Category Archives: food

I Might Get Kicked Out of Singapore

I have something to say that may get my visa revoked.  I don’t like Chicken Rice.  Now that I’ve confessed, I won’t be surprised if the Singaporean Super Secret Chicken Rice Police come for me tonight under the cover of … Continue reading

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Dish of the Day: Popiah

What it is: Hokkien-style fresh spring rolls – a rice flour wrapper spread with chilli and a garlicky, but sweet soy sauce and stuffed with lettuce, bean sprouts, crumbled egg, crushed peanuts, and cooked daikon (or possibly jicama – the … Continue reading

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Of Fish Heads and Chilli Crabs

I haven’t posted in awhile because I returned to the States for the holidays.  Now that I’m back in Singapore and have hopefully readjusted to the time difference, I’ll be updating at least twice a week…or so the plan goes. … Continue reading

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Dish of the Day: Ah Boling

What it is: Little glutinous rice balls floating in a sweet ginger, peanut, or pandan (aka screwpine leaf) soup.  They can be filled with crushed peanuts, red bean, sweet yam mash, and even durian.  It is eaten year-round, but is … Continue reading

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Dish of the Day: Laksa

Introducing a semi-regular feature in which I describe a Singaporean dish I’ve eaten recently. What it is: A rice noodle dish made with a variety of spices (including chilli, galangal, garlic, and belachan – shrimp paste), shallots, dried shrimp, seafood … Continue reading

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How to make a pumpkin pie in Singapore

When do you celebrate an American holiday if you’re not in America?  (Thanksgiving always falls on the 4th Thursday of November -a day that has come and gone in Singapore; it is now Friday morning.)  Do you celebrate on the … Continue reading

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