food, travel

Food Diary: Singapore

First meal of the trip: some sausage bacon supreme muffin thing from McDonald’s. Very exciting, I know. Our flight got in past 2am and the Swenson’s and Toastbox at Changi International Airport didn’t have the food we wanted so it’s not like we had much of a choice!


For brunch, we walked to Ikea. I had organic pancakes with spinach and cheese:


Penny had the much vaunted Swedish meatballs:


Nan had the stuffed salmon:


And we all shared some pasta:


For post-shopping/pre-concert grub, we headed to a hawker center near Penny’s building. I had nasi lemak:


I was a bit surprised to be served fish because the photo showed chicken. I shrugged it off as I didn’t want to be yelled at by the auntie at the counter (they look scary, okay!). I also mistook the chili paste to be alamang and had a generous mouthful of it. I washed it down with white fungus tea (tastes like gulaman).


Singaporeans are cute because they have dinner… and then they have supper. Walked to Mac’s (as they call it) after drinks. I had a double cheeseburger meal with iced Milo:


I love their chili sauce (orange glob) and I think SG McDonald’s tastes better! The burger patties are thicker, too.

We made our way to Bugis for brunch on our second/last day. I wanted Hainanese chicken but made a mistake and got roasted chicken instead. Read, cannot?

(Lame attempt at Singlish, heh.)



Chicken wings at S$1.30 a piece (I was trying to get rid of my coins). This was crispy and full of flavor!


I felt so bad for this uncle.


Because we missed checking in for our return flight, we still had time for another meal. I finally got my Hainanese chicken at a hawker center at Orchard. I didn’t like it much.


Baked stingray:


Delicious but too spicy!

For dessert, I had an ice cream sandwich (eaten at a bus stop lol):


And New York cheesecake from The Cafe Cartel. Fifty percent off on desserts and coffees after 9pm!


Due to tummy troubles, I avoid spicy food as much as a I can but I found myself craving for it when I got back to Manila. My first meal back home was a can of sardines (heh) sprinkled with bagoong, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. It tasted funny.

I can’t wait to go back!

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  • Reply Jayrin September 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    You should’ve tried their Halo-halo! IT’S SO DELISH! I was just at Singapore this past Summer and I loved it there! Basically the same weather as the Phils but SO SO MUCH CLEANER & ORGANIZED. And the people there are so courteous too, like when it comes to crossing roads and giving seats on the train and being really really clean. Ugh I could go on for days! But yeah, I hope you had a good time :)

    P.S I’m so jelly you got to see Lykke Li. Please blog about that! :)

  • Reply Katy September 27, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Looks so good. I actually love love love McDs breakfast but I don’t go often because that’s the one thing I always feel guilty about eating.

    I always feel bad when I see old Chinese people serving at restaurants too. :(

  • Reply edelweiza October 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Is that the popular one-dollar ice cream? It’s in my list of must-try food for when we visit SG this month. :)

    • Reply Helga October 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      I think so! Haha, IDK, my friend Nan was the one who got us our ice cream sandwiches.

  • Reply Ruth October 26, 2016 at 11:44 am

    a common sight dito yang old people cleaning up the tables in hawker centers. apparently, most of them really need to work but the govt is helping them naman. for some, they just do it to keep them busy.

    when I first came here in Singapore, naawa din ako. hanggang ngayon naman.

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