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Postby ksl » Tue, 27 Oct 2009 1:38 am

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.
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.

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

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Postby guerrilla_panda » Sun, 03 Jan 2010 1:22 am

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.



YES. Sushi rolls, please. *drools* I used to go to Tower Sushi at Flinders Street Station almost every day for a couple of beancurd rolls. Either that or mock chicken nuggets at Lord of the Fries next door.

My fiancé once found a tiny cockroach in a bowl of ramen from a Japanese/Korean stall at a hawker centre. Luckily, he hadn't taken a bite yet, and the stall owners gave him a refund.

Edited to add: In keeping with my aversion to birds, I have to say I'm very uncomfortable around the roast ducks on display with their necks twisted around the rack.

However, I am a big fan of roti prata!
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Postby SGBoyxxx » Tue, 05 Jan 2010 9:09 am

ksl wrote:
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.
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.

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



:wink: yup even nice chicken rice is avaliable at hawker centres.

Instead the famous expensive chicken rice selling at the hotel.

I don;t mean the hotel selling the chicken rice is not nice and traditional.

In hawker centres if you scout around you will find nice one too.

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Postby Alex Leong » Mon, 11 Jan 2010 6:21 pm

i still prefer the good old hawker style... U can really find good food @ such places... :)

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Postby wls07 » Fri, 22 Jan 2010 8:34 pm

the food is great, but something tells me it'll pack on the pounds fast...

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Postby ksl » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 11:40 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: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:
Laksa at kovan, if you don't mind the queue 2.50$ really stands out in the crowd.

Also try the Taiwanese food at Joo chiat, tasty! the restaurant isn't nice looking very simple, but the food is good, close to Katong end, 30 meters from traffic lights. Thai restaurant round the corner very good too! Some good hawkers about generally don't see many expats though thank god, the price stays low!

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Postby m.stewart » Sat, 30 Jan 2010 1:40 pm

Try Hyatt Hotel's Straits Kitchen, they serve a wide variety of local dishes.

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Postby phantasmagoria » Sat, 30 Jan 2010 11:48 pm

ksl wrote: Laksa at kovan, if you don't mind the queue 2.50$ really stands out in the crowd.



Kovan hawker centre is such a gem. I love the chicken and duck rice, hokkien mee and the vegetarian bee hoon stall on the upper level was the staple and meeting point for my friends and me for years.

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Postby SGBoyxxx » Mon, 01 Feb 2010 3:18 pm

:oops: seriously I want to find healthy foods

is hard ...

only subway is the only ones lol.

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Postby reinnhausin » Thu, 04 Mar 2010 8:11 pm

I go to Lemongrass with my gf quite a bit. We both seem to think the food is really flavourful. I don't know if its 'real' thai food, since I've never been to thailand but the food is good nevertheless.

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Postby Playback_track » Tue, 09 Mar 2010 2:38 am

nice :)
kinda missed the food here when im in another country.
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Postby SunWuKong » Tue, 09 Mar 2010 8:06 am

I love to holiday on Singaporean food.

But to live on it would be suicidal.
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