Another night at Lau Pa Sat

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The sounds, smells and atmosphere at one of Singapore’s best night food markets is unbeatable. As soon you enter you will be approached by various food hawkers proffering their wares. The selection is second to none and since it was recently renovated it has become a little more upmarket – I miss the old more gritty feel – it seemed more authentic. Nonetheless, a definite – die, die, must try – there is something for everyone.

Make sure you get the stretch tea, but ask the purveyor before you take pictures – common courtesy.

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We had a group of about 10, so no, I am not a glutton – 😉 Go with a large group and try as much as you can! Afterwards some nice cool juicy fruit or an ice kachang do not go astray.

Naturally, we were served by the ubiquitous Tiger Beer ladies and also enjoyed the cold fresh lime juice.

Food, Glorious Food – Bazaar Beer Cafe – Bohemian food in a little Hungarian place in St Leonards. Good eats with some good friends.

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The food was rich and delicious. Not health food by any stretch of the imagination. Enjoy the food, enjoy the beer, do not count calories.

TGIF – a slice of the American dream…

Christmas lunch at TGIF proved to be a an all-American experience – large quantities of food – sports memorabilia miserable failing to obscure poor wall paper choices and almost one flat screen per paying customer. Conversation was difficult over the cricket and muzak background noise, but the wait staff were sufficiently cheery, festive and helpful.

I will say that the food was good and plentiful (if you like steak, burgers, ribs etc) and reasonably priced.

They also accommodated my team of 12 with only 1 days’ notice on what is arguably one of the busiest lunch periods of the year – the last working week before Christmas.

So, all in all, enjoyable if kitschy, relaxed yet cliched and colourful enough for even the most jaded consumers to sparkle at least for a brief moment in the lead up to the Christmas battles we all face.

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Kopi Tiam – the next day

Love the traditional Singaporean breakfast. It’s cheap and delicious. Something funny happened though on this occasion.

As I am a largish Caucasian, the lady that was serving at the counter initially refused to give me the soft boiled egg, insisting I would not like it. I tried to explain that I had had it many times and am quite fond of it.

Lucky for me, a compassionate Singaporean standing in line behind me explained to the lady behind the counter in Chinese that the large white man in front of him, did indeed want the soft boiled egg. Owing to his intervention I soon walked away happily with my Set A.

I would like to thank my anonymous benefactor. Without you I might not have been able to secure one of my favourite breakfast meals that day.

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Dinner in Singapore

We ate at Vivo City, upstairs in Foodrepublic. If you have not been to a Foodrepublic, you must go! The variety is excellent and the quality is superb. It is sort of Hawker Food for beginners. After Foodrepublic venture out and sample the street food all around Singapore.

I have been eating in Singapore on many trips over the years and not once did I get ill or encounter bad food.

This particular night I enjoyed some very local morsels…

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Singapore Day 3

Breakfast at the Hyatt.

Need I say more?

I have stayed in many hotels in cities all around the world over the years. The breakfast buffet at the Hyatt in Singapore is by far the best.

Peruse the pics at your leisure.

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The ambiance, service and variety and quality of the food are all outstanding. Even though it is a large space, they have managed to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, intimate and exclusive even. At an extremely reasonable rate.

I cannot recommend this place highly enough – Die, die, must try!