Singapore in October 2015

2015-10-23 – 2015-10-28 – The haze ruined all possible scenic views during my visit this time; fortunately, I’ve seen it all before. Knowing full well that a lot of site seeing would not happen, I was able to focus on my two favorite hobbies: eating and shopping. Here are the highlights of my trip this time:

Ya Kun Kaya Toast is still my favorite for kaya toast and “teh”. JONASAPPROVED!

Paradise Dynasty will continue to be a must visit for their 8 flavored xiao long bao (soup dumplings): original, ginseng, foie gras, black truffle, cheesy, crab roe, garlic and Szechuan (spicy), eaten exactly in that order. JONASAPPROVED!

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice 天天海南鸡饭 continues to be the best Hainan chicken and rice that I’ve had, and at a steal of a price – about US$3. JONASAPPROVED!

Rasapura Food Court in Marina Bay Sands is possibly the nicest Singaporean food courts I’ve been to, and parts of it is open 24/7. JONASAPPROVED! JONASAPPROVED!

The Crystal Jade empire is always a good choice if you can’t think of what to eat. I was able to visit Crystal Jade Kitchen at Takashimiya for Cantonese/Hong Kong cuisine and Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Ngee Ann City for exactly what its name is – noodles and xiao long bao. Here I was able to try their 4 flavored xiao long bao: black truffle, spicy chicken, original and vegetable. JONASAPPROVED!

Lady M in Singapore offers the same crepe cakes from NY (and LA) but with a lesser crazy wait. JONASAPPROVED!

Itacho Sushi at Changi Airport Terminal 3 is quality sushi at a steal of a price. JONASAPPROVED!

But of course, I did have some disappointing experiences too. I was tempted to eat at Chatterbox since I was hanging around Orchard almost every day and it was raved about in Crazy Rich Asians. Well, the day finally came, and I was hugely disappointed on their Hainan chicken rice. The chicken was not as tender and flavorful as Tian Tian’s; however, their rice was solid. Next time I want to spend US$20 on rice, I know where to come. (Their Hokkien mee, however, was delicious, but at almost US$20, I probably won’t be going back for it.)

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh At Seletar Mall

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh At Seletar Mall

Toast Box at Marina Bay Singapore

Toast Box at Marina Bay Singapore

Singapore

Singapore

Cafe Lobby at Compasspoint

Cafe Lobby at Compasspoint

好口味 Hawkerway

好口味 Hawkerway

Church of St Mary of the Angelsv

Church of St Mary of the Angelsv

Church of St Mary of the Angels

Church of St Mary of the Angels

That Coffee Place

That Coffee Place

Compass Point Mr Bean

Compass Point Mr Bean

Ya Kun Kaya Toast at Raffles City

Ya Kun Kaya Toast at Raffles City

VivoCity

VivoCity

Paradise Dynasty at VivoCity

ION Orchard

ION Orchard

ION Orchard

ION Orchard

ION Orchard

ION Orchard

Food Village Takashimaya

Food Village Takashimaya

Food Village Takashimaya

Food Village Takashimaya

Azabu Sabo - Hokkaido Ice Cream at Takashiyama

Azabu Sabo – Hokkaido Ice Cream at Takashiyama

Crystal Jade Kitchen 翡翠小廚 at Ngee Ann City 義安城

Crystal Jade Kitchen 翡翠小廚 at Ngee Ann City 義安城

Rasapura Masters, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Rasapura Masters, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Toast Box at Nex

Toast Box at Nex

Chinatown

Chinatown

Mariamman Temple at South Bridge Road

Mariamman Temple at South Bridge Road

Nanyang Old Coffee, Chinatown 南洋老咖啡,牛车水

Nanyang Old Coffee, Chinatown 南洋老咖啡,牛车水

Honey Creme at Somerset 313

Honey Creme at Somerset 313

Library@Orchard

Library@Orchard

Orchard Gateway

Orchard Gateway

Orchard Gateway

Orchard Gateway

Lady M Confections

Lady M Confections

Chatterbox

Chatterbox

 

Seng Kang Kopitiam Square

Seng Kang Kopitiam Square

Itacho Sushi at Changi Airport Terminal 3

Itacho Sushi at Changi Airport Terminal 3

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Ngee Ann City

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Ngee Ann City

Orchard Road

Orchard Road

Pantler

Pantler

Pantler

Pantler

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice 天天海南鸡饭

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice 天天海南鸡饭

Lao Ban Soya Beancurd

Lao Ban Soya Beancurd

Ya Kun Kaya Toast at Changi Airport Terminal 3

Ya Kun Kaya Toast at Changi Airport Terminal 3

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Changi Airport Terminal 3

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Changi Airport Terminal 3

 

Nov 26 2015 Category: Earth Singapore

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