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Post by SGBoyxxx » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 8:15 am

lol this thread is talking about durians?

becareful don;t eat too much .

Is a very heaty fruits somemore sg weather is hot

traditional people like to drink salt water from the durian shell

Iam not sure why people like to do this drink from the durian shell instead from a glass .

Yup I am agreed what taxico mention.
overall sg is a stable country.Ya don;t forget we don;t have natural disaster here. At most when the monsoon seasons come it rain whole days or even one week .Actually I hate raining seasons cannot go out swim and suntanning.

Last time I am used to like raining seasons .Is cooling during the day and nights since sg is very humid and hot mostly.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 9:16 am

durian's taste and smell aren't so bad...it's the after taste that bugs me
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Post by SGBoyxxx » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 10:35 am

nakatago wrote:durian's taste and smell aren't so bad...it's the after taste that bugs me
:lol: drink coffee to cover up?
became coffee durian smell.

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Post by aargon » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 7:59 am

Personally, I am very much looking forward to some chilli crab when I get to singapore... hopefully the seafood is as good as i am expecting it to be..... :D

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Post by ksl » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 9:56 pm

aargon wrote:Personally, I am very much looking forward to some chilli crab when I get to singapore... hopefully the seafood is as good as i am expecting it to be..... :D
Keep the crab, give me fresh abalone :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 10:36 pm

That's a trade I'd make any day. I find abalone highly overrated. We used to pop 'em off the rocks north of San Francisco above Marin County (the big Red Abs) the muscle in 'em is the size of 2 quarter pounders. We'd toast 'em on an open campfire and pop 'em in a bun with the fixin's and never give it a thought. Little did I know I could sell those sucker for $50 bucks apiece in Chinatown in SF! Frankly, an abalone has no flavour of it's own. It's like freshwater catfish in the US. It also has almost no discernible taste of it's own. But what make both unique is that both will absorb whatever spices it cooks with. Give me a bushel of steamed crabs any day. :P
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Post by road.not.taken » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 6:29 am

I can tell you as the sister of a veteran abalone farmer ~ that abalone are indeed grown to be bland, so they can take on the other flavors of the ingredients they are prepared with. Their operation started in California in the 80s, then moved to Kona in Hawaii then on the Thailand, and a bland sweetness was the goal. Although considering the way crab is enjoyed here (smothered in Chili or Black Pepper) you have to wonder what real flavor is inherent in the crabs too. I'd take Black Pepper Crab over abalone anyday! But would crawl over broken glass for a Lobster from Abbot's or wholebelly clams from the Clam Box :D

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Post by aargon » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 8:36 am

I love my chilli crabs.

Make a grown man cry.

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Post by SGBoyxxx » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:11 pm

:wink: surprising no one mention hainanese chicken rice???

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:51 pm

You could always just steam crabs; see if there's flavor in it.

Hm. I could go for some crab claw meat right now.

I also remember mixing some crab fat into some newly-cooked steamed rice. I have an aunt who prepares and sells crab fat in jars. Ooh, could just feel my arteries cloggin' :D
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:56 pm

nakatago wrote:You could always just steam crabs; see if there's flavor in it.
There is. And it's considerably different between Mangrove crab and Sea (flower) crabs. Harry crabs also taste different as is the difference between dungeoness (northern California) and blue channel crabs (US Eastern Seaboard & GOM). All have separate and distinct flavours.
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Re: What attracts you to Singapore?

Post by Mike_Naylor » Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:56 am

aargon wrote:I`ve seen a few threads now where EPs are looking to move to Singapore from half way across the globe (NY, London) without actually having a job.
In these instances, I`m just wondering what the attraction is about Singapore that would tempt you to pack up your bags and leave to come here?

For me, I use to live in Singapore when I was younger (in my teens), also have relatives living singapore. When I was a teenager, I remember going to Raffles and seeing all the large buildings, and admired all the business people in their expensive business suits. I told my self one day I would love to be working in one of these huge skyscrappers..... I guess that dream will soon come true. :)
Young free and single -Caucasian obsessed Women who probably wouldn't sleep with you in the west as you aren't attractive enough.

Everyone else, food.

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Post by nuance » Tue, 20 Oct 2009 3:11 am

The main reasons:
The food and the climate. Two of the most important things that bug me about living in Finland.

I'm heading there on an EP in exactly two weeks and is this the best time of the year or what. At the moment it's dark, gray and depressing. The weather varies between cold and dry (which to my sensitive skin and eyes feels like knives flying thru my face) and cold and wet (which is absolutely impossible to dress up for, either your shivering cold to boot or sweat your ass off until you're shivering anyway).

Food is generally not a subject of passion in Finland. Typically when a Finn starts a restaurant serving lunch and the basic sort of everyday food, the profits seem to be gathered from saving from everything, rather than making good enough food to attract customers. The prices are still thru the roofs.

Other than that, I think the infrastructure and general order in Helsinki is going to shit by the day and my hard-earned (and excessive at that) tax bucks are getting spent on stuff I don't agree to at all. I've also lost all hope on the social security system in Finland.

On other hand I'm not too big on the lack of freedom of speech and the censorship of music and movies. But I guess it'll never be perfect, no matter where I go. I'll give life in Singapore a try and try to suck the experience in.

So yeah.

The first thing there I'll be hitting the little hawker in the corner of Eu Tong Sen St. and Keong Saik Rd. for some claypot frog porridge. Or maybe Maxwell for Tian Tian Chicken Rice. Or Smith St. for some stingray. NOMNOMNOMNOM.

This wasn't the "Why do you dislike living in Finland?" thread? My apologies.
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Post by `lester » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 1:15 am

durain wrote:durian for me. :P :)
i second that.

the food and the weather is definitely on my list! i dont like the humidity tho
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Re: What attracts you to Singapore?

Post by ksl » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 2:20 am

Mike_Naylor wrote:
aargon wrote:I`ve seen a few threads now where EPs are looking to move to Singapore from half way across the globe (NY, London) without actually having a job.
In these instances, I`m just wondering what the attraction is about Singapore that would tempt you to pack up your bags and leave to come here?

For me, I use to live in Singapore when I was younger (in my teens), also have relatives living singapore. When I was a teenager, I remember going to Raffles and seeing all the large buildings, and admired all the business people in their expensive business suits. I told my self one day I would love to be working in one of these huge skyscrappers..... I guess that dream will soon come true. :)
Young free and single -Caucasian obsessed Women who probably wouldn't sleep with you in the west as you aren't attractive enough.

Everyone else, food.
You guys have never lived! Must be very frustrating to miss the 60's :cool: I see Mike is showing his metal without reason, and under estimating his girlfriends fantasies if he has one, and if an Asian doesn't screw her guaranteed another of his own kind will :lol: I put the odds at 50/50.
I love life life, if it wasn't for women, life would be so damned boring! and we would all be suicidal, or durain freaks Mmm just a figure of speech! Now I recall that smell, back in 1971 and the flies hovering around me, that hot summer day in the fields :oops: I was fully equipped to go on patrol, with my 7.62 fully loaded Mmm memories!

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