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!!
I think the street foods in Singapore are very safe. Try going to Lau Pat Sat or Newton Circus (somewhat seafood-oriented). Both were popular places for food, and you can get to eat all sorts at one place. They are both open-air or under shelters, so you might want to go at night for dinner or supper in order to escape the heat.
Try satay (BBQed meat-on-a-stick), fried carrot cake, chicken rice ("Hainanese" chicken rice is actually a Singapore invention, created by early-day Chinese immigrants), roti prata (pan-fried dough, Indian-style), roti John (french bread with fried egg and curry sauce, said to be a fusion dish invented during the colonial days)...
Toilets are everywhere, though some are cleaner than others. Some might require payment of 10 or 20 cents. Best to always bring your own toilet tissue.
I think a lot of local food tend to be spicy. Even McDonalds offers a spicy chicken burger aptly named McSpicy... we're really hot on the spice here *sorry, bad pun* Just remember to tell the vendor "no chilli" for anything you order!