Fish Amok

Fish Goes Amok in Cambodia

Amok Trei (Fish amok) is a traditional Cambodian dish of steamed curried fish. The fish is presented in a banana leaf cup in which it was cooked. Don’t eat the banana leaf! Although there is some gravy, amok trei is nowhere near as liquid as fish curry. Fish amok is steamed, not boiled or baked.

Singapore football match

Attending a Local Football Match in Singapore

There are some good football fixtures to be watched in Singapore. The real kind of football, at a real stadium, with real friends, and even real players! It may not be Premier League material, but it is good fun nevertheless.

Singapore mooncakes

Watching the Moon while Eating Mooncakes in Singapore

During the Mid-Autumn Festival, you’ll find the broadest variety and highest quality of mooncakes. Everywhere you look in Singapore (supermarkets, malls, bakeries, coffee shops, food courts, convenience stores, hastily set up stalls etc), mooncakes will pursue you.

Haggling at Cambodian markets

How to Haggle over Prices at Cambodian Markets

If you don’t know the usual price for an item you are interested in. I suggest you check prices at three different stalls to have a feel for the prevailing market conditions! With the exception of a few scoundrels, Cambodian vendors don’t usually ask for crazy mark-ups.

Khmer numbers

How to Count in Khmer

For a quick start, you only need to learn numbers from 0 to 5 and multiples of 10. That’s only 16 Khmer words to be able to count to 1000! Khmer has the particularity of using a bi-quinary counting system (base 5 and 10), which makes it easier for visitors to pick up.

Ride hailing in Singapore

Hailing Taxis and Sharing Rides in Singapore

It takes a lot to budge a Singapore taxi driver. They’re quite even tempered. Of course, they’re taxi drivers, so they drive like taxi drivers. Speed up, then slam the brakes a few seconds later. Makes my girlfriend sick each time!

Why do the French eat veal?

Veal in French Cuisine

The French eat quite a bit of veal when compared to other countries. Veal can be commonly found in the meat aisles of French supermarkets, at the local butcher’s and relatively regularly on the plates of the average French household.

Singapore Bakkwa

Mouthwatering Singapore Bakkwa Will Jerk Extra Saliva

Bakkwa is a Chinese delicacy consisting of sweet and salty slow roasted meats. It’s a bit like jerky, but nowhere near as chewy. Bakkwa is more moist and not as dry as dried meats. So even if you’re missing a few teeth like Singaporean pioneers, you can still enjoy bakkwa in old age.

Supermarkets in Singapore

At Which Supermarkets Do Singaporeans Go Grocery Shopping?

You may be spending only a few days in Singapore. But at some stage during your stay, you’ll probably need a supermarket, and convenience , though very convenient, have less than the bare essentials. NTUC Fairprice, a Trades Union coop, is the fairest supermarket in Singapore and a household name.