So I was in Singapore a few days ago with the sole purpose of FOOD VENTURE-ing in my mind (sort of). The first place I tried was in the new ION mall located in Orchard Rd. This was not really a restaurant, more like a food court, or as they call it, Food Opera, located on the lowest floor of the mall. Here, you can have various hawker-style local foods without actually going to hawker food stalls. Convenient. I ordered the Singaporean Laksa, thick rice noodles drenched in a light curry broth, served with all kinds of seafood. It cost me 5 Singaporean $$ and was the BEST laksa ever! Granted, I haven’t really tasted that much laksa in my life, but I don’t really have to in order to know that it’s good :D If ever you go to Singapore, I highly recommend having a taste of the Singaporean Laksa. If you wanna have an authentic, street-food laksa though, go to Newton’s Circus at night, where they serve many local foods.
Next up is a restaurant I stumbled upon by accident, cos we (my family and I) were hungry and all the other restaurants around were full (it was dinnertime). It was again in ION mall, this time on the topmost floor (oh if you happen to be there, also check out their bookstore Prologue, lots of book choices, without the dizzyingly complicated structure of Takashimaya’s Kinokuya). A restaurant called Nautilus Project. The place was actually really COOL (slightly fouxy though), you could sort of see the outside of the mall… ok it’s REALLY hard to explain, just check it out. They serve seafood primarily, but I didn’t order the dish with seafood in it. I ordered the potato gnocchi with oxtail meat and the meat was so delicious! It was so fatty that I can just poke it and it breaks. DROOOOOOOL.
Another delicious dish was the Duck Thai Curry. The curry itself is similar to the Indonesian gulai, just more runny, and added with lychee fruits, so slightly sweet. The duck was very tender and they served it with steamed rice. All in all, I give it a good 4/5 stars. whee.