Travelling to Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau for the first time. I booked the flights a year ago, so I've had time to do 'a bit' of planning. Here's my dining list. I have a month left before I go, so there's plenty of time to change arrangements if anyone has some really tasty adjustments to suggest :)
Between ChowHound, TripAdvisor and OpenRice there's a lot of information out there, so I'm not confident that I have made the best choices, but I've done the best I can. I will be solo dining which also limits the options at a lot of places. I enjoy eating anything that won't try to escape from my stomach on its own (Not a given in China). Unique cheap eats are just as desirable as top end fine dining to me.
I don't speak or read Cantonese or Mandarin, but am working my way through James D McCawley's excellent book "The Eaters Guide to Chinese Characters" so I can tell my 牛肉 (beef) from my白菜 (cabbage) given enough time.
Breakfast. Nasi Lemak Istimewa at Ya Kun Kaya Toast Raffles City. (still not clear if this particular store does any of the non-bread dishes).
Lunch. Maxwell Food Centre. (After some touristic sight-seeing in the Chinese quarter this seemed like a good bet.) Probably chicken rice.
Dinner. Raffles Hotel. Curry Buffet, Tiffin Room.
Breakfast. With animals at the zoo.
Dinner. The Halia, Raffles (R)
Lunch. 328 Katong Laksa (a pilgrimage maybe?)
Dinner. Carousel Buffet at Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel (R)
Lunch. Anjappar Restaurant. Little India.
Breakfast. Tim Ho Wan. Central Station. (it's all about the buns).
Dinner. Street food in Temple Street Night Market (no idea if there's anything worth eating here, but it's where I'll be).
Dinner. The Chairman (R)
Dinner. A Lorcha (R)
Brunch. One Dim Sum.
Dinner. Rainbow (Lamma Island) Do I need to book in advance to get the ferry transfers?
Brunch. Ding Dim 1968
Dinner. Lung King Heen (R)
Lunch. Man Wah (R) Saturday Dim Sum comes highly recommended.
Dinner. Sushi Shikon (R) High hopes for this one, their sister restaurant in Ginza was great.
Lunch. Yat Lok. (Roast Goose, Char Sui and veg)
Dinner. Not Scheduled
Day 12: (Going south)
Breakfast. It seems the well regarded Aberdeen fish market canteen closed up in 2013. So I don't see any other options worth travelling down at stupid o-clock for.
Lunch. Nam Kee (four treasures fishballs and noodles)
Dinner. Not Scheduled. I looked at chef-studio-by-eddy but was unable to get a booking through their facebook page.
I hope I've made you hungry if nothing else :)
All suggestions greatly appreciated. There's some awesome knowledge on this site, and I'm grateful to receive any of it.
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