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Singapore Trip Report - Thank you!

shake N baik | May 21, 201211:36 AM

I wanted to thank my fellow Chowhounders for all the information and input. I was disappointed at myself as I just did not have the stomach capacity to complete my list of things to try and was too jet-lagged to drag myself out one evening. Below is a list of places i went to with some comments.

Nasi Lemak @ Selera (Adams Road) - My first meal in Singapore and it was a great way to start. I really enjoyed the light coconut flavor of the rice as well as the sambal which is very different from the jarred ones I buy in the states. If someone can enlighten me on what the item that comes steamed and wrapped in what I think is a banana leaf? It was delicious.

Lunch at Au Jardin after a morning stroll in the Orchid Garden - Both great experiences.

Chili Crab @ Palm Beach - Very good. My newly married wife and I sopped up all the sauce with the fried montau and rice. My only complaint is that they placed a small dish of fried fish and a dish of pickled veggies when we sat down. Thought they were service but when the bill came they charged us for it. WTH? Is this common practice?

Tian Tian Chicken Rice @ Maxwell - Loved the chicken soup they give you with the food. The combination of sweet soy and chilis with the rice and chicken was fantastic. For about $3.00 USD thought it was amazing value. I got there around 10:30 AM to avoid any lines. What I should have been worried about was the heat. It was so hot in the center I was dripping in sweat while dining. How do you guys manage? Also had white carrot cake from the stall right across from Tian Tian. It was interesting since I had no expectations of what it would taste like.

Iggys - uhm yea...thought they cooked the ingredients well but the dishes were a bit bland and in need of salt. Except for the foie gras chawanmushi. Impeccable.

Paradise Dynasty - I tried to go to Taste Paradise after reading Klyeoh's post but was late and missed their lunch dim sum. So went next door to Paradise Dynasty and had their 8 different varieties of soup dumplings. My favorite might've been the szechuan version.

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin @ Ion Orchard - The katsu was so-so. The curry was great. This wasn't on any list of must try but there just isn't any place in D.C. and I missed good katsu from my visits to Kyoto.

Also popped into Takashimaya and got some chicken skin at Tori Q as well as Sapporo Petit Doughnut's Custard donuts.

I thoroughly enjoyed my short time in Singapore and left wanting to come back for round 2. Really regret not getting fish head curry and some Indian but it will have to wait until next time. Thanks everyone!!

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