Singapore in Manila

Having recently left Singapore I thought it was cool to see Singaporean restaurants in Manila, specifically in Megamall.  I suppose it makes sense that there would be Singaporean restaurants here, in Manila.  A large amount of Singapore’s foreign labor force comes from the Philippines and while Filipinos may eventually go home, they might still craveContinue reading “Singapore in Manila”

Discovering What Halal Really Means

I recently came across an article about an ongoing problem in a town called Colne in the UK.  According to the article, the KFC there has switched to serving halal foods as part of a trial.  A KFC representative said this was done because there have been quite a few requests in the UK forContinue reading “Discovering What Halal Really Means”

Eating At Home Vs Eating At A Hawker

Over dinner, my wife and I made an observation about the food we were eating.  It was heavy on vegetables and we liked it that way.  It was a home cooked meal of pork chops, broccoli, and a sinigang based soup with radish and a green, leafy vegetable. It’s really easy to get roped intoContinue reading “Eating At Home Vs Eating At A Hawker”

Singapore 2010 Chinese New Year: Luck, Decorations, Crowds & Surcharges

Last year my wife and I missed out on seeing Chinatown at Chinese New Year’s completely.  Somehow, I got the date mixed up and we wound up going down there the day after the celebration.  This year I made sure to mark my calendar correctly. Luck We’d originally planned on eating at Bugis Junction, at theContinue reading “Singapore 2010 Chinese New Year: Luck, Decorations, Crowds & Surcharges”

Hawker Centers in Singapore

Hawker centers in Singapore are basically food courts.  I’ve had a few people argue with me that a hawker center indoors is actually a food court, but they have the same types of stalls and selections of food so I don’t see the point in differentiating the two.  Coming from the US I initially consideredContinue reading “Hawker Centers in Singapore”