A Taste of Singapore…

Even before my recent trip to Singapore, I already heard of a new craze. Oh well, of the potato chips kind of craze. With limited time I wasn’t sure I’ll be able to buy a pack since the store is located in Vivo City. But, I didn’t realize I have a great colleague and friend who went all the way downtown to buy me some and it was waiting for me when I arrived. πŸ˜„ And so, the famous Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips and Salted Egg Fish Skin were successfully imported back to the Philippines. 

Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips & Fish Skin


Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips & Fish Skin in Vivo City


They don’t come cheap though at S$16 or approximately PHP 550. Their website www.irvinsaltedegg.com said that it is “Dangerously Addictive”. Yes, they can rightfully say so. It is good but frankly speaking I only appreciated it when it’s almost gone. The family didn’t like the taste so we didn’t immediately finish the pack. Unlike when eating Lays or Doritos which is literally gone in 15 minutes. Maybe the salted egg didn’t sit well on their tongue. Ha!ha!ha! Anyway, I finished it all by myself. And with no rivals or no one to share it with,  I did it in 3 days. Yes, days and not 15 minutes. πŸ˜„ The taste kind of grow on you. I guess you can say it’s an acquired taste to the product. Some people were really raving about the goodness and so if you would like to try it, go ahead! I liked the potato chips better than the fish skin though. 

I also liked the Pineapple Tart from Mirana Cake House that I received from a colleague. I did not pay attention to it upon arriving home but once I tasted it I couldn’t stop munching. This one I literally got addicted to. πŸ˜… It was so good that I am craving for it until now. After finishing this one, I had to research for their website www.mirana.com.sg and location so I can ask a cousin to buy me a tub or a couple of tubs to bring back to the Philippines. This is a bit pricey at around S$ 15 but I can say it’s okay to spend some money for such yummy goodness. πŸ˜‹

Mirana Pineapple Tart



I can’t wait to go back to Singapore and taste all the other Pineapple Tarts sold there. My colleague said that the one from Bengawan Solo is to die for. Oh well, probably okay to die with a happy tummy than a sad one. πŸ˜„

I should plan a “gastronomic” vacation in Singapore with the family soon. Just eat and relax. Let the kids try the food from the Hawkers market unlike in the previous trip where fastfood and pizza places were selected. The chicken rice, char kway teow, black pepper crab, fried oyster cake, katong laksa are waiting. πŸ˜„

Til then…

xoxo, 

the traveling KANGaroo

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Hello Singapore…

It’s been a long time and I didn’t realize until now how much I’ve missed Singapore! My last visit was 5 years ago for a vacation. This time it’s for a very short business trip. There are changes near the work place. More places to eat and even a little mall beside the hotel.

Sad to say, I was so tired to venture into the city. Thinking about the train ride back & forth made me decide to just explore the outlet shops in Changi City Point which is just beside the Capri by Fraser hotel that I stayed in. 

Changi City Point

Changi City Point


Although the mall is not big, there are shops worth looking at and dropping by. Many outlet shops are located here. But because of limited time, I actually wasn’t able to go in as much stores as I would have liked. A sad event for a bargain hunter like me!πŸ˜„ Maybe it’s something to look forward to next time. Besides, the luggage I brought was small for the sole purpose of discouraging shopping. 😜 

However, I did go for a little while with a colleague to Tampines mall to shop in Smiggle. 

Smiggle


Smiggle (www.smiggle.com) is a store that is not yet franchised or opened in my home country and the kids love their products. Specifically requested me to go and buy them cute little things. A bit expensive but so cute and I can say worth the money. The pencil cases are proven sturdy. My son still uses a gift he received 3 yrs ago!😊 

Commuting in Singapore is really very easy. Their means of transportation is I think one of the best too. 

MRT


Expo Train Station

Singapore is also a very safe place. Even if it’s late at night, I don’t feel afraid to venture out. I wish I could have stayed longer. I have friends living here that I didn’t bother to contact because I have no time to meet up with them. Maybe, next time…

xoxo, 

the traveling KANGaroo