Singapore. It is not just an expensive, extraordinary clean, and fancy place. Find the hidden charm of Singapore, that was what I did. Let us start with.. Food!
Before I took off, I read an article about this amazing snack in Singapore. A block of ice cream is in between bread? And as far as I know Singapore is a tropical country so…. Okay I got to see this.
First day, I arrived in early morning after spend a night at one bench of Taipei airport. I was very tired but after hot shower I was ready to roll again.
First I headed to Orchard road to feel this new place. Then I saw, an ice cream vendor. The time has come. I was there in January so I spend several months in freezing cold back in Korea, but now I’m in Singapore and about to have some ice cream.
I still exactly remember this moment. When he open the lid, I can see some smog coming out of the inside and he pulled out a brick shaped vanilla strawberry flavor ice cream. Plane bread turned into a perfect shield from the head and moisture. And the verdict was, well you can guess from the fact I still remember the moment clearly. Good thing I took a picture. Yea that is what exactly camera is for. .
I already express my love toward to a star fruit. However that’s not all. Singapore is a perfect place for have various fruits. Koreans are not considering fruits as a meal. Korean food is strictly based on rice and hot soup so we usualy say even if we are full if we didn’t eat rice then it was not a meal we just ate.
Despite all that I ate plenty of fruits in every meal. Grapes, Mango, Starfruit, and Lychee. They were cheap, decilous and I think I felt really healthy. Possible 🙂
3. Kaya toast
The most popular Singapore food. Kaya toast. I’ve heard there are restaurant just sell this in somewhere.
My first Kaya toast experience was in a small, very local restaurant in China town, Singapore. I stayed a hostel in China town for part of my stays in Singapore. Right besides of the hostel, in the corner of the street there was a restaurant. Few round shaped steel table, bunch of guys reading paper and having breakfast. The owner doesn’t even ask them what they want. Finally I felt I am in real Singapore neighborhood.
Next morning I went to have some breakfast. I ordered kaya toast and a cup of milk tea. Tea was very interesting. There were a huge pot of milk tea and he just grabs a tea cup and scoop from the pot. Final touch, he put a tea spoon of condensed milk. What? I guess that is the way locals drink. I’ve read somewhere milk tea is popular drink in Singapore but didn’t expect drink with condensed milk. And finally the famous kaya toast! It is just a toast with coconut jam and butter. They served like a sandwich or 4 deck of smaller bread. Either way, it is insanely delicious! The milk tea is just so suits with toast. Hm.. the taste.
Everyday I had breakfast there with my book and notepad. There is a reason something is popular.
What was the most delicious food you’ve ever had in Singapore?