Singapore Day 2
Breakfast time! This past trip to Singapore was the most rushed I've ever been in Singapore. I clearly need additional days so that I can spread out my eating! Not everything I love is close together in proximity so I had to do some give and take about which places I wanted to eat at. All the places I hit this time will most definitely not be on my list for next time. No time so that's how I'm justifying it and making myself feel better about all the places I missed! Because I was so rushed, I ran across the road from my hotel at the Mandarin Hotel at Orchard Road to grab some quick Kaya puffs from Ya Kun. Did I mention that my hotel actually included a great breakfast? Yes, I ate breakfast before I went out for more breakfast! Can you blame me? The international all-you-can-eat breakfast was delicious and already included in my room package. I had to take advantage of it. Team fat ass.My next stop was No Signboard Seafood at Esplande. I had to quench my thirst right away with fresh soursop juice. Soursop is one of my all time favorite fruits. It's so plentiful and cheap in Southeast Asia! I can't get enough each time I'm in the region. The real showstopper at No Signboard Seafood is the white pepper crab! It was delicious and spicy! Very shiok! I'm working on my Singlish! The best part was that we got some mini buns to soak up all the sauce. I highly recommend coming with a huge appetite and also asking for one of those plastic bibs! I think my shirt got a good taste of the meal as well as it was a process breaking up the shells and getting the meat out. I'm a terrible crab eater. I try to avoid eating crab in public because I'm lazy. This white pepper crab was clearly good enough to be an exception to my rule!
At this point food coma was hitting like no other. I had met up with some family friends and I was literally falling asleep at the table. So sorry! I completely overate! At this point, I went back to my hotel to grab an hour of Zzz's before going out for more food at Newton Food Centre. I was exhausted from all the flying. I had barely got myself adjusted to Hong Kong time before I took off for Singapore so I wanted to go to Newton since it's somewhere I know pretty well. Yes, it's a bit touristy but I was so tired I didn't care. It's also more sentimental stop for me. When my mom was pregnant with my sister, Newton was the IT place to eat at in Singapore. Memory lane and good food? Why not?Here's a panoric view of the inside. Say hi to Bob. I find that getting on first name basis with your food really breaks the ice!
No Signboard Seafood @ Esplande
8 Raffles Ave, #01-14/16 The Esplanade, Singapore 039802
Newton Food Centre
Clemencau Avenue | Newton Circus, Singapore, Singapore