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1. Who are you?
I am a full time corporate slave with an insatiable appetite for good food, adventure and experiences. In short, I live to eat, travel and shop but am forced to work!
I love my calories as much as all the beautiful things that should be in my closet – there’s no better way of summing this up – I love my money hanging both in my closet and on my plate!
2. What is your site about?
The Food Chapter chronicles my gastronomical journeys through my trips and cravings with an occasional misadventure in the kitchen! You would also realise how much I adore particular countries with most of my travels revolved around sussing out the local eats – I’ve visited Hong Kong more than ten times in the last three years.
I am truly daring with some of my food adventures which include taking on a beef burger eating competition, resulting in me hating beef burgers for a reasonable amount of time (a situation of man vs food and food won!) and also queueing for three good hours in winter one particular trip in Japan for the single most memorable breakfast in my life.
I’ve been writing for soooo long (almost ten years!), it amazes me how blogging has evolved beyond a food diary into a source for likeminded readers to tap into – psst, sometimes I rely on the blog to jolt my memory when I revisit places too!
So far I’m juggling both my website and instagram together….occasionally on snapchat but it’s getting tougher!
3. What is one food tip you would give about Singapore?
Whatever is worth queueing or putting your name on the reservation list for is likely to be worth wasting the calories on. Did I already mention queueing for food is almost a national pastime in the country I come from! Our food queues can last anywhere from 30 minutes during non-peak, to hours – and we dutifully travel to queue. The longest I’ve queued for our local favourite dish – bak chor mee (an asian minced pork noodle dish made perfect with lard, chilli! I drool just typing this.) is a whoooping 60 minutes.
And oh yes, three months is the longest I have been on the waiting list for a highly sought after restaurant in my country! And I actually waited out and remembered that reservation.
4. What is one travel tip you would give about Singapore?
Eat local to get a flavour of Singapore! Our hawker centers are well equipped with all the cuisines available in my country, a mishmesh and like some say a “rojak of flavours” yet all these flavours come together so well in a melting pot of cultures.
5. What is the best thing to eat in Singapore?
Best thing would be a major understatement – I have SOOOO many!!!
Bak Chor Mee (as I’ve mentioned above), if I can I’d love to have this weekly.
Kaya Toast, served between two toasted slices of bread and a slab of butter…our coconut jam possibly cannot be found anywhere else.
Rainbow cakes were the rage at some point and still remains one of those happy foods that makes any bad day good!
Salted Egg Crab with fried buns…I suppose we have too many national dishes and this is one single dish that gets me weak in the knees every single time! I probably never loved a crustacean with an equal vengeance…SO GOOD.
Molten custard buns – food porn is having molten liquid spill out of fluffy buns and then snap a thousand photos. Plus, it’s SO photogenic too!