First stop is my first home abroad: Singapore. It has been 5 years since I last step foot on this vibrant city. I must admit, Singapore still is an exciting city. Aside from re-exploring Singapore - I am visiting my sister. I get to bond with my cheeky niece.
I often daydream of retracing my steps in Singapore particularly in the food department. I try to look for cheap noodles here in Abu Dhabi but still that distinct taste of Singapore noodles is just not there. Though some may say there are a lot of Chinese/Singaporean cuisines in the city - still not the same as that from the kopitiam.
My first day in Singapore was not exactly in Singapore style because we decided to give Jollibee Singapore a try. My niece was particularly happy about it because there will be fries (shhh!) and my sister was craving for pinoy fast food. Sad to say though, the chicken was not what I have expected. It is not the same back home. Anyway, we still binge. We ordered practically everything on the menu!
After the big bee moment, I had kaya toast. The thin brown bread with a generous amount of butter and kaya spread is absolute heaven. For those who are not aware of kaya spread, this is a coconut and egg jam. If you visit Singapore never forget to try it.
Then came the noodles. Yes the noodles that I think will never be replicated. I had mee goreng. The spicy vegetarian noodle will definitely burn your lips. For a good reason, of course. Then the ban mian. Unfortunately, the store where I got the ban mian is not the same with the one I used to buy from in People's Park in Chinatown.
My sister also introduced me to bah kuh teh. We bought two orders for lunch. Sadly, I am not a big fan. It was just too bland for my liking, but the ribs was well cook. The meat literally falls off the bone.
|Bah Kuh Teh|
My Singapore rendezvous without a visit to Mustafa. Who could pass up a chance to scour floor after floor of goodies. Every visit is totally wallet-killing.