We flew from China to Singapore for a few days before beginning our trip through Thailand. At first glance, it looked very modern and very western. There were tall sky scrapers creating the skyline of the city, taxi’s driving through the streets and most people spoke at least some English. There was however a very strong Asian influence on the cuisine. By the time we got through the airports and took a taxi to our hotel…it was late so we checked in and went straight to bed.
After our nice long sleep-in this morning, Giff went looking around for food, we skipped dinner last night since we were traveling and were starving when we woke up. I stayed in the room with my foot up giving my ankle as much healing time as possible before we arrive in Thailand which is where we are scheduled to go on a trek through the mountains! Giff went scouting the streets for his first time in Singapore and came back with all kinds of fun noodle dishes. I know he is getting tired of searching for food by himself…but he is very good at it! He always comes back with so many different things to taste and test out.
After lunch, we both spent most of the day in the hotel room…catching up on internet, watching TV and just having a lazy day. By the time dinner rolled around…I was wanting to get out of the room but continued keeping my foot up while Giff went back out to take a walk around and find dinner for us. He again found all kinds of yummy options of various noodles and soups. He also came back with some seriously delicious cookies and bean curd (don’t knock it until you try it…it is infused with vanilla and baked in a gram cracker type crust.). He found this deliciousness in a bakery near our hotel called, Le Cafe Confectionary & Pastry (www.lecafe.com.sg). As he was walking down the sidewalk, this little cafe just begged him to come in. There were all kinds of ads from tons of newspapers and magazines, both English and Chinese highlighting the various treats to try. The owner saw Giff taking pictures and looking around…she approached him, not speaking English but using the universal language of food. She handed him a bean curd tartlet and watched as his eyes lit up…she gave him another and told him to bring it home to his wife (yay). She also had him try cookies which somehow didn’t make it home for me to try but from what I heard they were also amazing. Giff bought a few things from her, took more pictures and thanked her for all the attention. We laid out all the food and got busy stuffing our faces. I think we will have to make another visit to that bakery! Giff said the streets were buzzing with people walking around and the restaurants were full…it was a big city but not overwhelming and seemed to have a lot to offer. We found a movie since there were plenty of English-speaking channels and relaxed in the room for the evening.