What to do this weekend? We recently did a two-hour walkabout and food tour of Geylang to enjoy the laid back feel of Singapore and to try some nice food and drinks along the way. The entire walk is only about 1 km, but it is meant to be done in a leisurely manner, with many stops along the way.
The Chinese name of Yong He Eating House in Geylang says it all – 永和豆浆油条大王 – king of soya bean milk and fried dough sticks (you tiao)! There are actually three items on the menu that we like at this old coffee shop at the corner of Geylang Road and Lorong 24A. The dough sticks, the soya bean milk and the savoury soya bean curd. Yong He was one of the places we stopped by when we were on a walk around Geylang recently.
The former Singapore Badminton Hall is now a mixed-use venue. It houses a yoga studio, a rock climbing and gymnasium facility. The only thing that was of interest to us was the cafe on the ground floor – Brawn & Brains Coffee. It takes up the best location directly facing the main entrance on Guillemard Road, near Geylang.
One of the simple pleasures of life in Singapore is having a good nutritious meal in a humble hawker centre for less than $10. I had a thoroughly enjoyable meal of bean curd and satay at Old Airport Road Food Centre recently. The meal, which provided lots of proteins, some carbohydrates and vegetables, was delectable and all for the grand total price of $8.60.Read More »Bean Curd & Satay at Old Airport Road
Located at Old Airport Road Food Centre, Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee 新美香卤面 is famous for its lor mee. You know that a hawker stall in Singapore is not an ordinary one when it has its own Facebook and Twitter accounts and mentions of it in food blogs are as numerous as there are people standing in the long queue at the stall. Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee at Old Airport Road is one of those food stalls in Singapore where waiting in the queue for 20 minutes or more will be considered normal. I was at Old Airport Road Food Centre one day at either a very lucky time or a witching hour because there was no long queue at Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee stall. I could not pass up the opportunity to take-away a bowl of lor mee.Read More »新美香卤面 Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee of Old Airport Road
We had lunch at La Barca Italian restaurant recently and concluded that this was the best Italian restaurants in East Singapore that we have tried so far. It is quite an unusual restaurant. For one, it is located in an inconspicuous location in Katong, the Goodman Arts Centre along Mountbatten Road in the East side of Singapore. Except for the staff and visitors to the Arts Centre, there is no casual pedestrian traffic to capitalise on. The folks at La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar must have been quite bold to take such a big space in such an obscure location, and confident as well, considering the amount of other food options available in that area and along East Coast Road nearby.
NOTE: We are informed that La Barca had moved to The Odeon Katong and renamed as Volare by La Barca.