How do you find Singapore Food?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 11:09 pm

There is no best. However certain stalls in certain centres are famous and people will travel across the island to eat from that stall. (Depends on the dish you are looking for though). Go to any hawker stall and during busy times look for the stall with the longest queue. That's the one to get in. :wink:
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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:34 pm

What a loaded question.

Hawker food - usually quite good at a very, very reasonable price. Be it economy rice, roti canai, nasi lemak, nasi padang, all the lovely curries at the mamat stalls etc.......

Seafood restaurants - huge variation on price and quality

Asian restaurants - a lot more localised than one would imagine and definitely not the variety that we find at home: Asian food without Asian flavour aimed at the 'no-clue' crowd

Western restaurants - usually good quality as many of the chefs and cooks are imports.

Fast-food places like Pizza Hut, Maccas etc... Same ingredients as at 'home', same recipe as 'home' and most ingredients flown in - - - same same

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Post by dazzlebabe » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 1:54 pm

Vaucluse wrote:Fast-food places like Pizza Hut, Maccas etc... Same ingredients as at 'home', same recipe as 'home' and most ingredients flown in - - - same same
Not same same lah! Most fast food outlets here are certified "Halal" to cater to the muslim community. So your BK Bacon is actually processed turkey and your Ham and Salami toppings on Pizzas are actually chicken and gawd knows what! It ain't pork, that's all I know.

That's why we only eat at Carls or Spizza for the good ol hangover cure.

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 3:29 pm

Granted, the halal thing . . .

Other than that, most ingredients are shipped in from the same suppliers


(Turkey Ham? Why not just call it turkey . . . ham is ham . . . from a pig)
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Post by dazzlebabe » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 4:39 pm

Yeah, I agree Ham is Ham, but they still call it a Hamburger and Mock Charsiew Pau etc. Sometimes, it's so confusing that I don't know if I am eating real PORK or CHICKEN or just plain ol' FLOUR!
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Post by Suday Morning » Wed, 14 Oct 2009 9:35 pm

cosmogirl, it's time that you learn to cook.
keep trying till you make something reliable. if you know how to make a couple dishes, somehow it's easier to get by.
good luck.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:14 pm

dazzlebabe wrote:Yeah, I agree Ham is Ham, but they still call it a Hamburger and Mock Charsiew Pau etc. Sometimes, it's so confusing that I don't know if I am eating real PORK or CHICKEN or just plain ol' FLOUR!
Hey, at least it's not meow-pau :twisted:
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Post by Vaucluse » Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:59 pm

dazzlebabe wrote:Yeah, I agree Ham is Ham, but they still call it a Hamburger and Mock Charsiew Pau etc. Sometimes, it's so confusing that I don't know if I am eating real PORK or CHICKEN or just plain ol' FLOUR!
Hamburger doesn't refer to the meat used.

To extrapolate from your thinking Frankfurters would contain people from Frankfurt.
Berliner(s) would contain meat . . . from Berlin natives . . . etc etc etc
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Post by taxico » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:04 am

some rojak's to die for.

bad taste, i know.

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Post by D_Mika » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:32 am

Well Singapore got so many different varieties Of food, But then yet again
I'm not sure if it's just me or i find majority of the meat here sweet.. :shock: .. It's Kind of annoying as i recently tried this BBQ Chicken, Which was So sweet and i lost my appetite.. :???:
But oh well can't complain about everything ..
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Post by Vaucluse » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:03 am

D_Mika wrote: But oh well can't complain about everything ..
Can . . . and do.
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Post by vbelle » Fri, 23 Oct 2009 2:32 pm

my complain is about the food in singapore...

after few months i start to feel it taste good...not sure if i found the right place..or just got used to the taste...

i still dont like the fact that the food is very oily here :(

o well..at least in Singapore i dont have to hold on to my handbag..and (pardon my language) my rear inside peak hour train....

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 23 Oct 2009 3:00 pm

vbelle wrote:my complain is about the food in singapore...

after few months i start to feel it taste good...not sure if i found the right place..or just got used to the taste...

i still dont like the fact that the food is very oily here :(

o well..at least in Singapore i dont have to hold on to my handbag..and (pardon my language) my rear inside peak hour train....
pardon my french, but you must have a nice tushy...



...or those people in the train are just lechers.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 23 Oct 2009 6:07 pm

Or BOTH! :P
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Post by vbelle » Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:24 am

saying yes or no to the first comment is equally...hmmm.. :D

but for the second line..yes..think they are pervert! :(

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