It is now time for the 4th edition of my Singapore lunches / snacks out. First for 2013!
One of the first things we did upon coming back into the office was to go to Rochor Centre for some lunch. I was craving Pad Thai. Badly. I was also craving green veggies when I was back in Europe. So I got both :-)
|$3.50 for Veggie Pad Thai from Thai Cuisine stall in Rochor|
|$2 for oyster sauce vegetables from the Noodle stall at Rochor|
And G fancied the hand cut noodles at Bugis Food Court so we went over to Bugis Junction the next day. I went to my usual rice stall and had aubergine with green beans and chilli, yummy yummy silken tofu and nice greens. Around 4.50$ if I remember well.
Here are G's hand cut beef noodles. Impossible to finish but he says very nice.
During a day that was lovely and relaxing where we just wandered around Little India and Kampong Glam with friends, we ended up at Blu Jazz which is a cheap bar (by Singapore standards), you can sit outside, relax, have a bite to eat and smoke a shisha if that is your thing (isn't mine) - flavoured tobacco in a pipe with charcoal to make it smoke for those who don't know it.
We had some snacks to go with our drinks- here are the potato wedges ($7 if I remember correctly):
A friend's chicken shoarma:
And my fav, little popcorn chicken with chilli sauce which they call balls of fire :) - think they cost around $8 or $9 dollars, not sure.
Some Din Tai Fung items we hadn't tried yet and were yummy. I got his salad below which is noodles, tory, chills, bean sprouts and spring onions marinated in a vinegar dressing.
And G had pork and shrimp wantons which he said were great. The chillies on the left were properly spicy! Added just a few and screeched :)
One thing I enjoy about morning meetings with my customer is that I get to have a bite at their Indian stall! My usual dosa and this time there was an amazing mix I had never had before! The green coconut was mixed with the pink coconut sauce and it was awwwweeeessssome. :) Good start to the day.
And for lunch I went back to the Indian stall of course! For $2.70 I got the food below. Yum. Rice, with a mixed vegetable curry (top left), bean sprouts and a spinach dal with a poppadum. Lovely. I loved the spinach dal so much that I went through all our cookbooks to find a recipe and luckily I did, the result was great if I may say so myself.
This might seem odd to people who haven't lived in Singapore, but I think it is awesome. I don't have it (the dairy issue again) but a colleague picked up an ice cream sandwich. I know what you are thinking, you imagine a slice of ice cream in between wafers. Nope. In Singapore, it is done Singapore style. You use bread! Flavoured bread usually. Not sure what the pink one is but the green one is pandan flavoured which is what my colleague went for, combined with mango ice cream. All that for a $1 or so!
The other day, the office couldn't agree on a place to go so we ended up going to a different hawker for a change as none of the usuals got unanimous support. So off we went down to Bras Besah, just down North Bridge road from our office. Good to change things up once in a while.
I went to the vegetable rice stall and picked up the plate below for $3.70. They had the rice yummy noodles with cabbage which was good, and my usual approach of "give me some tofu, some bean sprouts and some green stuff". Not bad.
The 2 colleagues I sat with (10 of us were spread over 3 tables) went for the Yong Tau Foo stall, I have yet to try Yong Tau Foo as I was convinced it was fish soup. But I have been corrected so I do plan to give it a go! Here are my colleague's lunches below. It usually doesn't cost much either, around $3 I guess?