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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 23 Jun 2005 7:52 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Love sour sop though, sometimes the stall will still look a bit odd when I order, not used to selling to an ang moh.

Odd fact of the day: soursop is called "ang moh durian" in Chinese (or at least Hokkien).

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Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 23 Jun 2005 8:30 pm

jpatokal wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Love sour sop though, sometimes the stall will still look a bit odd when I order, not used to selling to an ang moh.

Odd fact of the day: soursop is called "ang moh durian" in Chinese (or at least Hokkien).


You must be kidding JP... :o

Odd indeed, if so... :lol:

Eric

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Postby sukiyaki » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 1:59 pm

Soursop is "Dutch durian in Malay!!! :lol:

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Postby Missy » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 5:25 pm

HEHE..these are really interested of how u guys see us....there are quite afew of them in the list i don't even know it exist! haha

my fav are these....I can't understand why us singaporeans acts this way either.. :roll: anyway, Welcome to Singapore! :P

19. You would cross the entire country all day to find the places that make the perfect fried noodles, or roti prata, or ice kacang, or chili crab. And none of these places would be close to each other.

24. You think that $100,000 is a reasonable price for a Toyota Corolla and $1,000,000 is a reasonable price for a bungalow, but $5 for a plate of fried noodles is a barbarous outrage.

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Postby Fuz182 » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 2:47 am

Ooohhh... Harsh.....


On a lighter note, I suppose durian is an acquired taste... Just that it takes alot longer for some to acquire it.
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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:10 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
jpatokal wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Love sour sop though, sometimes the stall will still look a bit odd when I order, not used to selling to an ang moh.

Odd fact of the day: soursop is called "ang moh durian" in Chinese (or at least Hokkien).


You must be kidding JP... :o

No, for once I'm serious. 红毛榴梿.

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Postby Alfalfa » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:21 pm

Yes Eric,

This is true.. amg mo lulian they call in hokkien

and indeed in malay it is known as the Durian Belanda..translates Dutch Durian...
We'll get along fine as soon as you realize I'm Good.

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Postby dot dot dot » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:31 pm

You know, my wife never told me this lah!

Ok, since it seems it is my faith to crave for soursop, where do you get the best soursop drink?

My two cents: Kallang hawkercentre, the famous soursop stall, fresh and filled with little soursop flesh, including the seeds.

Marine parade hawker centre, the stall has fresh soursop with grinded flesh, no seeds.

Yesterday at lunch I asked the fruitstall hawker at east coast lagoon: Why you do not sell fresh soursop?

He explained to me that soursop fruit is hard to get in vast quantities for the hawkers here. They import from Malaysia, but there is limited supply for the hawkers at wholesale market. He told me: If you pay 1 or 1,5 Sing for a soursop, don't take it, it is not fresh one lah. Only when you pay 2,5 sing or so, it might be real one.
I told him my 2 favorite stalls for soursop, he then told me that I have already got the 2 best stalls.

More places for trying?

Eric

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Postby Alfalfa » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:39 pm

Try this place called "HOLLYWOOD" it is located at Bedok Central Hawker centre.. you know where Bedok Bus Interchange is .. I never fail to drop by this place each time I am on my way back from school back then.. And cause they are good.. they are still there..

So go for it.. you possibly learn to like the rest of the local desserts like ice jelly .. chendol...sea coconut and stuff...Enjoy
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Postby MusicFever » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 10:10 am

Two years ago, i thought it's time for me to leave now. this morning when i got up after only 4 hours sleep, i looked into the mirror, well, the face was still identified within 5 seconds and I realized I was still in singapore.

"I know I have to let you go,
Like winds that I cant hold.
If I could have a wish,
cross the ocean,
my smiles will always be with you."
.........

Everytime when I watch my friends leaving singapore, i feel a kind of loss. This is one of the reasons why I quit from working in the airport.

Eric, I have been numb of this checklist already, the more important is I need check out the flight schedule and air fares to the place "Unknown". Before that, as long as nobody kills me with durian smell, i can still stay in singapore. :( :wink:

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Postby yahu » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 3:50 pm

It's always a joy for me when my friends return from overseas (not just those in UK :) ). Friends living in Singapore are so tuned into the routine of life.

Similarly, I find it more refreshing to talk to friends who are overseas via IM...they just have a different perspective on things.


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