Here is the second, and final part to our whirlwind trip to Singapore last year, during a weekend in August!
So silly of me to continue blogging about this early in the morning… especially when this blogpost begins with my all time favourite Singaporean dish, Laksa! specifically from 328 Katong Laksa.
Just about every time we are in Singapore, we find ourselves having the unusual breakfast…of Laksa, in the morning. Yup, this was about 9-10AM. Apparently it’s OK to have Laksa for breakfast, even in the heat of Singapore. Luckily it doesn’t upset the tummy too much and we love it most when paired up with fresh coconut juice + the flesh!
We’ve always been to the newer branch on East Coast rd, its hard to explain to the taxi driver sometimes when you didn’t realise there were more than just 1 along there. This is where we ended up. Just next door to it, you will find another branch, but with air conditioning.
I guess they stopped being 24hrs…
Alfred loveeeess rice dumplings. We learned about Kim Choo from our Singaporean friends, and wish we knew about this earlier! We bought a nonya rice dumpling each for our plane ride back the next day and was sooo upset we didn’t buy more.. to bring home…. *shhh* Love, love the juicy fillings of the dumpling, which I sadly didn’t take photos of! I’m pretty certain there will be a next time 😉
At Kim Choo, you will also find other little treats from sweet to savoury. Apparently we should’ve bought these little pigs.
Ice cream sandwich uncle spotted!!!
Lunch time came around soon after, in fact… time seems to fly when you’re stuffing your face in Singapore… its like, what?! time to eat again?!!…. okay!
Our Singaporean friends had organised to take us for a high tea buffet experience at Equinox on the 69th floor of Swissotel. It was the best high tea/buffet experience to date… like look at these views! Easily scores some bonus points. Food-wise it wasn’t jaw dropping amazing but it was still a good variety… especially the dessert buffet! Unlimited servings of TWG tea as well! Got to finally try TWG, which people rave about it so much.
Also, can’t forget seeing the boys get so excited about dining across Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak..
We had about 2-3hrs before our tummy and mouths go back to work… for CRABS!
We took a break by chillaxing at a Board games cafe, Mind Cafe. I think we paid $10/pp which included a drink and 2hr session of unlimited board games. something like that!
Begin…crab party at Crab Party!
This is my favourite kind of crab dish other than the Singapore chilli crab! Those noodles and that soup! *slurrrrp*
I love that our friends bring us to a different Crab restaurant each time we are there just so we can try different styles 🙂
It was Alfred’s birthday just a few days before our Singapore trip.. so I had suggested our Singaporean friends organise a mini cake.. yes there’s a funny story behind the Pandan Chiffon cake 😛
Summary of Day 2
- Breakfast at 328 Katong Laksa
- Casual stroll through malls on Orchard
- Lunch/High tea buffet at Equinox, Swissotel
- Card games and drinks at The Mind Cafe
- Dinner at Crab Party
Day 3, Last Day!
Our last day! 🙁 We’ve eaten sooo much in the last 2 days that we decided to take it easy today… but then you know that won’t be the case when there’s a food court filled with hawker stall like a block or so away from your hotel.
There were simply too many choices for breakfast!
Here we are at Albert Centre Market & Food Centre in Bugis.
Alfred & my fave as well.. Char Kway Teow! Can’t get it this good in Sydney.. and this is only “ok” in Singapore standards I bet.
First time trying Chwee Kueh.. it is as nice as it looks! It is simply a water rice cake topped with preserved raddish. yums. Also had Bak Chor Mee! Didn’t get around to have the famous one at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles, because there is no time for queuing this trip!
Drink as much sugarcane (or lime juice) as you can when in Singapore!
I have yet to try Popeyes.. and find out why people love it so much.. isn’t it just like KFC? *to be discovered*
Went shopping around Bugis later, so that is why photos took a back seat.
We had a drive around Singapore during our last few hours before heading to the airport. We initially wanted to check out this restaurant called Coastal Settlement, which sounded cool from how our friends described it… but sadly it was closed that day 🙁 Look at all the old goodies.. even that beetle! It must look and feel awesome inside…. next time! (So many next times!)
We got to airport a little early to fit in just one last dinner with our friends before saying our farewells.
Summary of Day 3
- Brunch at Albert Food Centre
- Wandered around Bugis
- Went for a drive around Singapore
- Dinner at Soup Restaurant in Changi Airport
- Boarded plane at 2AM 🙁
Was a weekend trip enough in Singapore? For a food lover, Never! But if you just want a quick get away and spend your time in the main parts of town, I would say yes. (Not so much for first timers though.. because you’d regret for not extending the trip!) We are hardly ever there for shopping, because prices of clothes there are about the same as in Sydney. The only kind of stuff we buy back is often… edible 😛
Having done this quick trip I hope it gives us more reason to go back to Singapore again.. even if its for a weekend 😉
Hope your eyes had a good feast! 😛
Can’t wait to be back in just a few short weeks!! We are only going to be there for 3 nights, already curious what we’d get up to!