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Singapore Chinatown Part 1 - Food

We spent our Thursday afternoon visiting Singapore's Chinatown guided by our friend B.

Chinatown

The first thing on the list was food! We dropped into the hawker centre in the Chinatown Complex to get some lunch. Here's a few of the displays we saw.

Chinatown-Food-Roasts

Chinatown-Food-Sticks

Chinatown-Food-Sugarcane

Chinatown-Food-Nuts

Chinatown-Food-Chillis

Chinatown-Food-Trays

There was seriously so much on offer that we wanted to try everything and so we started with the following.

Chinatown-Food-Linh-B

Below: Jiu Her Eng Chye (Cuttlefish KangKong) - a "warm" Chinese salad.

Chinatown-Food-Dish

Below: Cheong fun stuffed with chicken and dried shrimps.

Chinatown-Food-Dough

Below: A new version of a traditional Hokkien food called "kong bah bao". The "bao" refers to the white bun, the "kong bah" is the stewed pork inside.

Chinatown-Food-Buns

Below left: Satay bee hoon, with spicy peanut satay sauce and tau pok cockles.

Chinatown-Food-Noodles

After awhile, our fish dish order came - fish-head steamed with fermented beans and chilli. Apparently, the muscles around the eyes are particularly tasty, but I'm not a fish person, so left this to the other two..

Chinatown-Food-Fish-Linh-B

Chinatown-Food-Fish-Head

Delicious and full.. (Note the fish head, reduced to the bone.) It was at times like this that I can understand why Singaporeans who move abroad miss their food.

Chinatown-Food-Finished


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