Hari Raya 2017

26 Jun 2017 – SIN, A Food Paradise For Me

Sun: wishing all Muslims Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, thus ending a month of fasting. According to the Hijrah calendar, Hari Raya falls on the first day of the 10th month. It is a time of forgiveness and a time for strengthening of bonds among relatives and friends, not just for the Muslims but for everyone.

Really do like Nasi Padang/Malay food, but today am just too tired without much appetite, that too shall pass 🙂 Pix are downloaded from one of my favourite food places, Glory on EastCoastRd. Missing Sue’s pineapple tarts (my pix). This is what I like in&about SIN, the integration of the different cultures especially where foods are concerned 🙂 🙂 🙂

Mon: public holiday and all is quiet at 0500hrs. Out dark&early for a walk to check out TEL/MRT constructions (completion date 2024!) before getting grocery at the 24/7Giant and coffee@my regular MP Coffee&Drinks, no need to even tell them as they get my ice-coffeeS$1.10 started when they see me 🙂 Being Mon on top of a public holiday, many of my regulars are closed.

Tried another Chai tow kway/Carrot cake 菜头粿 and for S$3 it was OK. Garnished with some Glass PrawnsS$5+calamansi, cilantro, spring-onions made it into a delicious fancy dish for less than S$10 on the new place-setting. Welcome back to affordable fresh local foods&herbs. The prawns were excellent and crunchy after cooking for a few mins and cooling them immediately on ice.

Tkx to Inessa for dropping by and for getting me out for durians – if not for durian, would have been quite happy to stay indoors in the comforts of the AC with the books and piano. And this must be the only place in SIN where you can have your durians in AC – 227 Katong Durian!

Feels like in a sauna every time I step outside, even a few steps to the elevator!

As it turned out, had a good afternoon eating our way down EastCoastRd. YongHuat MeeSua now Alibabar located at the corner of EastCoast&JooChiatRd is still as tasty&yummy as ever. KimChooKuehChang is always a good place to visit for Peranakan handicrafts&snacks. Good luck to Inessa for her next adventure and experience with another new overseas job.