Thursday, 4 September 2008
Diligently Eating My Way From A Size 8 To A Size 12
This is a hawkers' centre, the one at Newton Circus, to be specific. There are many of them all over the island. They are the best places to eat - many tiny stalls all selling local delights in one place. Ask most taxi drivers and they will point to the best hawkers' center for a certain type of food.
Some of the greasy and disgusting-looking but delicious food that I've missed:-
Rojak - A local salad. Cucumber, bean sprouts, deep-fried tofu and doughsticks, pineapple, turnip and banana flower tossed in the smelliest prawn paste, chilli, lime juice and crushed peanuts. Topped with flattened pieces of crispy grilled cuttlefish. A party in my mouth!
Char Kway Teow - Thick flat rice noodles stir-fried with garlic, Asian greens, bean sprouts, fishcake, Chinese sausage, eggs and a sweet dark soya sauce. Topping of bloody cockles, optional. The best greasy fry-up ever.
Oyster Omelette - I'm not an oyster girl but I love the crispy bits of eggs.
Prawn Noodles - You can have the noodles in the dark broth that is similar to a prawn bisque. Or you have have it "dry", tossed in dark vinegar, soy, garlic oil, tomato and chilli sauce, with the soup on the side. I can eat it everyday.
I don't know which I'll get to first - a size 12 or a heart attack.