Dining in Singapore (Part One)

It doesn’t take much to spark a debate in Singapore. From politics to public transport, everyone’s got an opinion, and many are not afraid to express theirs. However, if there’s something that most people can agree on, it’s that the food is amazing. From local delights to hipster joints, there’s no shortage of good food. This sunny little island really is a foodie paradise!

Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed agrees.

Over the Chinese New Year holidays, Edwin and I had a blast while we were there, eating our way through the city. Well, it was mostly me. I love food a lot, in case you didn’t already know that.

Alright, brace yourselves for the onslaught of food pictures!

Fragrant Garden

Fragrant Garden Lohei

We had an early reunion dinner! Lohei/Yusheng is one of my absolute favourite things to do (and eat!) during Chinese New Year. I love it so much, I even purchase a pack to recreate it at my workplace back in Hong Kong every year. It’s great fun to assemble the ingredients and explain to my colleagues what each component of the dish represents.

Frangrant Garden Lohei 2

Huat ah!

Fragrant Garden Oyster Omelette

Oyster omelette, one of Fragrant Garden’s signature dishes.

Fragrant Garden Abalone and Mushroom

Abalone and mushrooms.

Fragrant Garden Ngoh Hiong

Ngo hiang (five-spice roll).

Fragrant Garden Cereal Prawn

Cereal prawns! My favourite! Well, one of my favourites. :p

Fragrant Garden Chicken

Chicken in what I’m guessing is Chinese wine.

Fragrant Garden Flaming Ribs

Flaming pork ribs.

Fragrant Garden Kway Teow

Kway teow (flat rice noodles).

Fragrant Garden Yam Paste

For dessert, yam paste with ginkgo nuts, pumpkin, and fried shallots.

Reunion Dinner

With Edwin and his family!

Fragrant Garden
756 Upper Serangoon Road
Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre #01-15/16
Singapore 534626
Tel: 62897301, 96213361

 

Islamic Restaurant

Islamic Restaurant

This is a well-known establishment serving North Indian cuisine. The food was incredibly tasty and I want to go back for more!

Islamic Restaurant 3Islamic Restaurant Naan

Awesome naan. By the way, all the above pictures (except the family photo) and the one below were taken by my mum-in-law. I was too busy stuffing my face!

Islamic Restaurant 2

This picture says it all.

Islamic Restaurant
745 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198713
Tel: 62987563
http://www.islamic.sg/

 

Manhattan Fish Market

MFM Soup and Salad

Had a quick lunch date in town!

MFM Whitebait Salad

If you can fry it, I will try it. Loved their crispy whitebait salad!

MFM Cheesey Dory

Flaming cheeesy baked rice (yes there are three e’s in there!). I felt a little cheated that they used cheapo sliced cheese instead of the shredded variety, because sliced cheese isn’t particularly cheesy. Does that make any sense?

Manhattan Fish Market
201 Victoria Street
Bugis+ #04-07 (Many other outlets!)
Singapore 188067
Tel: 68849567
http://www.manhattanfishmarket.com/singapore.html

 

Bruno’s Pizzeria & Grill

Brunos Escargot

We had a double date with John and Nora (friends in Hong Kong who have since moved back to Singapore). They were running late and told us to order first, so Edwin and I went ahead and ordered half a dozen escargots. They buttery and garlicky (as they should be!), and served with bread to mop up said buttery and garlicky goodness. I went crazy for snails while in Paris and probably depleted an entire garden’s worth. I’ll blog about dining in Paris soon, I promise!

Brunos Squid Ink Pasta

Nora had the “Tagliolini Neri con Gamberi” – squid ink pasta cooked in tomato sauce with tiger prawns, garlic, and chilli. Look at the size of those prawns!

Brunos Crabmeat Pasta

John and Edwin ordered the same dish – “Linguini al Granchio di Popla” – pasta with crabmeat, garlic, chilli, and pine nuts in a basil tomato sauce.

Brunos Eggy Pasta

I had the “Bigoli” (easiest name to pronounce haha) – pasta cooked with pancetta and broccoli in saffron cream sauce. The sauce was a bit too heavy, but check out that awesome crispy bacon!

Brunos Apple Pie

The signature dessert at Bruno’s, the warm apple pie was served with strawberry ice-cream as they had run out of vanilla. -.-” Personally I didn’t like the flavour combination, and it probably would have been much better with vanilla ice-cream. The puff pasty and salted caramel sauce were lovely though.

Brunos Tiramisu

Tiramisu! This one was moist and boozy, and the chopped pistachios added a welcome crunch. Always happy to find good restaurants, even if this one was a little inaccessible!

Bruno’s Pizzeria & Grill
344 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437113
Tel: 64404525

Alright folks, we’re at the halfway point, and I’m calling it a night. Hopefully Part Two will be done by Sunday. Good night, or good morning, wherever you are, but as always, bon appétit!

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