Fake real Japanese restaurants can be found all over Paris, as they are staple casual eats. In the Latin Quarter, they are concentrated around La Sorbonne University. We started eating fake real Japanese food as students, and years later, we still have our lunch breaks there!
Singapore chilli crab is a sweet and tangy, tomato and chilli sauce stir fry. When freshly cooked, mud crabs have a firm texture and a refined sweet taste. Old crabbies tend to be nutty tasting with a paper consistency. Thus, you absolutely want to go to restaurants that serve the freshest seafood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.