Succulent. Juicy. Spicy. Messy.
Oh, how the chili crab has changed my life. As I plunged my moist fingers deeper into the carcass of the 1.2 and 1.3 kilo crabs, respectively, I smiled at the fact we were in Singapore once more. Tonight was the night of our food safari of Singapore. Unfortunately, due to a bit of a late departure (my fault) and the fact that the chili crab process took longer than expected, there were only two stops, but they were delicious ones.
We said a sad goodbye to Danum Valley this morning. We woke up bright and early to watch the animals awake along the river and were rewarded with yet more Red Leaf monkeys. After breakfast we said goodbye to the wonderful staff and headed out on the 2 hour journey to the airport through the jungle. Even leaving, we saw wildlife – the bearded pig (along with about half a dozen piglets), monitor lizards and some tropical birds all crossed our path.
We headed straight to get Ms. Cupcake’s sari refit after arrival. I was obviously bored while this was getting done, but the owner of the sari shop, sensing both my boredom and hunger (as I was preparing for the food safari), ran out to Ananda Bhavan Vegitarian, on Selegie Road, to get me some samosas. Ms. Cupcake, utterly shocked at this, decided that the store policy must be buy a sari, get a samosa (or two in my case). These were indeed unlike any other samosas I had ever had. They were large, about the size of a person’s hand, and chock full of potatoes and peas in a delicious curry. It was both moister and crispier than any prior samosa experience.
After thanking the gracious owner of Memsaab tailoring for both the samosas and the sari, we headed off to meet our friends and start the food safari. Andy, our absolute favorite St. Regis staff member, gave us some additional food tips before we set out.
We’re off again tomorrow to yet another new place, but it is funny that Singapore is really beginning to feel homey – a comfortable place with great food.