Hawker food was certainly one of the highlights of this trip. For as cheap as $1, or $5 at most, you can explore the tastiest chicken in glutinous rice, satay, char kway teow, laksa… and the list goes on.
Here’s a bit of what I ate:
At the bottom of an Orchard Road shopping mall, this fruit stall had it all. Attap seed sicks, pineapple, agar agar, strawberries, soursop, red and white dragonfruit, sweet pear, papaya, apples, fresh dates, cherry tomatoes, chiku (aka sapodilla) and watermelon.
Also at the same place, there was this amazing Chilli Padi store…
The next day, we checked out another hawker centre near Bugis Street Markets. My favourite was the Nasi Lemak; the coconut rice was delicious and aromatic, the sambal sauce was perfect with the anchovies and peanuts… and the fried chicken wing and egg simply completed this yummy brunch.
Fried bee hoon (vermicelli)
Fish balls noodle soup
Fresh soya milk which was still warm
On a separate day, at Smith Street Chinatown, I finally tried the fried oyster omelette. My Dad had mentioned this popular Teochew dish many times before… it was indescribably good!
Fried rice on banana leaf
This next photo breaks my heart… my younger brother fell sick with a fever. Here he is, with a few tears down his cute chubby cheeks –
Omelette stall on Smith Street Chinatown
Fried oyster omelette with lots of chilli sauce
And from a few random places, inbewteen my shopping mission, I picked up the following:
2 types of jackfruit, neatly peeled
egg cooked in five spice
crispy pancake with coconut
fried prawn biscuit
[EDIT: 10/01/2008] Oops, left out these 2 yummy little things…
banana and prawn dragon beard dumpling
luohan, longan, winter melon & red dates drink