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Singapore: Solo Sunday dinner in Little India?

Kelly | Nov 29, 201306:55 AM

I am very excited to be heading for my first visit to Singapore tomorrow (and have been wondering how much eating I can pack in around my work commitments...).

I land in Changi at 5.30pm Sunday and am staying near our office in Chinatown (Anson Road). If the jetlag hasn't killed me, I'm hoping to head out for a solo dinner that night.

Here in Brussels, we get NO good Indian food--so I was thinking of heading to Little India. From C'hound commentary, the two restaurants that really intrigue me are Banana Leaf Apolo and Madras New Woodlands.

For those in the know, would one or the other be more tolerant of/welcoming to a solo, slightly disoriented diner? If you were said diner, to which would you go?

During my stay (four nights), I'm also hoping to get to at least a few of the classic "greatest hits." Would love any recent thoughts or re-direction on any of these:

--Chicken rice at Maxwell Food Centre
--Xiao long bao at Crystal Jade or China La Mian in Smith St. Food Centre
--Chili crab at No Signboard in Geylang
--Char kuey teow (not sure where)
--Fish-head curry (not sure where)
--Roti prata (not sure where--the only solid rec I have is for a place out on East Coast Highway; would love something close to Chinatown, where work will keep me)

I think there's a work lunch lined up at The Blue Ginger, so I'm hoping to try their ayam buah keluak.


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