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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 04 Jan 2012 4:41 pm

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ecureilx wrote: Well, I was never tempted to have any meat in India, except in rare occasion, especially when I had the fun of seeing what food contamination does, to meat .. better a vegetarian in India than a non ! and not without reason ..
Ok, so in other words you actually don't really know Indian food as you were afraid to eat it. How can compare then lah!? :mad: [-X
Nope .. my wording was wrong .. or bit groggy from lunch ..

I lived in a grand total of 8 years in India, and had to eat every day to live ?? right ?? :)

I refrained from Pork, Beef etc. and stuck to Chicken, Fish and mutton, around the place I lived, or in any place where I got home cooked food. And mostly in the South ..

For food in 'road side' / 'restaurant' / and the like, I stuck to Veg food, since I had some serious fear of how the meat is cooked .. of course, an occasional Prata and Chicken Kurma goes well, and when you are really dying for food, and hunger overrides everything .. and even lousy food tastes nice after spending 20 hours or more in a train .. or bus ..

Since you asked, let me put it this way .. a relative of mine ended up with tape worm - possibly by contaminated Pork or Beef, .. and the doctors were like "oh, a normal tape worm case" even though the patient was having seizures and ended up in Coma .. if not for the fact that people can get tape worm from eating meat, that the doctors there were so unimpressed with a tapeworm infected did give a bit of scare .. and a bit more .. till I had nightmares of touching pork and beef for a while .. :)

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 04 Jan 2012 4:58 pm

No worry. We've been eating in the high end restaurants only. Still the bones&tendons was practically the only meat we got.

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Post by revhappy » Thu, 05 Jan 2012 11:27 pm

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Pasir Ris, really?

Does that mean that there are some decent places to get North Indian food in Pasir Ris as I dont know of any!!

If you do, please let me know. :)
As for Indian Food in Tampines ? yes, I can refer in Tampines - Mall, at Basement with Naan and all, and the Big Bites at Food court, and the Andhra food place at Telepark . .. and the Kannada place in S-11 .. food from India as authentic as it can get, if not the original ..

Decent ? You mean Good ?? one man's meat is another's ...:D :D
I was hoping for Pasir Ris ..... Tampines will have to do :D

The Indian food stall in the Kopitiam Food Court in Tampines was OK, but I think its changed hands since I last went, or the whole food court has had a revamp.

Will check out the basement place as I do like a naan bread. :D
In Tampines, other than the 2 already mentioned by Ecureilx, there is also a place called "Sankranti". Its located at the Citibank building, when you come out of the bus interchange. Its Andhra style, south india. Quite spicy.

In Pasir Ris, I have heard of Mumtaz Mahal in downtown east. Haven't tried there yet, though

http://food.insing.com/business/mumtaz- ... d-9da30000

Ecureilx, I am pleasantly surprised that you know that the Indian guy in the S11 food court is Kannada :)

I eat out dinner in Tampines, everyday. My wife is in India, she went there for the delivery of our baby, and I dont know cooking, so I keep going to one of those 3 places. :) I find the one in the top floor food court in Tampines mall, to be the best of all. Its called Big Bites btw and its a chain. They have a branch in compass point mall in Sengkang and also at Lau pa sat ;)

I stay in Pasir Ris very close to the Giant/Courts/Ikea and take the free shuttle to Tampines. Very convinient and its free ;) When I am in a hurry, I just take my bike.

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Post by ecureilx » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:25 pm

revhappy wrote: In Tampines, other than the 2 already mentioned by Ecureilx, there is also a place called "Sankranti". Its located at the Citibank building, when you come out of the bus interchange. Its Andhra style, south india. Quite spicy.

In Pasir Ris, I have heard of Mumtaz Mahal in downtown east. Haven't tried there yet, though

http://food.insing.com/business/mumtaz- ... d-9da30000

Ecureilx, I am pleasantly surprised that you know that the Indian guy in the S11 food court is Kannada :)

I eat out dinner in Tampines, everyday. My wife is in India, she went there for the delivery of our baby, and I dont know cooking, so I keep going to one of those 3 places. :) I find the one in the top floor food court in Tampines mall, to be the best of all. Its called Big Bites btw and its a chain. They have a branch in compass point mall in Sengkang and also at Lau pa sat ;)

I stay in Pasir Ris very close to the Giant/Courts/Ikea and take the free shuttle to Tampines. Very convinient and its free ;) When I am in a hurry, I just take my bike.
Before this thread becomes a Indian Food thread .. re: the S11 place, I know the former operator, who sort of left it to the current guy ... during my volunteer work ..

Of course, when we are in a good mood, we take a cab to the Expo Pakistani place as well (india - pakistan ? no love lost there I guess :D )

The shankranti place is the one I mentioned as at Telepark - oh, it is one of the fiercest places.. and I have am amazed at the Andhra guys who say "Omelette - more chilly" until the egg omelette comes out very red .... so much chilly until even yoghurt faintly felt chilli-loaded ..

Big bites doesn't excite me much, as it is catered to Jain .. though it is not a bad option .. when you don't have much options there .. :D

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Post by Segue » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 1:35 pm

SingMark wrote:Ha ha - like those rich mainlanders you mean? Nah, not me. I prefer to borrow and leverage anyhow.

So, any suggestions about a more remote place, more in the countryside area, near One North/Biopolis?

Back to your original question - should you buy our rent?

If you buy, you well end up with a much higher monthly payment, and also be in a less desirable location for a comparable unit. You will also have a chance to benefit or suffer from the direction(s) of the market, of which you will have no control

Given the common view that the market is ready for a large correction, I would really advise against buying now unless you are comfortable with the leveraged risk. If you paid $2M for a condo and there was a 20% downturn, would you be comfortable with a $400,000 loss of personal wealth? If not, wait until 2013 at least to buy.

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Post by revhappy » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 6:58 pm

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revhappy wrote: In Tampines, other than the 2 already mentioned by Ecureilx, there is also a place called "Sankranti". Its located at the Citibank building, when you come out of the bus interchange. Its Andhra style, south india. Quite spicy.

In Pasir Ris, I have heard of Mumtaz Mahal in downtown east. Haven't tried there yet, though

http://food.insing.com/business/mumtaz- ... d-9da30000

Ecureilx, I am pleasantly surprised that you know that the Indian guy in the S11 food court is Kannada :)

I eat out dinner in Tampines, everyday. My wife is in India, she went there for the delivery of our baby, and I dont know cooking, so I keep going to one of those 3 places. :) I find the one in the top floor food court in Tampines mall, to be the best of all. Its called Big Bites btw and its a chain. They have a branch in compass point mall in Sengkang and also at Lau pa sat ;)

I stay in Pasir Ris very close to the Giant/Courts/Ikea and take the free shuttle to Tampines. Very convinient and its free ;) When I am in a hurry, I just take my bike.
Before this thread becomes a Indian Food thread .. re: the S11 place, I know the former operator, who sort of left it to the current guy ... during my volunteer work ..

Of course, when we are in a good mood, we take a cab to the Expo Pakistani place as well (india - pakistan ? no love lost there I guess :D )

The shankranti place is the one I mentioned as at Telepark - oh, it is one of the fiercest places.. and I have am amazed at the Andhra guys who say "Omelette - more chilly" until the egg omelette comes out very red .... so much chilly until even yoghurt faintly felt chilli-loaded ..

Big bites doesn't excite me much, as it is catered to Jain .. though it is not a bad option .. when you don't have much options there .. :D
Didn't know about the pakistani place at expo. I work at CBP and often lunch at the Indian curry house at Expo.

CBP itself has lots of Indian options and the newly opened changi point mall has couple of Indian restaurants in it. :)

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