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Singapore Day 4 – FOOD!

May 29, 2013

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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. 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

    3 years ago
  2. 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?

    3 years ago
  3. 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!

    3 years ago
  4. 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*

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

    3 years ago
  5. 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?

    3 years ago
    • 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.

      3 years ago
      • 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:

        3 years ago
        • 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?

          3 years ago
  6. Asian turnips, so it’s taro actually :)

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

    3 years ago
  8. NOMS! I’m so hungry! I need a one way ticket to Singapore now!

    3 years ago
  9. oh god i’m so hungry.. ;^;

    3 years ago
  10. 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 ><

    3 years ago
  11. really? i freaking love din tai fung, how is it possible to localize that very much though? isnt it basically a chain restaurant? although i did notice differences even from the one in taiwan and the one in singapore (for some reason their soy is alot less vinegary than the one in singapore) so i suppose anythings possible

    3 years ago
  12. 4:52 Follow the croissants XD

    3 years ago
  13. 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!!

    3 years ago
  14. Totally agreed!! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

    Yes, yes, Australia has amazing international food – I even heard that Melbourne has the best Greek food in the world (even better than their home country son!). I was quite surprised to find that in big Australian cities, the foreign dishes are actually amazingly authentic. It’s partly because of the huge amount of connoisseurs picky eaters who were either born overseas or have lived overseas (and thus know how things should taste); and also the tough competition, creating a ‘survival of the fittest’ kind of atmosphere. Eating out is pricey here, so if they don’t make good food – they’ll go out of business preeeetty quick.

    3 years ago
  15. 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.

    3 years ago
  16. w(°o°)w

    *DROOLING*

    3 years ago
  17. i can assure you there are much more nicer chicken rice out there! and its a real pity you missed out on chilli crab! or even salted egg crabs! and bak kut teh! its a peppery pork soup that you should not miss too! come back! and laksa! omg so many nasty food you’ve got to taste! I’ll definitely bring you around if the timing allows me to! (:

    3 years ago
  18. you should just have a big gathering with all your nasties in Singapore and order EVERYTHING IN SINGAPORE so everyone can share!!! EAT ALL THE FOOOOOOOOOOOD

    3 years ago
  19. ….poor souls.
    I eat sweet and sour pork buns..everyday, for breakfast :D

    3 years ago
  20. You guys are making me miss my own home food here in Korea T.T

    3 years ago
  21. DIMSUM IS SO DELICIOUS argdfgfhfhf

    3 years ago
  22. Cz

    SINGAPORE! O/
    Pity that you had to have the chicken rice where the rice tasted plain! D: !! Next time you try chicken rice in Singapore you should try the one in the hawker centre just outside Queentown MRT station :) Best chicken rice I’ve had so far ^^

    3 years ago
  23. Hope you guys enjoyed Singapore!!!! As well as the chocolate banana pocky I passed to you guys at the airport on Saturday :D Come back to singapore soon! Singapore has soooo much more food to offer ^^

    3 years ago
  24. I’m drooling ㅠㅡㅠ

    3 years ago
  25. i’m so distracted by… SIMON’S CHEST HAIR!!!! XD

    3 years ago
  26. awwwww!! too bad i didn’t get to see you guys!!

    3 years ago
  27. martina’s face when she was eating the ‘bug’! EPIC!

    3 years ago
  28. what’s with the bug on the camera?

    3 years ago
  29. There’s a restaurant in Korea that sells Singaporean food called “Yummy Kampong” owned by my friend’s dad which is located at 서울시 서초구 반포동90-12 전빌딩1 층. Maybe you would like to visit there when you have time :) Quite a few Korean celebrities visited the restaurant before ~ ^^

    3 years ago
  30. 1st thing that you didn’t know. The potato cake is actually shredded/mashed radish then pan fried.
    2nd thing is called Mah Lai Goh in cantonese and directly translated to be Malaysian Steamed Cake.

    3 years ago
  31. “The lady was like “What do you want?” and I said “Yes!” SIMON LOLOLOLOL

    I think this pretty much sums up anyone’s reaction to delicious food in a foreign country for the first time. /drooooool/

    P.S. Thank you guise for working so hard to share your experiences with us! It’s something I always really appreciate. You both manage to really enjoy yourselves in new places and still keep the Nasties in mind. I know it should be a given, but I’m still insanely thankful for it. :)

    3 years ago
  32. I’m going to SIngapore too in August! So I’m glad you guys are posting this stuff ^^

    3 years ago
  33. gosh, the next time you guys are back in singapore, let us singaporean readers bring you around to eat all the delicacies we have here. we’ll make sure you return back craving for more ;)

    3 years ago
  34. Yay Singapore ^^ Did you guys get to try bak kwa? It’s like these squarish pieces of meat that is sort of sweet. ^^ It’s similar to jerky but not as dry. I think they do sell the vacuum packed ones and I can send some over if you like them~

    3 years ago
  35. oh no i’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the chicken rice! some places do serve plain rice instead of the real deal, or don’t have rice that is really soaked in that chicken broth flavor, maybe because it’s healthier. chicken rice rice is supposedly mad unhealthy, with all the sodium, oil and stuff :/

    3 years ago
  36. Your friend’s dad is cool! We loved it there :D

    3 years ago
  37. Looks like you sampled some goodies! We Filo Singaporeans have a name for the stall you went and ordered those foods at around 1:40: ‘turo-turo’, basically it means ‘point-point’ xD Shame the Chicken Rice ‘rice’ wasn’t cooked in the broth, otherwise it would’ve tasted delicious! No desserts? Or is that reserved for another vid? You’ll definitely need to go back for more.

    3 years ago
    • Ice cream sandwich is the bomb *O*

      lol I get weird looks here (Australia) when I put my ice cream on a slice of bread. But seriously. It’s awesome XD

      3 years ago
    • lol the humidity would’ve melted it in a jiffy, so I can understand why you ‘nommed it in one go. Damn… Singapore Nasties, send Love letters, Pineapple Tarts, and Kueh Lapis Cake!

      3 years ago
  38. aww unfortunate that you didn’t enjoy the Chicken Rice.. perhaps for your next visit you need to go to a well known popular one? next time just go for an epic food-marathon haha the endless things you could have without having to worry about diet.. for that period anyway haha

    3 years ago
    • honestly i cant stand chicken rice, its sooo boring, its the kind of thing i ate less than 10 times a year, and always under duress, like crapnothingelseisopenineedfood kind of duress, so it might just have been that it was a good example but you just didnt like it like me, rather than just the chicken id get it with chopped up char siu and fried pork belly,ssjfl ksfsjfdds so good

      3 years ago
    • yeah man! the rice is supposed to be awesome! so good that you can even eat it on its own! its a pity that the place served u plain white rice, what a shame.

      3 years ago
    • Actually I noticed the really good Chicken Rice places are those that specialize in just Chicken Rice. Locals generally know which is the best chicken Rice place. The first time I went to Singapore was with no local connection and the food was good but I never got to try the real good stuff -the hidden gems- till I went the second time and stayed with some Singaporean friends and they took me to some of the best places for chilli crab, frog-porridge(sounds horrible but it’s tasty, not normal frogs u see in swamps haha), chicken rice, soy-chicken rice, small desert places.. mmm foooood…

      3 years ago
  39. I know. I felt like there was so much we missed out on! I hope that, when we come back, we’ll have more time to explore more different things :D

    3 years ago
    • Suprisingly, one of the most memorable foods I’ve had in Singapore was a vegetarian dish. What was novel about it was that they made full meat dishes, like fried chicken thighs, or rendang beef, fully out of tofu skin(?) and it looked SO REAL o_O it even tasted really similar. So yeah. Fake meat. Do it :p

      3 years ago
      • Is fake meat available in Korea? There are a few brands here in US. Some are questionable with GMO soy and artificial flavors, but some are made out of amazing mushroom proteins. I am getting better at cooking tofu, but the chinese restaurant in town cooks it in some magical way that I haven’t figured out yet. Until I do, fake meat is still easier for me to cook than tofu.

        3 years ago
  40. It was absolutely lovely, and I really want to visit there again, soon. Can we make it, like, a once a month kind of thing. Guise? Anyone?

    3 years ago
    • Yezzzz of course! We can all eat happy and be round and roll around ha!

      PS I was the one who bumped into you guys at Clarke Quay on the first day of Music Matters Live when you just got to the cab stand. Sorry I was so overwhelmed I didn’t even get to start a proper conversation heh

      3 years ago
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