Apart from the things that I’d like to eat while in Singapore (which hasn’t really changed since then) here are the food places that I’d like to visit while we are in Singapore. We’ll be there for only 3 weeks so I’m not sure if we’d be able to visit them all. But lets give it a shot!
In absolutely no order of merit
I know of this place because there were a number of people mentioning this on my twitter feed some time back. To me, the name is strange because Pasar is market in Malay and bella is beautiful in Italian. So it’s sort of like a mixed baby?
Anyway, this is a place where you could get niche food products. Kind of like Eataly in Rome. If I’m not wrong, it opened just this year. I’m not sure what I’ll discover when I get there, but the pictures looks nice.
Daphne, who is a cow lover, wrote about this place in her blog recently. By the way, Le Steak is such a cute name isn’t it? Every time I hear the name, I’d keep visualising the song, “Freak out! Le steak, C’est chic“.
Prior to living in Italy, I wasn’t such a big fan of steak, but after discovering halal butcheries and cooking it for myself, I found out that I really like eating beef fillets and steaks. There is a simple, rustic taste about a good steak and I’m looking forward to try something that a chef makes.
My worry is that being a steakhouse, will there be substantial food for Cartcart, who’s a vegetarian. I only see Aglio Oglio in their menu and maybe garden salad. I don’t trust so much for mushroom soups being vegetarian, as I’m 90% sure that there is chicken stock in there.
3. Real Food
If I’m not wrong, it was Walter who mentioned this in his Instagram feed. He was showing the lovely desserts that he was having and I thought that the place looked interesting. This place serves organic and vegan food so I think that this could be a good place for a meet, regardless of what anyone’s food preference is.
Looking through the menu, the quinoa burger sounds interesting. I’d try that.
I don’t remember who mentioned this, so I don’t know how it managed to get in my list. Regardless, this restaurant is another vegetarian one, but more posh and up-scale. But the thing about being posh is that, the prices are bound to be on the more expensive side.
Indeed 26 SGD for a vegetarian tandoori seems rather extravagant … but no harm trying once.
I remember Sarah mentioning this in her blog. In a hot climate such as Singapore, it’s nice to cool down with an iced dessert. And everyone loves ice cream! I also love that this place is located in Arab Street. One of my favourite places in Singapore.
We could go to Hajah Maimunah for lunch first and then head for some gelato and then after that, we can go exploring in this super charming area. If you haven’t been to this area, you should! It’s a lovely place that is reminiscent of a 1950s side of Singapore 🙂
A famous blogger wrote about this place a long while back and when I read it, I’m stunned and shocked. It was so unreal to me as it used to be the institution that I used to go for night classes and I had nice memories there. In fact, I blogged about it a long while back and now it’s a restaurant.
I don’t know if the food is good there. You know, how blog advertorials tend to only say positive things. Moreover, the place has a lot of meat types that I won’t eat but I’d like to go there just for the sake of nostalgic purposes and see how much things have changed there.
It’s hard for me to not think of the Swedish Chef from the Muppets show whenever thinking of Swedish Food. The irony is that Italy (where I am living) and Sweden is so much more closer than Sweden is to Singapore!
To be honest, I’m not sure how authentic the Swedish food here is, but it’ll be interesting to give it a try. Maybe the meatballs since I don’t eat the ones at Ikea.
To be completely honest, number eight is actually for a Halal Japanese restaurant I stumbled on a blog. According to the author, the food here was close to what he ate while in Japan. Sadly, I don’t see it in my bookmark anymore.
So I guess I am substituting it with another steak place! It’s supposed to be good.
9. 18 Chefs
I’ve always wanted to eat here but I never seem to ever have a chance to visit. I hope that when we reach in August, we’ll finally eat there.
What attracts me to this restaurant is that the place has a crew with troubled youths and convicted criminals so that they could reintegrate into society through positive work experience and I like the philosophy of giving people who want to change, a second chance.
The head chef is the one in the middle there by the way, I’ll buy you a coffee if you could recognize the dude on the left 🙂
Friends tell me that this place looks like where you could get tools like hammers and saws. Moreover, the name is so old-school, with the Mandarin characters on top. But it’s actually a coffee shop! It’ll be interesting to see it in person and of course spending time with friends chit chatting here 🙂
On top of all these, I’d like to eat my beloved Ayam Penyet of course. And Cart is looking forward to going to Komalas at Little India. Not forgetting all the visits to my thousands of relatives in Singapore. Oh boy, I think there will be a big chance that I’ll put on weight again while in Singapore :p
Sidenote : Gordon Ramsay is in Singapore at this time of writing, challenging Singaporean Hawkers. I wonder who’d win the round.