Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This post is a little break from the usual - I'm on holiday! If you're after recipes and ideas for organic living, please keep checking back ... I'm still posting those. But I also wanted to share with you some of my trip. Beginning in Singapore ...
What did we do in Singapore, you ask? Robbie worked, Nelle and I swam, and well, we ate, and ate, and ate, and ... ate some more! A place that has such a beautiful mix of cultures ... and truly amazing food ... ah.
Want to see some of the highlights?
One night we went out for dinner in the Arab Street district, full of Iranian and Turkish and Lebanese restaurants (and a random but very popular halal Swiss cafe!) ... and ended up at a small restaurant, which had this amazing tabbouleh. And some apparently very yum lamb (according to Robbie).
Afterwards, we had a couple of coffees at another cafe up the road ... it had the perfect ambience, including a little tent in the back where we could sit on cushions and pretend to be ... well ... somewhere even more exotic. The best thing was the unique combination of flavours - espresso + ginger + cardamom. Great way to finish the evening!
One of the highlights for us was watching Nelle devour sushi everywhere we went. She loved loved loved raw salmon. Our little vegetarian's always eaten fish (even when pregnant mummy choked down those fish oil capsules ... ick ... but another story), but the stronger the better as far as she's concerned!
We just had to convince her that the big blob of green on her plate was NOT avocado!
We wandered around Little India one lunchtime, looking at gorgeous fabrics and woodwork and potential food ... and stumbled onto a special little restaurant with two lovely ladies who sat us upstairs in airconditioned comfort and brought us lovely curries and naans and mango lassi ... It was one of those great finds, where the atmosphere is perfect and the food is too. And it was soooo affordable. My favourite combination!
If you have a daughter, you may be familiar with Angelina Ballerina? Yes? Well, Nelle is obsessed with her! And with dancing ... and ballet ... though she has an unusual interpretation ...
I've missed out heaps of our week in Singapore, but hope you've enjoyed a little taste!
PS. For the first time, I googled 'food blogs in Singapore' for some advice on great places in Singapore - it worked really well! Usually I'm a bit of a wander-and-find ... which is fun, too. Anyway, here are some of the blogs I used on this leg of our trip:
Chubby Hubby - whining, dining & marriage
Lady Iron Chef