To all my Singaporean livejournal friends, a request

My Archdeacon is travelling to Singapore in December to attend a Muslim-Christian interfaith conference being held there. As he knows HWMBO is Singaporean, he’s asked us to give him some tips for good restaurants. We thought that perhaps our friends in Singapore might be able to give even better guidance. Non-Western restaurants, of course, with a preference for Singaporean or Asian delicacies that can’t be eaten or gotten in restaurants here in London.

If you could leave a comment with the name of the restaurant, the address, and what kind of cuisine it offers, along with your favourite dish(es) there, I would be most grateful.

I am also giving him the recent New Yorker “Singapore Journal” article on Singapore food, so he’ll have some guidance (The New Yorker, Sept. 3&10, 2007, pages 48-57, not yet available online).

He is also going to do the tourist thang and see Changi Prison Museum, as his father was a prisoner-of-war there.

Thanks so much in advance for your kind assistance.

Update: “Restaurants” includes hawker centres (especially hawker centres) and food courts (if there are any exceptional ones that you like). Thanks to for pointing this out.

9 Responses to “To all my Singaporean livejournal friends, a request”

  1. idgad says:

    Must it be restaurants?
    Or probably hawker fares can do as much?
    What I know is Hawker food is the best!

  2. chrishansenhome says:

    See the “update” on the original entry. Hawker centres and food courts that are exceptional are also included in my definition of “restaurant”. Thanks for pointing this out!

  3. chrishansenhome says:

    Yes, it does. Thanks so much for your help. I’ve already relayed this blog’s “Must Try” list to Archdeacon Michael.

  4. nicekit says:

    hmmm the indian food that we had? 😀

  5. chrishansenhome says:

    Yes, thanks for the tip…I still have their card so will put it in the pile. He’ll only have a few days there so hopefully he’ll make the most of it.

  6. roidsrage says:

    this blog deals with the higher end, more posh food.

  7. idgad says:

    Oh well, let me name a few..
    Claypot Chicken Rice – Temporary Hawker Centre beside Outram MRT, named Lian He, white signboard that has two stores side by side. Signature sight is the 3 levels of claypot cooking stoves line up on top one an other.

    XO Slice Fish Beehoon – Holland Village Coffee Shop, beside the Bus interchange/depot, found at the corner of the first housing flat from the interchange/depot. Cant be missed, daily crowds eat there.

    Minced pork noodle Soup – Block 85 Market, along Bedok North Road. This place is embedded in HDB estates, most taxi drivers know this place and it opens till late on weekends. Additional: BBQ chicken wings, Oyster Omelette, Sugar Cane Juice and many more.

  8. chrishansenhome says:

    Thank you very kindly for your recommendations. I will not only pass them on but perhaps try one or more of them myself when next I’m in Singapore (perhaps at CNY).