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Singapore Does Odd Foods Better Than Anybody Else

A post today on the CNN International website reminds me of some of the meals I ate while visiting Singapore. The post lists five weird dishes that Singaporeans enjoy:

Kacang Phool
Fuzhou UFOs
Eel Skin Crisps
Steamed Shark’s Head
Alligator Paws

I’m no Anthony Bourdain or Andrew Zimmern. I am a bit adventurous with what I eat. I draw the […]

Fish 4 Friday: Skate Grilled in Banana Leaves

I spent plenty of time in Singapore over the years, and I always enjoyed touring the food hawkers’ areas. My favorites were Tiong Bahru Market, Bukit Timah, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, People’s Park, and Lau Pa Sat. I never made it to Glutton’s Square, although the place is still legendary on the island and with […]

Chile Underground Turns Two Hundred

The Chile Underground, your favorite food blog (that talks about chiles and travel, I mean), turns 200 today. Posts, that is. And there’s no end in sight!

In a little over a year we’ve brought you recipes and news, Follies and frivolity, and travel (and eating!) reports from all over the world: Singapore, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, […]

The Nonyas of Malaysia

The Nonyas of Malaysia are an interesting story. Originally, the Chinese dominated trade in the Strait of Malacca and on down the southwest coast of present-day Malaysa. Of course, these traders and explorers brought their culture and cooking with them. Because only men were permitted to leave China for trade, they set up businesses and […]

Just Pho’ Me

Man, I thought I was busy in Asia. That was until I got home…

Chores, client demands and hanging issues, WordPress upgrades, and just dealing with 11 time zones change; it’s a tough life I lead. But– I got some compensation yesterday. I had Pho.

For several years now, I’ve been on a mission to find the […]

Raining on My Parade

Last Day in Singapore

With less than 24 hours left in beautiful Singapore, I decided to get up early and get out on a whirlwind tour by foot and SMRT. My EZ-Link Card had about $45 Sing left on it, so I decided to see how much of that I could use. I found out it’s […]

Samosa for Breakfast

The day started out great: I had spicy Samosa for breakfast! The stuffing was actually a spicy Thai curry concoction. It wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be, but very nice in spite of that. I had seconds, coated in sweet-red chilli sauce. It’s a good thing I’m leaving here soon, or I could […]

Got the Fever

Based on yesterday’s taxi ride, even the Filipinos here in Singapore are practicing their racing skills. The taxi that picked me up was a brand-new Volkswagen, very high-tech and sleek. We set a land speed record for the ten kilometers from my hotel to the International Business Park. The cabbie wasn’t talkative, but I did […]