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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.

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    Gary Cheong Aug 27, 1999 07:26 PM

    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.

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      pat hammond Aug 27, 1999 03:02 PM

      Christina: I'm dying to know why you "didn't eat
      well". Did you spend time in Singapore, other than the
      airport? Where did you visit? Tell all, once you've
      recovered from your trip. pat

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        christina z Sep 8, 1999 07:05 PM

        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.

        1. re: christina z
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          pat hammond Sep 8, 1999 07:06 PM

          Now I understand. And what a fabulous adventure you must have had. Thanks for the post. pat

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