Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Food Frenzy

Singapore loves food. Well dont we all? Not quite! Not the way it is in Singapore.

When I came here in 2005, one of the first things that I began to notice was the amount of food courts you can find here.
Well for those who don’t know, most locals dine here at open air courts brimming with food stalls commonly known as hawker courts or food courts. Food courts are inexpensive and sell a foray of cuisines like Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese, Hainese Indonesian, Indian, Western and more..!

You’ll be surprised to see the amount of options you can find here. Over the years, I’ve devised a theory that ‘if you’re in any resident/commercial vicinity, you are never more than a 500m away from one of these food heavens’. Impressive, eh?

I hail from a family full of hospitality connoisseurs, and it’s a mere occupational hazard that I often go hunting for delicious food around the city.

Here are a few suggestions you can’t afford to miss:

    • Hainese Chicken Rice – Supple steamed/roasted chicken, served with nasi (rice), soup and salad.

    • Singapore Curry Puff – Filled with chicken/tuna or if you’re a vegetarian, try the potato filled ones. These puffs remind me of the samosas from back home in India.My favorite curry puffs are sold at Old Chang Kee (google it!)

    • Xiao Long Bao – If you love Chinese dim sum, you’re in for a treat of your life. This is a gourmet delicacy served at a lot of famous dim sum outlets and tastes best with freshly marinated ginger.

Don’t forget to indulge in some food frenzy yourself.

My Singapore Fling

Hello readers. In this post, I will be talking about my relationship with the pretty island city-state aka Singapore. Hope you have fun reading it.

With an absolute John Gillespie Magee, Jr sentiment, ‘I slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to board my maiden international flight to Singapore in 2005. An uncle of mine, who was an IT professional here, got me interested in Singapore. Hence, I embarked upon an adventurous academic voyage to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computing and Information Systems.

Singapore, aptly put, is unique by all means. It is truly multicultural. I’ve met people from all nooks and corners of the planet who choose Singapore as their preferred tourism destination. The island also attracts business professionals and international students year after year. Singapore has been rated by many as their preferred destination in terms of quality of life!

Life as a student is rewarding in Singapore. There are many established institutions in the fields of Business, IT, Engineering, Hospitality, Design and more. Singapore is a business hub in the Asia-Pacific region and attracts a lot of international businesses. As a young learner, it is an advantage to be where all the action is.

On the verge of completing my degree, I feel that coming to Singapore has been a smart choice. It’s a comfortable, accommodating and fun place to live.

Stay connected to my blog and find out more about my Singapore fling.