Wow! For once, I’m all caught up in my travel blog posts! You know what this means? I’m going to go BACKWARDS in time to review a past travel point! Woohoo! This one’s going to be food-related. 🙂
I went to Singapore in March 2013. Among the many stops in this tiny but beautiful country, I went to the Malaysian Food Street of Resorts World Sentosa which was right next to Universal Studios. It’s a little indoor mall that is made to look like an old-town Singapore hawker centre (open-air complex with lots of food stalls and tables for seating). My mom and I ordered several distinct and popular food dishes to try. They’re all staples of Singaporean food! It was quite the feast. 🙂
This newspaper-look-alike (aka menu of the day) helped us out in locating all the best local eats in the Food Street.
First off on the list was of course to try out the satay skewers from Straits of Satay!
These Malaysian-style Satay were yummy and I loved the signature sauce that was provided which contained ground peanuts and tangy pineapples. Unexpectedly, I also loved the freshly cut up pieces of cucumber and onions; they were great to snack in between the freshly grilled skewered meat.
The Penang Lim Brothers’ Char Koay Teow was delicious as well. It is a famous “dish of fragrant noodles skillfully fried in soya sauce that needs no introduction”. Basically, it contains rice noodles fried under high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chilli, belachan, whole prawns, Chinese sausage, bean sprouts and chopped Chinese chives.
Mmm, I loved the Penang Chendol. It was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had! It is a mixture of freshly made green chendol (jelly noodles made from rice flour with food colouring), shaved ice, dark brown sugar, red beans, and drizzled with fragrant coconut milk. It was such a unique blend of textures and flavours. It also tasted so refreshing due to the shaved ice. It only cost S$2.50!
Lastly, right before we left The Food Street, we tried one more well-known dessert, the thin and crispy peanut and sweetcorn ban chean kuih or slow-cooked pancakes. It was also freshly prepared right in front of us. It was sooo good!
There are so many other Singaporean famous dishes that we didn’t have the room to try. I wouldn’t mind going back one day to finish off the list! Have you been to Singapore? How many of these have you eaten? A better question is: How many more amazing Singaporean dishes can you recommend to me? : )