carrot cake, chili crab & combat durian

After living in Singapore for a year and half, I finally had my first family visitors. My brother Andrew and his wife, who actually live the farthest away from me, were here for a week. It was definitely a real blessing seeing them and actually hanging out with them, which has been rare these past few years.

My brother kept saying how he wanted to eat foods that he could only eat here in Singapore, so that challenge was easily taken on. The highlights of our Singapore food adventures would be filling up on hawker center staples like carrot cake (no actual carrots inside), satay, lime juice, prata house, plenty of seafood (including frog), chili crab, and of course, durian.

Esther who is from Malaysia loves durian, while for Andrew, it was his first time. The durian stand I ended up taking them to on Balestier was appropriately called combat durian. The pictures tell the story of how Andrew felt about durian after one piece. Luckily, we had the mangosteens to help balance the taste of the durian. In the end, Andrew could only manage to swallow one piece of durian.

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