We Got Song of Style’s Aimee Song To Try Singaporean Food
"It tastes like Korean Spaghetti!"| August 15, 2016
Back in July, I was one of the guest speakers at the first ever GalBoss Asia Symposium, and my fellow speaker on the “Personal Branding” panel was none other than my girl, Aimee Song of @songofstyle! Seeing that it was her first time in Singapore, I decided that it would be fun (and a little funny…) to take her on a Singaporean food adventure. It is always interesting to hear what first-timers have to say about our local food. I’m Cantonese born and bred, but Singaporean food – like Singapore itself to me – is a close second. (Also, I just realised that we were both dressed in Singapore’s trademark colours. What a coincidence.)
The place was One-Ninety at Four Seasons Hotel. Yes, I know there are a gazillion other places that we could have gone to, but their variety is huge – and Orchard Road was getting quite humid – so we settled on One-Ninety. Plus, if you’ve ever had One-Ninety’s Nasi Lemak – dayuuum – you’d know that we had every reason to be there. Being a partial vegetarian, Aimee was initially concerned that it would be difficult to find suitable food in Singapore. That was until she saw the variety we have here. They don’t call Singapore a food lover’s heaven for nothing.
The menu of the day? I ordered Laksa, Char Kway Teow, Nasi Goreng, Indian Curry and Nasi Lemak for our big lunch. (For those of you who don’t know, food in Singapore is a big mix of cuisines from a variety of different cultures, so there’s a bit of everything.) As some of you may have already picked up from our interview with Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany, Aimee’s favourite dish was *drumroll* the Laksa! A piping hot bowl of spicy coconut milk-based soup poured over thick rice noodles and seafood. “It’s so easy to eat. It tastes like Korean spaghetti!” she said right away. “I like that it doesn’t have meat, and I love anything that is coconut-based.”
In second place were the Nasi Lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk and served with a variety of side dishes) and the Indian Vegetable Curry. Considering that both were focused on the flavour of coconut milk, there was no surprise there. Aimee loved the Otak (spicy fish paste grilled in banana leaves) and deep fried mackerel that came with the Nasi Lemak. Just thinking about them is making my mouth water. It’s that Nasi Lemak, I tell you.
Until our next food escapade, girl! Maybe next time I’ll take up this reader’s suggestion and bring both Tiffany and Aimee to try durian. Hmm…
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