Singapore: Episode 6

I went back to that street! I made a note of the street’s name but because I am me, I forgot the name!

We tried the Indian this time.

I placed my order…

White rice with Dhal, accompanied with a cabbage dry curry and eggplant pickle

It was a very good meal. I personally prefer black dhal over the yellow one but it was good nonetheless. Also, the eggplant pickle went perfectly with the the rest of the meal. I still think the Malay one was much, much better and the flavors were much more exciting. This was just average Indian food.

After finishing off from the museum today, I went back to the hotel, searched for a movie and took off! I was quite hungry by the time I arrived to the cinema, which is located at the Cathay Building. I had about an hour to kill so I went over to Caramel and ordered their tonight’s special, cheese soufflé with cream sauce.

Quite a satisfying meal.

I watched Everybody’s Fine. I thought it was going to be a silly, happy movie but I was wrong, VERY wrong. I left sobbing with a heavy weight on my chest. This is not what I wanted! But it is still a very good movie. So if you want to go cry, go see it!

Singapore: Episode 2

Today was my first day of work at the museum! I finally met all those people I’ve been emailing at the museum on a daily basis for the past year! So it was nice to see them in person.

I was still very much jet-lagged and only had a few hours of sleep so I barely concentrated. This is supposed to be a learning experience for me but all I thought about was going to bed!

A few hours into the day, the museum team decided to take a lunch break. They asked me if I had any preference, I said no just that I wanted to try Singaporean food. They took me to this shopping center, mostly electronic stores, just a few minutes walk away from the museum and we had lunch at the food court. See when they first told me food court, I didn’t want to be snobby and say I don’t do food courts, after all this is my first day! Anyway, so this food court turns out to be Asian style. There was a section for Singaporean, Indian, Malay and Japanese food.

I went to the Singaporean noodle section and ordered this…

It was called Seafood Hor Fun. It’s basically a seafood noodle in this very thick sauce. It tasted ok, just very slimy! My colleagues from the museum were talking about their love for MSG and how they put it in everything. That really put me off and I stopped eating the noodle. Yes, yes I’m a food snob! I just don’t like fake food or food courts.

After leaving the museum at the end of the day, the weather was beautiful! The humidity was lower and it was quite breezy.

I wanted to go check out a store (beauty products – another obsession of mine) and possibly find a place to eat around that area. I took the metro and stopped at the closest station to the area I wanted. The weather was still beautiful so it was just lovely to walk around. The crowd was different. It was younger and more trendy and then I saw an Art school and that of course explained everything.

The Cathay building to the left (small local boutiques and cinema complex) and the Art School to the right

Right next to the Cathay building, I saw the cutest cafe, Caramel. I sat outside to do some people watching and read Harper’s Bazaar (Singapore edition) in the breeze. I ordered an iced coffee and a grilled vegetable sandwich.

And here it is…

The sandwich was so good! It’s the kind of sandwich than when you’re done with it, you feel so content and good!

And then of course I had to have dessert.

Lemon Roulade at Caramel

It was citrusy and fresh. A perfect ending to a meal.

I took a long walk afterwards and now I am back in my hotel room, relaxing and sipping on warm jasmine green tea.

I hope I can discover new places tomorrow!

Until then,

Love from Singapore