Tuesday, April 24, 2007

my bias opinions

i am suppose to come out with a list of good local food in singapore. not that i am a pro in this but i am definitely better than an ABC (american born chinese). i thought i better post this up for comments because i remember i have quite an uncommon preference for food. or at least food that i crave for doesn't seems to excite much ppl. here is the list, pls add.

1. beef noodle, purvis street (can walk from city hall or bugis mrt station)
2. katong laksa, katong (cab)
3. serangoon garden way - chomp chomp hawker ctr* (cab), maxwell road hawker centre* (cab) or if happens to be at marine parade market/hawker (cab), redhill market/hawker (redhill mrt station) or bedok market/hawker (bedok mrt station)
- sugar cane with lemon, hokkien prawn noodle, carrot cake, mee pok (dry fishball noodle), slice fish soup

4. lau pat sat, telok ayer market, shenton way (cab)
- satay by the open area, same food from the market, dessert can try tau suan

5. jalan kayu (cab)
- roti canai, nasi lemak, milo dinosour

6. frog porridge*, geylang lorong 7 (cab)
7. claypot chicken rice*, geylang lorong 33 (cab)
8. International Nasi Lemak, Changi Village (cab)
9. crab*, still road (near eunos road opposite eunos mrt)
10. muthu's curry* or apollo curry fish head* (cab, two of these on race course road near little india mrt station)

1. durian puff, Goodwood Park hotel (orchard mrt)
- only during durian season

2. toast box, vivocity shopping mall (harbour front mrt station)
- peanut butter toast bread

3. takashimaya shopping mall foodcourt, (orchard mrt station)
- takopachi, papa's beard

4. bread talk, at most shopping malls
- famous for their chicken floss bun
5. Big O, wheelock's place (orchard mrt station)
- cakes "nutting compares"

not so local
1. street cheap steak until 3-4am, kaki bukit (cab)
2. marche, suntec (quite a walk from city hall mrt)
3. cafe cartel, raffles shopping centre (city hall mrt)

for more

these are all i can list out. still all these fail to impress my malaysian friends. if you cross the custom to malaysia johor bharu you can get very good beef noodle, pan mee, kuey teow kia and loads more. if not in kl, i can be your tour guide :)

music and night scene
1. chjimes, (city hall mrt)
2. clarke quay, canopy area (clarke quay mrt)
3. balaclava, suntec (quite a walk from city hall mrt station)
- band: thur

4. wala wala, holand village (cab)
- band: wed and sat

5. new asia bar, 70th floor, swisshotel (city hall mrt)
- bad music, bad service, bad lightings, but you can see quite a beautiful lighted up singapore from there.

where to stay
YMCA, (Dobby Ghout mrt station)
- cheap and small, if all you want is a place to sleep

Swisshotel, (city hall mrt station)
- a bit ex but nice spa and beds

*contributed by friends

actually a lot had happen the last few days. it might or not change a little of my life. i finally met up with joan. it was just one hour but somehow she managed to give me a broad overview, a quick rundown of all her ex bfs. she did go through quite a bit the last seven years. when i told her i was attached once after that. her immediate answer was "so it must be quite serious for you huh?" which i quickly clarified, i was single for 4 years before that. still she thought i must had taken quite a while to choose him. whatever.


Anonymous said...

u r attached??!!??


Anonymous said...

not that we Malaysians are biased (or maybe I am), but Singapore has nothing that impresses me even after 10 years.. hehe.. food wise i mean.. :)

chaiyen said...

well as i said. i mean yh.

blur alvin. can you read in context. i am beginning to doubt how you read the bible now hahaha.

Robin said...

Thanks! :) I sent the list off to my friend.