Not at all true, I'm a Brit been here almost 5 years, and I have learnt you have to know where to go for good tasty food! For the best tasty noodle dish, I haven't come across anyone that can beat the one in Kovan heartland mall area, the hawker by the shopping mall, Families that have been cooking for 40 years or more, cannot be beaten today! The food courts are bland in comparison.Nath21 wrote: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.
And those expats that worry about hygiene are just , afraid of foreign foods, of course there are different cultural customs, that maybe are very different, but i can guarantee you, you can find better food in a hawker centre than you can find in a food hall in a shopping mall any day of the week! Just learn the history of Singapore for the best foods