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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. That potato thing in the dim sum restaurant is called radish cake, and it is really good.

  2. 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!

  3. 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)

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. Ha, no problem! Happy dim suming :D

  9. 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

  10. 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?

  11. 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!

  12. 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*

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  13. 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?

    • 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.

      • 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:

        • 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?

  14. Asian turnips, so it’s taro actually :)

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

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

  17. oh god i’m so hungry.. ;^;

  18. 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 ><

  19. 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

  20. 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!!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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! (:

  24. 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

  25. ….poor souls.
    I eat sweet and sour pork buns..everyday, for breakfast :D

  26. You guys are making me miss my own home food here in Korea T.T

  27. DIMSUM IS SO DELICIOUS argdfgfhfhf

  28. 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 ^^

  29. 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 ^^

  30. I’m drooling ㅠㅡㅠ

  31. i’m so distracted by… SIMON’S CHEST HAIR!!!! XD

  32. awwwww!! too bad i didn’t get to see you guys!!

  33. martina’s face when she was eating the ‘bug’! EPIC!

  34. what’s with the bug on the camera?

  35. 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 ~ ^^

  36. 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.

  37. “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. :)

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

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