in a dish which name I forgot...


While on our way to Clarke Quay during our first night, we were able to pass by restaurants displaying king crabs and lobsters as well as the popular Jumbo Seafood Gallery.  However, due to lack of time, we promised to be back the next time around to taste what the locals and permanent residents declare with conviction that crabs are best served here in this restaurant.  That we have yet to personally attest.



And of course, when you want to mingle with other tourists and even fellow Filipinos and other permanent residents in Singapore, the Gluttons Bay is the place to be.

Asian food culture and lifestyle is definitely an experience in this center.  Most of the vendors know how to speak Filipino and so ordering the food you want becomes at ease and convenience.

From the name itself, you definitely have to treat yourself to an excessive eating and drinking session with the best served foods of your choice.  After a day of wandering on this City and walking around the sites, this place is a must-treat for visitors of the country.







we ordered most of our food here - reasonable price and friendly vendor who knows how to speak Filipino but Singaporean nationality



With the warm welcome we have experienced, thank you to Singapore!


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