“having here or take away?”
或者直接说“打包La”, most non-Chinese speakers in Singapore can understand “Da Pao”, which means take away.
“For here, or to go?” – 美国
“Have here, or take away?” – 澳大利亚
“Is that to eat in or take away?”， “Eat in or take away?” – 英国
I am a vegetarian, but I still feel like some “hot chick” pizza like every young man does.
Believe or not, what bothers an American most in Singapore, it is not the hot weather or chewing gum ban. It is the unavailability of what it is on the menu. If you go to a shop or resturaunt, often, you order something on the menu, but the staff will tell you the thing that you want to order is not available or sold out.
So once, one of my American friends told me what’s the point to put it on the menu to disappoint your customers .
There are so many different kinds of snack in Singapore . It is wonderful ! But as I foreigner here, I have little idea of what are those snacks and cookies are made of! So here is the funny little story.
In general, people are polite here, so I stopped by a bakery and intrigued by all these different local cookies and biscuits. As I was bewildering at what is inside it and which one to buy:
I asked the staff, a middle-aged women selling her biscuits , “what’s the difference between this one and that one ?” , pointing two different “Piah” She explained it, then I asked what is the difference between “pong Piah” and “Lau Poh Piah”.
She replied , to my surprise , “it would be very tiring for me to explain differences among all of my biscuits. As I have so many kinds. !”
I laughed, ” okay , I will buy this one that I have no idea what is in it” . But it could be a surprise ! 🙂
I am at the Artistry cafe near bugis station now where some live music is performed, there is a quite unique musician today with flute, guitar violin combination.
It is quite nice cafe! Love it .
This heritage colonial house is the perfect place for chilling out and stay away from the bustling city of Singapore when you are exhausted after exploring the city. Despite its extremely quiet location, it is very close to the city centre, popular spots and attractions such as Holland Village and botanic garden. You can walk to the nearest MRT station within about 15 minutes, and the journey is one of my most enjoyable ones in Singapore. Thanks to the tranquillity of its neighbourhood.
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Chinese New Year is around the corner!
It has been for almost a decade that I have not celebrated the Chinese New Year in Japan. Even though I am by myself here in Singapore, It is still a very good feeling to experience the atmosphere, to have the long holiday, and to recall my memories from my childhood.
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First of all, this is the biggest garden I ever visited. After my first visit, when I was absolutely amazed by the variety of flora and fauna, I decided to search an apartment to live near it. I envisioned that I would be able to workout, jogging in this lovely and beautiful garden in the many coming weekends.
Being a Chinese from mainland China, still I am quite new for loads of Chinese food in Singapore, most of which origins from the southern part of China. We have heard of Hainan Chicken rice often when we talk about Singaporean food in Japan. Today, I discovered something that I never heard of as mainland Chinese and you as well if you are from rest of the world.
- Famous Penang Ban Chang Kuih
Their English names are definitely from the Chinese pronunciation, however, I don’t know how to pronounce them correctly.
I stayed in a southern Indian family from airBnb in Singapore, where I learned so many things about Indian culture and food. I was given by the Indian host of this Indian snack called “vada”.
I quickly turned to Wikipedia to find out more about it. According to Wikipedia, Due to their popularity, they have spread throughout the world! But I never heard of it!!