I landed in Singapore with no idea of what to do or sights to see – this was the least prepared I had been for a vacation in a very long time.
To be honest, I’d never thought about Singapore as a place I needed to visit. The impetus for this trip was the fact that my friend is moving to Dubai at the end of the month, and well, a free place to stay in an expensive city like Singapore is always welcome.
Since I didn’t do any research, I was at the mercy of my friends for recommendations.
|This little piggy went |
in my belly
It just turns out that most of their recommendations were for restaurants.
Did you know that Singapore is a foodie haven? I didn't. I thought I'd definitely get some good Asian food, but I had no idea how good this food was going to be.
My first day I met a former co-worker, Amy, for dim sum. YUM! So far I haven't found the affordable, authentic dim sum in Dubai. Well, Singapore had it!
That night we went for some lovely European cuisine, where I of course ordered pork, because the kitchen wasn't Halal.
For a midnight (well, 4am) snack we stopped at an all-night street food place and had some damn fine Indonesian food. (I fell in love with Indonesian food in Amsterdam, and there's one good place in Dubai, but it's hella far for me)
For lunch the next day we enjoyed a Singaporean specialty: chili crab!
When my parents visited Dubai one of the hotels had a chili crab festival and it was so good, but the real deal was even better.
|Peking duck? A million times yes.|
After chili crab was suckling pig and Peking duck. Good god. The skin on both was so crisp and delicious. I'm a grown woman, not afraid to admit that I totally got the meat sweats after this dinner.
I regret nothing.
The last day was less intense - mussels and then some burgers - but all of it was top notch.
I didn't see the zoo. I missed Sentosa. Museums? meh.
I went to Singapore and I ate. And ate. And ate.
And when I go back, which I will, I'll do the same. Happily.