Yesterday I discovered something from May that I never realized (so much for the google alerts): my article on shiok in Singapore was picked up by Forbes.com!
The desired aesthetic of the Gardens is to capture the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City.
It was within that food culture that I found the paradox — to me a bit unsettling — of Singapore. When you visit a city like Singapore, it’s hard not to see the future. The skyscrapers, the sterile cleanliness, extreme efficiency; it definitely has that Jetson-esque vibe….
Then I flash back to what Ivy Singh-Lim of Bollywood Veggies said.
I also like to get weird and go off the beaten path. That’s where the people of the beautiful countries that I visit come in. The people I meet shape my perception of these countries. One of the best examples of this in my recent travels than is Singapore.
I packed some of my summer perennials from my favorite designers, perfect for getting me through the humid days and hot nights.
You know when something you’re eating is so good you just have to… stop. “Mmm” doesn’t do it justice. You pause, you look at your significant other, and really think, “Will you ever make me feel as good this sliver of iberico ham on this cushion of a flavor explosion?”
When I first chatted with a few of the editors I write for, pitching Singapore, I must admit, many were quite skeptical. Luckily, Fathom always thinks outside of the box and just gets it. So here it is, for Fathom’s Food Tales:
Layover in Singapore? There’s Always Time for One More Meal
and this quick video I made a small portion of my foodie moments in Singapore.
Now it’s time to focus on that other question that induces a headache this time a year, “What are we doing for New Years?” I say, take a trip! Here are my top 10 instagram-envy inducing locales selected from our ‘N A Perfect World travels of 2015.
Most people are familiar with world-renowned culinary “experience” Michelin-starred restaurants like Noma in Denmark or San Sebastián in Spain where you are prepared to spend a good portion of your paycheck and join a months long waiting list. But did you know that if you happen to be in Hong Kong or Singapore, a random late night Dim Sum craving could be Michelin star rated fare as well?
I can’t think of a better way to get me amped to try something than to tell me not to and with the No Durian signs populating the mass transit and hotels in Singapore, I was pretty curious about the fruit. I was excited when Iris, my guide said we were going to the Geylang area, Singapore’s red light district (which is as harmless of a red light district as I’ve ever seen), to try Durian from a roadside vendor.