Bennett’s back after a hiatus – hopefully the internet in New Zealand will play ball now and I can relive my memories and experiences of China, Singapore and New Zealand more regularly now – sorry for the wait!
In which I get to eat like a local in Singapore at Newton Food Court
Sarah P (yes, another one, what is it with me and Sarahs?!) runs an awesome blog about travelling whilst she’s studying to become a lawyer and she’s from Singapore. She’s studied abroad and has even visited Shaftesbury of all places, which is only 25 minutes from home.
It’s great to meet like minded people on the road and to share knowledge and experiences. It’s also great to eat together and Sarah was more than generous ordering things that I would like.
Sugar cane juice (amazing!) and Popiah, an unfried spring roll containing soy sauce, ginger, chilli, beansprouts, lettuce, peanuts, shallots, shredded egg and the main ingredient of finely grated steamed or stir-fried turnip/radish. Sarah informed me that the quality of the radish is the most important thing: it needs to be moist enough to soften the base and pull the ingredients together, but if it’s too moist, it makes the base soggy and difficult to eat!
Chicken, beef and mutton satay: mmmmmm my favourite. I just can’t help but love anything with peanuts, sorry sufferers!
And for dessert we had “Ice Kachang“:
It’s really fun to watch the hawkers and the families and couples and friends at Newton Food Court. The hawkers walk around with their placards offering you chilli crab; families try and stuff all this gorgeous but alien food into their children; couples tentatively feed each other; and friends snap pictures of each other with their food.