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kim moh beef noodle, singapore

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Gary is one of those rare Singapore specimens.

He has a car.

A car that takes him to places that are otherwise arduous journeys for those of us relegated to the (actually pretty awesome) public transportation system in Singapore. As a last hurrah Gary took me to one of the randomest noodle joints ever. It resulted in me being: grateful (yay a car), confused (where the hell are we), stuffed (oh wow so good), and angry (thanks for sharing your favorite food place as I’m leaving and will probably never be able to eat here again).

Did I mention that it used to be a Western themed tavern?

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December 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

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

boon tong kee little gourmet, singapore

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I haven’t had chicken rice in over 6 months. That’s a lie. I did have a chicken rice sometime in July/August in Menlo Park. It was not so good so I like to pretend it never happened.

This chicken rice episode definitely did happen though. River Valley Road was not exactly what you would call convenient for me location-wise but it does have this nice strip of eateries that were bustling on the night we made it the area.

To your right: full on traffic (we sat outside right up against the main street). To your left: glistening plates of chicken rice.

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December 25, 2010 at 2:34 am

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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

eat sichuan at your own risk

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Right ok so this trip down memory lane is going to be weird. Sometimes I’ll remember the food but won’t remember the place, sometimes I’ll remember the place but not the food. If at all possible I’ll try to go back in time and look everything up but sometimes it ain’t gonna work out – this is one of those times.

I’m pretty sure this place has one of those Chinese-only signboards anyway. I vaguely remember it being around the Bugis area, possibly near Blu Jazz but Street View shows nada. Whatever, I’m not going to recommend you go here anyway. Ha.

Have you had Sichuan/Szechuan food before?

There’s a lot of peppers involved. Peppers and oil. You won’t be able to feel your tongue afterwards.

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October 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm

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sin hoi sai, tiong bahru

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I’m sleepy but I’m a big fan of Sin Hoi Sai and I want to tell you all about it.

Er. I’m pretty sleepy so I’ll probably do more showing than actually telling.

Here we go.

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February 9, 2010 at 12:54 am

red star restaurant, chinatown

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My post-stomach flu weight loss was for naught since I spent all of last weekend indulging in some of the tastiest food I’ve had in awhile. From beer spiked with kalamansi and pandan to a late night supper of marmite pork ribs and moon hor fun (boo I forgot my camera, guess I’ll have to go again) to a Sunday brunch of dim sum, I was living the Singapore life last weekend.

I have to say, it was pretty nice.

Sunday brunch was not what I had initially intended. In fact, I told Sarah that I was down for lunch as long as it included pancakes or waffles. But theeeeeen, in between bites of pork ribs, I asked Vinny’s buddy, Anand, (he of butter crab fame) where I should have brunch the next day and he said Red Star Restaurant. And seriously. If someone takes you to butter crab and then introduces you to shrimp paste fried chicken, you’re gonna take his brunch suggestion to heart and throw those darn pancakes right out the window.

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February 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

the handburger, raffles city

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Today I share a tale of prayer, embarassment, and hamburgers.

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January 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm

chang korean bbq, iluma

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My love of kdramas is well documented on this blog. Since I’m coming off an illness my obsession with them is in full swing (I usually slog my way through illnesses by watching hours and hours of my beloved kdramas). Right now I’m watching Full House for the umpteenth time. I forgot how bad my version of this is – the subtitles are baaaahd.

Anyhow, watching kdramas also makes me crave Korean food. That in turn reminded me that I had these pictures which I never posted.

Banchan is the most photogenic of foods. Always colorful and pretty.

This trip to Chang Korean BBQ was a precursor to a night out at KSuites which is a new higher end karaoke joint at the new Iluma mall in Bugis.

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January 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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bonifacio, tanjong pagar

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We meant to go to Bonifacio for our annual Pasko Lunch (Christmas lunch for us Filipino kids) but the darn thing is closed on Mondays so we ended up at 7,107 again. These pictures are from when Tine from MV came to visit. To lure you into the post, I’m gonna start with crispy pata.

The Filipino’s gift to the universe.

Cholesterol? What cholesterol.

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January 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm