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Sunday, 6 January 2008

Eating our way through Singapore

The food in Singapore was something to behold, especially coming from Japan where there is almost no such thing as spicy food! Geoff and I ate our way around the country – though Geoff ate a lot more than I did!

We had curry, and dumplings, and stir fries and many, many fresh juices. Also, to round out Christmas we bought Mince Pies from Marks & Spencer – which were fabulous.

We ate in a lot of food court/hawker centre places – where you can get a meal for less than $5, but we had a couple of fancy meals too! Geoff’s parents shouted us a meal at a fabulous Italian restaurant for our Christmas present (and I ate rabbit!). We also ate at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant, where Geoff went crazy over the meat selection: lamb, beef, ham, pork & chicken, while I ate the lamb and a mountain of olives. I have really been craving olives…

We had made a rule not to eat at the same place twice over the holiday – and we were going pretty well, trying different hawker centres and little restaurants which were all amazing, but then we went to Din Tai Fung – a dumpling restaurant on Orchard Rd.

Din Tai Fung was listed as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the New York Times and it was totally fabulous when we went there for dinner, so we went back for lunch! Even though we had to wait at least 40 minutes for a table each time. On the chopstick wrapper there were instructions as to how to eat a dumpling – at least 6 different steps. So when Geoff and I went back for the 2nd time I filmed him doing it properly and have put it on facebook for those of you with access.

Also in Singapore we saw some live delights – turtles, frogs, that we chose not to eat!

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