Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar 2014 - WW

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I brought my nephews and niece for a visit to Kampong Glam on Sunday afternoon. This area was once home to Singapore’s Malay royalty.

During Ramadan, the place comes alive with performances and street bazaars. Now is a good time to soak in the festivities.

Street stalls open from early afternoon until late into the night. They sell a wide variety of traditional food, fashion and handicrafts.The main attraction of the bazaars for us is the food. :D

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Food stalls at the street bazaar cater to Muslims breaking fast. Many locals and foreigners come here for the yummy traditional Muslim food. There are a few food stall owners who will set up a stall here only during the annual fasting month bazaar.
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Roti Boyan with Sambal Tumis

I discovered a new snack - Roti Boyan (Indonesian bread) S$3 each. It's mashed potato and egg wrapped in a pastry crust, pan fried to golden brown and dip in a sambal tumis ikan bilis sauce. Delicious!


Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar
Muscat Street in front of Sultan Mosque


Friday, July 18, 2014

Sheer Courage - PhotoHunt

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sandals of nails - worn by a devotee during Thaipusam

PhotoHunt theme : Sheer/Nails

In multiracial, multicultural Singapore, we celebrate a number of colourful festivals throughout the year. The two annual Hindu festivals that I love to watch are Thaipusam and Thimithi fire-walking ceremony.

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Brave the burning coals through sheer willpower and courage! 

Thousands of devotees and their supporters and tourists would swarm the brightly-lit Sri Mariamman temple to witness the Thimithi fire-walking which is a form of penance or thanksgiving in honour of the goddess Sri Mariamman.

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Two weeks before the fire-walking, devotees would go on a vegetarian diet and fast for 2 days. The male devotees walk quickly across a platform of burning coals and immerse their feet into a pool of milk before applying turmeric powder on their feet to cool them down.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Two Wings@ Bukit Merah - WW

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Uncle Smart invited my husband and I to lunch at a hip coffee shop in Bukit Merah last Saturday. He seems to know all the hawker stall owners. He introduced us to Jeremy Loh, the young owner of Two Wings.

Uncle Smart ordered half a dozen fried chicken wings for us to snack on as we waited for our food to arrive.

Made using a 40-year-old secret family recipe, the crispy, golden brown wings were served piping hot on a wooden board with their extra spicy chilli sauce. The wings were larger than what I usually get. They were crispy on the outside, succulent and meaty inside. The chilli was good but was too spicy for me. :P

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I noticed that almost every table in the 170 seats coffee shop ordered the chicken wings. I might return one evening to eat these wings with a chilled beer :)

crispy fried chicken wings - $8.50/4pc, $12.50/6pc, $24/12pc

Two Wings
Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1#01-40
Opening hours : 12-3pm, 6-11pm (Tue-Sun)


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