Sushi In Singapore's Airport
- christina z Aug 27, 1999 02:37 PM
Just back from a month in Indonesia where,
unfortunately, I did not eat well. However,
I finally passed through Singapore Airport when
their conveyer belt sushi bar was in full swing and
I chowed down on baby octopus and jellyfish. It
was really top notch and I highly recommend the place
to anyone lucky enough to be in that part of the world.
re: pat hammond
Didn't spend time in Singapore but I'm planning to
take a long weekend there sometime during the winter.
Part of the plan is to do a thorough sampling of
all the fine food Singapore is rightly famous for.
About not eating in Indonesia . . . I was trekking
a lot in the wilds of Irian Jaya (New Guinea) which
is an extremely uncivilized corner of the world.
I also spent time in the jungles of Borneo and on
and around the Island of Komodo (famous for its
ferocious dragons) usually traveling on boats. I was
in such remote places that food was not plentiful, let
alone gourmet. The only foodstuff there was a lot of
was rice -- plain, processed, white rice. Noodles were
also available and sometimes potatoes but both were
always deep fried and so greasy I couldn't eat them.
Also, temperatures were always at least 90 degrees with
about 90% humidity -- not appetite inducing. On Java
I had one really fine fish and vegetable meal at a
local restaurant that serves in the traditional Muslim
way (the country is predominantly Muslim) with no
utensils. Part of that meal was a kick-ass spicy
tamarin soup (yes, they did supply a spoon)for which I
wish I had a recipe. That was a rare and memorable
meal indeed. On the island of Bali I had another good
meal which included fish steamed in banana leaves.
But that's two good meals in an entire month so it
doesn't amount to much. Anyhow, when I got off the
plane in Singapore airport on the way home and was
immediately confronted with that conveyer belt of sushi
I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
Whenever I go back to Singapore, I never had the
opportunity to try any of the food stalls at Changi
Airport -- my flight out always leaves about 6 AM.
I do know that plenty of the local people do go out
there to the airport for the food.