Thursday, May 25, 2006

calling indian architects....




Hellooo…
Are there any architects reading this blog???
Look at the lovely buildings that Singapore has, looking at the beautiful structures I feel that we should think about changing our skyline too…
Singapore looks so majestic with major banks having their branches here.
My 13-year-old son who loves photography has taken all these photos.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

finally lunch.....

THE ABOVE COUNTER IS A NON- VEG COUNTER WHERE YOU CAN SEE CHICKEN AND FISH
HERE THERE WERE SOME VEGETABLE DISHES

CAN YOU SEE THE YUMMY FRIED PRAWNS ON TOP...


LUNCH IS BEING SERVED TO ME....

Finally!!!!!
I managed to eat a quick lunch at Singapore local food stall,
I always like to taste what the people who stay there locally eat.
So I was, as I said earlier looking for an opportunity to eat something.
So I found this stall which had lots of veg dishes which is what I wanted as most of the stalls have only non-veg food stuff .my non veg eating is restricted to chicken and only a certain variety of fish and when you are out of your country you cannot afford to be too choosy so I always prefer veg food to the non-veg variety.
Singapore food is like a throw in food where you have to choose what you like and this is thrown in the plate with hot rice.
I chose a beans curry, potato stir-fry, sprouts salad, curry with peanut sauce.
It was yummy!!!!!
I would have eaten more but there was just about time for a quick bite before I joined my group for an Indian lunch.


hellooo singapore..................


COUNTER BEING MADE READY FOR A HEAVY BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY LUNCH



PEOPLE QUEUING AT THE STALL SELLING YUMMY BREAKFAST..


READY FOR A HOT BOWL OF FISHBALL NOODLE SOUP


NOODLES FOR THE FISH BALL NOODLE SOUP..

As I have said earlier for me a vacation is not complete without a visit to the market, mall or an eating joint.
I was at Singapore on a conducted tour so we had only two days in a place, we were in an area called as ” little India ” in Singapore so I could see only Indian people around and the restaurants served Indian food and I ate Indian food too.
So I was missing out on my quest to find more about Singapore food culture.
We had a tour guide who was a Chinese, living in Singapore for a long time so, I could get some information from him.
Singapore is a place where there are four communities living in harmony and they are Malaysians, Indians, Euracians and Chinese.
These influence the food in Singapore, so the food found is a mix of all these cultures.
Hence Singapore is considered to be cosmopolitan place where all sit around and enjoy each other’s food.
I visited some stalls in the morning where there were preparations for a full meal, after lot of talking with the shop owners and some locals eating at the stalls I was surprised to see that people ate rice and chicken curry for breakfast and it’s the most popular dish here, it was eaten with fried fish and salad as an accomplishment.
Seafood seems to be the top on the list of the local people and chili crab; black pepper crabs are the favorites.
Fish ball noodle soup seems to be one more to top the list of the things locals ate. Although I would have loved to stay more and really see things being cooked and get to know about the food that people make in a Singaporean home, it was just not possible as we had to move in 2 days.
So here are some of the snaps that I could click in my short stay in Singapore.