In a follow-up to part one, these are more of the veg eats I enjoyed on a recent visit to Singapore – or as some know it as, food-lovers land.
Occasionally, travelling means doing touristy – and sometimes cheesy – things. That’s what a visit to The Fullerton Hotel felt like. The Fullerton Hotel is an opulent hotel in Singapore with 400 rooms, five restaurants and a bar.
As we relaxed on the sofas at The Courtyard in the hotel lobby I sipped on a freshly squeezed – and very expensive – juice. I would have enjoyed it so much more had there been a block or two of ice to cool it down.
I certainly couldn’t afford to stay at The Fullerton but I would like to go back on a Friday or Saturday night for the CHOCOLATE BUFFET.
Before a visit to the Night Safari we stopped at Upper Bukit Timah Rd for dinner at vegetarian cafe and grocery store Sunny Choice. Here healthy organic products line the shelves and diners use a handheld tablet to access the automated ordering system.
The food is quite cheap and a few dishes were great for sharing. We went with a Pineapple Rice, the Abacus with Mushroom (these were gelatinous little balls, a bit like mochi), a Pumpkin Rice and a light Veg Curry.
I quite like a sweet treat as an afternoon snack (who doesn’t?!) so a drive to Tiong Bahru to visit Tiong Bahru Bakery was required. The chain is that of French bread maker Gontran Cherrier who, as well as the three in Singapore, also has bakeries in France and Japan.
Once inside I was floored by the glistening display of pastries in the cabinet and couldn’t decide what to get. The server said the Kouign Amann was a popular choice and she suggested the plain version. What a delight it was – thin layers of crisp, delicate pastry slathered in butter and sugar and baked.
By chance, our visit to Little India coincided with Thaipusam 2015 – an Indian / Hindu festival – and the area was buzzing with excitement and many people watching the parade. I loved all the fresh produce stalls, filled with so much bright and beautiful fruit, vegetables and herbs.
After a stroll around Little India we headed to Komala Vilas – a very cheap vegetarian and authentic Indian restaurant.
The bonus of such an affordable eatery means being able to try loads of things on the menu! We had light and fluffy plain and cheese naans, an interesting bread-like chilli parotta and my favourites were the veg koftha curry (cheese balls in a creamy sauce) and the paneer butter masala. This meal made me yearn even more for a visit to India. Soon…
We sat upstairs at this high-end restaurant and started by sharing a butter-laden Crispy triple cheese toast with homemade tomato soup and a serving of the PS truffle shoestring fries with grated parmesan.
For main I had the Green Goddess Pesto Penne – a wonderfully fresh bowl of wholemeal pasta and asparagus, broccoli, edamame, sugar snap peas, pine nuts and pesto. It was PERFECT – a big dose of veg was exactly what I needed to finish off a delicious holiday.
Of course there must always be dessert so between us we had a slice of coconut and jam cake, a ginger brûlée and an enormous serve of chocolate and ice cream profiteroles.
So there it is folks – my eating highlights from a few days in Singapore. I’ve only seen a smidgen of what the food scene has to offer – I really must go back and try more!
Friends, got any suggestions for my next visit to Singapore? What are your favourite places to eat at?
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