Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Singapore: Through the eyes of a foodie...

This year while planning our Dusshera vacations, we decided we would not do our usual offbeat vacation, but holiday like true blue tourists in a foreign land.
We zeroed in on Singapore. A bustling country with multicultural population and modern economy. With a diverse population consisting of Chinese, Malays, Indians and many more, there was a medley of food for me to view and capture.
Here are some frames of various edibles captured during our holiday.
Let's start with Starbucks' Cafe Latte. In the absence of a good mug of Masala Chai, we had to make do with this;-)
Our very own Ananda Bhavan's Filter Kaapi in Little India wasn't bad either...
Savouries at Ananda Bhavan...
Cookies beautiful displayed at Little India, Singapore.

We tried some traditional Chinese dessert at China Town...
A delicious dessert made out of shaved Mango icecream served with fresh mangoes...
Colourful, exotic tropical fruits...
Melons, kiwi fruits, apples, coconuts...
...and dragon fruit too!
Baked goodies in abundance...
Fruit tarts, custard tarts...
At the end of every day we would pickup a small bag of fruits from the vendor near our hotel to taste some of the exotic fruits.
One day we saw this gigantic Guava at the fruit shop. I being a die-hard guava fan had to try it out. We learnt that it was a hybrid guava, the next day there was an article in the paper about the demands for such hybrid varieties in Singapore.
We did eat it, but I would stick to our home-grown local variety of guava , that might be small but full of taste:-)

16 comments:

Abha Midha said...

Lovely pics of fruits and goodies etc. Reminds me of my trip to Singapore. It is a lovely place and wud luv to go thee again. so you had a lovely dussehra :)

JACQ said...

Hi rang! Have been following your blog for quite awhile and it is really nice to see my home country through your eyes. :) How long will you be here for? Do give some of the highlights in this blog - www.chubbyhubby.blogspot.com if you can! The local food is delish. :)

jacqueline

pRiyA said...

Give us more pics Arch! Not enough!

pRiyA said...

But makes me want to go there again. I loved the pictures of the tropical fruit best of all.

Piscean Swimming Upstream said...

Very true about size and taste not going together....the smaller fruits are way more full of flavor. S'pore is a lovely place though,isn't it?!

uma said...

Archana! you shd have called me when u came to Singapore. I would have taken you to some nice places of your interest! whenever I see some beautiful stuff like furniture or art, i think of you!

Shalini said...

Yes, a very different kind of vacation for you!

South east Asia has such a great variety of fruits....we found a stall that sells Thai fruits here and it's superb. And another store has been proudly advertising it's abundant stock of passion fruit, along with some salad recipes to try out with it.

Vinita said...

Was this your first vacation abroad/outside of India? Coz that first trip abroad is always a very special one and after that however many places you visit that first place still feels special.

My first trip abroad was singapore too and I still feel its the best place on earth. Lot of people keep telling me (who live in singapore) that it has become more crowded and has changed over time yet for me it is still the best.

I loved my short stay there, loved the shopping and how modern, clean and pretty that tiny little country was. So well planned too.

What was your experience?

Arch at Rang said...

Abha~ Thanks:-)

Jacq~ Glad you commented, we loved our stay in Singapore. We are back in India.

Priya~ Sure, more coming up:-)

Piscean Swimming Upstream~Singapore was fun:-)

Uma~ Sure, next time:-)

Shalini~ Yes, it was a fun trip and mainly for our daughter:-)

Vinita~ Not our first trip abroad but yes for our daughter it was her first:-)

PreeOccupied said...

Beautiful photos. Dont those guavas look gorgeous and so tasteless in taste inside. We get the most beautiful-looking supple guavas here, and when you cut them, there is no taste. They just look good.

Gillian said...

Oh Arch! Singapore!!! Thanks for this virtual trip. Love your photos as usual. Hope you are well love! xo

Neha said...

Arch - you inspire me !! Lovely captures. Did you go to Sir Raffles too ?

I am learning a thing or two about photography myself and would love your comments on my work - I am sure I can benefit from them.

Haven't visited your blog for sometime, I am sure to find some beauties there...Take care.

Anupama Puneeth said...

Arch, lovely pics. The first time i am seeing a coffee pic from you :P
Hope you had great fun !

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It's indeed a pleasure to see our very own Singapore through your lens!:)

Edina MN Realty said...

Wow! Great foods from singapore. I wish i could go to that place this year.

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vivek said...

nice, would love to know more details about this trip . .