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Álvaro Ramírez

02 December 2016 Singapore notes

  • Hotel Mono, 18 Mosque street #01-04.
  • Buddha tooth relic museum.
  • Best Hawker centers.
  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
  • Go there (figure out fastest MRT route).
  • What to eat at ABC Market (Hawker Centre) aka ABC Brickworks Food Centre?.
  • Curry puffs (see Taste test: Crisp curry puffs).
  • Singapore’s 17 Michelin-rated Hawker Stalls in 2016.
  • Temples
  • Hawkers
    • Mr and Mrs Mohgan's Super Crispy Roti Prata (source) on Crane Road. Dhal/fish/mutton curry side.
    • Roast Paradise (maybe) Address: #01-122 Old Airport Road Food Centre. Hours: Tues-Sun: 11am to 4pm or till sold out, Wed and Sun: 11am to 2pm, Closed on Mondays.
    • Fatty Cheong, 肥仔详, (#01-120, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah Singapore 150006): char siew and xio bak rice and char siew noodles.
    • Hoo Kee Bak Chang (Amoy Street Food Centre): bak zhang (glutinous rice dumpling). Try Choose from three kinds: chestnut ($2.80); chestnut with salted egg yolk ($3.60); and chestnut with mushroom ($3.60).
    • Lim Kee (Orchard) Banana Fritters (Maxwell food centre, source).
    • Mr Avocado Exotic Juice (Alexandra village food centre, source).
    • Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff (Hong Lim Food Centre or Maxwell, source) (东陵酥皮咖喱角). Try sardine curry puff?
    • Chuan Kee Satay (source). Long queue for pork satay.
    • Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak (source).
    • Fu Shun Jin Ji Shao La Mian Jia (Maxwell food centre, source): Char siu + noodles.
    • Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Alexandra Village food centre, source): xiao long bao or soup dumplings ($4.50 for 7 pieces).
  • Timbre+ (hipster hawker centre? source).
  • Supertree Grove (go at dusk, see lights turn on).
  • Singapore Botanic garden.
    • Ginger Garden.
    • Palms valley.
    • Orchid garden.
  • Sri Mariamman Temple.
  • Kusu Island?
  • Chilly crab (“Jumbo” Chilli Crab Restaurant in Clarke Quay or Harvest Seafood Restaurant)?
  • Afternoon tea?
    • www.tea-chapter.com.sg
  • Bumboats (£2.50 return) leave Changi Point between 6am and 9.30pm for the 10-minute crossing to Palau Ubin. Hire a bicycle in the village where the boats dock.
  • Haji Lane (colorful road).
  • Tiong Bahru 1930s public housing estate (**)
    • Chong Yu Wanton Mee (Tiong Bahru Market And Food Centre #02-30, 30 Seng Poh Road, source).
    • old-fashioned treats at Tiong Bahru Galicier (55 Tiong Bahru Rd).
  • Chinatown
    • Pek Sin Choon Tea: Oldest team merchants.
    • Ang Mo Kio: Sri Mariamman Hindu temple.
    • Strangelets: quirky stuff from around the world.
    • 40 Hands: Allegedly one of most popular coffee joints.
    • BooksActually: Coolest book shop.
  • Keong Saik (next to Chinatown)
  • Everton park (old housing estate), new meets old
    • Coffee
    • Sweets
      • Grin Affair (grinaffair.com): natural ingredients into glass jar creations.
      • Batterworks (batter-works.com): pastries.
      • http://cozycornercoffee.com.
      • Seriously ice scream (facebook.com/seriouslyicecream).
      • Ji Xiang Confectionery (jixiangconfectionery.com): Traditional glutinous sweets. (**)
    • Food
      • The Provision Shop (Blk 3 Everton Park): for a classic and affordable meal.
      • Chew the Fat (Blk 6 Everton Park): comfort food.
      • Eden's Kitchen (http://edenskitchen.sg): healthy, green tea, coconut oil, etc.
  • Jalan Besar
  • Geylang (preserved shophouses and rich in Malay history)