Most people don’t know, but I’ve been to Singapore. It was in 2014 – and it was a very short visit.
This is the floor at Changi Airport. It was a transfer and as far as I could tell – Singapore looked interesting. We ran from travelator to travelator to get our luggage transferred and then were off to Malaysia. I didn’t get to try the amazing seafood I’ve read about there, so today’s review will be nice. There’s quite a bit of famous seafood in Singapore. Here’s a shortlist from Wikipedia –
Singaporeans enjoy a wide variety of seafood including fish, squid (known as sotong in Malay), stingray, crab, lobster, clams, and oysters.
Popular seafood dishes include
- Sambal stingray / hang hir (simplified Chinese: 魟鱼; traditional Chinese: 魟魚; pinyin: gōng yú), smothered in sambal and served on banana leaf, also known as ikan bakar in Malay.
- Black pepper crab, hard shell crabs cooked in a black pepper sauce.
- Chilli crab, hard shell crabs cooked in chilli sauce, usually served with man tou, or deep fried buns.
- Oyster omelette, an oyster omelette mixed with flour and fried, served garnished with coriander.
I hope someday I’ll be able to visit and check out everything – from the Merlion and Marina Bay and then of course the myriad of hawkers there. Let’s give this one a try!
KOKA Seafood Flavor Instant Noodles – Singapore
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add 320ml boiling water and sdachets to the cup. Cover for 2~3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
An included fork!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
The garnish sachet. Note that it mentions that depending on seasonal availability, the garnish may change. I have always thought this was really neat.
Shrimp and vegetables.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo fish balls, squid flowers, 31-40ct shrimp, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated nicely with a decent gauge and mouthfeel. The broth was a kind of butter seafood taste with a little milkiness to it. The included garnish of shrimp, cabbage and chives worked well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056706105.