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1. Posted by hels82 (Full Member, 96 posts) 13 Dec '06 16:07

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Hello, iv just read the thread about street food in asia and it got me thinking. I am headed to Singapore for a week in Feb, the thing is I have a ridiculously weak stomach-i get tummy upsets very easily partly due to some meds im on and partly just because im me lol. I am really worried I wont be able to find anything to eat-altho i am keen to actually try some local cuisine-i do not want to have to rely on Macdonalds! So I wondered if anyone can suggest local foods for me to try (basically i dont like seafood or spicy food) or even places to go to get food.

Also on a related note I guess whats the availability of public toilets like???

I sound really fussy and I dont mean to be-I am up for trying different things but with only a week there I do not want to have to deal with an upset stomach. Thanks in advance!!
Hels

2. Posted by MazDev (Budding Member, 52 posts) 13 Dec '06 16:49

Try

Hainan Chicken Rice
Wan Tan Mee
All types of chinese Nudel soups
Hokkien Mee (type of fried Nudel in Soja sauce)

Try to avoid spices and curry.

So no Singapore Laksa.

The most Hawker centers also have stalls with some western food. They are quite basic but cheap and ok.

Public Toilets are everywhere.

In the Shopping Malls they are for free.
Markets and Hawker centers you pay 10 or 20 cents Sing$. There is no Toiletpaper. You need to buy it at the counter where you pay

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 13, 2006, at 4:51 PM by MazDev ]

3. Posted by kevstump (Full Member, 123 posts) 13 Dec '06 19:50

Stay in little india and eat nothing but curry for the first week, then your stomach will hold anything you throw at it!!!

wont you be bored in singapore for two weeks?

4. Posted by h_ping50 (Budding Member, 16 posts) 14 Dec '06 00:49

Hi,

There's local food everywhere u go in S'pore. You might want to try eating at "foodcourts" in shopping malls. There are cleaner and also offer a wide range of local food.

You might want to avoid spicy food since u have a weak stomach. Definitely try Hainan Chicken Rice, or chinese soups that you can eat with white rice.

Enjoy!

5. Posted by weaversgal (Full Member, 105 posts) 14 Dec '06 03:10

for a place with good food try the
Chit Chat Cafe in Chinatown, im not sure what road its on but its only a 5min walk from A travellers Rest Stop hotel...
if you can find it its well worth a visit, the noodle soups are amazing and they also do fish n chips if you want cheap western food.
(touchwood) i've never had a bad meal there yet!
steph x

6. Posted by draggons (Full Member, 113 posts) 14 Dec '06 03:36

Hels, anywhere you go in Singapore you'll find food, it's a national past time eating. All of the food courts and hawkers centers have a vast selection of foods and you'll manage to find non spicy and non fish foods no problem.

7. Posted by artichoke (Budding Member, 23 posts) 14 Dec '06 06:04

Other than Hainanese Chicken Rice which alot of people recommend, you can try noodles with soup or porridges (wet rice). They are very easy to eat and digest in my opinion. Just look out for stalls that sells noodles, they normally offer porridge on the menu as well. You should try "bee-tai-mark". It's made of rice flour and looks like leeches but in white, or a shorter version of a mouse tail (it's nick name in Mandarin is mouse tail). I always eat this when I'm feeling sick.

8. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 14 Dec '06 08:18

When I was in Singapore the most popular stall in the night market, packed with Chinese folk, was a stall with a German fella in full chef's whites dishing out bratwurst in a bun.

My favourite non-seafood dishes are probably variants on the old roasted-duck-and-rice theme.

I realise this is seafoody, but my favourite dish in the night market is Char Kway Teow which is noodles with a bit of everything (seems to generally include prawns, sausage and some other seafood).

Or you could always try the widely advertised 'Pig's Organ Soup'.....

9. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 14 Dec '06 11:40

Had fabulous Jumbo Prawns on clarke quay! Chilli Crab is supposed to be amazing - didnt get chance to try it though!

Theres any food you could wish to have in Singapore to cater of all food tastes!

10. Posted by draggons (Full Member, 113 posts) 14 Dec '06 22:43

Clarke quay, what a rip off, good place some good bars but the price of food's extortionate. Pepper crab, baby kaylan, 2 steamed rice, chilli stingray, 1 coke 1 small glass beer $110! Ayer Rajah food court same meal except a large Hineken $42. go eat at the food courts then hit the good bars, cheeper.