Singapore was amazing, I am pleased with my culinary itinerary. Here are a few of the most interesting things I tried in my last few days (and a special thanks to Ritz Camera, who were able to salvage my corrupted files and put them on a CD...):
Up first, the infamous Durian fruit:
It looks and smells awful, but actually tastes quite nice. It is like the avocadoof fruits, with a rich and particular taste, a bit sweet and a slightly bitter after taste. Not my absolute favorite, but definately something worth trying.
A famous seafood dish most commonly found among the restaurants lining the Singapore River is their Chili Crab. Huge succulent crabs are smothered in a very spicy but sweet chili sauce. This was as delicious as it was messy, there is no way to eat this elegantly:)
The local coffee pronouned 'Kope' is brewed jet black and sweetened with condensed milk. I had mine to go and was presented with an iced coffe in a bag...it was probably my most favorite discovery of the trip!
Of course, what would a trip to Asia be without a visit to the dumpling house? Din Tai Fung is their most famous dumpling house and they serve up delicious steamed dumplings filled with ground pork and a soupy broth. They litteraly explode when you bite into them...makes for a rather comical experience if you are unaware!
With all of these local eats, I could see myself staying much longer, but all good things come to an end and I would rather leave wanting more than to overstay my welcome.
On another note, it is nice to be back and I have hit the ground running! Today, along the Cambridge Parkway, The Museum of Science, in partnership with Whole Foods, hosted Let's Talk About Food, an event from 10 to 5 promoting the relavence and importance of food in our cutlure and society.
I am also really looking forward to the Taste of Cambridge, a fabulous event which, luckily for me, was postponed until this Tuesday 28th due to bad weather. It will be held at the Charles Hotel from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. As many of you may know, Cambridge is home to some of Boston's best chefs and restaurants. To have the opportunity to experience a bit of everything all in one place is something you do not want to miss. I will be going to take a peak around and am very excited! It will be the perfect way to reintegrate myself into the bostonian food scene especially after such a different perspective!