Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Trip To Singapore ----> Clementi & Town Area (Suntec City Mall)

Had a visit to Singapore two weeks ago to meet up with old friends to do some catching up. Had most of my meals at shopping mall food courts during the trip but I did manage to had a meal at the local Singaporean style hawker centre at Clementi. One particular snack/side-dish whichever you call it I feel that is rather worth a mention is the local style rojak.

Medium Size Rojak at SGD 3.50

Three sizes of rojak plate servings: small (SGD 2.50), medium (SGD 3.50) and large (SGD 4.50)

Rojak ingredients include: cuttlefish, cucumber, mango, pineapple and youtiao* mix together with minced prawn sauce toppled with ground peanuts

Clementi Rojak

448 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-27

By train: Take MRT to Clementi station (EW23). Then cross over towards Commonwealth Theatre and walk to Block 448.

By bus: Take buses 7, 14, 96, 99, 147, 156, 165, 166, 173, 173A, 196, 282, 284, 285 to Clementi interchange. Walk towards Commonwealth Theatre and locate Block 448.

(A "youtiao" is a long, golden-brown, deep fried strip of dough in Chinese cuisine and other East and Southeast Asian cuisines and is usually eaten for breakfast. Conventionally, youtiao are lightly salted and made so they can be torn lengthwise in two. Youtiao are normally eaten as an accompaniment for rice congee or soy milk.)

I had the rojak at the first day of my arrival in Singapore; the following day I had another of Singapore's local dish called the: "Fried Hokkien Mee" at Suntec City's Level 1 Food Republic Food Court. Basically it is the stir frying of mee* and abit of Bee Hoon* with abit of prawn sauce. Combine it with some sambal.... Better to taste it than describe it!

"Fried Hokkien Mee" at SGD 4.50

By train: Alight from City Hall MRT station, go through City Link and cross an overhead bridge.

By bus: 36, 70, 70A, 97, 97A, 106, 111, 133, 133A, 162, 502, 518, 518A, 700A, 857, NR1Nicoll Highway: 10, 14, 16, 70, 196, 608Tower 2: 36, 36A
Temasek Avenue opposite Centennial Tower:36, 70, 97, 97A, 106, 111, 133, 162, 502, 518, 518A, 700A, 857, NR1

(Chinese are grouped into different ethnics groups. "Hokkien" along with "Cantonese" are among the most common ethnic group of Chinese in the world)

("Mee" is the hokkien pronouncation for noodles)

("Bee Hoon" is the hokkien pronouncation for vermicelli)

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