Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I was in Singapore for a total of 1.5 days. I ate 5 meals in quantities unheard of for a mild-mannered, gentle female. It was EAT or MISS OUT! AND I COULD NOT MISS OUT. So eat I did.

For a very late lunch I had oyster omelette, char kwey tiao and a shrimp fritter at Maxwell

The vendor gave me 2 chopsticks, thinking there were 2 of us eating

After meandering around Chinatown looking for cheap shades (I left mine back home),  I just had to soak in the hotel tub because strolling leisurely around flat, sunny Singapore is the equivalent of several hours' worth of uphill climbs on the treadmill. Every crevice and corner of one's body just gets soaked in perspiration. Even between the toes. :)

Dinner was at Pollen. Loved the plates!

Dips, their version of airy chicharon, olives

Roast "quail" brunch, foie gras on toast, cereals and quail tea

Chef Jason Atherton's signature dish

Back to front squid risotto, cauliflower, roasted squid consomme

Butter poached lobster salad, tomato tartare, wild fennel, tomato water

Roasted sea bream, cabaneros, fennel, bouillabaisse

Roasted Brittany cod, cauliflower cheese puree, clam chowder, cauliflower and seaweed salt

A refreshing drink at a very local hawker center
Finally! Cereal prawns that don't taste like dessert!

Razor clams with garlic

My brother's favorite crab with noodles in soup

Chili crabs for me- lacks spice though

Bite-sized mantou, 4 of us finished off 15!

Crispy baby squid

Thank you to my brother and my college barkada for taking us here! 
When I met up with my Singapore-based brother and friend for lunch they brought us to a hawker center near housing estates, and there wasn't SINGLE TOURIST IN SIGHT. Definitely my kind of place.

Dinner starts with soup

Followed by an appetizer

Then the carbo loading begins--Chicken rice

Hokkien mee

And how could I not eat another oyster omelet?

No more pictures of our 5th meal - breakfast. To gain my tummy flab's forgiveness I just had oatmeal.

Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive #01-09
Singapore 018953
+65 6604 9988

Maxwell Food Center
1 Kadayanallur Street

Mellben Seafood
211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore
+65 6353 3120


  1. Dawn! :) All that in 1.5 days?! Grabe, ang galing mo!! :)

    Hey! I'll in HK in July with my daughter! :) Let's meet up and have a decent meal naman! :)


  2. Amazing. You eat all those stuff? Good for you. i will not definitely missed those.

    granton world