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YESSS! Finally! Food video, in Singapore!

See, apart from being really excited to see all of you lovely Nasties in Singapore for the HP YouTube Fanfest, we were really excited just to eat food. FOOD! We dieted so freaking hard when we were in Korea, and were getting all ready for the day after our presentation on stage, so that we could eat WHATEVER THE EFF WE WANTED TO while in Singapore. Yay! We kept on hearing about how Singapore had amazing food, and it was time for us to try it out :D

So, this video isn’t really the best quality, or even all too comprehensive. You won’t get a lot of info from this video. Instead of us being like “ok, let’s make this video, and talk about the food” we were more like “BARRGH FOOD IN MY BELLY NOW! Oh snap! We gotta film this stuff before we eat all the foods!” So our footage kinda sucks, but we wanted to share it with you, nonetheless, and hopefully convey our sense of joy and excitement.

We’re a bit confused about food in Korea. Korean food is great! We love it. We eat it a lot. Foreign food in Korea, though, is not that great. It’s often times Korean-ized, and becomes its own thing, which sometimes isn’t bad, but oftentimes leaves you us still hankering for the cuisine that you actually wanted to eat. We’ve been to a bunch of disappointing Indian restaurants. Chinese food here ain’t Chinese food! Sushi oftentimes comes out frozen! Pad Thai and Springrolls? Hard to find good ones, by our standards. And we’re not sure why. Korea’s so close to other Asian countries. Why can I get better Chinese in Canada, half a globe away, than in Korea, which is right beside China, well, except for North Korea getting in between them. You know?

In Singapore, though, the foreign food was phenomenal! Fish Head Curry? Damn that’s delicious! We didn’t eat the eyeball, though. We won’t do that on our own. We’ll need someone holding our hand and guiding us through it. Doesn’t it taste like crunchy jelly? That’s what I’d imagine. ERRGGHHHBBBLLLLRRFF. Not really appetizing. Chicken Rice! We had that too, but…it was a bit lame. I thought the rice in Chicken Rice was supposed to be boiled in chicken broth? Our rice just tasted like plain rice. Didn’t really stand out too much. And the chicken, though yummy, didn’t have the nicest skin. We should have got the roasted chicken rice, it seems!

Chicken Rice, Fish Head Curry, Lime Juice and Coconut Juice. So damned good!

DIM SUM! Holy kicking donkeys! That was amazing. We went to a super popular one, Tom something something, in the Plaza Singapura. This place is supposedly ridiculously awesome, because the lineup is insanely long. We got there, mid-afternoon, with only a 20 minute wait, but by the time we left the lineup was well over an hour long. JUST MADE IT IN TIME! Anyhow, we ordered a whole bunch of different things, like, 12 items or so, and loved just about all of it, though the carrot cake was a bit boring for us. Then we saw a Nasty sitting behind us, who asked us if we had the BBQ pork bun, and we said we didn’t get it, so she strongly recommended it. We ordered it, then, even though we were full. OHMAIGAT! It was the best BBQ Pork Bun I ever had in my life. The inside was great, but the bun on the outside was this sweet, cakey bun with a crispy top of something, I don’t know, but it was glorious. Next time we’re there, we’re gonna get 10 orders of it. Holy hell it’s delicious. Really, really delicious.

Aww yeah BBQ pork bun coming in for a landing!

We also went to Lau Pasat, which I don’t know how to spell. I just remember how it sounds. We went there at lunch, and it was crazy busy. We tried to follow the rule of waiting in the longest line, because that suggests what food is the best. I tried a fishball soup, which was pretty good, but now what I felt like at the moment. Then I went to a Chinese Food place, and it was GREAT! I saw an Indian Food lineup, but I didn’t feel like that at the time, but I kept it in mind for future reference, for when we’d go back. We did go back on Saturday, when it was pretty dead, and had the Indian Food there. UNNGHHH that was so good! We even actually spoke with the restaurant owners, and they were telling us about how they get their spices directly from India. Now THAT’S what I want to hear!

Otherwise, we also went to Little India, to a place recommended by the Concierge, Banana Apollo Leaf. DAMN THAT WAS GREAT, TOO! You know, we’re starting to think that maybe Indian food might be our favorite kind of food. Give us Palak Paneer, Mutton Korma, Butter Chicken, and some Naan: we’ll be really happy. I’m not sure if that’s us just saying it because we haven’t had it in so long. I’m sure that if we didn’t live in Korea and we had nothing but crappy imitation Korean food, after having a good kimchi jigae we’d be like “DAMN KOREAN FOOD’S THE BEST!” Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

On a sad note: we didn’t get the chance to eat any Chili Crab. Don’t kill us, ok?! We really didn’t have that many free days. We flew in late Monday, did the Fanfest on Tuesday, then ate a lot on Wednesday, prepped for the Social Star Awards and did a livechat on Thursday. Friday we ate a lot, and Saturday was our last day! Not that many days to try all the foods. It’s a shame, I know. Let’s make a deal, then: Singapore – you bring us back to Singapore, and we’ll eat more of your foods and make videos for it. Sound fair? Singapore Tourism Board! You read our blog, don’t you? Bring us back! We’ll make mooooovveeeess 4 youuuuuu.

Ok, that’s it for this blog post. We’re working on another video about our experience at the Social Star Awards, as well as some other stuff we did, outside of eating. Booya! It should be up soon, hopefully!

Oh, and lastly: remember our LiveChat in Singapore? We did some extra footage for HP afterwards, where we do short interviews with MIB, Spica, and Eastern Sidekick. Check it out here:

 

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  1. Agentelysia

    Guys, have y’all heard of other amazing food like sambal sting ray and Assam fish head? BECAUSE IF YOU HAVENT YOUVE GOT TO TRY IT!
    NOTE: Sambal stingray is really spicy so… Take caution!

    Source: I’m a Singaporean!

  2. Just an FYI for those traveling to Singapore….the Lau Pa Sat Hawker center is closed (gutted) for renovation. The sign says it will open in spring of 2014. (just got back this morning)

  3. Hey, I really enjoyed your videos! The next time you come to Singapore, maybe you can ask us to recommend some good places and you can compile a list of places to go. While the food scene in hawker centres do not change so quickly, the various hip places like the dim sum restaurant you had visited may “go out of fashion” in a year’s time. So when you plan to visit Singapore again, do ask us for tips on which “fashionable” places you should go. We’ll tell you where the hidden jems are. :)

  4. angelfire

    I’m going in August! Can’t wait! Not looking forward to the 13hr flight though…
    What would you recommend doing? Eating? Anything really. I’m gonna have the chilli crab! ^_^ eeek

    I love your videos by the way! :D

  5. Jessica Verrette

    The cake at the dimsum place it taro or radish cake. Oooo my favorite!

  6. Yeah Indian food is the best!

  7. Valerie Blaze Chompre

    Hey I love that ddukbokki video. I watched it when I was making ddukkbokki, it really helps a lot :)

  8. Someone must’ve said this already but the chicken rice you guys ate must’ve been an imitation lol. Chicken rice is the only kind of rice I don’t mind eating because I personally dont like how plain…plain rice tastes. So it’s not supposed to taste like normal rice for sure.

  9. wait why don’t you guys ever try the Din Tai Fung in Korea? At least the ones in the Cali are good…

    http://www.dintaifung.co.kr/

    Would love to know how you guys feel about this amazing dimsum megachain place, and how the locations in Korea compare!

  10. OMG you guise are living part of my dream… To go around Asian countries and gorge on their awesome foods!

  11. please please please please please…..say that you ate Chilli Crab…..or Black Pepper crab….or any crab.

    ALSO! if you DO go back to Lau Pa Sat. Go late at night when most of it is closed (like 10pm…thats when i normally went) and eat SATAY! the satay there is incredible. As is the crab.

    Grab a couple Satays of each and a chilli crab. Tiger beer.
    Winning!
    i will spam you these if you do ever go back to Singas.

  12. Elise Macelheron

    We have a lot more kinds of those buns in Canada Edmonton :3
    You guys would love them, there is curry buns , sweet and sour buns , and sweet buns. :3
    And way more + custard

  13. Ain Kamis

    ahh i just remembered, next time you guys can check out ‘ladyironchef’ he’s a Singaporean food blogger! I’ve always referred to his blogs to find nice place/cafes to eat at! :D He has a list for Korea too! Maybe you guys may want to check it out :)

  14. i might have cried just a little bit when the dim sum portion came up holy sweet baby jesus let me love you down, dim sum, for you are the love of my life

  15. Michikohime

    You guise, I don’t knoe if you’ve heard about this since you’re such Mexican food lovers, but have you been there/have you seen this : http://vimeo.com/49484917?

  16. Momosaur

    I fell in love with Indian food when I went to India to do volunteer work teaching English. OMG INDIAN FOOD IS SOOOOOOO GOOD.
    In other words, I agree that Indian food is the best!

  17. These videos always make me sooo hungry!!!

  18. kpopfan123

    First of all HAPPY EATYOURKIMCHI 5 YEARS ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! *******__________******* oh gosh I’m like 10 hours late – . -‘ (“I blame you sleep!!! > . <") Also I've been meaning to make something for you guise, for this occasion, (since I've never made anything for you guise ever!) but I didn't have time to make something properly (and I can't accept half-effort jobs!) so hopefully soon… but *yey* It's your anniversary!!!!! ^O^

    *yey* It's another Singapore video!! ^____^

    I don't know about others, guise, but I hope that you'd always stay fit… when you were dieting you helped me stay motivated and help me lose weight as well… not to mention you feel better when you do stay fit (at least I do) and as you get older you kind of lose that capability of losing weight fast (sorry I'm kind of a buzzkill – . – )

    I'm glad(though) you had a great time there :) Thank you for the Singapore videos guise!

    I haven't been with you guise from the very beginning but it's been quite a while now ***^____^*** Happy Day! *_______*

    *hugggglllllleeeeesssssss*

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  19. Wait until you visit China and try their Dim Sum nomms :]

  20. When are you guys making those segments you promised in the donations video? Are you guys continuing WTF?

  21. I had never thought about going to Singapore before, but you have convinced me that I should definitely add it to my list. If for no other reason than to make my stomach happy.

  22. Emilie

    The entire time you guys have been talking about your Singapore trip you kept mentioning “hocker centers” and I was hoping you’d finally explain what that was in this video… but I still have no clue. >.< I'm getting the sense that it is some sort of food mall? I'm not even sure if I spelled it correctly. Could some Singaporean Nasty please help me out?

    • Katie

      A hawker center is a place that sells lots and lots of food. Kind of like a food court. :)
      I’m not from Singapore so I could be wrong but I think they’re incredibly cheap too.

      • mewithoutyou ♡

        hey you’re right, a hawker center is kinda like a food court! though most hawker centers are not air-conditioned though.. most food courts are located in shopping malls, but some hawker centers (particularly the one simonandmartina went to as shown in the video) are not part of another building..
        Most hawker centers sell cheap food ranging from SGD 2-5! (: but this laopasat that simonandmartina visited is quite a popular place for tourists to visit, so people tend to get ripped off there.. x:

        • Emilie

          Thanks! It sounds kinda interesting. How does it differ from a food court that you would find in a mall though? Is it just the fact that it is in its own separate location?

  23. 2:28- meet Martina, the new member of SPICA :3

  24. Ingrid Yu

    the brown cake is called “ma lai go” in cantonese and it’s not carrot cake, it’s just a regular steamed cake ^^

  25. The thing you didn’t know what it was at Tim Hou Wan is a turnip cake or a taro cake, pretty sure. It’s one of the things I alwayyyys get. :]

  26. Becca Wilt

    Well, I’ve finished torturing myself for the day. I’m gonna get something to eat…

  27. thisisjustforfunval

    NOMS! I’m so hungry! I need a one way ticket to Singapore now!

  28. Simona and Martina! The first dimsum item you didn’t know is called “Lo Bak Gou” in Cantonese, it is like a steamed then fried turnip cake. It is one of my favorites!

  29. Isabel Ruby
    Isabel Ruby

    oh god i’m so hungry.. ;^;

  30. The food looks so delicious!!! Nom nom nom~~

    I don’t know if anyone answered but, from 3:58, I didn’t know what it was called in English (“low-bat-go” — Sorry, this is my horrible attempt in Chinese romanization), but I think it was some type of Chinese radish. I googled it and ta-dah~ It’s called Turnip Cakes. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2013/01/asian-dining-dim-sum-chinatown-boston-photo-guide/

  31. julia pozo

    you should travel da world like Anthony bordain woot

  32. Lau Pa Sat means old market in Hokkien i think ^^ You should’ve tried the oyster omelette, fried carrot cake (it’s mashed radish or white carrot or something and fried with egg and preserved radish and soooo good) and and and DESSERTS. BECAUSE THE DESSERTS ARE LOVELY.

    Everyday i go to school and wonder what to eat because of the sheer number of stalls the school food court has ><

  33. Oscar_dejarjayes

    4:52 Follow the croissants XD

  34. Kristina Nisi

    Please tell me you guise have tried Everest Restaurant in Seoul it has the best Indian/Nepalese food EVER!!!! SOOOOO GOOOD!!!!

  35. *DERP FACE*
    This was from the SHANK episode :))

  36. Josh Chinnery

    I am so judging you guys right now!! /hipster voice

    Just kidding!! My inner fat kid would be unleashed if I was in Singapore right now XD One of my many cousins and her mom are from there, and she’d sit there and brag about the food… She is my fave cousin, but OMJ, I’d wanna Superman her every time she started talking about food >_>

  37. PunkyPrincess92
    PunkyPrincess92

    i hate watching you guys eat food!!! (just like the man vs food guy!!)
    it looks so delicious!!! T_T i want some!!

    it’s okay that you guys didn’t actually talk about the food!! it’s just nice to see you both enjoying your time and finally being able to stuff your faces!!! yay!!

    “would that be like blasphemy? like picking between YG and SM?” ahahahaha!!

  38. looks sooooo good!! by the by, why does your bug not have a name? he gets more screen time than Spudgy and Meemers…

  39. I eaten at that exact hawker center so many times when on transit.
    Simon Martina, i was flying in from Sydney once, and ordered for about 30 Singaporean $ for two people to eat at that hawker center…you know because thats usually how much you would dish out for a lunch for two.
    Oh boy was in in for a surprise…..spent nearly 2 hours finishing all the food.
    You have nothing to worry about, that the whole video is about food.
    Its one of Singapore’s Pride and joys.

  40. No BBQ stingray? bak kut teh?? laksa? char kway teow? & chilli crab?? I think you guys will love the mantous (fried buns) dipped in chilli crab sauce. Sorry to hear that the chicken rice was disappointing!! The non-roasted kind you had is a bit of a hit-&-miss because some stalls make it too tough/dry, but the good ones are really good! The best chicken rice shops also have secret recipes for their rice and chilli sauce!

    I think you guys have to return to Singapore again.

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