Category Archives: Singapore

Dish of the Day: Foochow Oyster Cake

The Fuzhou (or Foochow) Oyster Cake is a sort of deep-fried oyster fritter that originally hails from Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian province in Southern China.  As you can watch in the above video, rice flour batter is stuffed … Continue reading

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Death by Durian?

Durian is perhaps the most infamous of all fruits.  It is called the “king of fruits” by Southeast Asians and is prized for its unique taste.  It is called “the smelly gym sock of fruits” by Westerners and is avoided … Continue reading

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Dish of the Day: Ice Kachang

According to Makansutra, Ice Kachang is “Singapore’s favourite dessert.”  I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it’s certainly Singapore’s most colorful dessert.  It’s a mountain of shaved ice coated with different syrups, and then topped with creamed corn … Continue reading

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Why I Love Singapore

You’re expecting me to talk about food, aren’t you?  Yes, that is one of the many reasons (let me count the ways…), but I also love Singapore because I’m forever stumbling upon interesting events/sights.  Thanks in part to Singapore’s multicultural … Continue reading

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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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