Our trip to Singapore last month was full of 101 experiences, I wish there was a way to bring them into my everyday life here in routine land; now most of my Singaporean longings are food related, some I tried for the first time and I totally loved, few are simply tremendous culinary blessings that are not to be missed.
Duck was the star of the majority of our meals, it has never been my favored option before, because it requires certain preparation and cooking skills that I don’t really possess, so unless it was treated by a couple of Michelin Stars Chef I wouldn’t normally go for it. There was a hawker center next to The Concorde Hotel in Orchard Road where we were staying, they served the most delicious Roast Duck with Noodles that I have ever had in my life, we ate dinner almost every night there.
Breakfast at the hotel was great, three days later however I just couldn’t get myself to eat another gourmet omelet from the live cooking station, as tasty as it was. BreadTalk came to the rescue; there are at least 5 of this bakery heaven in Orchard Road, The closest to us was in The Centerpoint Shopping Mall.
On this particular morning our breakfast was Green Tea themed, we helped ourselves to everything Green Tea at the store, from bread to muffins and Swiss Rolls. Where I come from green tea is popular, but it isn’t that much appreciated, it was a refreshing insight into how to make a better use of the stuff I thought can only be served in tea cup. Just thinking of all the antioxidants (besides the morning sugar fix) that I must have consumed that day makes me feel younger already.
The climax of our gastronomic enjoyment was the High Tea that Angel invited me to have at the Equinox Restaurant in the The Swissotel- The Stamford. The hotel is known for being one of the tallest buildings in the South Asian Region, and it’s located in the heart of action, close to the Grand Prix Racetrack. From its 70th floor you are treated to the most incredible views of the city’s main landmarks like the Singapore River, the Merlion Park, the Singapore Flyer, The Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Skypark, and few other must sees.
The snacks buffet was more elaborate than expected, and so were the choices of tea and other beverages, it provided a very good value for money as well as a truly enjoyable time.
The result of marrying my two all time favorite foods; bread and ice-cream. This Singaporean specialty is very popular and it comes in many flavors to choose from. You can Also, opt for thin biscuits instead of bread if you wanted a lighter snack.
We learnt to skip dessert after our evening meal, because we always come across a trolley vender that sold these yummy babies in one of the crowded streets, on our way back to the hotel.
If you are wondering how all this eating affected me by the end of the trip (or maybe you are not, but I feel inclined to tell you), I am glad to let you know that I was emotionally lifted and yes there were a few access kilos that I had to deal with soon afterwards.
I don’t even know why I had to embarrass myself by deciding to shop at Madame Butterfly after eating all this food. I am 5.7ft, weigh a tiny bit above ideal, not sure how it occurred to me that I could fit in anything from a store that sells designer outfits to petite Asian women, I couldn’t even get any of the XL dresses I tried pass my Arab my thighs!
Unti the next jouney 🙂