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Trip Report - Singapore

GordonS | Jan 23, 201111:46 PM

Summary of a couple of the placed my wife and I recently ate at in Singapore.

Date: 15-Jan-2011
Venue: Blue Ginger
Address: 97 Tanjong Pagar Road
Total Bill: 75 SGD (~ £36 GBP / $58 USD), including one beer and one glass of wine

Blue Ginger is a small Peranakan (Straits Chinese) restaurant on Tanjong Pagar Road, near to the metro station. Luckily we had made a reservation, because they were turning away people at the door.

To start, we ordered otak otak and ngo heong (fried pork and prawn 'sausages' with a 5-spice crust). The otak otak (fish cakes) arrived wrapped in banana leaves, and were delicious, with a strong lemongrass flavour. The ngo heong were served with a thick, sweet soy sauce, and were also really good - I've never had anything quite like them before.

Next up we had ayam buah keluak and satay babi (which I forgot to make a note of, though I recall it was delicious :)

The ayam buah keluak was the real star though - tender chicken in a spicy sauce, with large Indonesian black nuts. It's the nuts that give it the most incredible flavour. The nuts themselves are large, maybe 1 square inch or so, and were filled with a thick, black paste - the flavour is really special; very rich, almost like dark chocolate without the bitterness.

Highly recommended.

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