the singapura eating experience round one

there's this:

weee, look at them go at it like craaaazy!

and then there's this:

aside from shopping, them singaporeans sure love to eat! and again, we had to keep up...

on our first day, we had our late lunch at Takashimaya Food Village within the Takashimaya Shopping Centre, one of the many shopping centers dotting Orchard Road, and with direct access to the MRT Orchard station.

the place was like a maze! various stalls offering various cuisines can be had, and boy, was i confused! i didn't know what to order! there were korean, japanese, thai, chinese and lots more!

hmmmm...what to eat...what to eat...


i must have spent around 20 minutes just going around in circles. eventually, i settled for a thai-style beef & noodle stew which actually tasted good! it was a pretty huge bowl, though, so i wasn't able to finish everything.

and whoa! all those people - they just made me dizzy!

we conquered the food village, and we conquered Ikea afterwards - but that just made our stomachs grumble all over again.

up next, dinner. and we knew just where to go!

posted by vina @ 11:29 AM           

31 Comments:

At 2:04 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger Shionge said...

Yo Vina! You Gals did well - Fantastic! I saw you having the pix of Yong Tau Hu stall did any of your friends try them?

Sheraton Tower Hotel has one of the best service and especially the durian cake is yummy.

Hope you'll visit Singapore again.

 
At 2:11 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous toni said...

Sale sale sale!!! :) Was Ikea on sale too?!

 
At 2:17 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous snglguy said...

Did you try the Hainanese or Singaporean chicken rice? If not, you should try it next time.

BTW, is that Burberry in one of the pics? Are they any cheaper on sale?

 
At 2:19 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hehe, which one is that ms. shionge? di ko alam ang mga names ng stall!

wow, sheraton hotel has yummy durian cake? hmmm, didn't know that. basta, happy na kami dun sa free buffet breakfast.

will definitely go back to singapore! hopefully, every GSS!

 
At 2:33 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi TONS! actually, hindi. but the prices were very reasonable and affordable! mag-eenjoy ka dun, sobra!

 
At 2:36 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi SNGLGUY. re the hainanese chicken rice: we had one, siyempre!

i'll get to that soon!

hmmmm, i don't think that's burberry. we didn't even bother taking a peek inside the high-end shops! we'd only feel bad, hehe.

 
At 3:38 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous K said...

Looks like you guys went crazy with the sales and food. There's more around here in HK too.

But isn't it fun to shop in Manila? I heard there's a big Super Mall just recently opened?

 
At 3:46 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous iska said...

i mis singapore vina. masyadong memorable sa kin yang bansang yan :) hav u been to simlim? electronics and computer...

 
At 3:48 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous iska said...

but ikea in beijing is the best! talo ang HK and singa. super laki 2nd largest in the world at super mura !

 
At 4:33 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger tin-tin said...

naku! eh di tumaba ka?!?!?! hehehe ;p

 
At 4:33 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger vina said...

oh don't worry K! we're planning to go to HK hopefully this august for its sale naman. it's august nga, di ba? the last time we were there was november last year, and we stayed at knutsford hotel. we'll definitely include HK's Ikea in our itinerary!

you're referring to SM Mall of Asia. it's really huge! but yes, shopping here in manila is fun too. but there are more unique and cheaper items abroad, particularly in HK and Bangkok!

 
At 4:40 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi Ms. Iska! the (two) guys went to simlim, while us girls roamed bugis, hehe.

haaaa? merong ikea sa beijing? had we known there was an ikea store, and the 2nd biggest in the world at that, that would have made our stay in beijing worth it!

 
At 4:41 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi TIN! let's just put it this way, di muna ako magwe-weigh for maybe two weeks.

 
At 6:35 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger jase said...

speaking of Ikea... Melbourne has actually the biggest in the Pacific region, that's what they said anyway. so if u come drop by, see me and i'll have you tour around... promise :)

 
At 6:36 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger jase said...

and hey, you can also stay with us if you want... :)

 
At 7:09 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger vina said...

ay ano ba yan, nagpapalakihan ng IKEA. pero doesn't matter! Ikea is Ikea!

JASE, sige nga, sana i might still be able to go back to australia. my aunt is based in darling point, sydney. hopefully, when i do get to go back, i'll swing by melbourne. wow, free accommodation? i'll wash the dishes and clean the unit, okay lang sa akin!

 
At 7:29 PM, June 14, 2006, Anonymous niceheart said...

Crowded din pala sa Singapore, ano? Dito naman the biggest sales happen on Boxing Day, which is the day after Christmas.

 
At 7:40 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger watson said...

Wow naman Vina, sarap naman buhay mo. Shopping dito, dining doon. hehehe. Ang nakikita ko pa lang sa Ikea, catalogue nila. ang ganda ng mga furniture nila. Siguro in real life mapapa-wish ka na sana meron ka mga ganun :-)

 
At 10:15 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger JMom said...

Wow, U.S. food courts look nothing like that! I would be thoroughly confused too :-)

 
At 11:46 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

uy ginaya ko sa catalog ng ikea yung computer table ng mga kids ko =) pati patungan ng tv nila, e ang mahal naman pag pina ship ko pa dito...magaling naman carpenter namin =)

for me, parang it's better to go to HK mga 3rd week of July for the sale, kasi pag August parang napagpilian na lahat, pero August naman ang final sale nila, and it means 70-80% off

 
At 2:25 AM, June 15, 2006, Blogger Sassy Lady said...

Hi Vina

i hope you enjoyed ur stay in Singapore..so did u shop a lot and visit other food courts as well..

I get confuse too when it comes to 'what to eat..what to eat' cos there's a lot of varieties to choose fm...i do end up with 20mins choosing my food..

And yeah about the chicken rice like snglguy mentioned..u shd try the hainanese chicken rice first b4 the singapore style...

maybe the next time u visit..i can tour u around some food paradise: wink'

 
At 2:25 AM, June 15, 2006, Blogger Sassy Lady said...

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At 2:53 AM, June 15, 2006, Blogger kisses said...

kaya iniiwasan ko mag-shopping, nasisira diet ko :D

sa IKEA naman, iwas din dahil siguradong puno ang cart paglabas :)

 
At 3:38 PM, June 15, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hello NICEHEART! yes, there were hordes of people everywhere! nagkakabanggaan na nga lang.

hehe, i used to wonder what boxing day meant. yan pala yan. baking nga ba boxing?

 
At 3:41 PM, June 15, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi kuya WATSON! ginagawa ko lang to lahat habang kaya pa. hanggang single, hanggang may pera kahit paano at hanggang naka leave ang boss ko, hehe.

going to ikea was really a dream come true for me. i hope you would be able to visit an outlet someday, too. you will surely enjoy.

 
At 3:46 PM, June 15, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi JMOM! wow, i wonder how US food courts look like!

hello GIRLIE/Hipncoolmomma! galing mo talaga, hehe. but come to think of it, what we're actually paying at ikea is the name and the design lang naman. you're lucky magaling ang carpenter mo.

regarding the HK trip, di bale, our group will convene about this, hehe.

 
At 3:52 PM, June 15, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hello SASSY LADY! we did enjoy our stay, nakakapagod lang talaga.

we were able to have that hainanese chicken, and i'll be posting about it soon!

we really hope to go back there. sana we'll still have enough funds...

hi KISSES. ano ba yan, puro iwas. e ang sarap kaya kumain, hehe!

 
At 7:18 PM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous niceheart said...

Hi Vina, it's called Boxing Day because you open your presents after Christmas. presents=boxes

 
At 7:59 PM, June 15, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hehe, thanks for that NICEHEART! after almost 10 years since i first heard it in australia, i finally know the explanation.

 
At 10:10 PM, June 15, 2006, Blogger ghee said...

Hi Vina!

wow!! foods!!

this is a kinda place i wanna visit someday..

nakahilerang mesa with bunches of people around!kumpleto na,shopping,yummy foods,and what`ll be the next Vins? :)

 
At 10:31 AM, June 16, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi ate GHEE! aaaaw, i guess sa japan it's not like this, huh?

what will be next? hmmmmm...as long as we have the funds, then wherever our imagination will lead us, hehe. of course, the words CHEAP and SALE are major factors.

 

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