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June 13, 2011

1-2 june 2011

Filed under: general — cohn17 @ 6:53 pm

cooks making noodles at a nice restaurant and at a less nice restaurant. note the surgical masks in use in the kitchen of the nice restaurant.
maxwell road food court in chinatown. not surprisingly, singapore’s chinatown is the cleanest chinatown i’ve ever seen.
fruits and jellies at one stand; chicken necks at another.
foodies.
we visited singapore to rendezvous with my brother sam and his wife for the first few days of june. singapore is a remarkably clean and orderly place; kind of a cross between manhattan and celebration, florida, and not necessarily in a good way. while there is a lot to see (including an excellent national museum), we were there for the food: singapore is filled with hawkers’ food courts where you can hop from stall to stall and sample the cuisines of multiple cultures – chinese, malay, indian, indonesian and british. i’d read an article by calvin trillin in a 2007 issue of the new yorker about the food courts and had wanted to go ever since; it was worth the wait.

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