Saturday, July 23, 2011

Singapore

Merlion Park
Hi everyone! I just came back from a trip to Singapore! Since I haven't been baking much lately, I've decided to share some of the delicious food I had there!

Singapore is a multi-cultural city and its cuisine has Chinese, Malay, Indian, Nyonya and Western influences so I was able to eat lots of different things hehe. So we shall let the photos speak for themselves:

Hainanese Chicken Rice: I've had chicken rice three times in Singapore, and in my opinion "Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice" had the best. Juicy and flavourful chicken + perfectly done rice - good enough to eat by itself or coupled with the chili, ginger or soya sauce.  
Nasi Lemak: Coconut rice accompanied by ikan bilis (fried anchovies), peanuts, fish cake, fried chicken wings and an egg. And of course a  generous dollop of sambal chilli sauce. The rice is very fragrant, but not too heavy to eat despite the addition of coconut milk to cook the rice.
Char Kway Teow: Stir-fried noodles with black sauce, bean sprouts, chives and preserved sausages. It's done over a strong fire so some bits were charred, but in a good way that it makes the noodles more tasty. 
Laksa: noodles, fishcake, prawns, egg, bean curd and sprouts cooked in a spicy coconut milk soup. Slurp slurp. 
And of course, the baker in me had to go try out some famous dessert places in Singapore too :D

Canele Patisserie Chocolaterie: I sampled two cakes - Le Royale (chocolate hazelnut mousse cake) and the Macha (green tea mousse + matcha biscuit + chestnut cremeux + almond crumble) - they are both heavenly! I wish I could go back and sample all their cakes!
Obolo Patisserie: Their macarons are simply awesome, mostly because of the huge amount of filling in them :)  The cakes here are New York Cheesecake, Le Cassis and Mango Passionfruit Cheesecake. I love how they are all intricately decorated! The cakes did not disappoint either - smooth cheesecakes but not too heavy. 
Flor Patisserie: A shop opened by the Japanese Chef Yamashita. We had the Strawberry Souffle Cheesecake  and the Berry Berries. Both were light and refreshing! 

Tom's Palette Ice Cream Parlour: they serve freshly made home-made ice cream, in a myriad of flavours -  salted egg yolk, chamomile, durian, melt and sizzle candy, rosemary and apple....I had the salted yuzu and salted caramel cheesecake flavours - I was in ice cream heaven, nuff said.

I also got the chance to have a chat with the owner, and he really does have a passion for experimenting flavours with ice cream - very inspiring. I say the hour or so spent in that shop was definitely one of the highlights of my trip!

So that's about it with regards to food I had in Singapore! Check out my Flickr Photostream for other pictures I took!

3 Responses to “Singapore”

Those macrons and laksa look sooo good!

I've only laksa a few times but apparently the place I tried it at wasn't authentic.

I really want to try the char kwar teow!

Anonymous said...

So worried for you last year for not posting. Glad you're fine. Best of luck for your future!

Melissa said...

I love the desserts because cakes are my weakness. Just a mere glance at it makes my mouth watery. Yum!Yum!

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