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spize, river valley road, singapore

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Did I mention that after that chicken rice meal Therese and I were hankering for something sweet? Well we were. We ended up at the coffee shop next door that sold loads of different prata.

It’s banana cheese prata served with curry. I’m not sure what possessed us to order this particular combination.

It was good and we ate it.

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December 26, 2010 at 1:01 pm

the next great singapore food tour

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Before I left Singapore we had another Singapore Food Tour (seriously, you could probably have an infinite amount of these in Singapore – there are so many places to eat).

Actually, wait. I have a few, unrelated things to purge from my brain.

– Yesterday I found a dead frog on the table in one of the conference rooms at work. Dis.gust.ing. How did it get there? No one knows.

– I am totally obsessed with watching Top Chef All Stars. I DVR each episode and then watch it about 5 million times. No, not just because of Dale Talde. (Although it’s a nice bonus.) The challenges are freakin’ crazy this season and you got some pretty badass chefs on the show. Except for Jamie who keeps flying under the radar…

– My brother got me the Momofuku book for Christmas and now I really, really want to try the cereal milk custard and the ramen.

– I’m leaving for a trip to Asia in a few days and I’m not packed at all.

– I wore boots over my jeans for the first time 2 days ago. I’m still recovering.

– I hate this laptop.

Okay, I feel better. Where were we?

Singapore. Food Tours. Let’s talk about it.

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December 24, 2010 at 3:34 pm

portobello road market, london

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I love me a good market and London has LOADS of good ones. After my brother and I had parted ways in London, I trekked back to the city with my cousin (who has been living in London for a few years now) to spend some quality girl time.

I had two objectives on this lovely London day: 1) find an old map of Singapore/Southeast Asia and 2) eat something good.

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October 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

penang hawker fare, york hotel

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Hanging out at home on this Sunday taking care of life things (starting on my taxes, calling the credit card company) and, of course, catching up on the blog. Yesterday was epic in terms of Singapore eating. I went to the Penang Hawker Fare at the York Hotel with Pui and Nags. For SGD28++ you can gorge yourself on some of the goodies that Penang has to offer.

Read the rest of this post if you want to learn about the peanut pancake that changed my life.

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March 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

playing nice with chicken rice

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Look it rhymes. It never rhymes so that’s kind of  big deal.

You know what else is a big deal (in Singapore, anyway)? Chicken rice. Most everyone is a fan of chicken rice. My last few run ins have been just eh. I mean steamed/boiled chicken and some rice. How good could it be.

Apparently, pretty darn good if you get lucky.

chickenrice

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October 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

one bánh for the road

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Have you ever been more confused by a plate of food in your entire life? There is a lot going on here. This food is a speciality of Hue in central Vietnam.

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This is the last of the HCMC series. Bánh, bánh and more bánh!

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September 29, 2009 at 7:31 pm

tân hoàng ty, hcmc

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I wrote this post awhile back and scheduled it for delivery tonight but wanted to put a plug in for folks who want to help the people of the Philippines. To find ways to help or track down more information visit Google’s Typhoon Ondoy page.

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Hooray! More Vietnamese food in Vietnam!

My last meal in Vietnam was bánh canh (erm I think that’s what it was called) at Tân Hoàng Ty. Plates of boiled pork, pickled veggies, cucumber, crepes, and crazy heaping piles of unknown herbs.

Heaping piles. No lie. So heaping that for the first time ever I’m gonna show my face up on this blog just so you have some context.

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September 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm