Top Three Food I had in Singapore

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Top Three Food I had in Singapore

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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!


1. ice cream sandwich

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.

 

Icecream sandwich


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. .

 

2. Fruits

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.


Fruits in Singapore

 

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 πŸ™‚

 

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.

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Kaya Toast

 

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?

 


Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

21 Comments

  1. Hey, I once stayed 3 months in Singapore and almost every morning I went to a same shop to have kaya and coffee πŸ˜€ Your post really brightened up my day. I also ate many fruits, especially papaya, banana and mango. Besides that, my favorite dishes were mee siam and mee telur, some very spicy soups with noodles. And I loved roti prata, the Indian dish with curry sauce. Also there was one guy near the Tampines MRT station always selling some spicy fish wrapped in a banana leaf, was also yummy. And do you know there is one shop that sells bone marrow? I haven’t been there, but apparently you suck marrow out of a big bone with a straw πŸ˜› Must be hilarious. Thanks for sharing, Juno! πŸ™‚

    • Juno says:

      @MKL

      Wow! πŸ™‚ Lots of delicouses!! πŸ™‚ Yes besides snacks I loved chinese restaurant around China town. Korea has lots of Chinese restaurant but it is not very authentic. Spring roll in Little India was the best! πŸ™‚ Oh and yes papaya!! Hm… Papaya juice..!!
      Bone marrow… that’s interesting. Who’s bone anyways?
      Your experiences in foriegn countries are amaze me! Thanks for all the nice words! hehe.. Appreciated it.

  2. Hmm, the best I’ve had in Singapore? Must be the time when a Malaysian friend of mine living there cooked some good ol’ fashioned Malaysian dishes like nasi lemak and ayam rendang for us… Now that was some good eatin’! πŸ˜€

    • Juno says:

      @Jenny

      haha yes cooking from old recipe is always the best! πŸ™‚ I just stayed in Singapore around a week so didn’t had that much but China town was greeaatt!!

  3. Meaghan says:

    that ice cream sandwich didn’t get soggy as it melted?
    kaya toast looks amazing!!!!
    ?

    • Juno says:

      @Meaghan

      You can eat before it get soggy. I’m sure. πŸ™‚ Yea actually that was quite interesting. Maybe I ate too fast…

  4. Joel says:

    Sadly, I didn’t eat a lot of the local cuisine in Singapore.

    But I’ve heard durian is a must (though and acquired taste) and a friend of mine raves about the chili crab.

    • Juno says:

      @Joel

        Yeah Durian is a must for sure. Once you get over the smell, you can feel it! πŸ™‚ There are lots of fancy quisines too, but I just didn’t get it.. hehe πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by!

  5. Hey Juno,
    I also love the fruit selection in Singapore and all over SE Asia. It seems there is some new fruit I’ve never had before every month. I often eat full meals of a variety of fruits, love it!

    • Juno says:

      @Mark

      Fruits in Singapore was great! πŸ™‚ the selection of fruit juice…. hm! Just could not get enough!! πŸ™‚
      And there are new ones too? That must be interesting! Safe though?? haha!! πŸ™‚

      I never consider fruit as meal before backpacking but now I do. Backpacking thought me a lot! πŸ™‚ hehe.. Thanks for drop by Mark!

  6. Hi Juno! Love your post so much! Korean is exactly like Indonesian! If we haven’t eaten rice, then it’s not complete yet!haha…You should try Indonesian star fruits too and other tropical fruits that are abundant here. I LOVVVE ice cream sandwich in Singapore, specially chocolate mint! And yes, Kaya Toast!!!

    • Juno says:

      @Gaby

      haha!! That’s funny! πŸ™‚ I’ve heard Indonesian food is phenomenal. Hm… Hungry!! I should not visit food bloggers.. πŸ™
      I can imagine how great tropical fruits are in Indonesia. Love to visit someday!
      Chocolate mint.. hm! I should visit Singapore again because of those food! hehe

  7. Kristy says:

    Three great examples of the food to be had in Singapore. Next time you come back I would be happy to show you around and introduce you to some awesome foods, like Crab Bee Hoon some great Fish Head Curry (out of the Little India area you can find it for super cheap!) and then finish up with a nice Continental meal at a few of the great European Bistro’s popping up all over town. Singapore is really foodie heaven!

  8. Mark says:

    Great post Juno! Singapore is one of my “dream trips” and I hope to make it there some day! The kaya toast with the coconut jam sounds like a great way to start off the day…YUM! πŸ™‚

  9. ciki says:

    LOL, awesome choices darling!

  10. Michael says:

    I love love love love love the ice cream sandwich in Singapore!!!! I didn’t expect that at all when I got it and it was ssssoooo good. Did I mention I LOVE it? I’m really jealous you had it recently. I want!

  11. LeslieTravel says:

    Yum! Your pics are making me hungry…

  12. Giulia says:

    Caaaaaan’t waaaaaaiiiitttt!!! πŸ™‚
    Too bad I don’t like coconut, so I guess no Kaya toast for me? but I’ll have the ice cream sandwich for sure!
    Thanks sister :*

  13. iceprinxess says:

    For me, I think Kaya Toast is best eaten together with half-boiled eggs seasoned with a little soya sauce and pepper! Yummy! Oh no, this is starting to make me hungry haha ^^

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