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How do you find Singapore Food?

Postby cosmogal » Sun, 08 Mar 2009 5:14 pm

Hi,

Just like to know how you all find Singapore Food? Do you prefer dining at Food Court or the Market? Any favorite eating places that you can recommend? :)

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Postby GarethPhua » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 1:22 am

I am a Singaporean so if this question is meant for expats only, I'd like to offer my 2 cents.

Food courts = usually so-so food but there are exceptions to the rule. A great place is a new food court at the 3rd level of Paradiz Centre, along Selegie Road that sells Japanese food. Not great but decent and certainly at food court prices. I prefer cold weather and as such the airconditioning in food courts appeal to me. Having said that, there're pretty good market places where food is good too.

Hawker centres/market place = these days it's pretty hard to find nice food in such places too, what with rising cost of rent and raw food. However some of my personal favourites are along Marine Parade Road (next to Parkway Parade), Adam Road Hawker Centre and East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre (their satays are amazingly good).
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Postby JimH5 » Tue, 17 Mar 2009 9:18 pm

I'm not a fan.

Oil & Rice seem to be the two prominent food groups.

Plus there was a nice article in today's paper about a hawker at the Newton Food Center gouging prices on some Americans. Not cool.

I'm eating breakfast and dinner at home. For lunch, I'm usually picking sushi or Western fare.

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Postby dee511 » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 4:24 pm

I personally find the food here very blend.. But I guess I have no choice but to bear with it. So, yea. I eat in the foodcourt most of the time, and maybe head out to subway once in a while (:

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Re: How do you find Singapore Food?

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 4:47 pm

cosmogal wrote:Hi,

Just like to know how you all find Singapore Food?


Sometimes I am walking a see a restaurant or hawker center or cart. Other times I am driving. Still others people take me somewhere. And sometimes I look it up on the net. :lol:

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Re: How do you find Singapore Food?

Postby maneo » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 3:03 am

cosmogal wrote:Hi,

Just like to know how you all find Singapore Food? Do you prefer dining at Food Court or the Market? Any favorite eating places that you can recommend? :)

Just keep trying places until you find those you just can't resist.
What others don't like you might find great.
Tastes are not universal.

Great pasta stall in Sembawang Hill Food Centre on Upper Thomson Road. However, the hours are limited.

Nearby, at the entrance to Peirce Reservoir is a foodcourt with great Murtabak.

Then there's Melben Crabs in Ang Mo Kio.
Got to stand in line like everyone else -- no reservations.

For Thai Beef Noodle, there's Thaksin in Clementi Central.

Favourite place for Prata and egg in the morning is in Whampoa.

Hope you find your own little gems.

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Re: How do you find Singapore Food?

Postby nakatago » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 9:01 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
cosmogal wrote:Hi,

Just like to know how you all find Singapore Food?


Sometimes I am walking a see a restaurant or hawker center or cart. Other times I am driving. Still others people take me somewhere. And sometimes I look it up on the net. :lol:


Nicely played, good sir! :D

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Postby joliefemme536 » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:12 am

Singapore food - it was ok to me but will definitely take some getting used to.

Western inspired Singapore food - HORRIBLE!!!!! :-& (e.g. Pizza Hut)

Kenny Rogers' Roasters wasn't too bad though. I'm not sure if we even have those in the States any longer.
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:21 pm

joliefemme536 wrote:Singapore food - it was ok to me but will definitely take some getting used to.

Western inspired Singapore food - HORRIBLE!!!!! :-& (e.g. Pizza Hut)

Kenny Rogers' Roasters wasn't too bad though. I'm not sure if we even have those in the States any longer.


then you'll have a field day with KFC and their pepper sauce. :P

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Postby joliefemme536 » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:31 pm

I was told to stay far away from KFC while I was there. Pepper sauce on what??? not the chicken!?!? lol

Sakae Sushi was good (I love sushi) but the service wasn't that great. I enjoyed food from the hawker centres even though there were no napkins. I purchased a packet of tissue from a little old lady who was selling them table to table. I've been reading of the price gouging on Americans at hawker centres. Luckily, that didn't happen to me.
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Postby nakatago » Sat, 26 Sep 2009 6:45 pm

JimH5 wrote:I'm not a fan.

Oil & Rice seem to be the two prominent food groups.
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I'm south east asian (rice = staple) and I'm not a fan either. Except for some exceptional food stalls, everything tastes the same. Back home, our equivalent of hawker stalls will have a set of dishes rotate over a period of time. I think they almost never do that here.

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Postby Nath21 » Sat, 26 Sep 2009 8:20 pm

I ate more asian food when I lived in Melbourne. Its hard to find quality food in the S$10-20 range. The hawker centres are too cheap and the quality shows. The good restaurants are very expensive. The western style mcdonalds, pizza hut and kfc are atrocious. I have eaten at some really good more expensive western restaurants. Really good tapas, german, Indian places. I ate at Indochina on club street and the food was really good. I miss sushi rolls (western style cooked) like peking duck, terriakyi chicken, prawn and avocado. I have not seen one sushi roll shop in Singapore (anyone can help?). You can buy "real" sushi rolls cut up in some of the restaurants with salmon roe and all the crap I hate but not like you find in the USA, UK, Australia. One alright mid price restaurant was thai express.

I told my wife to open a western sushi roll joint you would clean up serving to the expats.

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Postby Optimus_prime » Mon, 28 Sep 2009 9:43 am

1. try 'BaliThai' - there's one in Novena. go for the mango salad, thai green curry with tofu only, spring rolls, rice and the thai iced tea

2. if you're working near Raffles Place go to a joint called Marquee or something off China St. which you can get too via Capital Square I think and ask for the no.4 (beef stir-fry effort) which is delicious

3. again in Raffles Place go to the foodcourt called 'Banquet' and head for the 'Ayam Penyet' stall. ask for the smashed beef and rice thing (try the chilli sauce if you're daring!) - warning, it's very very hot

4. from Raffles Place go up Telok Ayer St. and go to the Indian restaurant called Bombay Makaan I think and eat the standard vegetarian meal that they serve 4 times a week, it's delicious

5. western food. go to Phillip St. near the OCBC Centre and grab a sandwich at the 'sandwich stop' - I usually go for the tuna and salad, decent attempt at sandwiches here

enjoy! (this is my typical eating out at work during the week by the way, if you hadn't noticed) :)

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Postby SGBoyxxx » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 4:41 pm

:? I am not used to eat at resturants

actually I am seldom go out eat.

Mostly eat at home .

hawker foods standard u can find in sg

dry/soup noodles , chicken/duck/roast pork rice ,

chinese foods , malays foods like nasir lemak ...etc
indians foods like prata , bryani..

but do beware some hawkers like to charge alot from expats or tourists in sg

avoid those places which tourists will like to go

neighbourhood hawker centres is a better choice to avoid been extorted.

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hawker center

Postby jon-london » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:43 pm

Where is the best hawker center to try?


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