Tuesday, August 9, 2016

WHEN IN SINGAPORE, EAT AS THE SINGAPOREANS DO


6th August 2016 ~ A friend from college, Pn. Sakinah Ismail, and her family wanted to do a short visit to Singapore and I was happy to tag along. We went backpacking, obviously - it was just a day trip. We met at JB City Square at 9:30 a.m. took a bus from JB Sentral to Kranji MRT Station (bus fare: RM1.50 each) and only cleared Singapore Immigration at 11:30 a.m.


From Kranji MRT Station, we took the train and stopped at Bugis Station (fare: SG$2.60) and walked to Arab Street. When we arrived at our first destination, Sultan Mosque, we were already hungry we could eat a horse. So we stopped first at a nearby restaurant called Zam Zam just behind the mosque across the street. Puan Sakinah wanted to try two of Singapore's well-known cuisine: Singapore Briyani and Murtabak. The verdict: the food was so good and it was the worth the effort to get on the public transport to get here. I am already thinking of making a comeback just to eat the same food, or maybe to try the briyani at the other restaurant, Victory, just beside Zam Zam








The murtabak came in many sizes actually and this one was SG$9.00. We ate chicken murtabak and it was different from the one I used to eat as it was filled with huge chunks of chicken meat which was tender and spicy. The bread was soft but crispy.


That was our only gastronomic adventure in Singapore and the lunch should provide us with enough energy to walk throughout the day.