Durian stalls at Geylang and Rochor area.
I am passionate about eating durians, it is really the king of all fruits and a wonder of nature! Let me describe the look and taste of durian for the un-initiated...when you first open up the fruit, you will notice the yellowish flesh of the durian which look like custard wrap in a very thin layer of skin. Take up one seed, eat and expect it to taste like tiramisu, rich cheese cake or dark chocolate filled with cognac.....simply divine! There has been much ado about the smell of durian but believe me, it has got nothing to do with the taste of it! For a durian lover like me, I too, cannot stand the smell of stale durian or even durian products BUT the real durian itself is heavenly altogether! There are basically two classification for durians - sweet or bitter-sweet. The more yellow the flesh is, the sweeter it taste, the lighter the colour (almost white), the more bitter it is. I love the bitter-sweet durian best and it must come from Malaysia because the flesh is really creamy and smooth - like custard...mmmm..! In recent years, the growers started to brand the better quality durian and now, Singaporeans are kind of spoiled and will only eat those top-grade brand like 'XO' and 'D24' which can cost a small fortune by weight! However, the stalls like those shown below will always guarantee the quality ie. if they open up the fruit and the flesh is hard or infested with worms, they will have to replace it. I will not recommend you to buy durians at the supermarkets where the hawkers opened up the fruits and sell them by the styrofoam boxes - the quality is usually not as good for the price we pay and no guarantee! Did you know that you can actually get rid of the durian smell from your fingers and mouth after you have eaten the fruit so that you will not reak of it? No, it is not through using soap or detergent to wash your hands 10-times over - it will not work. Aha! The answer is in the fruit itself! Just take up an open durian husk, fill the inside of the husk which is white in colour (of course not the thorny side) with water and drink or rinse your mouth with it. Voila! Your mouth will no longer have the durian taste in it! For your fingers, put the inside of husk under running tap water and wash your hands from the water that has flowed through the durian husk. Voila again - your fingers no longer smell of durian! The only smell will be when you burped. Ah the wonder of Father Nature - God gave the solution together with the stinking fruit!
Favorite Dish: King of all fruits - the Durian!
Simply Thai Restaurant at Republic Plaza located in Raffles Place. It's an a-la-carte buffet Thai cusine.
Costs only $15.50 nett and their dessert are juz so yummy. BTW, they only accept cash, no credit facilities.
Old Airport Road Hawker Centre and Golden Mile Hawker Centre...u will juz want to try everything and realize that will have to come back for a few more rounds.
They are affilated to Than Ying Thai Restaurant above Amara Hotel.
Favorite Dish: In 'Simply Thai' their stuffed Chicken wings, Tom Yum soup and desserts is a must must try....no matter wat.
There are plenty of restaurants in Singapore for all tastes and budgets.
The Compass Rose restaurant in the 71st floor of the Westin Stamford hotel is a good choice if you appreciate a nice view overlooking the city. In the Raffles hotel there are also several upscale restaurants.
The food courts are an excellent choice for budget minded travellers. You can find food courts around the city. A food court in Singapore usually consists of several small restaurants which offer different cuisines on a self-service fast food principle. The food courts are almost always crowded during lunch time, but it is a cheap alternative. You can have a good meal for only 4 Singapore dollars. This is only around 2 US dollars.
If you are willing to spend more, check out Lemongrass Thai Restaurant! The black olive rice and the claypot vermicelli prawns are items not to be missed!
Or check out Nooch, a noodle bar run by my next-door neighbour, Paul. This eatery serves all sorts of noodles cooked in various styles.
Or try the House Of Sundanese… my friends and I like the spicy dishes as well as the red hot chilli condiments. For those who are unable to accept the spicy dishes can choose the non-spicy ones such as the “Ayam Pengkang” … Ayam means chicken, or the Barbecued Snapper ... well-known for its tender meat.
Prices : It is likely to cost from S$20/US$12 to S$50/US$30 for 2 persons.
The Vines Seafood & Steak Restaurant
The owner, Mr. Raymond Say, is friendly and helpful.
Favorite Dish: Barbeque mini lobster with a small portion of chicken chop cooked with mushroom sauce and served with fresh vegetables. The set which costs S$16.50 includes soup, bread and dessert.
True Blue Singaporeans will go to the end of the world for
top-notch yummies at low, low, low price.
First, start with an appetizer of Selera curry puffs at 102 Tyrwhitt Rd, or barbeque chicken wings at the stall just across the street.
Then head down to Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre for a plate of stirred fried rice noodles with beef, also known as 'Beef Hor Fun”, or for the benefit of non-beef eaters, check out the stall that sells chicken rice or try the roast duck with a serving of rice ... “Shiok”! (“Shiok” means very tasty). It is often washed down with a glass of iced cold soya bean drink. (Drink made of soya bean .... ) The entire meal will not cost more than S$5 ... US$3!
Alfresco dining ... nothing scenic to look at .... just people and the mixed aroma of cooked food!
Located at Mount Faber this fine Restaurant serve coffee, tea, juices, cakes, muffins and some fine wine in a very romantic surrounding.
Favorite Dish: I liked it's coffee.
Nice clean environment and of course the same old taste..... best of all Halal Food which is very scarce in Sentosa.
Favorite Dish: Mac Crispy Burger and fries with extra large Drink !
Singaporeans love to kaya toast for breakfast. This toast is spread with butter and a coconut paste. This particular coffee stall is famous in Singapore since 1944.
Lau Pa Sat is actually a food centre. Not just any food centre...it's the local favourites. Here, you'll find a wide variety of Singapore's local food.
Favorite Dish: Singapore breakfast of toast with kaya (rich coconut custard) and half-boiled egg laced with soya sauce.
They have a lots of quality of food to eats especially if you like MEATS...
Favorite Dish: The big fat GERMAN DOGS..
If your visiting the Singapore Zoo Night Safari consider having dinner before at one of the many restaraunts at the entrance. Also some great souvenir shops are there.
Favorite Dish: Numerous Asian Dishes
A very good italian restaurant located in Sentosa Island. Great food, good wines and nice seaviews. Reservations required.
This place is great to eat if you are in a hurry. Service is fast and food tasty. The wait person's English was quite limited but we all managed. A huge plate of vegetarian noodles cost $4.